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"Ian A. Worley" <[log in to unmask]>
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Sun, 27 Nov 2011 11:03:16 -0500
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Hi Patricia,

Sorry to say the Dickcissel has not been seen yesterday or today.


On 11/27/2011 9:05 AM, Patricia Fontaine wrote:
> Any sightings of the Dickcissel recently? Would love to make the trip from Shelburne today to view it.
> Thanks one and all for all your delightful postings,
> Patricia in Shelburne
> On Nov 23, 2011, at 10:12 AM, Ronald Payne wrote:
>> Some identifiable pictures are now up on the Vermont eBird
>> photo-stream. It was my inexperience with the species that led to the
>> question of the age and sex of the bird, but it is most certainly an
>> adult female.
>> --
>> Ron Payne
>> Middlebury, VT
>> On Wed, 23 Nov 2011 09:40:53 -0500, "Ian A. Worley"  wrote:
>> All morning there has been a brightly colored Dickcissel at our feeders
>>> and adjacent shrubs.  Ron Payne and I have been viewing it for the
>>> last hour or so, and he will be posting pictures.  We are still
>>> pondering whether it is a female or first year male.  We've got to
>>> within 20 feet or so of it.
>>> Anyone who wants to come see it is welcome to do so today anytime
>>> before 3:00pm.  I'm afraid we can't invite visitors tomorrow due to
>>> our family Thanksgiving.  I'll repost after Thanksgiving if the bird
>>> is still around.
>>> You can get to our house via Middlebury or Bridport.  From Middlebury
>>> take Route 125 west heading toward Bridport.  After about 5 miles you
>>> will cross a bridge, after which is Snake Mountain Road on the right
>>> (there is a small cemetery at that corner).  Go north on Snake
>>> Mountain Road one mile.  We are at 1101, on the left side of the
>>> road, greyish green house.  The feeders are south of the house.
>>>  From Bridport head east on Route 125.  Just over 3 miles there will
>>> be a small cemetery on the left by which is Snake Mountain Road.
>>> Turn left on Snake Mountain Road and follow the directions above.
>>> If I am not home today when you arrive, I've gone briefly on an
>>> errand and will be right back.
>>> Our home number is 462-2315 and my cell is 989-2429.  I might not
>>> hear either considering my tasks for the day.
>>> Ian