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
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.