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