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I have also had 1 or 2 Robins all winter, flock size  increasing every time 
I see them.  Today a large flock (150 est)of Cedar Waxwings in Manchester at 
the Post Office apple trees.  FIRST SPRING RETURNEE, my vote is for Turkey 
Vulture.  Maybe an unfair guess because of my weekend visit to the northern 
coast of Mass. Saw (3) Vultures (MA & NH) they are on the way!   But I need 
some consolation, who would think VT would be viewing an Ivory Gull when I 
decided to go south to coast in search of winter gulls!  The irony of it 
all, I hope the Ivory Gull rides out the storm and is still around this 
coming weekend. Nancy Brown-Danby, VT
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From: "Ian Worley" <[log in to unmask]>
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Sent: Tuesday, February 23, 2010 11:40 AM
Subject: Re: [VTBIRD] robins


> There has been a busy flock of Robins all winter along east side of the 
> southern end of Snake Mountain in Cornwall and Weybridge.  Counted at 
> least 120 in this morning's visit by the noisy folks.  Couldn't tell if a 
> second wave of 40 a few minutes later should be added to the 120 (likely), 
> or were the same birds reappearing (less likely).  As always, a few Cedar 
> Waxwings sprinkled in.
>
> Curious what our first true spring returnee will be.
>
> Ian
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>
> Ruth Stewart wrote:
>> Flock of 41 A Robins decended into my yard sumac on Sat.  Several more 
>> Robin calls and cherps heard out and about on my neighhood walk as well.
>>
>>
>> Think the Ivory Gull has usurped the 'common' sightings!!
>>
>>
>> ruth stewart
>>
>> e dorset
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