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20 Sep: @ 13:51:31 
Putney Hawkwatch [Theresa Armata]
19 Sep: @ 16:28:32 
Re: Owl nights [Barbara Powers]
19 Sep: @ 09:22:26 
Re: Juvenile red-headed woodpecker! (Marlboro) [Cherrie Corey]
19 Sep: @ 09:14:19 
Juvenile red-headed woodpecker! (Marlboro) [Cherrie Corey]
19 Sep: @ 08:45:18 
Owl nights [Ruth]
18 Sep: @ 20:36:18 
Mt Philo Hawks [Liz Lackey]
17 Sep: @ 18:08:08 
Re: Wheatear query [Anne and Andrew]
16 Sep: @ 20:43:02 
Mt Philo hawk watch Sept 15 and Sept 16 [Liz Lackey]
16 Sep: @ 16:44:09 
Wheatear query [Susan Fogleman]
16 Sep: @ 11:44:19 
Great Cormorant still at Wilder Dam [Jim Mead]
16 Sep: @ 08:42:42 
Re: Wheatear present again this evening [Jim Mead]
16 Sep: @ 07:42:59 
Re: Wheatear present again this evening [Mike Resch]
15 Sep: @ 19:23:32 
Re: VTBIRD Digest - 12 Sep 2017 to 14 Sep 2017 (#2017-234) [Clara Mason]
15 Sep: @ 18:38:20 
Warbler [Sue]
15 Sep: @ 15:50:18 
Wheatear present again this evening [Anne Hunter and Andrew Knafel]
15 Sep: @ 12:55:29 
The Big Sit! - Birding event [Rich Kelley]
14 Sep: @ 22:22:30 
Mansfield banding [Chris Rimmer]
14 Sep: @ 18:39:41 
Re: Visitors at the suet feeder. [Henry W. Burton]
14 Sep: @ 18:34:59 
Visitors at the suet feeder. [Henry W. Burton]
14 Sep: @ 16:42:52 
Wheatear still present at 5PM [Anne and Andrew]
14 Sep: @ 11:15:42 
Northern Wheatear in Shaftsbury [Anne and Andrew]
14 Sep: @ 06:54:38 
UVM Peregrine [Scott Morrical]
12 Sep: @ 14:48:21 
Re: Jaegers Charlotte Town Beach, Sep 12 [David Hoag]
12 Sep: @ 10:24:43 
Jaegers Charlotte Town Beach, Sep 10, 2017 [SUE WETMORE]
11 Sep: @ 23:27:09 
Re: VTBIRD Digest - 10 Sep 2017 to 11 Sep 2017 (#2017-232) [Clara Mason]
11 Sep: @ 18:20:18 
Mt Philo Hawkwatch [Liz Lackey]
11 Sep: @ 14:44:07 
Black-bellied Plovers [michelep]
11 Sep: @ 07:30:23 
UVM Peregrine [Scott Morrical]
10 Sep: @ 21:27:00 
Missisquoi NWR Bird Monitoring Walk [Ken Copenhaver]
10 Sep: @ 20:00:05 
Mt. Philo hawk migration report [Liz Lackey]
10 Sep: @ 10:40:11 
Vireo migration at Emerald Lake [Martha Pfeiffer]
09 Sep: @ 13:45:19 
Sabine's Gull on Lake Champlain [Allan Strong]
09 Sep: @ 10:30:55 
Bay Breasted and Tennessee Warblers at Red Rocks Park [Scott Morrical]
08 Sep: @ 11:34:02 
Wilson's warbler [Sue]
07 Sep: @ 18:32:46 
Westminster Station Nighthawk Count [Donald Clark]
07 Sep: @ 17:27:09 
Re: Westminster Station Nighthawk Count [Eugenia Cooke]
06 Sep: @ 20:31:29 
Re: Brattleboro Nighthawks [Cherrie Corey]
06 Sep: @ 07:10:51 
Re: Westminster Station Nighthawk Count [Donald Clark]
06 Sep: @ 05:20:03 
Re: Westminster Station Nighthawk Count [Cyndi Miller]
05 Sep: @ 20:53:15 
Westminster Station Nighthawk Count [Donald Clark]
05 Sep: @ 20:50:15 
Brattleboro Nighthawks [Paul Miksis]
05 Sep: @ 18:01:52 
Shorebirds at Charlotte Town Beach [Bruce MacPherson]
05 Sep: @ 13:38:02 
Re: Common Nighthawks [Poleysgmavt]
05 Sep: @ 13:21:47 
Warbler fall out in Norwich [Chris Rimmer]
05 Sep: @ 12:56:49 
Re: Common Nighthawks [Mundi Smithers]
05 Sep: @ 12:56:38 
Re: Common Nighthawks [Mundi Smithers]
05 Sep: @ 12:53:26 
Re: Common Nighthawks [Poleysgmavt]
05 Sep: @ 12:33:06 
Fwd: Common Nighthawks [Mundi Smithers]
05 Sep: @ 12:28:52 
Re: Common Nighthawks [Liz Lackey]
05 Sep: @ 10:06:41 
Common Nighthawks [Mundi Smithers]





Subject: Putney Hawkwatch
Date: Wed Sep 20 2017 13:51 pm
From: tarmat AT comcast.net
 
The Putney Mt Hawkwatch Attained a Double Double on Tuesday 9/19:

10,000 Hawks counted for the year. (and we are still in Sept). The total of all hawks: 10,738.

10,000 Broadwing Hawks counted. Total Broadwings for the year: 10,140.

Terri Armata
Bennington



Subject: Owl nights
Date: Tue Sep 19 2017 16:28 pm
From: barkiepvt AT hotmail.com
 
A little confusing. You said great horned owls but listed barred owls. What did you see or hear? Thanks.
Barbara Powers

Sent from my iPhone

> On Sep 19, 2017, at 9:45 AM, Ruth wrote:
>
> While not getting out enough to catch any day time warbler activity, I have enjoyed the hardy vocalizations of the Great Horned Owls the past 2 nights. I could pick out at least 2 'talkers', but probably more.
>
>
> A giant swallowtail butterfly in the yard too.
>
>
> ruth stewart
>
> e dorset
>
>
> Ruth Stewart
> E. Dorset, VT
>
>
> ________________________________
> From: ebird-checklist@cornell.edu
> Sent: Tuesday, September 19, 2017 9:41 AM
> To: birder_rws@hotmail.com
> Subject: eBird Report - My yard birds - 324 Morse Hill Rd. E. Dorset, Sep 18, 2017
>
> My yard birds - 324 Morse Hill Rd. E. Dorset, Bennington, Vermont, US
> Sep 18, 2017 9:15 PM
> Protocol: Incidental
> 1 species
>
> Barred Owl 2 At least two vocalizing.. adults and young
>
> View this checklist online at http://ebird.org/ebird/view/ch...
>
> This report was generated automatically by eBird v3 (http://ebird.org/vt)
> [http://ebird.org/content/vt/wp...
>
> Vermont eBird
> ebird.org
> Your bird sightings can influence more than just the birding and conservation worlds. eBird checklists are a quintessential example of ˜Big Data™”a massive ...



Subject: Juvenile red-headed woodpecker! (Marlboro)
Date: Tue Sep 19 2017 9:22 am
From: cherrie.corey62 AT gmail.com
 
I checked eBird for Windham county reports and see a RHWP was seen about ten years ago on Oct. 1.  I™m wondering if anyone on the list has had their own sightings, especially in the eastern part of the state, that might not have been reported on eBird.


Cherrie A. Corey
Naturalist and photographer
Marlboro, VT
Concord, MA (resident emeritus)
978.760.1933 mobile
www.senseofplace-concord.com



> On Sep 19, 2017, at 10:12 AM, Cherrie Corey wrote:
>
> This morning while sipping on my coffee, a juvenile red-headed woodpecker appeared on the old pear tree right outside our kitchen window. White wing tips visible and small, dark red patch just appearing on its brown head. Got two lousy photos with my iPhone but it was obscured in the canopy by the time I could fetch my camera and longer lens.
>
> Cherrie Corey
> Marlboro, VT



Subject: Juvenile red-headed woodpecker! (Marlboro)
Date: Tue Sep 19 2017 9:14 am
From: cherrie.corey62 AT gmail.com
 
This morning while sipping on my coffee, a juvenile red-headed woodpecker appeared on the old pear tree right outside our kitchen window.  White wing tips visible and small, dark red patch just appearing on its brown head.  Got two lousy photos with my iPhone but it was obscured in the canopy by the time I could fetch my camera and longer lens.

Cherrie Corey
Marlboro, VT



Subject: Owl nights
Date: Tue Sep 19 2017 8:45 am
From: birder_rws AT outlook.com
 
While not getting out enough to catch any day time warbler activity, I have enjoyed the hardy vocalizations of the Great Horned Owls the past 2 nights.  I could pick out at least 2 'talkers', but probably more.


A giant swallowtail butterfly in the yard too.


ruth stewart

e dorset


Ruth Stewart
E. Dorset, VT


________________________________
From: ebird-checklist@cornell.edu
Sent: Tuesday, September 19, 2017 9:41 AM
To: birder_rws@hotmail.com
Subject: eBird Report - My yard birds - 324 Morse Hill Rd. E. Dorset, Sep 18, 2017

My yard birds - 324 Morse Hill Rd. E. Dorset, Bennington, Vermont, US
Sep 18, 2017 9:15 PM
Protocol: Incidental
1 species

Barred Owl 2 At least two vocalizing.. adults and young

View this checklist online at http://ebird.org/ebird/view/ch...

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

Vermont eBird
ebird.org
Your bird sightings can influence more than just the birding and conservation worlds. eBird checklists are a quintessential example of Big Dataa massive ...



Subject: Mt Philo Hawks
Date: Mon Sep 18 2017 20:36 pm
From: lackeytomliz AT pwshift.com
 
Here is today™s list of birds.  South wind, blue skies and few broad-winged hawks.  The largest group of broadwings was 8.  Many singles came thru.
We counted from 10:30 to 1:30p.

Northern Harrier 1
Sharp-shinned 12
Osprey 1
Bald Eagle 2 (immatures)
Amer Kestrel 2
Broad-wings 29

The Red-tails and Turkey Vultures were entertaining, but not migratory.

A lone chimney swift was a pleasant surprise.

Liz Lackey



Subject: Wheatear query
Date: Sun Sep 17 2017 18:08 pm
From: anneandandrew AT clearbrookfarm.com
 
Sorry, just now seeing this.
the bird has not been seen today.
Anne (in Shaftsbury, VT)


> On Sep 16, 2017, at 5:44 PM, Susan Fogleman wrote:
>
> Somehow I must have missed the initial post about the Wheatear! Please fill me in on its location.
>
> Thanks,
> Susan Fogleman
> Campton NH



Subject: Mt Philo hawk watch Sept 15 and Sept 16
Date: Sat Sep 16 2017 20:43 pm
From: lackeytomliz AT pwshift.com
 
Sept 15	Sept 16
Northern Harrier 1 1
Osprey 3 1
Sharp-Shinned 4 18
Coopers 4 3
Bald Eagle 9 20
Broad-winged 149 901
Amer Kestrel 12 2

On Sept 15 there was a light breeze from the north. Birds were medium height in sky. Migration dropped off after 1pm.
Today, on Sept 16, there was a variable light wind. Mostly from the south. Birds were quite close and low. Migration dropped off after 1pm.

Hourly results can be found on ebird.

Liz Lackey



Subject: Wheatear query
Date: Sat Sep 16 2017 16:44 pm
From: sfogleman AT roadrunner.com
 
Somehow I must have missed the initial post about the Wheatear!  Please fill me in on its location.

Thanks,
Susan Fogleman
Campton NH



Subject: Great Cormorant still at Wilder Dam
Date: Sat Sep 16 2017 11:44 am
From: jimmead4 AT gmail.com
 
Hello all,

The Mayville's and I are here now and did see the Great Cormorant juvenile a few minutes ago, just below the dam. It then picked up and flew to the upper part of the dam.

Enjoy Birds,

Jim Mead



Subject: Wheatear present again this evening
Date: Sat Sep 16 2017 8:42 am
From: jimmead4 AT gmail.com
 
Hello all,

I'm at the Wheatear location now with the Mayville's and we just saw it. It was first seen at 9:17 a.m.

Enjoy Birds,

Jim Mead

Sent from my iPhone

> On Sep 16, 2017, at 8:42 AM, Mike Resch <0000012cec6153db-dmarc-request@list.uvm.edu> wrote:
>
> Any updates on the Wheatear this morning? I'm thinking of making the trek out your way to look for it but hoping for a positive update first.
>
> Thanks -
>
> Mike Resch
> Pepperell, MA
>
>
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Anne Hunter and Andrew Knafel
> To: VTBIRD
> Sent: Fri, Sep 15, 2017 4:50 pm
> Subject: [VTBIRD] Wheatear present again this evening
>
> The wheatear was seen this AM by a number of folks and then was not seen for a bit, but it reappeared just now for anyone interested in coming over the weekend.
> Andrew



Subject: Wheatear present again this evening
Date: Sat Sep 16 2017 7:42 am
From: 0000012cec6153db-dmarc-request AT list.uvm.edu
 
Any updates on the Wheatear this morning?  I'm thinking of making the trek out your way to look for it but hoping for a positive update first.

Thanks -

Mike Resch
Pepperell, MA


-----Original Message-----
From: Anne Hunter and Andrew Knafel
To: VTBIRD
Sent: Fri, Sep 15, 2017 4:50 pm
Subject: [VTBIRD] Wheatear present again this evening

The wheatear was seen this AM by a number of folks and then was not seen for a bit, but it reappeared just now for anyone interested in coming over the weekend.
Andrew



Subject: VTBIRD Digest - 12 Sep 2017 to 14 Sep 2017 (#2017-234)
Date: Fri Sep 15 2017 19:23 pm
From: cmason AT olypen.com
 
Please remove my email from this list. I have send many emails to
VTBird and to Cornell eBird

and nothing seems to work. Somehow I was able to get onto this list for
a short visit to VT

in June, but there seems to be no way to get off the list. I'm hoping
that someone out there

knows how to get me off this list. Several of you have given me info
but none of those

suggestions seems to work........Clara Mason


On 9/14/2017 9:00 PM, VTBIRD automatic digest system wrote:
> There are 6 messages totaling 138 lines in this issue.
>
> Topics of the day:
>
> 1. UVM Peregrine
> 2. Northern Wheatear in Shaftsbury
> 3. Wheatear still present at 5PM
> 4. Visitors at the suet feeder. (2)
> 5. Mansfield banding
>
> ----------------------------------------------------------------------
>
> Date: Thu, 14 Sep 2017 07:54:35 -0400
> From: Scott Morrical
> Subject: UVM Peregrine
>
> Peregrine Falcon, on the water tower, Given parking lot at UVM, 7:54 AM
>
> Sent from my iPhone
>
> ------------------------------
>
> Date: Thu, 14 Sep 2017 12:15:36 -0400
> From: Anne and Andrew
> Subject: Northern Wheatear in Shaftsbury
>
> As I was leaving our farm field 1 hour ago I saw a N. Wheatear and took photos. I called a local birder got back to my farm to drop off veggies and then headed back up and relocated the bird. I will post pictures later.
>
> To try to find bird drive down Depot Rd from the south end. Just past firehouse on your right and on left is our field.. Park past firehouse and just before RR tracks and walk down into field through deer fence gate the bird was first right by gate and then up in field a little. Please stay on farm roads and good luck.
>
> Map Link:
>
> https://www.google.com/maps/pl...
>
> Andrew
> Shaftsbury VT
>
> ------------------------------
>
> Date: Thu, 14 Sep 2017 17:40:39 -0400
> From: Anne and Andrew
> Subject: Wheatear still present at 5PM
>
> Wheatear still present at 5PM.
>
> Andrew Knafel
> Shaftsbury
>
> ------------------------------
>
> Date: Thu, 14 Sep 2017 19:34:55 -0400
> From: "Henry W. Burton"
> Subject: Visitors at the suet feeder.
>
> Tonight just at dusk there were three American Burying beetles (Nicrophorus americanus) eating suet at the feeding station. Took some video. Federally endangered.
>
> ------------------------------
>
> Date: Thu, 14 Sep 2017 19:39:39 -0400
> From: "Henry W. Burton"
> Subject: Re: Visitors at the suet feeder.
>
> Forgot to put in location. Holland Pond, Orleans county.
>
> ------------------------------
>
> Date: Thu, 14 Sep 2017 23:21:56 -0400
> From: Chris Rimmer
> Subject: Mansfield banding
>
> VCE wrapped up our 2017 field season on Mansfield yesterday, with weather
> that couldn't have been more benign -- clear skies, calm winds, relatively
> warm temperatures. We'd have given our eye teeth for those conditions in
> June!
>
> Although our main field season ends on ~August 1 each year, we always
> return to the ridgeline in mid-September for a final session, in part to
> witness the unexplained resurgence of Bicknell's Thrush (BITH) activity, in
> part to intercept fall migrants, in part because it's just plain fun. We
> set 23 nets on Tuesday evening, catching 8 birds by nightfall. Brisk west
> winds kept the dusk BITH "chorus" to a minimum, but a few birds teed off
> briefly, mostly calling, with a few songs thrown in. Winds dropped
> overnight, and nets were open by 6 am (as opposed to 0415 two months ago --
> love the shorter days...). The dawn chorus was robust, with 10-12 BITH
> calling vigorously at times, even sporadically into mid-morning, and a few
> singing. Virtually everyone else was silent, though we heard a few
> Swainson's Thrushes overhead at first light, apparently still migrating or
> coming down from their night's flight.
>
> Although we were never inundated with birds, suggesting that no big fall
> out occurred, action was steady through the morning. No real surprises,
> except for the fact that we captured only a single Blackpoll Warbler (we
> mist netted 46 last year on 9/14) . A few non-local species like Wood
> Thrush and American Redstart were crowd pleasers. A flock of 6 American
> Pipits seen and photographed by Chuck Gangas on open areas of the ridgeline
> was a premonition of things to come.
>
> Our grand tally of 67 birds included the following:
>
> Red-eyed Vireo 4
> Brown Creeper 1
> Golden-crowned Kinglet 8
> Ruby-crowned Kinglet 4
> Bicknell's Thrush 11 8 new birds (2 adults, 6 hatch-years); 3
> recaptures of previously banded males
> Swainson's Thrush 5 new (1 adult, 4 hatching-year birds)
> Wood Thrush 1
> Ovenbird 3
> American Redstart 1 adult male
> Magnolia Warbler 1
> Blackpoll Warbler 1
> Black-throated Blue Warbler 8
> Yellow-rumped Warbler (Myrtle) 11
> Dark-eyed Junco (Slate-colored) 7
> White-throated Sparrow 1
>
> View this checklist online at http://ebird.org/ebird/view/ch
> ecklist/S39172511
>
> We'll be back at it next spring for year #27, already looking forward to it!
>
> ________________________
>
> Chris Rimmer
> Vermont Center for Ecostudies
> PO Box 420 | Norwich, Vermont 05055
> 802.649.1431 x202 <(802)%20649-1431>
> http://vtecostudies.org/
>
>
>
> ------------------------------
>
> End of VTBIRD Digest - 12 Sep 2017 to 14 Sep 2017 (#2017-234)
> *************************************************************
>



Subject: Warbler
Date: Fri Sep 15 2017 18:38 pm
From: 2birdvt AT comcast.net
 
A black-throated blue warbler was seen at the Robt. Frost Trail. Also a kingfisher and blue jay .
Sue Wetmore

Sent from my iPod



Subject: Wheatear present again this evening
Date: Fri Sep 15 2017 15:50 pm
From: anneandandrew AT clearbrookfarm.com
 
The wheatear was seen this AM by a number of folks and then was not seen for a bit, but it reappeared just now for anyone interested in coming over the weekend.
Andrew



Subject: The Big Sit! - Birding event
Date: Fri Sep 15 2017 12:55 pm
From: rich AT westswanton.com
 
---------- Forwarded message ----------
From: Friends of Missisquoi
Date: Fri, Sep 15, 2017 at 1:49 PM
Subject: The Big Sit! - Birding event
To: Friends of Missisquoi

Please join the Friends of Missisquoi National Wildlife Refuge for The Big
Sit! A day-long birding event on Saturday, October 7th, 2017.



The Big Sit! is an annual, international, noncompetitive birding event
hosted by *Bird Watcher™s Digest *and founded by the New Haven
(Connecticut) Bird Club. The Big Sit! is like a Big Day or a bird-a-thon in
that the object is to tally as many bird species as can be seen or heard within
24 hours. It™s been described as a tailgate party for birders.



Although referred to as a 24-hour event, we™ll be concentrating on daylight
hours, and will setting up by 6:30am at the observation deck on the Stephen
J. Young Marsh, and staying until sunset, about 6:30pm. Anyone is welcome
to stop by anytime during the day and stay as briefly, or as long, as you
like. In the event of extreme weather, we™ll re-schedule for Sunday,
October 8th.



The Stephen J. Young Marsh is located on Tabor Road ,
about 1 mile south of the refuge Headquarters. There is a parking lot on
the left (east) side of the road and it™s just a short walk to the
observation deck.



While it™s existed for several years, this is the first such event on the
Missisquoi Refuge, and we™re looking forward to seeing you there!


For updates, please join our Facebook event
, or visit our website
!



Subject: Mansfield banding
Date: Thu Sep 14 2017 22:22 pm
From: crimmer AT vtecostudies.org
 
VCE wrapped up our 2017 field season on Mansfield yesterday, with weather
that couldn't have been more benign -- clear skies, calm winds, relatively
warm temperatures. We'd have given our eye teeth for those conditions in
June!

Although our main field season ends on ~August 1 each year, we always
return to the ridgeline in mid-September for a final session, in part to
witness the unexplained resurgence of Bicknell's Thrush (BITH) activity, in
part to intercept fall migrants, in part because it's just plain fun. We
set 23 nets on Tuesday evening, catching 8 birds by nightfall. Brisk west
winds kept the dusk BITH "chorus" to a minimum, but a few birds teed off
briefly, mostly calling, with a few songs thrown in. Winds dropped
overnight, and nets were open by 6 am (as opposed to 0415 two months ago --
love the shorter days...). The dawn chorus was robust, with 10-12 BITH
calling vigorously at times, even sporadically into mid-morning, and a few
singing. Virtually everyone else was silent, though we heard a few
Swainson's Thrushes overhead at first light, apparently still migrating or
coming down from their night's flight.

Although we were never inundated with birds, suggesting that no big fall
out occurred, action was steady through the morning. No real surprises,
except for the fact that we captured only a single Blackpoll Warbler (we
mist netted 46 last year on 9/14) . A few non-local species like Wood
Thrush and American Redstart were crowd pleasers. A flock of 6 American
Pipits seen and photographed by Chuck Gangas on open areas of the ridgeline
was a premonition of things to come.

Our grand tally of 67 birds included the following:

Red-eyed Vireo 4
Brown Creeper 1
Golden-crowned Kinglet 8
Ruby-crowned Kinglet 4
Bicknell's Thrush 11 8 new birds (2 adults, 6 hatch-years); 3
recaptures of previously banded males
Swainson's Thrush 5 new (1 adult, 4 hatching-year birds)
Wood Thrush 1
Ovenbird 3
American Redstart 1 adult male
Magnolia Warbler 1
Blackpoll Warbler 1
Black-throated Blue Warbler 8
Yellow-rumped Warbler (Myrtle) 11
Dark-eyed Junco (Slate-colored) 7
White-throated Sparrow 1

View this checklist online at http://ebird.org/ebird/view/ch
ecklist/S39172511

We'll be back at it next spring for year #27, already looking forward to it!

________________________

Chris Rimmer
Vermont Center for Ecostudies
PO Box 420 | Norwich, Vermont 05055
802.649.1431 x202 <(802)%20649-1431>
http://vtecostudies.org/



Subject: Visitors at the suet feeder.
Date: Thu Sep 14 2017 18:39 pm
From: hwb1919 AT gmail.com
 
Forgot to put in location. Holland Pond, Orleans county.



Subject: Visitors at the suet feeder.
Date: Thu Sep 14 2017 18:34 pm
From: hwb1919 AT gmail.com
 
Tonight just at dusk there were three American Burying beetles  (Nicrophorus americanus) eating suet at the feeding station. Took some video. Federally endangered.



Subject: Wheatear still present at 5PM
Date: Thu Sep 14 2017 16:42 pm
From: anneandandrew AT clearbrookfarm.com
 
Wheatear still present at 5PM.

Andrew Knafel
Shaftsbury



Subject: Northern Wheatear in Shaftsbury
Date: Thu Sep 14 2017 11:15 am
From: anneandandrew AT clearbrookfarm.com
 
As I was leaving our farm field 1 hour ago I saw a N. Wheatear and took photos. I called a local birder got back to my farm to drop off veggies and then headed back up and relocated the bird. I will post pictures later.

To try to find bird drive down Depot Rd from the south end. Just past firehouse on your right and on left is our field.. Park past firehouse and just before RR tracks and walk down into field through deer fence gate the bird was first right by gate and then up in field a little. Please stay on farm roads and good luck.

Map Link:

https://www.google.com/maps/pl...

Andrew
Shaftsbury VT



Subject: UVM Peregrine
Date: Thu Sep 14 2017 6:54 am
From: smorrica AT uvm.edu
 
Peregrine Falcon, on the water tower, Given parking lot at UVM, 7:54 AM

Sent from my iPhone



Subject: Jaegers Charlotte Town Beach, Sep 12
Date: Tue Sep 12 2017 14:48 pm
From: 00000139fcf15d8e-dmarc-request AT list.uvm.edu
 
In Grand Isle, at 8:00 AM, Sep 12,  two  jaegers ” one light, one dark ”
flying leisurely south together a couple feet above the water.

Dave Hoag, Grand Isle.



Subject: Jaegers Charlotte Town Beach, Sep 10, 2017
Date: Tue Sep 12 2017 10:24 am
From: 2birdvt AT comcast.net
 
A nice afternoon of lake watching.
Sue Wetmore
> ---------- Original Message ----
>
> Charlotte Town Beach, Chittenden, Vermont, US
> Sep 10, 2017 11:30 AM - 3:30 PM
> Protocol: Stationary
> 15 species (+1 other taxa)
>
> Canada Goose 1
> Mallard 22
> Common Loon 2
> Double-crested Cormorant 28
> Turkey Vulture 1
> Northern Harrier 1
> Semipalmated Plover 1
> Killdeer 1
> Sanderling 2
> Greater Yellowlegs 4
> jaeger sp. 2 First bird dark overall, white in primaries. Second bird no visible white in Primaries, dark terminal tail band. Both birds harassed ring-billed gulls.
> Tern like manoevers , straight flight steady and low over the water.
> Ring-billed Gull 20
> Herring Gull 1
> Great Black-backed Gull 1
> Belted Kingfisher 1
> Barn Swallow 1
>
> View this checklist online at http://ebird.org/ebird/view/ch...
>
> This report was generated automatically by eBird v3 (http://ebird.org)



Subject: VTBIRD Digest - 10 Sep 2017 to 11 Sep 2017 (#2017-232)
Date: Mon Sep 11 2017 23:27 pm
From: cmason AT olypen.com
 
Please remove my email from this list........C Mason


On 9/11/2017 9:00 PM, VTBIRD automatic digest system wrote:
> There are 3 messages totaling 52 lines in this issue.
>
> Topics of the day:
>
> 1. UVM Peregrine
> 2. Black-bellied Plovers
> 3. Mt Philo Hawkwatch
>
> ----------------------------------------------------------------------
>
> Date: Mon, 11 Sep 2017 08:30:13 -0400
> From: Scott Morrical
> Subject: UVM Peregrine
>
> The Peregrine Falcon is on the north side of the water tower, Given Bldg parking lot, right now (8:30 AM).
> Scott
>
> Sent from my iPhone
>
> ------------------------------
>
> Date: Mon, 11 Sep 2017 15:43:58 -0400
> From: michelep
> Subject: Black-bellied Plovers
>
>
>
> Two at Blodgett Beach on the rocks right now
> Sent via the Samsung Galaxy Express 3, an AT&T 4G LTE smartphone
>
> ------------------------------
>
> Date: Mon, 11 Sep 2017 19:20:11 -0400
> From: Liz Lackey
> Subject: Mt Philo Hawkwatch
>
> Today was quieter than yesterday on Mt Philo summit. A gentle north breeze, blue sky and few visible birds. And we were surrounded by huge swarms of recently hatched flying ants. However no common nighthawks came through to vacuum them up.
>
> Our count was made from 11am to 2pm. Later I did another hour count down on the north meadow and picked up a few more birds.
>
> Broadwings 84
> Bald Eagles 6
> Osprey 1
> Sharp-shinned 4
> Coopers Hawk 1
> American Kestrel 3
>
> Present: Jim Osborne, Ted Murin, Qing Ren, Taj Schottland, Liz Lackey
>
> Keep looking up,
>
> Liz Lackey
>
> ------------------------------
>
> End of VTBIRD Digest - 10 Sep 2017 to 11 Sep 2017 (#2017-232)
> *************************************************************
>



Subject: Mt Philo Hawkwatch
Date: Mon Sep 11 2017 18:20 pm
From: lackeytomliz AT pwshift.com
 
Today was quieter than yesterday on Mt Philo summit.  A gentle north breeze, blue sky and few visible birds.  And we were surrounded by huge swarms of recently hatched flying ants.  However no common nighthawks came through to vacuum them up.

Our count was made from 11am to 2pm. Later I did another hour count down on the north meadow and picked up a few more birds.

Broadwings 84
Bald Eagles 6
Osprey 1
Sharp-shinned 4
Coopers Hawk 1
American Kestrel 3

Present: Jim Osborne, Ted Murin, Qing Ren, Taj Schottland, Liz Lackey

Keep looking up,

Liz Lackey



Subject: Black-bellied Plovers
Date: Mon Sep 11 2017 14:44 pm
From: michelep AT sover.net
 
Two at Blodgett Beach on the rocks right now
Sent via the Samsung Galaxy Express 3, an AT&T 4G LTE smartphone



Subject: UVM Peregrine
Date: Mon Sep 11 2017 7:30 am
From: smorrica AT uvm.edu
 
The Peregrine Falcon is on the north side of the water tower, Given Bldg parking lot, right now (8:30 AM).
Scott

Sent from my iPhone



Subject: Missisquoi NWR Bird Monitoring Walk
Date: Sun Sep 10 2017 21:27 pm
From: copenhvr AT gmail.com
 
Join us as we monitor a variety of bird species at Missisquoi National
Wildlife Refuge.

This month's Bird Monitoring Walk will be on Saturday September 16, 2017 on
the Stephen Young Marsh Trail. Meet at 8:00 AM at the parking lot on Tabor
Rd across from the marsh, about 1 mile south of the refuge Visitor Center.
If you have any questions, email me at copenhvr@gmail.com

The monthly walks gather long-term data on the presence of birds, their
abundance, and changes in populations. The information we gather is entered
into the Vermont e-Bird database where data is stored by the Cornell Lab of
Ornithology. These walks are appropriate for all levels of birders and
provide a wonderful opportunity to learn about birds throughout the
seasons. Led by Ken Copenhaver and Julie Filiberti, Friends of Missisquoi
National Wildlife Refuge board members.

After 89 months of walks we have observed 147 species. Hope to see you
there!


--Ken Copenhaver

For information on other refuge events, visit: http://friendsofmissisquoi.
org/



Subject: Mt. Philo hawk migration report
Date: Sun Sep 10 2017 20:00 pm
From: lackeytomliz AT pwshift.com
 
After beginning the day at sea level, chasing jaegers on Lake Champlain, a group of us ascended Mt Philo in Charlotte, looking skyward for hawks migrating on the north wind.

Here is our count for the afternoon between 12 - 4pm. The hawk numbers really decreased after 2pm.

Broad-wing hawk 287
Bald Eagle 10
Sharp-shinned Hawk 6
Coopers Hawk 1
Northern Harrier 3
American Kestrel 8

(monarch butterflies in migration 6)

Liz Lackey - scribe



Subject: Vireo migration at Emerald Lake
Date: Sun Sep 10 2017 10:40 am
From: 0000001a1bef7484-dmarc-request AT list.uvm.edu
 
This morning at Emerald Lake in East Dorset, after 40 minutes of quiet activity I strolled up one last trail that opens into a meadow and has a long tree line on both sides. The first clue was hearing a couple of chickadees then suddenly many birds appeared: flying back and forth over the field, high up in the canopy, leaving me struggling to simply get my binocs on even one. I gave up on the fly overs then concentrated on activityin the shrubs and tree tops. near my side of the field I'm sure I missed half of what was in there, but my reward was vireos, all together in one area.
I wanted the moments to last, but as with most migratory flocks, they give you only one half hour at the most and I wish I had been better be prepared. There is no second chance!
http://ebird.org/ebird/view/ch...

, Martha Pfeiffer, Dorset



Subject: Sabine's Gull on Lake Champlain
Date: Sat Sep 9 2017 13:45 pm
From: Allan.Strong AT uvm.edu
 
A group of birders headed out on the Lake in UVM's research vessel, the Melosira. Best bird was an immature Sabine's Gull, which after a bit of a chase, was lured to the boat with some chum. Also, a late Black Tern molting into non-breeding plumage. The Sabine's Gull was actually seen both in Vermont and New York, but the latitude was about equal with Meach Cove in Shelburne.

A couple of record shots of the Sabine's Gull here:
View this checklist online at http://ebird.org/ebird/view/ch...

Allan



Subject: Bay Breasted and Tennessee Warblers at Red Rocks Park
Date: Sat Sep 9 2017 10:30 am
From: smorrica AT uvm.edu
 
Red Rocks Park was very slow when I first entered this morning, but I eventually found one nice little flock of warblers. 1  Bay-breasted, 2-3 Tennessee, 1 Blackpoll, 1 Pine, 1  Northern Parula, 1 Nashville, 2 Black-throated Green, 1 Ovenbird, 2-3 Common Yellowthroat.  Full list is on eBird.
The Ti-Haul Trail was also quite birdy this morning-- warbler species included another Tennessee, Chestnut-sided, and Magnolia. Jim Mead et al. had additional Warblers there but I will let them tell it.
Scott Morrical

Sent from my iPhone



Subject: Wilson's warbler
Date: Fri Sep 8 2017 11:34 am
From: 2birdvt AT comcast.net
 
A mini wave of birds on Hollow Rd in Brandon included:
Scarlet tanager, house wrens chickadees, red-eyed vireo and a Wilson's warbler.
Sue Wetmore

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Subject: Westminster Station Nighthawk Count
Date: Thu Sep 7 2017 18:32 pm
From: sapsbks AT gmail.com
 
Hoping for a possible flight I arrived at 4:45. In the next 15 minutes I had 21 birds and then the clouds came in and the rain arrived. Short night.

Don Clark
Grafton, VT



Subject: Westminster Station Nighthawk Count
Date: Thu Sep 7 2017 17:27 pm
From: euge24241 AT gmail.com
 
I've been reading your nighthawk reports for a few years. Next year we plan
to visit the area to witness an evening or two of this migration. Can you
recommend a date and time of day range, and locations?

On Sep 5, 2017 9:53 PM, "Donald Clark" wrote:

> After the rain I decided to check out my site for a flying ant hatch. I
> was not disappointed as they were everywhere. I scanned for nighthawks for
> half an hour with no success and was about ready to leave when the heavens
> opened and a mega flight began. For half an hour it was literally a non
> stop river of birds. When it was over I had tallied 4096 birds which was
> probably an undercount as I was counting most of the time by myself. My
> biggest night ever and after I™d given up for the season. Wished all who
> helped this season could have been here to enjoy it and hope others were at
> least able to catch parts of it.
>
> Don Clark
> Grafton, VT
>



Subject: Brattleboro Nighthawks
Date: Wed Sep 6 2017 20:31 pm
From: cherrie.corey62 AT gmail.com
 
Hi Paul,

Must have been pretty thrilling to watch! Can you tell me where along the CT River you were watching them? We had a few streaming overhead above our mowing earlier yesterday. I™ve just moved back to the area after 40 years and am reorienting to all the old hotspots and current migration habits.

Thanks,

Cherrie


Cherrie A. Corey
Naturalist and photographer
Marlboro, VT
Concord, MA (emeritus)
978.760.1933 mobile
www.senseofplace-concord.com



> On Sep 5, 2017, at 9:50 PM, Paul Miksis wrote:
>
> I couldn™t really get a count because they were meandering N & S over the river feeding. There were many hundreds. The sky was full of them for at least a half hour.
> Paul Miksis



Subject: Westminster Station Nighthawk Count
Date: Wed Sep 6 2017 7:10 am
From: sapsbks AT gmail.com
 
It was pretty exciting. Put the count up to 11,033 for the season.

> On Sep 6, 2017, at 6:19 AM, Cyndi Miller wrote:
>
> I wondered if you saw the ants. They were so thick here that I couldn't
> walk through the yard. Sounds like an amazing night!
>
> Cyndi
>
>
> Virus-free.
> www.avg.com
>
> <#DAB4FAD8-2DD7-40BB-A1B8-4E2AA1F9FDF2>
>
> On Tue, Sep 5, 2017 at 9:53 PM, Donald Clark wrote:
>
>> After the rain I decided to check out my site for a flying ant hatch. I
>> was not disappointed as they were everywhere. I scanned for nighthawks for
>> half an hour with no success and was about ready to leave when the heavens
>> opened and a mega flight began. For half an hour it was literally a non
>> stop river of birds. When it was over I had tallied 4096 birds which was
>> probably an undercount as I was counting most of the time by myself. My
>> biggest night ever and after I™d given up for the season. Wished all who
>> helped this season could have been here to enjoy it and hope others were at
>> least able to catch parts of it.
>>
>> Don Clark
>> Grafton, VT
>>



Subject: Westminster Station Nighthawk Count
Date: Wed Sep 6 2017 5:20 am
From: off.birding AT gmail.com
 
I wondered if you saw the ants.  They were so thick here that I couldn't
walk through the yard. Sounds like an amazing night!

Cyndi


Virus-free.
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<#DAB4FAD8-2DD7-40BB-A1B8-4E2AA1F9FDF2>

On Tue, Sep 5, 2017 at 9:53 PM, Donald Clark wrote:

> After the rain I decided to check out my site for a flying ant hatch. I
> was not disappointed as they were everywhere. I scanned for nighthawks for
> half an hour with no success and was about ready to leave when the heavens
> opened and a mega flight began. For half an hour it was literally a non
> stop river of birds. When it was over I had tallied 4096 birds which was
> probably an undercount as I was counting most of the time by myself. My
> biggest night ever and after I™d given up for the season. Wished all who
> helped this season could have been here to enjoy it and hope others were at
> least able to catch parts of it.
>
> Don Clark
> Grafton, VT
>



Subject: Westminster Station Nighthawk Count
Date: Tue Sep 5 2017 20:53 pm
From: sapsbks AT gmail.com
 
After the rain I decided to check out my site for a flying ant hatch. I was not disappointed as they were everywhere. I scanned for nighthawks for half an hour with no success and was about ready to leave when the heavens opened and a mega flight began. For half an hour it was literally a non stop river of birds. When it was over I had tallied 4096 birds which was probably an undercount as I was counting most of the time by myself. My biggest night ever and after I™d given up for the season. Wished all who helped this season could have been here to enjoy it and hope others were at least able to catch parts of it.

Don Clark
Grafton, VT



Subject: Brattleboro Nighthawks
Date: Tue Sep 5 2017 20:50 pm
From: pjmiksis AT comcast.net
 
I couldn™t really get a count because they were meandering N & S over the river feeding. There were many hundreds. The sky was full of them for at least a half hour.
Paul Miksis



Subject: Shorebirds at Charlotte Town Beach
Date: Tue Sep 5 2017 18:01 pm
From: 00000017afe5cb7a-dmarc-request AT list.uvm.edu
 
This afternoon (in the rain) I spotted a few shorebirds of interest at the Charlotte Town Beach-Semiplamated Plover (5), Greater Yellowlegs (1), and Sanderling (2). All of them were located on the south side of Holmes Creek.


Bruce MacPherson
South Burlington



Subject: Common Nighthawks
Date: Tue Sep 5 2017 13:38 pm
From: poleys AT gmavt.net
 
Thank you!

Denis
Richmond

Sent from my iPhone

> On Sep 5, 2017, at 1:55 PM, Mundi Smithers wrote:
>
> Haha!! Denis, in my excitement I neglected to include my town!! It is North Pownal, way down in the southwestern corner.
>
> Mundi
> North Pownal
>
>
>
> Mundi Smithers
>
>
> The greatest tragedy in mankind's enitire history may be the hijacking of morality by religion.
> Arthur C Clarke (1917-2008)
>
>
>
>
>
>> On Sep 5, 2017, at 1:53 PM, Poleysgmavt wrote:
>>
>> Mundi,
>>
>> Am I the only reader who doesn't know where you live?
>>
>> Denis Poley
>> Richmond, VT
>>
>> Sent from my iPhone
>>
>>> On Sep 5, 2017, at 11:06 AM, Mundi Smithers wrote:
>>>
>>> Last evening I stepped out onto our front deck to enjoy a sweet evening and looked up to see a couple Common Nighthawks flying over our house, north to south. I pulled up a chair and started to count. Over the course of half an hour I counted 123! WOW! First time I have seen them here at home. Very exciting!
>>>
>>> Sent from my iPad
>



Subject: Warbler fall out in Norwich
Date: Tue Sep 5 2017 13:21 pm
From: crimmer AT vtecostudies.org
 
Campbell Flats in Norwich was hopping this morning, with the most
pronounced "fall out" of warblers and other songbirds that I've witnessed
yet this season. The treetops -- especially white birches -- were full of
foraging warblers, many of which were challenging to identify in the flat
light. Various birders were there, and no doubt we all ended up with
different lists. Activity was fast and furious from ~7:45-8:30 am, and I'd
guess I successfully identified fewer than 50% of the birds I saw.

Highlights:

Ruby-throated Hummingbird 1
Yellow-bellied Sapsucker 2
Eastern Wood-Pewee 1 singing
Eastern Phoebe 12 likely undercounted
Great Crested Flycatcher 2 both birds seen clearly; large size and
rufous tail distinctive
Eastern Kingbird 3
Philadelphia Vireo 1
Red-eyed Vireo 3 1 singing
Barn Swallow 15 Loose foraging flock overhead for 10-15 minutes;
minimum estimate of numbers
Gray Catbird 3
Cedar Waxwing 12 1 adult feeding fully-fledged juvenile
Northern Waterthrush 1
Black-and-white Warbler 1
Tennessee Warbler 2
Common Yellowthroat 3
American Redstart 4
Cape May Warbler 1
Bay-breasted Warbler 2
Chestnut-sided Warbler 2
Black-throated Green Warbler 7
Wilson's Warbler 1
Savannah Sparrow 1
Song Sparrow 6
Rose-breasted Grosbeak 1
Indigo Bunting 5
Bobolink 1 heard calling in corn
Red-winged Blackbird 70

View this checklist online at http://ebird.org/ebird/view/ch
ecklist/S39015568

________________________

Chris Rimmer
Vermont Center for Ecostudies
PO Box 420 | Norwich, Vermont 05055
802.649.1431 x202
http://vtecostudies.org/



Subject: Common Nighthawks
Date: Tue Sep 5 2017 12:56 pm
From: amen1farm AT gmail.com
 
Haha!!  Denis, in my excitement I neglected to include my town!!   It is North Pownal, way down in the southwestern corner.

Mundi
North Pownal



Mundi Smithers


The greatest tragedy in mankind's enitire history may be the hijacking of morality by religion.
Arthur C Clarke (1917-2008)





> On Sep 5, 2017, at 1:53 PM, Poleysgmavt > wrote:
>
> Mundi,
>
> Am I the only reader who doesn't know where you live?
>
> Denis Poley
> Richmond, VT
>
> Sent from my iPhone
>
>> On Sep 5, 2017, at 11:06 AM, Mundi Smithers > wrote:
>>
>> Last evening I stepped out onto our front deck to enjoy a sweet evening and looked up to see a couple Common Nighthawks flying over our house, north to south. I pulled up a chair and started to count. Over the course of half an hour I counted 123! WOW! First time I have seen them here at home. Very exciting!
>>
>> Sent from my iPad



Subject: Common Nighthawks
Date: Tue Sep 5 2017 12:56 pm
From: amen1farm AT gmail.com
 
Haha!!  Denis, in my excitement I neglected to include my town!!   It is North Pownal, way down in the southwestern corner.

Mundi
North Pownal



Mundi Smithers


The greatest tragedy in mankind's enitire history may be the hijacking of morality by religion.
Arthur C Clarke (1917-2008)





> On Sep 5, 2017, at 1:53 PM, Poleysgmavt wrote:
>
> Mundi,
>
> Am I the only reader who doesn't know where you live?
>
> Denis Poley
> Richmond, VT
>
> Sent from my iPhone
>
>> On Sep 5, 2017, at 11:06 AM, Mundi Smithers wrote:
>>
>> Last evening I stepped out onto our front deck to enjoy a sweet evening and looked up to see a couple Common Nighthawks flying over our house, north to south. I pulled up a chair and started to count. Over the course of half an hour I counted 123! WOW! First time I have seen them here at home. Very exciting!
>>
>> Sent from my iPad



Subject: Common Nighthawks
Date: Tue Sep 5 2017 12:53 pm
From: poleys AT gmavt.net
 
Mundi,

Am I the only reader who doesn't know where you live?

Denis Poley
Richmond, VT

Sent from my iPhone

> On Sep 5, 2017, at 11:06 AM, Mundi Smithers wrote:
>
> Last evening I stepped out onto our front deck to enjoy a sweet evening and looked up to see a couple Common Nighthawks flying over our house, north to south. I pulled up a chair and started to count. Over the course of half an hour I counted 123! WOW! First time I have seen them here at home. Very exciting!
>
> Sent from my iPad



Subject: Fwd: Common Nighthawks
Date: Tue Sep 5 2017 12:33 pm
From: amen1farm AT gmail.com
 
Sorry,  I neglected to say that the post below came from North Pownal, VT

Mundi


Mundi Smithers


The greatest tragedy in mankind's enitire history may be the hijacking of morality by religion.
Arthur C Clarke (1917-2008)





> Begin forwarded message:
>
> From: Mundi Smithers
> Subject: Common Nighthawks
> Date: September 5, 2017 at 11:06:34 AM EDT
> To: VTBIRD@list.uvm.edu
> Cc: Mundi Smithers
>
> Last evening I stepped out onto our front deck to enjoy a sweet evening and looked up to see a couple Common Nighthawks flying over our house, north to south. I pulled up a chair and started to count. Over the course of half an hour I counted 123! WOW! First time I have seen them here at home. Very exciting!
>
> Sent from my iPad



Subject: Common Nighthawks
Date: Tue Sep 5 2017 12:28 pm
From: lackeytomliz AT pwshift.com
 
Mundi,
Could you please remind the group where you made this sighting?
Thanks,
Liz
> On Sep 5, 2017, at 11:06 AM, Mundi Smithers wrote:
>
> Last evening I stepped out onto our front deck to enjoy a sweet evening and looked up to see a couple Common Nighthawks flying over our house, north to south. I pulled up a chair and started to count. Over the course of half an hour I counted 123! WOW! First time I have seen them here at home. Very exciting!
>
> Sent from my iPad



Subject: Common Nighthawks
Date: Tue Sep 5 2017 10:06 am
From: amen1farm AT gmail.com
 
Last evening I stepped out onto our front deck to enjoy a sweet evening and looked up to see a couple Common Nighthawks flying over our house, north to south.  I pulled up a chair and started to count.  Over the course of half an hour I counted 123!  WOW!  First time I have seen them here at home.  Very exciting!

Sent from my iPad



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