THANKS to everyone's posts, which encouraged me to take a field trip this
afternoon. And especially to Sarah for sharing her yard life-bird!
And it was there from 3:30 until 4:15! I had very satisfying looks! When
the cowbirds flew off and left it alone in the willow tree, I heard a few
Using my scope for extra close satisfaction, I noticed its beak was never
quite closed. And the lower mandible looked to be a tad longer than the
upper. Did anyone else see this?
From: Fred and Chris Pratt
Sent: Tuesday, December 02, 2014 2:35 PM
To: [log in to unmask]
Subject: [VTBIRD] Yellow-headed Blackbird
Team Pipit and Denny Abbott (of New Hampshire) finally saw the
Yellow-headed Blackbird today at 12:30 p.m. Denny had been waiting since
7:30 this morning. We returned to the home of Sarah Rosedahl at 12:30 after
a brief tour of nearby farms in search of the bird, which had not been seen
during the morning.It was waiting patiently for our return. We watched it
for a full ten minutes before heading home.
Again our thanks to Sarah for welcoming us to her home and showing us such
(Location is as previously posted: 68 Farm House Lane, North Hero)