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The Painted Bunting was seen by approx. 15 birders this morning at around 9:00 a.m. 

Good luck to those who try for it!!!!

Enjoy Birds,

Jim Mead

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> On Mar 18, 2016, at 7:07 PM, Kent McFarland <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
> 
> I was able to find the Painted Bunting easily at the feeders north of the
> fire station in Pittsfield, VT. The owner of the property was very nice and
> I watched the bird with her at the feeder and in the bushes. She is quite
> amenable to having birders around, but lets all remember to be as
> respectful as possible of the area. She first found the bird on Wed.
> 
> If you look at my images (highly cropped) on this Vermont eBird checklist
> - http://ebird.org/ebird/vt/view/checklist?subID=S28414635 - you can see
> that the bird is letting its foot hang loose. Closeup view shows it to be
> deformed I think, as was mentioned Taj yesterday. It is clearly not working
> well or at all. Also, the bird appeared to be quite cold and often kept its
> head tucked down and feathers fluffed up.
> 
> Best,
> Kent
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> Kent McFarland
> Vermont Center for Ecostudies
> PO Box 420 | Norwich, Vermont 05055
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