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Yesterday while walking the road I spied what I thought to be an early fall leaf only to see thru my binos that it was a scarlet 
tanager in mid-wardrobe change. It also looked to be suffering from some sort of tumor as the flank was puffed out and the feathers 
in disarray. 
The other day I saw some interesting behavior involving a kingfisher and great blue heron. First the kingfisher sat with its beak agape while it surveyed the 
pond. Then the heron landed in a nearby tree and also had its bill agape. Upon examining my photos they showed that the heron's tongue was sticking out! It wasn't particularly hot so I don't think it was the cause for this behavior. 

Sue Wetmore 
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Subject: eBird Report - Hollow Rd., Brandon, Sep 5, 2013 

Hollow Rd., Brandon, Rutland, US-VT 
Sep 5, 2013 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM 
Protocol: Traveling 
2.0 mile(s) 
10 species 

Turkey Vulture  2 
Northern Flicker  1 
Eastern Wood-Pewee  1 
Eastern Phoebe  3 
Red-eyed Vireo  1 
American Crow  2 
Common Raven  1 
Black-capped Chickadee  2 
Song Sparrow  1 
Scarlet Tanager  1 

View this checklist online at http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist?subID=S15105515 

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