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Is that the Post Office in Montpelier????   Ann Day, Fayston,  Mad River 
Valley
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From: "Roy Pilcher" <[log in to unmask]>
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Sent: Saturday, March 18, 2006 9:54 PM
Subject: [VTBIRD] On opening the back door.


> As enjoyable as it is to watch the activity at the feeders, it cannot
> compare to the song the greets the attentive ear on opening the back door!
> Cardinals in full voice from at least two locations, a titmouse calling, 
> all the
> while a raven's shrill rasp from the mountain above making his presence 
> known.
> Today, a pleasant surprise at the feeder, 2 Common Redpolls, not seen 
> since
> 01/28/06 also 4 Pine Siskin among a flock of 12 American Goldfinch.
> Yesterday, 03/17/06, a large flock of Cedar Waxwing, (150+), feeding
> contentedly on the frozen fruit of an ornamental cherry just outside the 
> Post  Office
> entrance.  The birds were completely unfazed by the comings and  goings of
> the pedestrian traffic below yet I wonder, from the waxwings  perspective, 
> how
> many of those pedestrians below took the time to look up  and observe the
> activity above them!
>
> Cheers,
> Roy Pilcher
>
> Speaking the same  language.
>