Here MD we are currently hosting Vermont Red - breasted nuthatches for the winter.  They have been gathering with the Romney Red - bellied woodpeckers talking trash and generally scaring the heck out of the Bluebirds.  I Pine for the Siskins to drive them off...

Sorry, I just had to... ;)

Frank Boyle
Rohrersville, MD ( and an expat Vermonter)

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On Nov 4, 2012, at 10:25 AM, Barbara Brosnan <[log in to unmask]> wrote:

> Truly your brother must be correct not only because of the direction of the
> lean and the name connecting them to a right leaning TV network, but also
> because of their reddish parti-coloring.     
> Barbara B, Weybridge
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Vermont Birds [mailto:[log in to unmask]] On Behalf Of Kaye Danforth
> Sent: Saturday, November 03, 2012 5:20 PM
> To: [log in to unmask]
> Subject: [VTBIRD] political birds?
> This morning two gorgeous fox sparrows were scratching around beneath the
> feeders.  Happily they've been added as newbies to my yard list.  Upon
> telling my brother in Connecticut, he mused whether fox sparrows can be
> identified because they lean to the right.
> Well, that's my brother for you.
> Kaye in Hinesburg