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Click through a little further and check out the Gannets!  Amazing birds,
amazing photos!

--Ken Copenhaver

On Fri, Nov 6, 2015 at 8:04 AM, Ruth <[log in to unmask]> wrote:

> 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:
> >
> >   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
> >
> > ----------------------------------------------------------------------
> >
> > 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
> > [log in to unmask]
> >
> > ------------------------------
> >
> > 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.
> >
> > ------------------------------
> >
> > 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
> >
> > ------------------------------
> >
> > 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.
> >
> > ------------------------------
> >
> > 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:
> >
> > > 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)
> >
> > ------------------------------
> >
> > 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
> >
> > ------------------------------
> >
> > 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
> > >
> >
> > ------------------------------
> >
> > End of VTBIRD Digest - 4 Nov 2015 to 5 Nov 2015 (#2015-293)
> > ***********************************************************
>