Bird seen briefly but well by many observers at 8:00 this morning in the
vicinity of the raspberry patch.
Middlebury, VT / Laramie, WY
On Tuesday, November 25, 2014, Zac Coto <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
> Bird present this morning at the intervale. Many observers.
> Sent from my iPhone
> > On Nov 24, 2014, at 6:48 PM, Patti Haynes <[log in to unmask]
> > It would be great to see some photos of this bird. Have any of you
> > posted any? Larry?
> > And congrats to you, Larry Clarfeld, for finding and reporting this great
> > bird!
> > Patti
> > On Mon, Nov 24, 2014 at 1:20 PM, Fred and Chris Pratt <[log in to unmask]
> > wrote:
> >> Team Pipit enjoyed multiple close views this morning (10:05-10:45) of
> >> 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
> >> 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
> >> 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
> >> it might consider the following:
> >> 1) I have been birding in Vermont for forty odd years and this fellow
> >> species number 315 for Team Pipit in this state. This bird is a rarity
> >> a treat.
> >> 2) This individual is sporting bright fresh fall plumage, an absolute
> >> to behold.
> >> 3) Chances are decent that he will hang around for a while. I once saw
> >> 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.
> >> guess we should all hope he tries to find his way south sooner rather
> >> later.
> >> Pipit