I saw and heard two Fish Crows in the Hannaford parking lot on North Avenue in Burlington, about an hour ago (10 am).
172 Woodbury Road
Burlington, VT 05408
From: Vermont Birds [mailto:[log in to unmask]] On Behalf Of Eric Hynes
Sent: Thursday, January 28, 2016 8:40 PM
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Subject: [VTBIRD] Fish Crows in Burlington
Hello Vermont Birders:
I have not detected a Fish Crow in Burlington at any of the places I regularly visit and encounter Fish Crows during the breeding season (Battery Park area, City Market, Food Shelf, etc.) since late last fall. In my limited experience in Burlington, I do not consider them a regularly occurring species in winter. So I definitely perked up when I heard their distinctive calls this afternoon across the street at the Food Shelf. A pair was up to their old habits, lurking around the bus stop searching for food scraps. I recorded a lousy snippet of their calls and attached it to my eBird report.
Speaking of eBird, if you haven't noticed, it is remarkably easy to attach and archive all sorts of media into an eBird checklist now. I know the VT birding community to be remarkably committed to eBird. I applaud all of your efforts. I am going to take this opportunity to encourage all of you eBirders to enhance your records with recordings, photos, etc. It is literally as simple as drag and drop. Check it out sometime.
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