That would be wonderful. I plan to be in the Middlebury area this weekend.
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!
> 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.