Early indeed for a BROADWING...

That was exactly my thought yesterday around noon when I heard what sounded like a BROADWING sounding off in my yard. I looked out the window expecting to see a Jay, but there was an immature BROADWING perched atop a maple 30 feet away getting harrassed by a RWBB. I watched it fly away as well, so there was no mistaking it.

The sap is late, the broadie's are early and the Catamounts beat Syracuse. I guess anything is possible now that the Red Sox are World Champs.

Go figure.

-Rick Renaud
Brigham Hill, Essex

-----Original Message-----
From: Will Raup [mailto:[log in to unmask]]
Sent: Monday, March 21, 2005 11:06 AM
To: [log in to unmask]
Subject: Re: [VTBIRD] Spring Arrivals

Wow!  Isn't this early for a Broad-Winged Hawk?  I wouldn't be expecting
them for at least another month.

Will Raup
Albany, NY

>From: Shelagh Smith <[log in to unmask]>
>Reply-To: Vermont Birds <[log in to unmask]>
>To: [log in to unmask]
>Subject: [VTBIRD] Spring Arrivals
>Date: Mon, 21 Mar 2005 01:51:51 -0800
>Sunday afternoon I watched my first flock of Robins of
>the year kicking over the leaves in the only bare
>patch of ground.  A pair of Tufted Titmice were having
>quite a set-to in their midst.  After they all left
>the Broad-winged Hawk arrived.  Probably the juvenile
>from last year, now a handsome adult, as it landed on
>the exact same hanging maple branch.  It rested for
>half an hour then took off through the woods.
>Shelagh Smith in Leicester.
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