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Thanks for the report on the Century Run, Sue.  Always fun!   

Ruth Stewart
E. Dorset, VT

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Subject: VTBIRD Digest - 28 May 2016 to 29 May 2016 (#2016-146)

There are 12 messages totaling 429 lines in this issue.

Topics of the day:

  1. State of NA Birds 2016
  2. Help with using VTBIRD (2)
  3. Sunday 5/29/16 Prothonotary Yes, Saw-whet Owls No (2)
  4. Fwd: eBird Report - Mount Independence, May 28, 2016
  5. Fwd: eBird Report - Short Swamp Rd., May 29, 2016
  6. Fwd: eBird Report - Brandon Pearl St, May 29, 2016
  7. <No subject given>
  8. Fw: eBird Report - Hildene - Lincoln Family Home, May 28, 2016
  9. No. Mockingbird pair in So. Burlington
 10. Rutland County Audubon Century Count

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Date:    Sun, 29 May 2016 08:56:16 -0400
From:    Fred Nelson <[log in to unmask]>
Subject: State of NA Birds 2016

This is a quick and useful read on the state of North America’s birds, released last week I believe, FYI:

http://www.stateofthebirds.org/2016/wp-content/uploads/2016/05/SoNAB-ENGLISH-web.pdf <http://www.stateofthebirds.org/2016/wp-content/uploads/2016/05/SoNAB-ENGLISH-web.pdf>

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Date:    Sun, 29 May 2016 17:07:26 +0000
From:    Ruth <[log in to unmask]>
Subject: Help with using VTBIRD

Is Ernie Buford still admin for this list?  The VTBIRD info web page is not linking to his email.


My question is how to change receiving VTBIRD in digest form back to 'as send' receipt?   Thanks to anyone who can help.


Ruth Stewart
E. Dorset, VT

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Date:    Sun, 29 May 2016 13:49:44 -0400
From:    Marvin Elliott <[log in to unmask]>
Subject: Re: Help with using VTBIRD

Ruth and others,
Go to the vtbird listserv using a Google Search. The right side of the home page says options and lists subscribe and unsubscribe. Click and you will see the two options given for receiving notifications. I did not go further since I do not want to change mine.
Good luck.
Marv elliott
> On May 29, 2016, at 1:07 PM, Ruth <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
>
> Is Ernie Buford still admin for this list?  The VTBIRD info web page is not linking to his email.
>
>
> My question is how to change receiving VTBIRD in digest form back to 'as send' receipt?   Thanks to anyone who can help.
>
>
> Ruth Stewart
> E. Dorset, VT

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Date:    Sun, 29 May 2016 14:14:47 -0400
From:    "Nancy A. Brown" <[log in to unmask]>
Subject: Sunday 5/29/16 Prothonotary Yes, Saw-whet Owls No

THis morning 7:15 am stop at West Rutland Marsh had no juvenile Saw-whet Owls found outside box in apple tree, (yesterday there were 3) .  At 11:30 am after waiting an hour the Prothonotary at Buckner Preserve in West Haven was heard and 2 other birders did get a glimpse of it. It was on the river bank tree line, across from the first pond and moving quickly east as it call a dozen times.  They saw it as it crossed road at east end of pond.

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Date:    Sun, 29 May 2016 14:16:23 -0400
From:    Sue <[log in to unmask]>
Subject: Fwd: eBird Report - Mount Independence, May 28, 2016

A nice group of birders hiked the orange trail and found the list below.
Sue Wetmore
Sent from my iPod

> Subject: eBird Report - Mount Independence, May 28, 2016
>
> Mount Independence, Addison, Vermont, US
> May 28, 2016 7:11 AM - 11:11 AM
> Protocol: Traveling
> 2.5 mile(s)
> 40 species
>
> Canada Goose  5
> Mallard  2
> Ruffed Grouse  1
> Double-crested Cormorant  1
> Great Blue Heron  1
> Turkey Vulture  6
> Osprey  1
> Ring-billed Gull  5
> Caspian Tern  1
> Red-bellied Woodpecker  3     birds seen and heard along orange trail loop.
> Downy Woodpecker (Eastern)  1
> Hairy Woodpecker (Eastern)  1
> Eastern Wood-Pewee  4
> Great Crested Flycatcher  4
> Eastern Kingbird  1
> Red-eyed Vireo  13
> Blue Jay  17
> American Crow  5
> Common Raven  4     young were begging food with calls.
> Barn Swallow  1
> Black-capped Chickadee  6
> Tufted Titmouse  1
> White-breasted Nuthatch (Eastern)  1
> Hermit Thrush  1
> Wood Thrush  2
> American Robin  8
> Gray Catbird  2
> European Starling  4
> Ovenbird  13
> Black-and-white Warbler  2
> Common Yellowthroat  1
> American Redstart  1
> Pine Warbler  2
> Chipping Sparrow  2
> Scarlet Tanager  3
> Northern Cardinal  4
> Red-winged Blackbird  1
> Common Grackle  7
> Baltimore Oriole  3
> House Finch  1
>
> View this checklist online at http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist?subID=S29971178
>
> This report was generated automatically by eBird v3 (http://ebird.org/vt)

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Date:    Sun, 29 May 2016 14:20:16 -0400
From:    Sue <[log in to unmask]>
Subject: Fwd: eBird Report - Short Swamp Rd., May 29, 2016

Nice and cool this early. morning.
Sue Wetmore
Sent from my iPod

Begin forwarded message:

> From: [log in to unmask]
> Date: May 29, 2016 at 1:36:43 PM EDT
> To: [log in to unmask]
> Subject: eBird Report - Short Swamp Rd., May 29, 2016
>
> Short Swamp Rd., Rutland, Vermont, US
> May 29, 2016 6:30 AM - 7:10 AM
> Protocol: Traveling
> 0.5 mile(s)
> 21 species
>
> Yellow-bellied Sapsucker  1
> Hairy Woodpecker  1
> Pileated Woodpecker  1
> Eastern Wood-Pewee  1
> Alder Flycatcher  1
> Great Crested Flycatcher  1
> Red-eyed Vireo  3
> Blue Jay  3
> Common Raven  1
> Tufted Titmouse  1
> Veery  2
> Hermit Thrush  1
> Gray Catbird  3
> Ovenbird  3
> Northern Waterthrush  3
> Blue-winged Warbler  1     bird a BWWA by plumage and song.
> Black-and-white Warbler  2
> Nashville Warbler  3
> Common Yellowthroat  1
> Common Grackle  4
> American Goldfinch  4
>
> View this checklist online at http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist?subID=S29971004
>
> This report was generated automatically by eBird v3 (http://ebird.org/vt)

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Date:    Sun, 29 May 2016 14:21:08 -0400
From:    Sue <[log in to unmask]>
Subject: Fwd: eBird Report - Brandon Pearl St, May 29, 2016

This walk always provides me with a good variety of species.
Sue Wetmore

Sent from my iPod

Begin forwarded message:

> From: [log in to unmask]
> Date: May 29, 2016 at 1:30:04 PM EDT
> To: [log in to unmask]
> Subject: eBird Report - Brandon Pearl St, May 29, 2016
>
> Brandon Pearl St, Rutland, Vermont, US
> May 29, 2016 5:30 AM - 6:45 AM
> Protocol: Traveling
> 1.5 mile(s)
> 44 species
>
> Wood Duck  1
> Green Heron  1
> Virginia Rail  2
> Killdeer  1
> Wilson's Snipe  1
> Mourning Dove  13
> Yellow-bellied Sapsucker  3
> Northern Flicker (Yellow-shafted)  1
> Alder Flycatcher  1
> Eastern Phoebe  2
> Great Crested Flycatcher  4
> Eastern Kingbird  4
> Yellow-throated Vireo  1
> Warbling Vireo  1
> Red-eyed Vireo  7
> Blue Jay  1
> American Crow  10
> Tree Swallow  7
> Barn Swallow  7
> Tufted Titmouse  2
> House Wren  4
> Carolina Wren  1
> Eastern Bluebird  4     pair looking at natural cavity nest site being bombed by tree swallows
> Veery  1
> Wood Thrush  1
> American Robin  11
> Gray Catbird  4
> European Starling  4
> Ovenbird  2
> Northern Waterthrush  1
> Common Yellowthroat  3
> American Redstart  5
> Yellow Warbler  6     one bird responded to playing of GWWA song.
> Chestnut-sided Warbler  1
> Chipping Sparrow  6
> Song Sparrow  5
> Swamp Sparrow  1
> Northern Cardinal  6
> Red-winged Blackbird  9
> Eastern Meadowlark  1
> Common Grackle  1
> Baltimore Oriole  1
> House Finch  1
> American Goldfinch  2
>
> View this checklist online at http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist?subID=S29970913
>
> This report was generated automatically by eBird v3 (http://ebird.org/vt)

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Date:    Sun, 29 May 2016 14:42:39 -0400
From:    Jim Phillips <[log in to unmask]>
Subject: Re: Sunday 5/29/16 Prothonotary Yes, Saw-whet Owls No

The PROW did indeed cross from the far (New York) side to the VT side.
We heard it calling as it moved along, then it stopped calling and we
walked back up the road past the larger pond to the smaller pond.  At
that point we heard it again on the NY side, and saw it fly out onto a
log on the far shore.  It stayed there for a few seconds, and then flew
bank into the woods where we could hear it calling as it moved through
the woods.

5/29/2016 2:14 PM, Nancy A. Brown wrote:
> THis morning 7:15 am stop at West Rutland Marsh had no juvenile Saw-whet Owls found outside box in apple tree, (yesterday there were 3) .  At 11:30 am after waiting an hour the Prothonotary at Buckner Preserve in West Haven was heard and 2 other birders did get a glimpse of it. It was on the river bank tree line, across from the first pond and moving quickly east as it call a dozen times.  They saw it as it crossed road at east end of pond.

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Date:    Sun, 29 May 2016 18:58:57 +0000
From:    Ruth <[log in to unmask]>
Subject: <No subject given>

set VTBIRD NODIGEST


Ruth Stewart
E. Dorset, VT

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Date:    Sun, 29 May 2016 22:01:59 +0000
From:    Ruth <[log in to unmask]>
Subject: Fw: eBird Report - Hildene - Lincoln Family Home, May 28, 2016

16 folk surveyed the bird populations at Hildene on Sat.  Bluebirds were feeding young and cardinals 'nest building'? maybe for a 2nd go around?   There certainly were far more 'heards' than visuals that morning.

The next walk will be Saturday, June 18.  It was great that Jim and Teresa Phillips traveled from ? (their now, northern haunts, back to their old birding/living grounds to join us.

Ruth Stewart
E. Dorset, VT

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Sent: Sunday, May 29, 2016 5:37 PM
To: [log in to unmask]
Subject: eBird Report - Hildene - Lincoln Family Home, May 28, 2016

Hildene - Lincoln Family Home, Bennington, Vermont, US
May 28, 2016 6:45 AM - 9:25 AM
Protocol: Traveling
2.0 mile(s)
Comments:     70 degrees, sunny
36 species

Canada Goose  2
Ruffed Grouse  1     heard only
Mourning Dove  1
Ruby-throated Hummingbird  1
Red-bellied Woodpecker  2
Yellow-bellied Sapsucker  1
Pileated Woodpecker  1
Eastern Wood-Pewee  3
Eastern Phoebe  2
Great Crested Flycatcher  2
Red-eyed Vireo  9
Blue Jay  3
American Crow  9
Tree Swallow  1
Black-capped Chickadee  2
Tufted Titmouse  4
White-breasted Nuthatch  2
House Wren  1
Eastern Bluebird  2
Veery  3
Wood Thrush  2
American Robin  7
Gray Catbird  4
Ovenbird  8
Black-and-white Warbler  5
Common Yellowthroat  6
Chestnut-sided Warbler  2
Black-throated Blue Warbler  3
Pine Warbler  1
Black-throated Green Warbler  1
White-throated Sparrow  3
Song Sparrow  3
Northern Cardinal  2     Female carrying long piece of grass being followed by male
Rose-breasted Grosbeak  1
Indigo Bunting  3
American Goldfinch  1

View this checklist online at http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist?subID=S29975660

This report was generated automatically by eBird v3 (http://ebird.org/vt)

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Date:    Sun, 29 May 2016 22:47:06 +0000
From:    Scott Morrical <[log in to unmask]>
Subject: No. Mockingbird pair in So. Burlington

Hello:


This morning I observed a pair of Northern Mockingbirds near the south end loop of Sommerfield Ave., in the Cider Mill development in South Burlington.


In the same location a Green Heron was perched in a tree and regularly calling its bizarre "skyow" call; a second Green Heron occasionally answered from a hidden location along the small creek to the south.


Also nearby, a Willow Flycatcher was calling from the shrubland west of Sommerfield x Braeburn in the Cider Mill development.  The species has apparently been breeding there for the past 2 years or more but alas, the site is threatened imminently by new housing construction.


Scott Morrical,

South Burlington

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Date:    Sun, 29 May 2016 23:15:38 +0000
From:    Susan Elliott <[log in to unmask]>
Subject: Rutland County Audubon Century Count

Rutland County Audubon had a successful day yesterday for our Century Count - 100 species. You can read the full report here:
http://rutlandcountyaudubon.org/journal/2016/5/29/century-count-xxi.html

Sue Elliott

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