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Bird seen briefly but well by many observers at 8:00 this morning in the
vicinity of the raspberry patch.

Good birding,
Don Jones
Middlebury, VT / Laramie, WY

On Tuesday, November 25, 2014, Zac Coto <[log in to unmask]> wrote:

> Bird present this morning at the intervale. Many observers.
>
> Sent from my iPhone
>
> > On Nov 24, 2014, at 6:48 PM, Patti Haynes <[log in to unmask]
> <javascript:;>> wrote:
> >
> > It would be great to see some photos of this bird. Have any of you
> birders
> > posted any? Larry?
> > And congrats to you, Larry Clarfeld, for finding and reporting this great
> > bird!
> >
> > Patti
> >
> > On Mon, Nov 24, 2014 at 1:20 PM, Fred and Chris Pratt <[log in to unmask]
> <javascript:;>>
> > wrote:
> >
> >> Team Pipit enjoyed multiple close views this morning (10:05-10:45) of
> the
> >> White-eyed Vireo at the Intervale. It was working the raspberry patch
> >> across the road from the little row of cedars and the community garden
> >> previously given as guides for finding the bird. Also present were
> numerous
> >> sparrows (juncos, Tree Sparrows and White-throated Sparrows) as well as
> >> about 7 or 8 chickadees. All of our views of the bird were at about a
> foot
> >> or two above the ground. He was basically feeding on his own, paying no
> >> attention to the sparrows and chickadees also in the area.
> >>
> >> Those who have already seen this bird as well as those still hoping to
> see
> >> it might consider the following:
> >>
> >> 1)  I have been birding in Vermont for forty odd years and this fellow
> is
> >> species number 315 for Team Pipit in this state. This bird is a rarity
> and
> >> a treat.
> >>
> >> 2)  This individual is sporting bright fresh fall plumage, an absolute
> joy
> >> to behold.
> >>
> >> 3)  Chances are decent that he will hang around for a while. I once saw
> one
> >> of these guys on a CBC I used to do back when we lived in Rhode Island.
> >>
> >> 4)  It is difficult to imagine this species surviving a Vermont winter.
> I
> >> guess we should all hope he tries to find his way south sooner rather
> than
> >> later.
> >>
> >> Pipit
> >>
>