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There was a Black-billed Cuckoo calling in my yard on East Warren Rd,
Waitsfield last evening, just before the storm came roaring in.  It was
the first time I've ever heard one here, hoping it will be out there again
tonight.

Good luck Martha!

Pat

> Bill is an early riser.  I struggle to get up...not a good trait for a
> wanna-be-birder!  But Bill gets up at 5:00 to walk every morning before
> work and, when he has enough dynamite to rouse me, I join him.  On
> Tuesday,
> he ran in from a solo trip to tell me about a new and different bird he
> had
> seen and heard.  After some searching of the bird book and listening to
> All
> About Birds, he decided that it was a Black-billed Cuckoo.
>
>  I got up with him on Wednesday.  No sight and no sound from the Cuckoo.
>
> Thursday, I slept and Bill went out with the binoculars.  Sure enough, a
> clear view that confirmed the Cuckoo.
>
> Friday, I joined him.  You guessed it....no sight nor sound of the Cuckoo.
>
> I was beginning to suspect a giant hoax to get me out of bed! But I got up
> with him today and heard its unmistakable song!  Unfortunately, it came
> from the far side of a field so I did not see it.  On the other hand, I
> will keep getting up until I can add that the BB Cuckoo to my life list.
>
> Happy Birding,
> Martha
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