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Gracious!  Forget the Hudsonian Godwits and check out Chuck's picture of the Worcester Range, VT.  Fantastic color!  What a great state we live in.  Thank you, for that, Chuck.  

Ruth Stewart

E. Dorset, VT


> Date: Fri, 6 Nov 2015 00:00:19 -0500
> From: [log in to unmask]
> Subject: VTBIRD Digest - 4 Nov 2015 to 5 Nov 2015 (#2015-293)
> To: [log in to unmask]
> 
> There are 7 messages totaling 146 lines in this issue.
> 
> Topics of the day:
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>   1. Hudsonian Godwits
>   2. Drake Eurasian Wigeon
>   3. Bohemian Waxwings
>   4. Peepers
>   5. Half Moon Pond State Park, Nov 5, 2015
>   6. Ruddy Duck at Shelburne Bay
>   7. Dickcissel - NO
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> Date:    Thu, 5 Nov 2015 07:52:40 -0500
> From:    "Charles M. Gangas" <[log in to unmask]>
> Subject: Hudsonian Godwits
> 
> For those interested I’ve posted a few images taken yesterday afternoon from Basin Harbor Road where the three Hudsonian Godwits have been recently foraging. The single legged bird was the show stopper for me, got along just fine on the one leg…amazing.
> 
> 
> https://www.flickr.com/photos/charlesgangas/22802128475/in/dateposted-public/
> 
> Chuck Gangas
> 
> 
> Charles M. Gangas
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> Date:    Thu, 5 Nov 2015 12:22:48 -0500
> From:    Jim Osborn <[log in to unmask]>
> Subject: Drake Eurasian Wigeon
> 
> I found a Drake Eurasian Wigeon this morning in Long Marsh Bay (Access #7 - unmarked) at Missisquoi National Wildlife Refuge. The bird was in fairly high breeding plumage. It had a nicely-colored "rufous " head, a "buffy" crown stripe, black rump, light gray flanks and back, a "bright white" wing patch, and a green speculum. It was in the company of 67 American Wigeon, 11 Northern Pintails, and a pair of Ring-necked Ducks. Wear some "orange" if you go out there as Duck Hunting season is underway.
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> Date:    Thu, 5 Nov 2015 14:03:35 -0500
> From:    Maeve Kim <[log in to unmask]>
> Subject: Bohemian Waxwings
> 
> Almost 70 degrees in Shelburne - but a precursor of winter! I saw two Bohemians with seven Cedar Waxwings on a Shelburne Farms walk, after running into Bryan Pfeiffer who had seen a mixed flock earlier in the morning at the entrance to the LaPlatte River Marsh Nature Area.
> 
> Maeve Kim
> Jericho Center
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> Date:    Thu, 5 Nov 2015 14:50:08 -0500
> From:    Walter Medwid <[log in to unmask]>
> Subject: Peepers
> 
> No birds to speak of today but interesting to hear a few peepers calling
> from a few locations in the wooded areas above our wetland. I assume the
> peepers are calling from the niches where they will be hibernating.
> 
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> Date:    Thu, 5 Nov 2015 15:33:54 -0500
> From:    Sue <[log in to unmask]>
> Subject: Half Moon Pond State Park, Nov 5, 2015
> 
> A nice variety of ducks.
> Sue Wetmore 
> 
> Sent from my iPod
> 
> Begin forwarded message:
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> > From: [log in to unmask]
> > Date: November 5, 2015 at 3:29:51 PM EST
> > To: [log in to unmask]
> > Subject: eBird Report - Half Moon Pond State Park, Nov 5, 2015
> > 
> > Half Moon Pond State Park, Rutland, Vermont, US
> > Nov 5, 2015 9:20 AM - 10:05 AM
> > Protocol: Traveling
> > 0.25 mile(s)
> > 11 species
> > 
> > Ring-necked Duck  8
> > Greater Scaup  4
> > Bufflehead  7
> > Common Goldeneye  18
> > Hooded Merganser  7
> > Blue Jay  1
> > Black-capped Chickadee  3
> > Brown Creeper  1
> > Dark-eyed Junco  1
> > Pine Siskin  30
> > American Goldfinch  15
> > 
> > View this checklist online at http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist?subID=S25713753
> > 
> > This report was generated automatically by eBird v3 (http://ebird.org/vt)
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> Date:    Thu, 5 Nov 2015 17:45:50 -0500
> From:    Bruce MacPherson <[log in to unmask]>
> Subject: Ruddy Duck at Shelburne Bay
> 
> In case you missed the Ruddy Duck at Shelburne Bay last month, another Ruddy showed up there today in precisely the same spot. The bird was feeding contentedly at the mouth of the LaPlatte Riverm affording excellent closeup views.
> 
> 
> Bruce MacPherson
> South Burlington
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> Date:    Thu, 5 Nov 2015 19:47:31 -0500
> From:    Stephen Antell <[log in to unmask]>
> Subject: Re: Dickcissel - NO
> 
> Thanks for the update.  I had been thinking about going on Friday.  Guess
> I'll stay put.
> 
> Steve Antell
> 
> On Wednesday, November 4, 2015, Isis Erb <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
> 
> > Hi All -
> >
> > In case you're thinking of trying for the Woodstock Dickcissel here's an
> > update:
> >
> > Secondhand report from Timothy Armstrong & his father. They went today
> > (11/4/15) from about 11:30 am - 1:00 pm but had no success in locating the
> > Dickcissel.
> >
> > Enjoy Birds,
> >
> > Isis Erb
> > Burlington, VT
> >
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