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Henry Wilton <[log in to unmask]>
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Sat, 5 Jan 2008 20:45:27 -0500
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a flock of 32, munching on fruit on the north end of lincoln ave.
-Henry Wilton, Rutland
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From: "June Schulte" <[log in to unmask]>
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Sent: Thursday, January 03, 2008 11:32 AM

> Good Morning, Jim,
>         Yes, I saw a flock of Pine Grosbeaks (good mix of males and 
> females) on Packard Road in Jericho yesterday around 3pm.  They were 
> feasting in two cherry trees, but only briefly.  Something caused them to 
> fly off suddenly, and I suspect it was discovering, soon after they'd 
> settled, that someone's chimney smoke was wafting through the trees. 
> Looked like 20 or so when I began counting, but as they flew off they 
> looked more like 30.  They flew off in the direction of the Elementary 
> School.
>         Got up early to fill the feeders which the deer had attempted to 
> clean out during the night.  Happy Birding all!  ~ June
> At 11:29 PM 1/2/2008, Jim Osborn wrote:
>>I realize that most, if not all, of you have seen Pine Grosbeaks somewhere 
>>Vermont this winter. The question is, have you seen them in 2008? If not, 
>>found them in two spots today.
>>1. After being informed that there were around 70 Pine Grosbeaks hanging
>>around over at TECHNOLOGY PARK in Williston, I decided to check that out
>>this morning. I didn't find all 70, but there were good numbers around. I 
>>back in the afternoon to see if they were still there and found only 4 
>>hanging out in the Customers Parking Lot on the east side of the building.
>>2. There were 27 Pine Grosbeaks on Deerfield Drive in South Burlington 
>>morning. However, they were being stalked by a Cooper's Hawk and didn't
>>stay around very long.
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