Bird present this morning at the intervale. Many observers.
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> On Nov 24, 2014, at 6:48 PM, Patti Haynes <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
> 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