This bird may have been previously reported or not big news to others.
We had two nice sitings of a male bobolink in full breeding plumage on a "posted" signpost on the south side of Oneil Road, just before it connects with Shelburne Falls Road. He was there yesterday and gave us three close up poses. Alas, we had not brought camera or binoculars (having been taken out of their usual spot in the car). Today, I returned to the spot and he was there again. He clearly was patroling around and guarding a nest in the middle of this field. Despite being armed with the camera, I did not get a shot. But definitely a nice sight. A life list bird for each of us. Robert and Kay
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From: Martha McClintock <[log in to unmask]>
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Sent: Sun, Jun 24, 2012 2:38 pm
Subject: [VTBIRD] Carolina Wren at Wilcox Cove, Grand Isle
Bill and I are heading up to Cobscook Bay in Maine tomorrow for ten days of
iking, walking, and birdwatching...so I did something different today and
eaded up to Wilcox Cove in Grand Isle for a little golf. It is a nice
lace for birds for me...but not birdies!
The usuals were there: cedar waxwings in the cedars, robins, two kingbirds,
white breasted nuthatch, several house wrens, many gulls (all ring bills,
But there were two new birds for me at this location. There were two
arolina Wrens near the lagoon along the fourth fairway. I clearly saw
hem and heard them make all three sounds (teakettle, chewy chewy, and
heir distinctive buzzing call note that was made as I got too close.
I also saw what I believe was a juvenile black crowned night heron fly
ver, quite low, along the whole length of the first fairway. I can not be
bsolutely sure of this one as I have not seen them that often but the view
as long and clear and after studying two guidebooks, I have no idea what
lse it might be.
Are these two sightings as unusual as I think they might be?
If you like pix, I added a few. My favorite is this picture of a young
itmouse. Is he resting for a bit or using the branch to reach an itch on
is head? There are a few of a poor momma robin, panting with her mouth
pen in last week's heat. I am sorry to be leaving and missing the young
obins as I have a perfect view out of my bedroom window and it would be
un to chronicle the entire "process"
rom Westford...where the wood thrushes sing all day in the woods east of
y house, the veerys sing in the more mixed habitats to the west, and the
ermit thrushes thrill us with their song as the migrate through in the