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David Merker
Etna, New Hampshire
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On May 21, 2019, at 12:00 AM, VTBIRD automatic digest system <[log in to unmask]<mailto:[log in to unmask]>> wrote:

There are 14 messages totaling 391 lines in this issue.

Topics of the day:

 1. Unusual death (4)
 2. 100+ Species in Rutland County
 3. foy (2)
 4. Scarlet Tanager
 5. Cerulean Warblers, southern end of Snake Mountain, Bridport/Cornwall
 6. Grantham, NH - 15 warblers, 48 species in 2 hours on Sunday
 7. Windham White Wing Scoter reported in error this morning. 5/20/19
 8. Warblers
 9. Warbler jackpot - Burlington
10. Warblers Old Brandon Rd, May 20, 2019

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Date:    Mon, 20 May 2019 05:28:32 -0400
From:    BRUCE FLEWELLING <[log in to unmask]<mailto:[log in to unmask]>>
Subject: Unusual death

Yesterday afternoon, I found a dead Mourning Dove. While looking it over to see if I could figure out why it died, I found a 1" long small twig embedded in its breast. There was no other sign of trauma. Has anyone ever seen anything like that?


Bruce Flewelling

RT. 73, Rochester

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Date:    Mon, 20 May 2019 05:37:23 -0400
From:    Veer Frost <[log in to unmask]<mailto:[log in to unmask]>>
Subject: Re: Unusual death

Please say I'm wrong, my imagination jumps to a deliberate thing, a
shock when I was coming online to report one of the best moments of
the spring, FOY Veery singing in first light.Veer Frost, Passumpsic
NEK

On 5/20/2019 at 5:28 AM, "BRUCE FLEWELLING"  wrote:Yesterday
afternoon, I found a dead Mourning Dove. While looking it over to see
if I could figure out why it died, I found a 1" long small twig
embedded in its breast. There was no other sign of trauma. Has anyone
ever seen anything like that?
Bruce Flewelling

RT. 73, Rochester

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Date:    Mon, 20 May 2019 05:55:54 -0400
From:    BRUCE FLEWELLING <[log in to unmask]<mailto:[log in to unmask]>>
Subject: Re: Unusual death

I can't believe it was a deliberate act. It was maybe 1/8" in diameter, and it appeared dead so it was stiff. My thought is that it ran into it while landing on a limb.

Bruce


On May 20, 2019 at 5:37 AM Veer Frost <[log in to unmask]<mailto:[log in to unmask]>> wrote:


Please say I'm wrong, my imagination jumps to a deliberate thing, a
shock when I was coming online to report one of the best moments of
the spring, FOY Veery singing in first light.Veer Frost, Passumpsic
NEK

On 5/20/2019 at 5:28 AM, "BRUCE FLEWELLING"  wrote:Yesterday
afternoon, I found a dead Mourning Dove. While looking it over to see
if I could figure out why it died, I found a 1" long small twig
embedded in its breast. There was no other sign of trauma. Has anyone
ever seen anything like that?
Bruce Flewelling

RT. 73, Rochester

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Date:    Mon, 20 May 2019 06:28:33 -0400
From:    Veer Frost <[log in to unmask]<mailto:[log in to unmask]>>
Subject: Re: Unusual death

Thank you, Bruce, I'd say too much tv if I owned one : ). Birds can
seem to be made out of air itself.Veer

On 5/20/2019 at 5:56 AM, "BRUCE FLEWELLING"  wrote:I can't believe it
was a deliberate act. It was maybe 1/8" in diameter, and it appeared
dead so it was stiff. My thought is that it ran into it while landing
on a limb.

Bruce
On May 20, 2019 at 5:37 AM Veer Frost  wrote:


Please say I'm wrong, my imagination jumps to a deliberate thing, a
shock when I was coming online to report one of the best moments of
the spring, FOY Veery singing in first light.Veer Frost, Passumpsic
NEK

On 5/20/2019 at 5:28 AM, "BRUCE FLEWELLING"  wrote:Yesterday
afternoon, I found a dead Mourning Dove. While looking it over to
see
if I could figure out why it died, I found a 1" long small twig
embedded in its breast. There was no other sign of trauma. Has
anyone
ever seen anything like that?
Bruce Flewelling

RT. 73, Rochester

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Date:    Mon, 20 May 2019 11:37:08 +0000
From:    Susan Elliott <[log in to unmask]<mailto:[log in to unmask]>>
Subject: 100+ Species in Rutland County

Each year Rutland County Audubon attempts to count 100 species in Rutland County in one day. On May 18 we surpassed our goal, ending up with 106 species. As with everywhere else in Vermont on Saturday, warbler was the word of the day, with 23 warbler species seen or heard on our count. The full report and list is here:
http://rutlandcountyaudubon.org/journal/2019/5/19/trip-report-century-count-xxiv-may-18.html

Sue Elliott

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Date:    Mon, 20 May 2019 08:19:23 -0400
From:    Leslie Nulty <[log in to unmask]<mailto:[log in to unmask]>>
Subject: foy

red-breasted nuthatch
indigo bunting
white-crowned sparrow

Could my "Connecticut Warbler" have been a "Nashville?"  except that the
grey was on the throat....Hasn't come back so no photos....

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Best regards,

Leslie

Leslie Nulty
P.O. Box 1121
Jericho Center, VT 05465
home office: 802-899-4582
cell: 802-324-1496

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Date:    Mon, 20 May 2019 08:50:25 -0400
From:    Mary and Ken Spencer <[log in to unmask]<mailto:[log in to unmask]>>
Subject: Scarlet Tanager

We had a Scarlet Tanager come and check out our orange slices this morning.  I had no idea that they would be attracted by that also.  It was a thrill to see him so close.

Mary Spencer
Duxbury

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Date:    Mon, 20 May 2019 09:11:32 -0400
From:    Ian Worley <[log in to unmask]<mailto:[log in to unmask]>>
Subject: Cerulean Warblers, southern end of Snake Mountain, Bridport/Cornwall

Two Cerulean Warblers were singing this morning from the location on the
southern end of Snake Mountain in woods behind our home, where they have
been reported since 2008.   Typically they have been first noted the
second week of May.

Ian

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Date:    Mon, 20 May 2019 14:16:55 +0000
From:    "Sheridan Brown (Birds)" <[log in to unmask]<mailto:[log in to unmask]>>
Subject: Grantham, NH - 15 warblers, 48 species in 2 hours on Sunday

A Sunday morning walk at the Sawyer Brook Headwaters parcel in Grantham, NH, yielded 48 species.  The first birds of the day included a barred owl hunting along the edges of a large vernal pool and an American Bittern calling loudly from a 30-acre beaver dam wetland on the parcel.

Warblers were numerous, with repeated good looks at Bay-Breasted Warbler, Blackburninan Warbler, Canada Warbler, and Magnolia Warbler among others.

I've been focusing my birding on the Sawyer Brook Headwaters, as I'm part of efforts to permanently protect the 386-acre parcel.  It includes highest-ranked wildlife habitat and some clearings from 2013 and 2014 timber harvesting that could be great mourning warbler habitat (a species I had in another similar area in Grantham last June).  You can learn more about the parcel at https://granthambirdclub.com .

E-Bird Checklist from Sunday:  https://ebird.org/nh/view/checklist/S56486355

Good Birding,

Sheridan Brown
Grantham, NH

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Date:    Mon, 20 May 2019 12:21:08 -0400
From:    Chip Darmstadt <[log in to unmask]<mailto:[log in to unmask]>>
Subject: Re: foy

I was wondering about that Leslie! Nashville's do have that prominent eye
ring - and females have a grey throat. The behavior you described suggests
Nashville as well!
Best, Chip


Chip Darmstadt, Executive Director
North Branch Nature Center
(802) 229-6206
www.NorthBranchNatureCenter.org<http://www.NorthBranchNatureCenter.org>



-----Original Message-----
From: Vermont Birds <[log in to unmask]<mailto:[log in to unmask]>> On Behalf Of Leslie Nulty
Sent: Monday, May 20, 2019 8:19 AM
To: [log in to unmask]<mailto:[log in to unmask]>
Subject: [VTBIRD] foy

red-breasted nuthatch
indigo bunting
white-crowned sparrow

Could my "Connecticut Warbler" have been a "Nashville?"  except that the
grey was on the throat....Hasn't come back so no photos....

--
Best regards,

Leslie

Leslie Nulty
P.O. Box 1121
Jericho Center, VT 05465
home office: 802-899-4582
cell: 802-324-1496

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Date:    Mon, 20 May 2019 12:47:18 -0400
From:    Coleen Lawlor <[log in to unmask]<mailto:[log in to unmask]>>
Subject: Windham White Wing Scoter reported in error this morning. 5/20/19

Hope this did not inconvenience anyone.


Coleen Lawlor

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Date:    Mon, 20 May 2019 16:06:43 -0400
From:    Sue <[log in to unmask]<mailto:[log in to unmask]>>
Subject: Warblers

A walk down Old Brandon Rd. had 11 warbler species. The breathtaking scene was 7 bay-breasteds feeding in hemlocks and cedars. Some hawked insects like a flycatcher. Added bonus was Cape Mays.
Sue Wetmore

Sent from my iPod

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Date:    Mon, 20 May 2019 21:18:34 -0400
From:    Scott Morrical <[log in to unmask]<mailto:[log in to unmask]>>
Subject: Re: Warbler jackpot - Burlington

Larry’s post about Greenmount Cemetery, Burlington, inspired several birders plus myself to visit this morning (Monday 5/20). Since I haven’t seen any other posts about it yet, I can report the following:
3 Philadelphia Vireos.
7 Bay-breasted Warblers.
1 Cape May Warbler.
Also Blackburnian, Magnolia, Chestnut-sided, American Redstart, Black-throated Green, Nashville, and Yellow-rumped Warblers.
Phenomenal looks at most of these.
Cheers,
Scott Morrical

Sent from my iPhone

On May 19, 2019, at 7:05 PM, Liz <[log in to unmask]<mailto:[log in to unmask]>> wrote:



BTW-your grandparents on this side eloped too!Sent from my Verizon 4G LTE smartphone

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From: B Bobolinks <[log in to unmask]<mailto:[log in to unmask]>>
Date: 5/19/19  1:53 PM  (GMT-05:00)
To: [log in to unmask]<mailto:[log in to unmask]>
Subject: Re: [VTBIRD] Warbler jackpot - Burlington

Thank you for getting the word out, Larry. That was amazing! Bay-breasted warblers were practically dripping from the cedars!Mae MayvilleEssex Junction Sent from Yahoo Mail for iPhoneOn Sunday, May 19, 2019, 11:09 AM, Larry Clarfeld <[log in to unmask]<mailto:[log in to unmask]>> wrote:Hi VTBIRDERS,There are currently very nice variety of Warblers in Greenmount Cemetery inBurlington. Highlights thus far have includes Cape May, Bay breasted,Wilson's, blackpol, Magnolia, Tennessee, and more...Good birding,Larry

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Date:    Mon, 20 May 2019 22:19:34 -0400
From:    Sue <[log in to unmask]<mailto:[log in to unmask]>>
Subject: Warblers Old Brandon Rd, May 20, 2019

Here is the list from this afternoon.
Sue Wetmore

Sent from my iPod

Begin forwarded

Old Brandon Rd, Rutland, Vermont, US
May 20, 2019 1:30 PM - 4:40 PM
Protocol: Traveling
3.0 mile(s)
44 species

Rock Pigeon (Feral Pigeon)  6
Mourning Dove  1
Ruby-throated Hummingbird  1
Solitary Sandpiper  1
Turkey Vulture  1
Eastern Wood-Pewee  2
Alder Flycatcher  1
Eastern Phoebe  1
Great Crested Flycatcher  2
Eastern Kingbird  3
Yellow-throated Vireo  1
Warbling Vireo  1
Red-eyed Vireo  10
Blue Jay  5
American Crow  3
Common Raven  1
Black-capped Chickadee  1
Tufted Titmouse  1
Veery  1
Wood Thrush  2
American Robin  6
Gray Catbird  5
European Starling  1
American Goldfinch  2
Chipping Sparrow  2
Song Sparrow  4
Swamp Sparrow  1
Baltimore Oriole  4
Red-winged Blackbird  1
Brown-headed Cowbird  3
Ovenbird  6
Common Yellowthroat  3
American Redstart  2
Cape May Warbler  2
Northern Parula  1
Magnolia Warbler  1
Bay-breasted Warbler  7     Chestnut crown, throat and sided. Black face, two white wing bars. Females was duller, faint chestnut wash on sides.
Yellow Warbler  4
Chestnut-sided Warbler  2
Yellow-rumped Warbler  1
Canada Warbler  1
Scarlet Tanager  1
Northern Cardinal  2
House Sparrow  2

View this checklist online at https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S56563890

This report was generated automatically by eBird v3 (https://ebird.org/home)

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