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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