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The photos are marvelous, especially the last one in the group.

On Nov 28, 2014, at 12:00 AM, VTBIRD automatic digest system wrote:

> There are 7 messages totaling 139 lines in this issue.
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> Topics of the day:
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>  1. Thanksgiving Ode
>  2. Snow Greese snow-birding south .... Cornwall (2)
>  3. A Thanksgiving Day Gift
>  4. Thanksgiving White-eyed Vireo Photos
>  5. Vireo
>  6. Thanksgiving Surprise
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> Date:    Thu, 27 Nov 2014 13:02:01 +0000
> From:    Martha Pfeiffer <[log in to unmask]>
> Subject: Thanksgiving Ode
> 
> Thank you, Julie for putting into words my Thanksgiving blessing for the birds. Happy birding,  Martha Pfeiffer,Dorset
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> Date:    Thu, 27 Nov 2014 10:50:28 -0500
> From:    "Ian A. Worley" <[log in to unmask]>
> Subject: Snow Greese snow-birding south .... Cornwall
> 
> So far this morning a few thousand Snow Geese have taken advantage of 
> the northerly winds aloft to stream southward in large Vs over Snake 
> Mountain (Cornwall/Bridport)... and they are still coming.
> 
> Ian
> 
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> Date:    Thu, 27 Nov 2014 11:57:41 -0500
> From:    Jim Mead <[log in to unmask]>
> Subject: A Thanksgiving Day Gift
> 
> Hello all,
> 
> Firstly, Happy Thanksgiving to you & your families!!
> 
> Secondly, if anyone is wondering how the White-eyed Vireo fared after yesterday's snow storm,
> I can tell you with certainty that it is doing very well indeed. I got there around 7:45 a.m. A few 
> minutes later, Isis Erb showed up and we birded together until 10:10 a.m. We first saw the Vireo 
> at 7:55 for about a minute. We then saw it for the second time at 8:55 for about a minute. We were 
> in the rows of berries watching it work its' way west and across the road that we drove in on. Isis 
> thought she saw it in one of the cedars so we headed over there. We relocated it in a cedar tree
> next to and north of the Tommy Thompson Community Garden sign. We didn't realize it then but our 
> "gift" was being able to watch & observe the Vireo for over an hour. It worked its' way along the west 
> side of the road until it reached the Goldenrod patch just north of the large Spruce Tree. The reason we
> didn't lose track of the bird was because of the snow. It spent a lot of time in the undergrowth and even
> though we couldn't see it down there (at times) we could see the snow falling from a stem that it would
> fly to or hop on. We could then focus on that area and the Vireo would come back into view. It actually 
> flew toward us several times and was within 6' of us, anywhere from ground level to 15' off the ground.
> Several times when it was that close we also observed it at eye level. It kept tipping its' head (side to side)
> looking for insects? or worms? We definitely saw it eating small grapes and a few times I thought it was
> feeding on some type of insect or worm. 
> Anyway, it was very active and seemingly unaffected by the snow. The other thing that became blatantly 
> obvious was that it was also unaffected by our being there. Seeing a White-eyed Vireo in VT but especially
> this late in the year is awesome, but to see it with all of this snow- is absolutely incredible. This bird is already
> quite spectacular to see but its' beauty and colors really show with an all white background.
> I know that many of you will be with your families today but if you get any time later or maybe tomorrow, you
> might want to try and see this rare treat again (or for the first time).
> 
> Good luck if you go,
> 
> Enjoy Birds,
> 
> Jim Mead
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> Date:    Thu, 27 Nov 2014 19:13:38 -0500
> From:    Isis Erb <[log in to unmask]>
> Subject: Thanksgiving White-eyed Vireo Photos
> 
> Happy Thanksgiving All!
> 
> As Jim Mead so eloquently posted earlier, he and I were granted an amazing
> gift this holiday. . . three sightings of the beautiful White-eyed Vireo,
> the last of which lasted for at least an hour. It was an amazing gift, and
> for me, easily a life-long memory.
> 
> For those of you unable to get down to the Intervale today, here are some
> more photos of our lovely visitor in the fresh snow. And it seems to
> confirm that it is indeed an omnivore, as we see both a Winterberry and a
> fly being consumed [images 0076 & 0115]).
> 
> https://www.flickr.com/photos/isisunit/sets/72157649472291745/
> 
> Good Birding Everyone,
> Isis Erb
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> Date:    Thu, 27 Nov 2014 19:28:46 -0500
> From:    Liz Lackey <[log in to unmask]>
> Subject: Re: Snow Greese snow-birding south .... Cornwall
> 
> Lots of Snow Geese overhead in Stowe today as well.  First Iíve seen over here this year.  Due to hosting T-giving at my house I didnít get a chance to stay outside for long, but what treat.
> Liz Lackey
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>> On Nov 27, 2014, at 10:50 AM, Ian A. Worley <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
>> 
>> So far this morning a few thousand Snow Geese have taken advantage of the northerly winds aloft to stream southward in large Vs over Snake Mountain (Cornwall/Bridport)... and they are still coming.
>> 
>> Ian
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> Date:    Thu, 27 Nov 2014 20:37:10 -0500
> From:    Sue <[log in to unmask]>
> Subject: Vireo
> 
> Anyone from the Brandon area going up tomorrow to find the white-eyed vireo?
> Sue Wetmore
> 
> Sent from my iPod
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> Date:    Fri, 28 Nov 2014 02:53:55 +0000
> From:    Carole Carlson <[log in to unmask]>
> Subject: Thanksgiving Surprise
> 
> Our Thanksgiving Day surprise was a red-winged blackbird hungrily eating from the snow-covered feeder. 
> Carole Carlson 
> Shelburne 
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