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"Ian A. Worley" <[log in to unmask]>
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Fri, 4 Nov 2011 19:56:36 -0400
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A male Black-throated Blue Warbler in summer colors landed on a shrub 
twig a few inches from a window of my house by which I was sitting.  I 
had sustained viewing there and then outside where the bird flitted 
about in an oak tree and preened on a utility wire by the house.  I 
subsequently discovered that this is the first November record in eBird 
for the species in Vermont.


Southern end of Snake Mtn. Cornwall/Bridport
Nov 4, 2011 4 hours 30 minutes
Protocol: Area
8.0 ac
20 species

Canada Goose  34
Red-tailed Hawk  1
Great Horned Owl  1
Downy Woodpecker  2
Pileated Woodpecker  1
Blue Jay  6
American Crow  8
Common Raven  2
Black-capped Chickadee  14
White-breasted Nuthatch  3
American Robin  71
Cedar Waxwing  8
Black-throated Blue Warbler  1     Bird landed on shrub twig a few inches from a window of my house by which I was sitting.  I had an excellent, sustained view.  After it flew from there I went outside and rediscovered it in an oak by the house, flitting among leafy branch tips.  It then flew right past me and landed on a utility wire leading to the house.  I had another sustained look with binoculars.  It gave a brief vocalization (not the characteristic song but a quiet, musical bubbling), preened momentarily, then departed into nearby trees.  Uniform blue/blue-gray crown, nape, and back; no hint of olive on the back.  Black mask and throat continuing as a prominent black stripe on the flanks, above and below pure white.  Black eyes, no eye ring. Small, warbler bill.  White breast, belly, and undertail coverts.  Wings close to the color of the back, though with the right lighting they showed more grey.  White polygonal spot on primaries prominent.  Leg color not determined.
White-throated Sparrow  6
Dark-eyed Junco  3
Northern Cardinal  2
Purple Finch  1 (female)
American Goldfinch  2
Pine Siskin 1
House Sparrow  18

This report was generated automatically by eBird v3 (http://ebird.org/vt)