Sorry he didn't appear most of the day.
Now that my new lens arrived, I hope he didn't leave!
Great photos Isis! Really awesome!
I guess I'll stop calling him Louise, since he appears to be male.
I'll watch tomorrow morning and report whether I see him. It looks like the cowbirdshave been gone for 2 days, as far as I know. Sarah Rosedahl
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From: Julie Filiberti <[log in to unmask]>
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Sent: Saturday, December 6, 2014 4:53 PM
Subject: Re: [VTBIRD] Yellow-headed Blackbird - Snowy Owl on Grand Isle
We spent all afternoon (12:00-4:00) camped out on Sarah's porch waiting for said Yellow-headed Blackbird. Sorry to say there was absolutely no sign of it. We enjoyed (with plenty of time to count) an abundance of other common birds; 40+ House Sparrows, 30+ starlings, about 30 doves, 8 cardinals, 9 tree sparrows, a few Blue Jays, juncos, chickadees, nuthatches, a crow, a White-throated Sparrow, and the frequently reported Coopers's Hawk. But no Blackbird. Dipped again :(
Thanks for the hospitality, Sarah, and for providing the shelter out of the precipitation. I'm not sure that I want to hear that you see it tomorrow when I'm out scouting for the Harris's again.
> On Dec 6, 2014, at 9:05 AM, Linda McElvany <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
> It was a dark and gloomy afternoon yesterday, Friday. Spent 3-4PM with Shirley Z. watching the Yellow-headed Blackbird at 68 Farm House Road. It was easily seen as the "bigger black bird" in the flock of House Sparrows and Tree Sparrows flitting between the thick bramble hedge and the lilac? beside the house. It always flew to the top of the lilac and the top of the hedge. Watching with us was a very large and beautiful Cooper's Hawk (hiding)just lakeside of the hedge on a fence post. When we left it was on the Rte 2 powerlines facing the house ... watching. Shirley said to look for the Snowy Owl at the causeway - there it was in the treetop opposite (north) of the causeway parking lot with flag flying. Very white - Great Blue Heron still fishing nearby.