Still have over a dozen hanging out at our feeders all day long. Perhaps some adult males have left. Otherwise, it seems that the gang's all here. I can't imagine that a migratory influx of that many would show up day to day. So, I'm presuming that we are still seeing adult female and new birds-of-the-year from here at the farm. Yes?
On Aug 27, 2012, at 4:48 PM, anneboby wrote:
> Janet and all you wonderful VT birders - please keep an eye out at your hummer feeders for late hummers. Some of those "leftovers' after the Ruby-throats leave in September are likely to be exotic, vagrant Western birds such as a Rufous or better.
> A Rufous I banded last November in East Arlington set a new Winter record for northern New England into mid-January.
> Bob Yunick
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> From: Janet Watton <[log in to unmask]>
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> Sent: Mon, Aug 27, 2012 1:32 pm
> Subject: [VTBIRD] It's getting to be fall!
> Sure signs of fall in Randolph Center - the last few days I have been hearing
> the cha-BEEP of baby goldfinches and I keep filling up my hummer feeders and
> they keep emptying them. In another 10 days or so and the hummers will be on
> their southward path. Hate to see it all happen!
> Janet Watton
> Randolph Center
Waitsfield, Vt. 05673
802-496-9393 ext 13