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> There are 5 messages totalling 138 lines in this issue.
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> Topics of the day:
>
> 1. Three more firsts
> 2. White Throated Sparrows
> 3. Hanover Area
> 4. Pine Warblers
> 5. (no subject)
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> Date:    Sat, 19 Apr 2003 09:50:54 -0400
> From:    Sharon Tierra <[log in to unmask]>
> Subject: Three more firsts
>
> Three more firsts on my usual walk in Brookline today:
> -BELTED KINGFISHER
> -YELLOW BELLIED SAPSUCKER
> -TREE SWALLOW
>
> Also seen were YELLOW SHAFTED NORTHERN FLICKERS, EASTERN PHOEBE, and
> WHITE THROATED SPARROW
>
> Sharon Tierra
> Brookline
>
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> Date:    Sat, 19 Apr 2003 10:21:56 -0400
> From:    Janet L Tebo <[log in to unmask]>
> Subject: White Throated Sparrows
>
> Two pairs of White Throated Sparrows in Monkton (I think they're the same ones
> I've had all winter) along with the return of song sparrows.  Juncos are still
> present, as well as a dozen goldfinches and the ever hearty chickadees.  But,
> the Cardinals and Jays have been chased off by the multitudes of blackbirds,
> sad
> to say.  I did see a wren hopping around the garden the other night, but it
> was
> too fast for me to see which variety.  That tail is always a dead give-away,
> though :)
>
> Jan Tebo
> Monkton
>
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>
> Date:    Sat, 19 Apr 2003 11:02:26 -0400
> From:    Wayne Scott <[log in to unmask]>
> Subject: Hanover Area
>
> New Hampshire Birds (4/19):
> At Mink Brook:
> 3 N. Shovelers (2m,1f)
> 2 Blue-winged Teal (pr)
>
> Connecticut River by Waste Treatment Plant:
> 1m Wood Duck
> 11 Common Mergs
> 4 Mallards
>
> Wilder Dam:
> 2m Wood Ducks
> 8 Ring-necked Ducks (7m,1f)
> 3 Common Goldeneyes (1m, 2f)
> 2 Greater Scaup (pr)
>
> Mouth of the Mascoma River:
> 12+ Palm Warblers
> 8-10 Yellow-rumped Warblers
>
> Ledyard Bridge:
> 6 D-c Cormorants
> 3m Ring-necked Ducks
>
> River Road - Grant Brook mouth:
> 2 Blue-winged Teal
>
> Hanover Center:
> 1 Broad-winged Hawk
>
> At our feeders for the past 3-4 days:
> 100+ Juncos
> up to 8 Chipping Sparrows
> 3 Song Sparrows
> 3+ White-throated Sparrows
> 2 Fox Sparrows (not seen since 4/16)
>
> At Hanover Cemetery by Mink Brook on Friday, 4/18:
> 1 Merlin - heard briefly
>
> Vermont Birds (4/19):
> White River Jct:
> 14 Turkey Vultures
>
> Montshire Museum Pond:
> 9 Wood Ducks (7m,2f)
> Several Canada Geese
>
> Pompy Flats:
> Mallard, Common Merg
> 5 A. Black Ducks
> 5 Green-winged Teal (2m,3f)
>
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>
> Date:    Sat, 19 Apr 2003 13:34:35 -0400
> From:    Davy Russell <[log in to unmask]>
> Subject: Pine Warblers
>
> Two pine warblers were at my feeders in Burlington this morning eating
> sunflower hearts and picking at the safflower seed.
>
> It's good to see the warblers coming back!
>
> --davy russell
> burlington, vt
>
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>
> Date:    Sat, 19 Apr 2003 21:20:04 EDT
> From:    Laurie Casserly <[log in to unmask]>
> Subject: (no subject)
>
> Hi! First sapsuckers of the season drumming loudly in our yard. And speaking
> of goshawks- I got to see one very closely on Long Island the other day. it
> was sitting 3/4 of the way up in a tree with a large crow of all things. I
> pulled the car over and got out direclt under it. The crow left but the
> goshawk stayed staring down at me with ferocious eyes which followed me as I
> walked around looking at it from every angle. I thought it would eat me.
> Yikes! Nice trip though. Other highlights were two lifers: oldsquaw (long
> tailed ducks), and horned grebes. I was lucky enough to see them in both
> their winter and summer garb. Long Island is really a treasure trove of birds
> all year long but absolutely spectacular in the spring.
>
> laurie in Starksboro
>
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