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Oh, man!  What a thought!  I've seen one once in my life and 
thought I was just going to pass out from how gorgeous it was!



Scott W. Morrical wrote:

> If it was totally blue, did you consider Mountain Bluebird, which is  an 
> occasional winter vagrant in the east???  That would be more likely  
> than Indigo Bunting on March 1 in Vermont, but still a great find!
> 
> Scott
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> South Burlington
> 
> 
> Quoting Jane Stein <[log in to unmask]>:
> 
>> There are a fair number of Bluebirds that winter over this far north,
>> but since they're often nomadic in winter and don't generally come to
>> feeders, we're not that aware of them.  I have occasional visits all
>> winter here.
>>
>> Indigo Buntings don't winter over, and seem extraordinarily unlikely to
>> be back this early.
>>
>> Jane
>> Shoreham
>>
>> Maeve Kim wrote:
>>
>>> There are definitely bluebirds around at this time of year. I've   
>>> seen  them most winters in the Panton/Ferrisburg area. Yesterday I   
>>> saw two  on Greenbush Road, close to where it connects with Route 7.
>>>
>>> Maeve Kim
>>> Jericho Center
>>>
>>>
>>> On Mar 1, 2009, at 3:44 PM, Kay Johnson wrote:
>>>
>>>> Driving today on Mountain Road (bordering Bristol and Monkton) a bird
>>>> crossed the path of my car that looked like an Indigo Bunting.
>>>>
>>>> I have seen and photographed birds of this species before, so have  
>>>> a good
>>>> sense of what they look like.  The bird I saw today was all  
>>>> brilliant blue
>>>> and about the right size.
>>>>
>>>> Is it likely that an Indigo Bunting in breeding plumage would  
>>>> appear this
>>>> far north this early?  It did not look like a blue jay and was not  
>>>> a blue
>>>> bird (not that the latter would be likely seen here at this time).
>>>>
>>>> Please advise. Thanks, Kay at Partridge Place in Hinesburg.
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