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Good news!  And I heard the black-billed across the road from us two  
days ago.  Way to go seeing him - it's almost as hard as finding a  
red-eyed vireo right in front of one's face!
Janet Watton
Randolph Center

On Jun 8, 2011, at 12:02 AM, VTBIRD automatic digest system wrote:

> Date:    Tue, 7 Jun 2011 18:35:04 -0700
> From:    Larry Levine <[log in to unmask]>
> Subject: Mills Riverside Park
>
> While walking with my dog at Mills Riverside Park this late  
> afternoon (without my binos) I began to hear the repeated "cu cu  
> cu....cu cu cu cu" of the BLACK-BILLED CUCKO. After cursing myself  
> for leaving my binos at home, I located where the singing was  
> coming from and began to sing my own version of "cu cu cu cu". It  
> took only a few moments before I noticed movement and located the  
> bird in a tree about 20 ft in front of me and about 25 ft off of  
> the ground. I watched it sing for about 30 sec and then to my  
> surprise another B-B CUCKOO flew into the same tree. A few seconds  
> later they both flew off to another nearby tree.
>
> That was my 1st encounter at Mills Riverside Park with this species  
> after almost 6 yrs of walking/birding there. My only other sighting  
> of B-B Cuckoo was about 6 yrs ago at Dead Creek. I had my binos  
> that time and had a good close look. I will be bringing my binos  
> tomorrow..
>
> Larry Levine
> Jericho