On Sat we hiked up Laraway Mt on the Long Trail (Waterville/Belvidere area) and watched a dozen ravens playing in the air at the lookout point. Mountain ash was in full fruit--bright red clusters of berries--and we spotted one raven carrying a cluster of the berries in its beak.
Dorothy J. Allard
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Sent: Mon, Oct 10, 2011 1:33 pm
Subject: [VTBIRD] Ruffed Grouse Drumming on Roof in Enosburgh
The most amazing thing - Hal and I arrived home about 12:30 pm to find a Ruffed
Grouse sitting at the ridgeline of Toad Hall, one of our two living structures
(we live in Badger House, but trust me, both are VERY modest buildings tucked
away here in the woods).
Anyway, as we were eating lunch, we heard drumming. Didn't actually see it that
time but then started to watch and between us did indeed see three separate
drumming episodes, all at the top of our roof! Wow! Both of us native Vermonters
well over 60 and though having heard this many times over the years, never
before have seen this until today on our roof! Double wow!
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