Same here - my parents, also birders, are visiting this weekend and I'm sure they'd love to see this bird too!
No pressure, Ian. ;)
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> On May 13, 2014, at 3:25 PM, Kim Sargeant <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
> That would be wonderful. I plan to be in the Middlebury area this weekend.
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> From: Vermont Birds [mailto:[log in to unmask]] On Behalf Of Sarah Fellows
> Sent: Tuesday, May 13, 2014 3:14 PM
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> Subject: Re: [VTBIRD] Cerulean Warbler return to Snake Mountain, Bridport.
> We are all interested in seeing the cerulean warbler along with you, Don!
> Maybe we could persuade Ian to give interested parties a birding tour!
> Sally Fellows
>> On May 13, 2014, at 2:23 PM, Donald Jones <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
>> Classic reply all error. Sorry everybody.
>> On Tue, May 13, 2014 at 2:22 PM, Donald Jones
> <[log in to unmask]>wrote:
>>> Hi Ian,
>>> Cerulean Warbler has long been near the top of my most wanted birds
>>> list (as with many birders). I head home on Sunday, but is there any
>>> day before then that you might be able to show me this breeding
>>> location? I've got two exams on Friday and I have a lot of studying
>>> and writing to do around those, but I think I could make time if you
>>> have a free morning. It would be great to add one last lifer, and
>>> such a classy one at that, before I leave for the summer.
>>> Don Jones
>>>> On Tue, May 13, 2014 at 10:00 AM, Ian A. Worley <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
>>>> For the seventh year in a row a Cerulean Warbler has arrived in the
>>>> woods above our home on the southern end of Snake Mountain in
>>>> Here are number of males recorded during those years over a transect
>>>> 3200 feet from my place north to Mountain Road. Also given are
>>>> first and last days observed.
>>>> 2008 - 2 June 3 to June 13 (likely arrived mid-May; limited
>>>> observation by me)
>>>> 2009 - 3 May 21 to June 8
>>>> 2010 - 10 May 11 to June 26 (presumed "typical" breeding year)
>>>> 2011 - 5 May 13 to June 25 (presumed "typical" breeding year)
>>>> 2012 - 2 May 7 to July 7 (big windstorm broke canopy branches early
>>>> June; likely attempted second brood)
>>>> 2013 - 1 May 10 to May 30 (unsettled behavior the entire time
>>>> perhaps reflecting events of 2012)
>>>> 2014 - 1 May 13.
>>>> Note that a "presumed typical breeding year" is a little over six
>>>> weeks, a very brief stay. The 2012 extension of the birds into July
>>>> was a big surprise. It seems reasonable to conclude that the first
>>>> nest (they are very high in the canopy of tall trees) was destroyed.
>>>> Apparently it is rare for Ceruleans to lay two clutches a year, but
>>>> it seems that is what they did (by virtue of the extended departure
>>>> date and the behavior of the males).
>>>> Nice to have them back. I wasn't so sure based upon the limited
>>>> activity last year.