It would be great to see some photos of this bird. Have any of you birders
posted any? Larry?
And congrats to you, Larry Clarfeld, for finding and reporting this great
On Mon, Nov 24, 2014 at 1:20 PM, Fred and Chris Pratt <[log in to unmask]>
> Team Pipit enjoyed multiple close views this morning (10:05-10:45) of the
> White-eyed Vireo at the Intervale. It was working the raspberry patch
> across the road from the little row of cedars and the community garden
> previously given as guides for finding the bird. Also present were numerous
> sparrows (juncos, Tree Sparrows and White-throated Sparrows) as well as
> about 7 or 8 chickadees. All of our views of the bird were at about a foot
> or two above the ground. He was basically feeding on his own, paying no
> attention to the sparrows and chickadees also in the area.
> Those who have already seen this bird as well as those still hoping to see
> it might consider the following:
> 1) I have been birding in Vermont for forty odd years and this fellow is
> species number 315 for Team Pipit in this state. This bird is a rarity and
> a treat.
> 2) This individual is sporting bright fresh fall plumage, an absolute joy
> to behold.
> 3) Chances are decent that he will hang around for a while. I once saw one
> of these guys on a CBC I used to do back when we lived in Rhode Island.
> 4) It is difficult to imagine this species surviving a Vermont winter. I
> guess we should all hope he tries to find his way south sooner rather than