Sorry, all. Whimsical computer and galloping senility. Cheers, B-
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From: "betty gilbert" <[log in to unmask]>
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Sent: Saturday, July 27, 2013 4:32 PM
Subject: Re: [VTBIRD] banded Ruby-throated Hummingbird, Grand Isle
> Hi, Courtney,
> Just in case your banders know Steve Russell and are in touch with
> him...I know Steve Russell a little. What is he doing now?
> Cheers, Betty
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> From: "Courtney Appleyard" <[log in to unmask]>
> To: <[log in to unmask]>
> Sent: Friday, July 26, 2013 10:54 PM
> Subject: Re: [VTBIRD] banded Ruby-throated Hummingbird, Grand Isle
>> Interesting - Bob Yunick and Ted Hicks were banding at my house in
>> Manchester on 7/7. They banded 24 birds, which I was a little
>> disappointed by... My population has been a little funky this year due
>> to having to reconfigure my feeders early in the season because of a
>> bear - and of course also (I assume) because of the crazy weather!
>> Additionally, we had a torrential downpour in the middle of the session
>> and had to take cover for about 30 minutes. By the time they were able
>> to resume, the prime morning feeding window was over. I was thinking the
>> number was going to be closer to 50.
>> They are returning on Tuesday to band again - hopefully with much higher
>> numbers - better weather, and many juveniles out of the nests.
>> Maybe you had one of my birds! I know they are also doing some sites in
>> the Adirondacks as well.
>> Courtney in Manchester