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not as trying as all that and it is ending so nicely with your  
wonderful story! thanks.
On Jun 22, 2008, at 8:37 PM, Nancy A. Brown wrote:

> Orchard Oriole at Farrell Access, both mom and pa are feeding young,  
> should be fledglings by weeks end.  Kingbird in same tree now have  
> hatchlings also.  Also seen in Addison female American Wigeon with 5  
> very small ducklings.  Same pond that male American Wigeon was seen  
> on back on May 25, 2008.    Thanks to Greg I saw the Grasshopper  
> Sparrows, not only did he find one, but Sparrows in TWO locations,  
> way to go!     And be careful of what you wish for.  I always hoped  
> someday I would witness Wood Ducks leaving the nest.  I do not know  
> which was more shocking, the location Willmarth Woods (elev. 800 ft)  
> Cerulean Warbler trees or them jumping out of the nest on top of me,  
> literally.  Sounded like large hail as they hit the lower story leaf  
> cover before thudding to the ground striking me and two a log,  
> ouch!  But all nine survived and waddled off after Mom, Whew!  Next  
> time I WISH to be farther away so that I do not have to hear the  
> impact.  Yes when a duckling falls in the forest it makes a noise.    
> After looking at the nest tree, hole 30 feet in air I proceeded down  
> the trail.  Near large tree across the trail I came upon the family  
> procession again.   I am not familiar with the area but the nearest  
> water appears to be in the gully on Willmarth RD almost halfway back  
> to Route 22A!!     These guys at a day old had to plunge 30 ft then  
> walk a mile, avoiding anything over 2" high that they could not  
> climb over before getting wet feet. And how was your day!