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Thanks Allan,

However, definitely no streaking on the breast or tail-bobbing.
And this bird was a little smaller than a waterthrush.

David





On May 22, 2008, at 2:26 PM, Allan Strong wrote:

> Hi David,
>
> You may be hounded by emails on the subject now, but the primary  
> suspect to rule out is Northern Waterthrush, which is abundant at  
> Missisquoi.  The two key ID points are streaking on the breast, and  
> the tail-bobbing motion, both of which would be seen on NOWA and  
> not on SWWA.
>
> Allan
>
> At 12:49 PM 5/22/2008 -0400, you wrote:
>> Canoeing with my son in Mississquoi Wildlife Refuge a few days ago,
>> we both thought the little bird walking along the ground near the  
>> water
>> was a swainson's warbler.  Though we had no binocs (they had gotten
>> wet earlier in our trip), we drifted quite close and had an extended
>> look.
>>
>> Does anyone know of sightings of this bird this far north?
>>
>> David Gusakov
>
>
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