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You brought a big smile to my face. Do you remember Miss Jane? She was the birdwatching secretary. So, how's that for a random connection?

Michele Patenaude 
172 Woodbury Road
Burlington, VT 05408
802-862-4085

> On Dec 30, 2013, at 5:02 PM, Alison Wagner <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
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> Dear Birders,
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> While traveling back from Addison County, snippets of this “song” came to me.  It’s best to sing it (in your brain) to the tune of the Beverly Hillbillies. It is a tribute to all the people reporting the Snowy Owls over the past few weeks.  It made it very easy to take people to the owls, and I’m not sure I would have tried on such a cold day, if I wasn’t sure we’d be successful!  It’s what makes lasting memories for kids and turns them onto the adventures of birding!  
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> Ali
> Huntington
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> Come ‘n sing this little song ‘bout 4 adventurers 
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> Eager youngsters known as Hinesburg  Hinesburders. 
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> One cold day they were pining for an owl 
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> Not a common bird we’d see out on the prowl.  
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> Snowy, that is, Bubo Scandiacus, movie star.
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> Well, parents are willing to chauffer the kids there 
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> But kinfolk said, “Ah!  If only we knew where!”   
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> List serve said, “Addison’s the place you wanna be”  
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> So they caravanned in cars to 17 & Jersey .
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> Street that is, fence posts, farm equipment.
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> Tucked against the vegetation on the frigid ground
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> ‘Cross from the viewing area, the first snowy found
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> Then a couple down the road put on an awesome show
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> With close encounter fly-bys as we gawked down below.
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> Wing span that is, golden eyes, raptor rapture.
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> So we thank Vermont birders for your hospitality
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> Since you have guided all of us to this locality
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> And yes, I admit it’s given me the chance 
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> To see eight happy birders do the life-bird boogie dance!
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> Celebrate, that is, pure joy, BIRDING!