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29 species were seen or heard at Lefferts Pond,
Chittenden this morning. Highlights were a
black-billed cuckoo (new for us at this location)
and a broad-winged hawk sitting on a tree and
calling.

Warblers included yellow warbler, black-throated
green, black-throated blue, American redstart,
northern waterthrush, common yellowthroat, and
chestnut-sided warbler.

Bits of bird song were still being heard here and
there. Red-eyed vireo, as always, wins the award
for endurance singing. Many family groups,
including a banner crop of cedar waxwings, were
seen and there was a lot of feeding on ripening
fruit.

There were several gorgeous butterflies and one
annoying (unidentified) skipper.

Sue Elliott

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