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I had male and female House Finches at my feeders this past weekend.

Linda Verchereau Becker
Montpelier

-----Original Message----- 
From: Patti Haynes
Sent: Wednesday, January 29, 2014 6:10 AM
To: [log in to unmask]
Subject: Re: [VTBIRD] Spring Tease

Yup. Our resident Cardinal was singing  the same tune Tuesday afternoon too. 
It was a pleasant surprise on a chilly afternoon.

Patti Haynes, sent from my iPod

On Jan 28, 2014, at 9:53 PM, Paul Wieczoreck <[log in to unmask]> wrote:

> At first I thought I was daydreaming, but after throwing open the window 
> it was loud and clear - a male Cardinal was singing an emphatic "what what 
> what chew chew chew chew".Yesterday's brief  warm up must have been the 
> spark to get this guy going but I had to wonder, was it that "Song Maker" 
> brand bird seed that I've been doling out all winter? (Maybe a little 
> avian testosterone sprikled on that seed mix?) Unfortunately no encore 
> today - back to the deep freeze and daydreaming about spring. but it sure 
> was a sweet interlude.
>
> Paul Wieczoreck
> Hinesburg