Hi Ruth, 

When we went last year we booked through AirBnB and stayed here:

I'd never used AirBnB before so I wasn't sure what to expect, but I highly recommend this place. It's a whole house for the cost of a hotel room! First, the place is just beautiful - very well appointed. We also had complete privacy, the kitchen was stocked with bread, toppings for toast, milk, cereal orange juice, coffee, and the place is right across from a park and beach. It was not a far drive to Point Pelee (I think it was 10 minutes or so) and it's right near gas, food and shopping.

If you have any questions please let me know. Thanks!

-Keri in Norwich

On April 21, 2016, at 12:00 AM, VTBIRD automatic digest system <[log in to unmask]> wrote:

There are 8 messages totaling 184 lines in this issue.

Topics of the day:

  1. Bald Eagle over Montpelier
  2. solitary vireo, fairfax
  3. FOY singing Chipping Sparrow
  4. Spring Bird Walks with North Branch Nature Center
  5. Rusty Blackbirds (2)
  6. Kinglets
  7. Point Pelee


Date:    Wed, 20 Apr 2016 08:10:00 -0400
From:    John Snell <[log in to unmask]>
Subject: Bald Eagle over Montpelier

Yesterday morning a Bald Eagle flew over the College Hill area. A lovely sight! Perhaps the same one that has been reported nesting on Berlin Pond?

Still learning to see,



Date:    Wed, 20 Apr 2016 08:13:58 -0400
From:    Veer Frost <[log in to unmask]>
Subject: solitary vireo, fairfax

I'm away from home in fairfax, franklin co, and after sunrise chorus
this morning heard the slow unmistakeable song of vireo solitarius also
called Blueheaded. I wasn't going to post as it seems way too early(or
maybe wld be in NEK?), but I was right under the tree! I don't know any
other singer this might have been. Din of peepers in wetland!
Veer Frost



Date:    Wed, 20 Apr 2016 09:01:35 -0400
From:    Miriam Lawrence <[log in to unmask]>
Subject: FOY singing Chipping Sparrow

Heard this morning in Monkton.

-- Miriam Lawrence


Date:    Wed, 20 Apr 2016 16:07:54 -0400
From:    Larry Clarfeld <[log in to unmask]>
Subject: Spring Bird Walks with North Branch Nature Center

Hi VTBirders,

Please take not of the following spring birding programs being offered by
North Branch Nature Center. Directions to birding locations and other
details are posted online at:

Good Birding,

*Woodcock Watch *
Wednesday, April 20, 7:30 p.m.
Fee: $5 members, $10 nonmembers
It’s spring and love is in the air - literally! We’ll listen and watch for
the dramatic courtship flight of the American Woodcock, a sandpiper which
nests along the North Branch. With luck, we may also be serenade Wilson’s
Snipe and we’re sure to hear a chorus of Spring Peepers.

*Spring Migration Bird Walks*
Fridays, 7:00 - 8:30 a.m.
Fee: $10, free for members
Explore NBNC and other local hotspots for spring migrants, such as
warblers, vireos, thrushes and waterfowl. Learn birding basics, expand your
birding ear and discover more about the birds that inhabit the fields and
forests of NBNC. These walks are led by our naturalist staff and are a
great way to meet other local birders!
  -   April 22 – Cow Pasture
  -   April 29 – North Branch Nature Center
  -   May 6 – Hubbard Park
  -   May 13 – North Branch Nature Center
  -   May 20 – Sodom Pond, Adamant
  -   May 27 – Cross VT Trail, Waterbury

*BirdFEST! *
Saturday, May 28, 2016
Fee: $10 members, $15 nonmembers, free for kids
Join us for our 5th annual celebration of birds at NBNC! Featuring bird
walks &
workshops, live raptors, kids activities, bird banding demo, bird house
building, photo contest and much more!

Larry Clarfeld
Teacher Naturalist

North Branch Nature Center
713 Elm St.
Montpelier, VT 05602 <>
(802) 229-6206
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Date:    Wed, 20 Apr 2016 16:59:04 -0400
From:    Stephen Antell <[log in to unmask]>
Subject: Rusty Blackbirds

Saw two rusty blackbirds at Woodside this morning about 10:00.  They were
feeding by the small pond on the right shortly after entering the area,
across from the footbridge on the left.

Steve Antell


Date:    Wed, 20 Apr 2016 20:16:35 -0400
From:    Evergreen Erb <[log in to unmask]>
Subject: Re: Rusty Blackbirds

My daughter Isis and I saw 9 Rusty Blackbirds in the same spot (Woodside in Essex) yesterday.  We think there were probably more from the calling, but we definitely saw nine at once.  It was great!  Evergreen from Jericho


Date:    Thu, 21 Apr 2016 02:10:42 +0000
From:    Ruth <[log in to unmask]>
Subject: Kinglets

Had a little group of 4 busy kinglets near the E. Dorset P.O. today - singing, flitting low, but not topknot flashes.

Wood ducks and kingfisher at the VT Summer (Horse) Festival grounds, Rte 7 (Beebe Farm).

Now I'm just waiting for a Green-throated Hummingbird - if not that, BlUE will do!

Ruth Stewart
E. Dorset, VT


Date:    Thu, 21 Apr 2016 03:02:50 +0000
From:    Ruth <[log in to unmask]>
Subject: Point Pelee

Contemplating a trip there real soon - last minute planning.  Does anyone have recommendations where they have stayed?

Ruth Stewart
E. Dorset, VT


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