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oops sorry, meant to send just to larry
ruth c.

On Dec 19, 2013, at 7:47 PM, Ruth Coppersmith wrote:

> hey larry, lucky you, you got to see a snowy.  if you are ever heading out to see a n. hawk owl or a snowy and you have a minute to give me a call, would love to go out and join you.
> keep on trucking (uhhh, tracking),
> ruth c. 223-2962, cell 505-8979
> 
> On Dec 19, 2013, at 12:05 PM, Larry Clarfeld wrote:
> 
>> Hi VTBirders,
>> 
>> A Snowy Owl was reported by Dick Mansfield near Berlin Airport, in a big
>> field just east of the airport.  It was best seen looking north from the
>> parking lot of the Gifford Health Center, off Airport Road.  Thanks to
>> Dick's lead, a few folks from North Branch Nature Center were able to
>> observe the bird, which was still there as of 11 a.m.
>> 
>> It spent a lot of time in the field, where it was very difficult to see at
>> times (maybe impossible, if not for the crows mobbing it).  Based on
>> comparison of facial markings, this is likely the same Snowy Owl reported
>> in the area a few weeks ago and featured on the cover of the Times Argus
>> (image available, courtesy of Jeb Wallace-Brodeur of the Times Argus at:
>> https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=10152041198639070&set=a.380004734069.156383.127542174069&type=1&theater
>> )
>> 
>> Good luck to anyone else who tries for it!
>> - Larry
>> 
>> -- 
>> Larry Clarfeld
>> Environmental Educator
>> North Branch Nature Center
>> 
>> *Upcoming Programs *
>> 
>> *Lake Champlain Birding*
>> Saturday, January 18, 8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
>> Fee: $20 members , $25 nonmembers
>> Come explore the wetlands, fields and water bodies of the Champlain Valley
>> for waterfowl and winter birds. We’ll seek out Rough-legged Hawks, winter
>> waterfowl, Snow Buntings and Lapland Longspurs, Short-eared Owls, and more.
>> 
>> *Superbowl of Birding XI*
>> 
>> 
>> * (Youth & Teen Event) January 24-25, 2014 Fee: TBD *Winter’s premier
>> birding competition is back!  In the past five year’s, NBNC’s youth and
>> young adult teams have tallied 92 species, including gems like King Eider,
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>> 2012 for more about the birds we see. For any interested teens, let us know
>> early if you’re interested in joining the team!
>> 
>> *Vermont's Bird Atlas: A Story from 56,000 Observations*
>> Friday, January 31, 7:00 p.m.
>> at the Unitarian Church of Montpelier
>> Fee: $5 suggested donation
>> Over 300 Vermonters traversed fields and forests, marshes and mountains to
>> collect data for the Vermont Breeding Bird Atlas. *Rosalind Renfrew* will
>> share results from the state's largest inventory of bird life, with a focus
>> on changes in Vermont's bird communities during the last 30 years.
>> 
>> *Spring Birding in Cape May, NJ*
>> 
>> 
>> * May 8-12, 2014 Fee: $585 members; $635 nonmembers *For over a decade,
>> NBNC has brought groups of teens and young adults to Cape May for the World
>> Series of Birding.  Now, for the first time, we’re offering a trip for
>> adults at a more leisurely pace.  We’ll lodge in a cabin in the heart of
>> Belleplain State Forest, where Summer Tanagers and Yellow-throated Warblers
>> will replace our alarm clocks.  Cape May is spring birding at it’s best…
>> please let us know if you are interested!
>> 
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