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20 Nov: @ 16:37:39 
Re: Eagles !Sudbury, VT, Nov 20, 2017 [Patti Haynes]
20 Nov: @ 14:01:31 
Eagles !Sudbury, VT, Nov 20, 2017 [Sue]
20 Nov: @ 11:05:19 
Plainfield CBC 12/16, seeking volunteers [Sean Beckett]
19 Nov: @ 19:40:02 
Re: Snowy Owl, .. another .... [David J. Hoag]
19 Nov: @ 12:44:57 
Re: The Snowy Owl Scoop [jennifer megyesi]
19 Nov: @ 12:43:19 
The Snowy Owl Scoop [Bryan Pfeiffer]
19 Nov: @ 12:10:05 
No Subject [carolclyde]
18 Nov: @ 16:40:32 
Re: Snowy Owl [Sue]
18 Nov: @ 16:38:48 
Re: Snowy Owl in Randolph -- PHOTOS [Gloria Moses]
18 Nov: @ 15:52:24 
Dunmore [Sue]
18 Nov: @ 15:18:12 
Re: Snowy Owl [Rebecca Williams]
18 Nov: @ 15:16:06 
Re: Snowy Owl in Randolph -- PHOTOS [Marv Elliott]
18 Nov: @ 15:09:27 
Re: Snowy Owl [Cherrie Corey]
18 Nov: @ 15:08:57 
Re: Snowy Owl [Charlotte and Hal Bill]
18 Nov: @ 14:46:52 
Snowy Owl [Mundi Smithers]
18 Nov: @ 14:35:01 
Re: Snowy Owl in Randolph -- PHOTOS [Al Merritt]
18 Nov: @ 14:23:56 
Re: Snowy Owl in Randolph -- PHOTOS [Jennifer Megyesi]
18 Nov: @ 14:09:13 
Re: Snowy Owl in Randolph -- PHOTOS [William Adams]
18 Nov: @ 14:07:20 
Re: Snowy Owl in Randolph -- PHOTOS [Jim Block]
18 Nov: @ 13:58:00 
Re: Snowy Owl in Randolph -- PHOTOS [Al Merritt]
18 Nov: @ 13:24:55 
Snowy Owl in Randolph -- PHOTOS [Jim Block]
18 Nov: @ 11:30:03 
King Eiders [Scott Morrical]
18 Nov: @ 10:09:03 
Snowy Owl Randolph - NO [Kyle Jones]
17 Nov: @ 20:38:41 
Re: Vermont eBird monthly walks [Ruth]
17 Nov: @ 14:45:52 
Creeper Pine Hill Cemetery, Nov 17, 2017 [Sue]
17 Nov: @ 10:27:24 
Re: new sensitive species list on eBird [Maeve Kim]
17 Nov: @ 09:38:06 
Vermont eBird monthly walks [Kent McFarland]
17 Nov: @ 07:49:05 
Missisquoi NWR Bird Monitoring Walk [Ken Copenhaver]
16 Nov: @ 10:16:03 
new sensitive species list on eBird [Kent McFarland]
15 Nov: @ 20:18:36 
Red-wing blackbirds Nov 13, 2017 [Ruth]
15 Nov: @ 15:15:13 
Tundra Swan in Flight - Colchester Point [Mike Sargent]
15 Nov: @ 14:35:42 
Tree Sparrow Maple St, Brandon, Nov 15, 2017 [Sue]
15 Nov: @ 13:28:59 
Juncos Hollow Rd., Brandon, Nov 15, 2017 [Sue]
15 Nov: @ 13:19:17 
Dunmore [Sue]
14 Nov: @ 23:38:14 
Re: Snowy Owl - Colchester Causeway - Photos [Jean Harrison]
14 Nov: @ 22:17:04 
Re: Snowy Owl - Colchester Causeway - Photos [Barbara Powers]
14 Nov: @ 20:24:22 
Re: Snowy Owl - Colchester Causeway - Photos [Linda M Verchereau]
14 Nov: @ 20:20:58 
Re: Eider update [Bruce MacPherson]
14 Nov: @ 15:50:40 
Re: Snowy Owl - Colchester Causeway - Photos [Alice Grau]
14 Nov: @ 15:13:46 
Re: Attack on a grouse [Barbara Brosnan]
14 Nov: @ 14:51:44 
Re: Snowy Owls in Vermont [Pamela Coleman]
14 Nov: @ 14:25:50 
Re: Snowy Owl - Colchester Causeway - Photos [S. Zundell]
14 Nov: @ 14:19:18 
Snowy Owl - Colchester Causeway - Photos [Mike Sargent]
14 Nov: @ 11:47:22 
Barnacle Goose [Roy Pilcher]
14 Nov: @ 11:34:58 
Re: Eider update [Jim Mead]
14 Nov: @ 11:33:36 
Re: Eider update [Jim Mead]
14 Nov: @ 10:43:21 
Eider update [Stacy Robinson]
14 Nov: @ 09:42:02 
Common Eider [Stacy Robinson]
14 Nov: @ 09:28:59 
Vermont eBird outage update [Kent McFarland]
14 Nov: @ 09:13:40 
Re: Snowy Owls in Vermont [Barbara Powers]





Subject: Eagles !Sudbury, VT, Nov 20, 2017
Date: Mon Nov 20 2017 16:37 pm
From: patti.haynes AT gmail.com
 
Oh Sue, that must have been awful...I mean offal ;)

Patti
Moretown

Sent from my iPhone

> On Nov 20, 2017, at 3:01 PM, Sue <2birdvt@COMCAST.NET> wrote:
>
> A short tour of Sudbury had5 bald eagles feeding on offal. Ravens were in on the party--- Ravens chasing eagles, Eagles chasing ravens. What a show!!
> Sue Wetmore
>>
>> Sudbury, VT, Rutland, Vermont, US
>> Nov 20, 2017 1:40 PM - 2:00 PM
>> Protocol: Stationary
>> Comments: On Sawyer/Needham Rd. Snow flurries
>> 4 species
>>
>> Bald Eagle 5 Large raptors, adults with white heads and tail, juveniles with white throughout plumage. All feeding on offal from a beef butchering.
>> American Crow 1
>> Common Raven 3
>> European Starling 75
>>
>> View this checklist online at http://ebird.org/ebird/view/ch...
>>
>> This report was generated automatically by eBird v3 (http://ebird.org/vt)



Subject: Eagles !Sudbury, VT, Nov 20, 2017
Date: Mon Nov 20 2017 14:01 pm
From: 2birdvt AT comcast.net
 
A short tour of Sudbury had5 bald eagles feeding on offal. Ravens were in on the party--- Ravens chasing eagles, Eagles chasing ravens. What a show!!
Sue Wetmore
>
> Sudbury, VT, Rutland, Vermont, US
> Nov 20, 2017 1:40 PM - 2:00 PM
> Protocol: Stationary
> Comments: On Sawyer/Needham Rd. Snow flurries
> 4 species
>
> Bald Eagle 5 Large raptors, adults with white heads and tail, juveniles with white throughout plumage. All feeding on offal from a beef butchering.
> American Crow 1
> Common Raven 3
> European Starling 75
>
> View this checklist online at http://ebird.org/ebird/view/ch...
>
> This report was generated automatically by eBird v3 (http://ebird.org/vt)



Subject: Plainfield CBC 12/16, seeking volunteers
Date: Mon Nov 20 2017 11:05 am
From: sean AT northbranchnaturecenter.org
 
Greetings!

We are looking for a few additional volunteers to help out with our 57th
annual Plainfield CBC on Saturday, December 16th. Our circle also covers
the Montpelier, Barre, Marshfield, and Calais areas. Experienced birders,
novices, and feeder watchers welcome! Contact me (
sean@northbranchnaturecenter.org) to get involved.

Birders may also be interested in our upcoming owl exploration on 12/9. Zac
Cota will be leading a quest around Addison County in search of the elusive
short-eared owl near dusk, then our usual strigid suspects after dark. Head
to northbranchnaturecenter.org for more info and registration.

Thanks, and happy birding!

Sean Beckett
Staff Naturalist
North Branch Nature Center
713 Elm St, Montpelier VT 05602
(802) 229-6206 x 102



Subject: Snowy Owl, .. another ....
Date: Sun Nov 19 2017 19:40 pm
From: 00000139fcf15d8e-dmarc-request AT list.uvm.edu
 
A Snowy Owl was photographed at a private location in Grand Isle, 19 Nov.
The cell phone small photo and video appear to show a white adult owl,
different from the previously reported darker birds.

Dave Hoag, Grand Isle



Subject: The Snowy Owl Scoop
Date: Sun Nov 19 2017 12:44 pm
From: fatroosterfarm AT gmail.com
 
thank you , bryan!  missed you on monhegan. jenn
> On Nov 19, 2017, at 1:43 PM, Bryan Pfeiffer wrote:
>
> Dear VTBIRDers,
>
> By all means, let's keep respectful distances from Snowy Owls visiting from the Arctic this winter. Same goes for other birds or any wildlife for that matter. To be sure, photographers and birders sometimes get too close. And the concern expressed here on VTBIRD is well-traveled terrain on birding email lists across the continent nearly every winter. So while we™re keeping our distance, let's not forget pernicious threats most of us pose to birds every day. We ourselves collectively harm birds when we:
>
> - flip on a light switch
> - drink industrial coffee or eat chocolate, avocados, bananas and many other foods grown irresponsibly in the tropics (or even here at home)
> - drive our cars to go birding (including all that driving around during Christmas Counts)
> - fire up our computers to comment on birding email lists
> - fail to support conservation organizations that study and protect wildlife and wild places
>
> The list could go on and on. I like to keep it in mind and do the best I can.
>
> But the real reason for this post is to tell you about the Snowy Owl Scoop: https://bryanpfeiffer.com/snow... In the spirit of my Snow Goose Scoop (https://bryanpfeiffer.com/the-... this new adventure is designed to meet all your Snowy Owl needs this winter (even though many of you might already be savvy about these kinds of resources).
>
> Onward!
>
> Bryan Pfeiffer
>
> ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
> www.bryanpfeiffer.com
> ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~



Subject: The Snowy Owl Scoop
Date: Sun Nov 19 2017 12:43 pm
From: bryan AT bryanpfeiffer.com
 
Dear VTBIRDers,

By all means, let's keep respectful distances from Snowy Owls visiting from the Arctic this winter. Same goes for other birds or any wildlife for that matter. To be sure, photographers and birders sometimes get too close. And the concern expressed here on VTBIRD is well-traveled terrain on birding email lists across the continent nearly every winter. So while we™re keeping our distance, let's not forget pernicious threats most of us pose to birds every day. We ourselves collectively harm birds when we:

- flip on a light switch
- drink industrial coffee or eat chocolate, avocados, bananas and many other foods grown irresponsibly in the tropics (or even here at home)
- drive our cars to go birding (including all that driving around during Christmas Counts)
- fire up our computers to comment on birding email lists
- fail to support conservation organizations that study and protect wildlife and wild places

The list could go on and on. I like to keep it in mind and do the best I can.

But the real reason for this post is to tell you about the Snowy Owl Scoop: https://bryanpfeiffer.com/snow... In the spirit of my Snow Goose Scoop (https://bryanpfeiffer.com/the-... this new adventure is designed to meet all your Snowy Owl needs this winter (even though many of you might already be savvy about these kinds of resources).

Onward!

Bryan Pfeiffer

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
www.bryanpfeiffer.com
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~



Subject:
Date: Sun Nov 19 2017 12:10 pm
From: carolclyde AT fairpoint.net
 
Thousands of snow geese in cornfields between Rouses Point and Coopersville before Kings Bay comes near the road at 12:45.


Sent via the Samsung Galaxy S III, an AT&T 4G LTE smartphone



Subject: Snowy Owl
Date: Sat Nov 18 2017 16:40 pm
From: 2birdvt AT comcast.net
 
This sort of thing happened at Dead Creek during the big influx of snowies. Fortunately we found the rangers and they took care of the person.
Sue Wetmore

Sent from my iPod

> On Nov 18, 2017, at 3:46 PM, Mundi Smithers wrote:
>
> I may just be overly sensitive but I do wish that people would keep their distance from these owls. I understand that many of them aren™t birders; however when there are birders present it would seem to me that the responsible thing to do would be to politely explain that their presence will stress these birds. And if a bird appears to be injured it would also seem reasonable to contact someone at VINS or another appropriate agency.
>
> There was a similar situation in MA last week and this bird was certainly stressed, had been chased and was indeed injured. In this case the bird was captured and given over to a rehabilitator. The good news is that nothing was broken and the bird is recovering from being seriously malnourished.
>
> End of Rant!
>
> 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)



Subject: Snowy Owl in Randolph -- PHOTOS
Date: Sat Nov 18 2017 16:38 pm
From: ggm1957 AT hotmail.com
 
I, too, love your photos, Jim. Please keep sharing.



Sent via the Samsung GALAXY S 5, an AT&T 4G LTE smartphone


-------- Original message --------
From: Jennifer Megyesi
Date: 11/18/2017 15:24 (GMT-05:00)
To: VTBIRD AT LIST.UVM.EDU
Subject: Re: [VTBIRD] Snowy Owl in Randolph -- PHOTOS

Please PLEASE do not stop sharing these. They make me sooo happy. Jenn

On Nov 18, 2017 15:09, "William Adams" wrote:

> Being a birder and professional photographer aren't mutually exclusive.
> That said, I don't see any links to purchase photos of the snowy owl. How
> bout we just enjoy the photographs??
> On Sat, Nov 18, 2017 at 2:58 PM Al Merritt wrote:
>
> > Jim,
> > It doesn't seem proper to use VTBIRD to sell your photos. Are you a
> birder
> > or a professional photographer?
> > Al Merritt
> >
> >
> >
> >
> > -----Original Message-----
> > From: Vermont Birds [mailto:VTBIRD AT LIST.UVM.EDU] On Behalf Of Jim Block
> > Sent: Saturday, November 18, 2017 2:25 PM
> > To: VTBIRD AT LIST.UVM.EDU
> > Subject: [VTBIRD] Snowy Owl in Randolph -- PHOTOS
> >
> > I put some photos of a snowy owl taken yesterday in Randolph at:
> >
> > https://www.jimblockphoto.com/...
> >
> >
> >
> > Jim Block
> >
>



Subject: Dunmore
Date: Sat Nov 18 2017 15:52 pm
From: 2birdvt AT comcast.net
 
I forgot to sign the Lake Dunmore post.
Sue Wetmore

Sent from my iPod



Subject: Snowy Owl
Date: Sat Nov 18 2017 15:18 pm
From: 000002cd70f36334-dmarc-request AT list.uvm.edu
 
I saw that! Also some guy named Ian Smith saw one but did not say where because of that very reason. Hope you are all tucked in on this stormy afternoon!

Sent from my iPad

> On Nov 18, 2017, at 4:08 PM, Charlotte and Hal Bill wrote:
>
> Mundi -- you are not being overly sensitive. Birder/photographer Jim block
> seems to have taken his wonderful photos from an appropriate distance with
> a long lens, but one of those photos shows two men who are way too close!
> No wonder the bird has been reported as no longer there today. I just hope
> it found a spot where it can rest, sun, hunt, and eat in peace!
>
> Charlotte Bill
> Enosburg
>
>> On Sat, Nov 18, 2017 at 3:46 PM, Mundi Smithers wrote:
>>
>> I may just be overly sensitive but I do wish that people would keep their
>> distance from these owls. I understand that many of them aren™t birders;
>> however when there are birders present it would seem to me that the
>> responsible thing to do would be to politely explain that their presence
>> will stress these birds. And if a bird appears to be injured it would also
>> seem reasonable to contact someone at VINS or another appropriate agency.
>>
>> There was a similar situation in MA last week and this bird was certainly
>> stressed, had been chased and was indeed injured. In this case the bird
>> was captured and given over to a rehabilitator. The good news is that
>> nothing was broken and the bird is recovering from being seriously
>> malnourished.
>>
>> End of Rant!
>>
>> 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)
>>



Subject: Snowy Owl in Randolph -- PHOTOS
Date: Sat Nov 18 2017 15:16 pm
From: 0000000de58b8aa5-dmarc-request AT list.uvm.edu
 
I too have an opinion.
First, I enjoy seeing the photos whether pro or amature. I would like to know before clicking the link that I am looking at a pro™s photos. That way anyone not wishing to buy can just hit delete.
Second, as responsible birders, lets come up with a way to let people know they should not be approaching these birds so closely. I too have seen it happen many times and feel that it makes us all look bad. My idea is to make up a sign to post near an owl site telling people to keep their distance. We could also include a phone number for the local warden because harassing wildlife is illegal.
Marv Elliott
> On Nov 18, 2017, at 3:35 PM, Al Merritt wrote:
>
> My apologies Jim. But, when I clicked on the blank square I received a
> message that made me think that I would have to contact you to be able to
> see your Snowy Owl photo. By the way they are fantastic. Thanks for sharing.
> Al
>
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Vermont Birds [mailto:VTBIRD AT LIST.UVM.EDU] On Behalf Of Jim Block
> Sent: Saturday, November 18, 2017 3:07 PM
> To: VTBIRD AT LIST.UVM.EDU
> Subject: Re: [VTBIRD] Snowy Owl in Randolph -- PHOTOS
>
> Both. But perhaps VTBIRD is not the place to share photos. Jim
>
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Vermont Birds [mailto:VTBIRD AT LIST.UVM.EDU] On Behalf Of Al Merritt
> Sent: Saturday, November 18, 2017 2:58 PM
> To: VTBIRD AT LIST.UVM.EDU
> Subject: Re: [VTBIRD] Snowy Owl in Randolph -- PHOTOS
>
> Jim,
> It doesn't seem proper to use VTBIRD to sell your photos. Are you a birder
> or a professional photographer?
> Al Merritt
>
>
>
>
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Vermont Birds [mailto:VTBIRD AT LIST.UVM.EDU] On Behalf Of Jim Block
> Sent: Saturday, November 18, 2017 2:25 PM
> To: VTBIRD AT LIST.UVM.EDU
> Subject: [VTBIRD] Snowy Owl in Randolph -- PHOTOS
>
> I put some photos of a snowy owl taken yesterday in Randolph at:
>
> https://www.jimblockphoto.com/...
>
>
>
> Jim Block



Subject: Snowy Owl
Date: Sat Nov 18 2017 15:09 pm
From: cherrie.corey62 AT gmail.com
 
Mundi, you™re concern is an important one and something that is raised and discussed continually on the MASSBird list.  One of the greatest stressors these long-traveling, visiting birds have to face is the onslaught of photographers whenever they appear.  On the North Shore of Massachusetts a few years ago it got completely out of hand with huge numbers of eager and curious folk descending on all days of the week and too many making close approaches to the birds.  Often those who innocently approach due to the limited ability of their cameras will back off apologetically if someone expresses concern, but it often has been those in full photographic regalia who seem the most resistant to pleas for consideration.

In this case, Jim, I appreciated your photo series very muchthe range of behaviors and your experience watching the owl all nicely conveyed. I was also glad you included a photo of others too close an approach since this is instructive to all who see and then, hopefully, recognize this is a problem. Those white hay bales were the perfect landing pad for a snowydon™t ever recall seeing them on those before. One of the great things about these owls is their cosmopolitan nature when it comes to choosing roosting and hunting perches while visiting in New Englandrunway signs, chimneys, the iconic roof of the pink house on Plum Island in MA. Thank you for sharing those.

Happy owling,

Cherrie Corey



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



> On Nov 18, 2017, at 3:46 PM, Mundi Smithers wrote:
>
> I may just be overly sensitive but I do wish that people would keep their distance from these owls. I understand that many of them aren™t birders; however when there are birders present it would seem to me that the responsible thing to do would be to politely explain that their presence will stress these birds. And if a bird appears to be injured it would also seem reasonable to contact someone at VINS or another appropriate agency.
>
> There was a similar situation in MA last week and this bird was certainly stressed, had been chased and was indeed injured. In this case the bird was captured and given over to a rehabilitator. The good news is that nothing was broken and the bird is recovering from being seriously malnourished.
>
> End of Rant!
>
> 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)



Subject: Snowy Owl
Date: Sat Nov 18 2017 15:08 pm
From: cgbbill AT gmail.com
 
Mundi -- you are not being overly sensitive. Birder/photographer Jim block
seems to have taken his wonderful photos from an appropriate distance with
a long lens, but one of those photos shows two men who are way too close!
No wonder the bird has been reported as no longer there today. I just hope
it found a spot where it can rest, sun, hunt, and eat in peace!

Charlotte Bill
Enosburg

On Sat, Nov 18, 2017 at 3:46 PM, Mundi Smithers wrote:

> I may just be overly sensitive but I do wish that people would keep their
> distance from these owls. I understand that many of them aren™t birders;
> however when there are birders present it would seem to me that the
> responsible thing to do would be to politely explain that their presence
> will stress these birds. And if a bird appears to be injured it would also
> seem reasonable to contact someone at VINS or another appropriate agency.
>
> There was a similar situation in MA last week and this bird was certainly
> stressed, had been chased and was indeed injured. In this case the bird
> was captured and given over to a rehabilitator. The good news is that
> nothing was broken and the bird is recovering from being seriously
> malnourished.
>
> End of Rant!
>
> 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)
>



Subject: Snowy Owl
Date: Sat Nov 18 2017 14:46 pm
From: amen1farm AT gmail.com
 
I may just be overly sensitive but I do wish that people would keep their distance from these owls.  I understand that many of them aren™t birders; however when there are birders present it would seem to me that the responsible thing to do would be to politely explain that their presence will stress these birds.  And if a bird appears to be injured it would also seem reasonable to contact someone at VINS or another appropriate agency.

There was a similar situation in MA last week and this bird was certainly stressed, had been chased and was indeed injured. In this case the bird was captured and given over to a rehabilitator. The good news is that nothing was broken and the bird is recovering from being seriously malnourished.

End of Rant!

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)



Subject: Snowy Owl in Randolph -- PHOTOS
Date: Sat Nov 18 2017 14:35 pm
From: chpmnkx AT sover.net
 
My apologies Jim. But, when I clicked on the blank square I received a
message that made me think that I would have to contact you to be able to
see your Snowy Owl photo. By the way they are fantastic. Thanks for sharing.
Al

-----Original Message-----
From: Vermont Birds [mailto:VTBIRD AT LIST.UVM.EDU] On Behalf Of Jim Block
Sent: Saturday, November 18, 2017 3:07 PM
To: VTBIRD AT LIST.UVM.EDU
Subject: Re: [VTBIRD] Snowy Owl in Randolph -- PHOTOS

Both. But perhaps VTBIRD is not the place to share photos. Jim

-----Original Message-----
From: Vermont Birds [mailto:VTBIRD AT LIST.UVM.EDU] On Behalf Of Al Merritt
Sent: Saturday, November 18, 2017 2:58 PM
To: VTBIRD AT LIST.UVM.EDU
Subject: Re: [VTBIRD] Snowy Owl in Randolph -- PHOTOS

Jim,
It doesn't seem proper to use VTBIRD to sell your photos. Are you a birder
or a professional photographer?
Al Merritt




-----Original Message-----
From: Vermont Birds [mailto:VTBIRD AT LIST.UVM.EDU] On Behalf Of Jim Block
Sent: Saturday, November 18, 2017 2:25 PM
To: VTBIRD AT LIST.UVM.EDU
Subject: [VTBIRD] Snowy Owl in Randolph -- PHOTOS

I put some photos of a snowy owl taken yesterday in Randolph at:

https://www.jimblockphoto.com/...



Jim Block



Subject: Snowy Owl in Randolph -- PHOTOS
Date: Sat Nov 18 2017 14:23 pm
From: fatroosterfarm AT gmail.com
 
Please PLEASE do not stop sharing these. They make me sooo happy. Jenn

On Nov 18, 2017 15:09, "William Adams" wrote:

> Being a birder and professional photographer aren't mutually exclusive.
> That said, I don't see any links to purchase photos of the snowy owl. How
> bout we just enjoy the photographs??
> On Sat, Nov 18, 2017 at 2:58 PM Al Merritt wrote:
>
> > Jim,
> > It doesn't seem proper to use VTBIRD to sell your photos. Are you a
> birder
> > or a professional photographer?
> > Al Merritt
> >
> >
> >
> >
> > -----Original Message-----
> > From: Vermont Birds [mailto:VTBIRD AT LIST.UVM.EDU] On Behalf Of Jim Block
> > Sent: Saturday, November 18, 2017 2:25 PM
> > To: VTBIRD AT LIST.UVM.EDU
> > Subject: [VTBIRD] Snowy Owl in Randolph -- PHOTOS
> >
> > I put some photos of a snowy owl taken yesterday in Randolph at:
> >
> > https://www.jimblockphoto.com/...
> >
> >
> >
> > Jim Block
> >
>



Subject: Snowy Owl in Randolph -- PHOTOS
Date: Sat Nov 18 2017 14:09 pm
From: wmladams AT gmail.com
 
Being a birder and professional photographer aren't mutually exclusive.
That said, I don't see any links to purchase photos of the snowy owl. How
bout we just enjoy the photographs??
On Sat, Nov 18, 2017 at 2:58 PM Al Merritt wrote:

> Jim,
> It doesn't seem proper to use VTBIRD to sell your photos. Are you a birder
> or a professional photographer?
> Al Merritt
>
>
>
>
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Vermont Birds [mailto:VTBIRD AT LIST.UVM.EDU] On Behalf Of Jim Block
> Sent: Saturday, November 18, 2017 2:25 PM
> To: VTBIRD AT LIST.UVM.EDU
> Subject: [VTBIRD] Snowy Owl in Randolph -- PHOTOS
>
> I put some photos of a snowy owl taken yesterday in Randolph at:
>
> https://www.jimblockphoto.com/...
>
>
>
> Jim Block
>



Subject: Snowy Owl in Randolph -- PHOTOS
Date: Sat Nov 18 2017 14:07 pm
From: jab AT valley.net
 
Both.  But perhaps VTBIRD is not the place to share photos.  Jim

-----Original Message-----
From: Vermont Birds [mailto:VTBIRD AT LIST.UVM.EDU] On Behalf Of Al Merritt
Sent: Saturday, November 18, 2017 2:58 PM
To: VTBIRD AT LIST.UVM.EDU
Subject: Re: [VTBIRD] Snowy Owl in Randolph -- PHOTOS

Jim,
It doesn't seem proper to use VTBIRD to sell your photos. Are you a birder
or a professional photographer?
Al Merritt




-----Original Message-----
From: Vermont Birds [mailto:VTBIRD AT LIST.UVM.EDU] On Behalf Of Jim Block
Sent: Saturday, November 18, 2017 2:25 PM
To: VTBIRD AT LIST.UVM.EDU
Subject: [VTBIRD] Snowy Owl in Randolph -- PHOTOS

I put some photos of a snowy owl taken yesterday in Randolph at:

https://www.jimblockphoto.com/...



Jim Block



Subject: Snowy Owl in Randolph -- PHOTOS
Date: Sat Nov 18 2017 13:58 pm
From: chpmnkx AT sover.net
 
Jim,
It doesn't seem proper to use VTBIRD to sell your photos. Are you a birder
or a professional photographer?
Al Merritt




-----Original Message-----
From: Vermont Birds [mailto:VTBIRD AT LIST.UVM.EDU] On Behalf Of Jim Block
Sent: Saturday, November 18, 2017 2:25 PM
To: VTBIRD AT LIST.UVM.EDU
Subject: [VTBIRD] Snowy Owl in Randolph -- PHOTOS

I put some photos of a snowy owl taken yesterday in Randolph at:

https://www.jimblockphoto.com/...



Jim Block



Subject: Snowy Owl in Randolph -- PHOTOS
Date: Sat Nov 18 2017 13:24 pm
From: jab AT valley.net
 
I put some photos of a snowy owl taken yesterday in Randolph at:

https://www.jimblockphoto.com/...



Jim Block



Subject: King Eiders
Date: Sat Nov 18 2017 11:30 am
From: smorrica AT uvm.edu
 
Hello, I am at DAR state park right now, and I have the pair of king eiders swimming and diving out in the middle of the lake, due west of the stone picnic pavilion. They are not associated with any other birds, although  a few white winged scoters and common goldeneye are around at scattered locations on the lake.  12:29 PM.
Scott Morrical

Sent from my iPhone



Subject: Snowy Owl Randolph - NO
Date: Sat Nov 18 2017 10:09 am
From: lkjones13 AT gmail.com
 
I looked briefly for the Snowy Owl this morning and came up empty, as did several other birders. I also quickly checked some of the historic SNOW spots around the campus without success. There was a large flock of Snow Buntings and at least 1 Lapland Longspur in the small cornfield near the veteran's cemetery on Furnace Rd.



Subject: Vermont eBird monthly walks
Date: Fri Nov 17 2017 20:38 pm
From: birder_rws AT outlook.com
 
Re: Hildene Monthly Walks. The link is an obsolete 2015 walk..  Hildene did not want their property designated as a HotSpot because assess is theoretically controlled and available only to paying guests and members. The VT Bird Place has gone out of business, but its owner, Randy Schmidt is committed to coordinating future surveys.  He can be contacted at

swvt-birdwalk@usa.net


thanks for the reminders of the info on ebird.


Ruth Stewart
E. Dorset, VT


________________________________
From: Vermont Birds on behalf of Kent McFarland
Sent: Friday, November 17, 2017 10:37 AM
To: VTBIRD AT LIST.UVM.EDU
Subject: [VTBIRD] Vermont eBird monthly walks

Just a reminder to folks that if you are ever looking for a monthly birding
walk that use Vermont eBird, we maintain a list on Vermont eBird at
http://ebird.org/content/vt/bi... Please let me know of any updates
Bird Walks | Vermont eBird
ebird.org
Regularly Occurring Vermont eBird Monitoring Walks. West Rutland Marsh Monthly Monitoring Walk Vermont eBird Hotspot Rutland Audubon Society Upcoming Dates



or additions to regular monitoring walks too.

There are links to our other resources on Vermont eBird home page on the
right side too, including:

Guidance for Reporting Some Tricky Species
A Few Vermont eBird Tips and Tricks
Vermont eBird County Quest
Regular Vermont eBird Walks
Jack Siler's eBird Rarity Map
Official Checklist of VT Birds
Vermont Breeding Bird Atlas
Vermont Bird Records Committee
Vermont Bird Discussion Groups

And I am updating and adding dates to all Vermont CBCs as I get them on
Vemront eBird at
http://ebird.org/content/vt/ne...
[http://ebird.org/content/vt/wp...

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Thanks,
Kent

____________________________

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Vermont Center for Ecostudies
PO Box 420 | Norwich, Vermont 05055
802.649.1431 x201


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Subject: Creeper Pine Hill Cemetery, Nov 17, 2017
Date: Fri Nov 17 2017 14:45 pm
From: 2birdvt AT comcast.net
 
A brown creeper was nice to see as it move through the trees with juncos and a kinglet.
Sue Wetmore
>
> Pine Hill Cemetery, Rutland, Vermont, US
> Nov 17, 2017 2:15 PM - 3:00 PM
> Protocol: Traveling
> 0.5 mile(s)
> 8 species
>
> Red-bellied Woodpecker 1
> Blue Jay 1
> American Crow 10
> Black-capped Chickadee 2
> White-breasted Nuthatch 1
> Brown Creeper 1
> Golden-crowned Kinglet 1
> Dark-eyed Junco 11
>
> View this checklist online at http://ebird.org/ebird/view/ch...
>
> This report was generated automatically by eBird v3 (http://ebird.org/vt)



Subject: new sensitive species list on eBird
Date: Fri Nov 17 2017 10:27 am
From: maevulus AT surfglobal.net
 
Great idea, Kent! There will still be ways around it (e-mailing locations, etc.) but at least eBird wont be announcing locations.
Maeve Kim
Jericho Center

On Nov 16, 2017, at 11:15 AM, Kent McFarland wrote:

> Bird populations are at risk all around the world. As of 2015, BirdLife
> International assessed that 13% of bird species are threatened with
> extinction. eBird collects site-specific data on these birdsas well as the
> other 9500 bird species in the worldand this is a great benefit to
> birders, researchers, and conservationists around the world. We cannot
> protect the species we care about without knowing where and when they
> occur. However, these site-level data can also put certain species at
> incredible risk. Fine-scale site information can be used by hunters and
> trappers to target certain species. eBird has a responsibility to protect
> the specific locations of these species so that the data are not used to
> exploit these birds. Our new Sensitive Species initiative provides this
> protection.
>
> Read more on Vermont eBird at
> http://ebird.org/content/vt/ne...
>
> Thanks,
> Kent
>
> ____________________________
>
> Kent McFarland
> Vermont Center for Ecostudies
> PO Box 420 | Norwich, Vermont 05055
> 802.649.1431 x201
>
>



Subject: Vermont eBird monthly walks
Date: Fri Nov 17 2017 9:38 am
From: kmcfarland AT vtecostudies.org
 
Just a reminder to folks that if you are ever looking for a monthly birding
walk that use Vermont eBird, we maintain a list on Vermont eBird at
http://ebird.org/content/vt/bi... Please let me know of any updates
or additions to regular monitoring walks too.

There are links to our other resources on Vermont eBird home page on the
right side too, including:

Guidance for Reporting Some Tricky Species
A Few Vermont eBird Tips and Tricks
Vermont eBird County Quest
Regular Vermont eBird Walks
Jack Siler's eBird Rarity Map
Official Checklist of VT Birds
Vermont Breeding Bird Atlas
Vermont Bird Records Committee
Vermont Bird Discussion Groups

And I am updating and adding dates to all Vermont CBCs as I get them on
Vemront eBird at
http://ebird.org/content/vt/ne...

Thanks,
Kent

____________________________

Kent McFarland
Vermont Center for Ecostudies
PO Box 420 | Norwich, Vermont 05055
802.649.1431 x201



Subject: Missisquoi NWR Bird Monitoring Walk
Date: Fri Nov 17 2017 7:49 am
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 November 18, 2017 on
the Black/Maquam Creek Trail. Meet at 8:00 AM at the parking lot on Rte
78, about 2.5 miles west of Swanton village. 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 91 months of walks we have observed 150 species. In October we added
three new species to our list: Great Black-backed Gull, Peregrine Falcon,
and White-winged Scoter. Hope to see you there!

(Sorry for the late notice.)

--Ken Copenhaver

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


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Subject: new sensitive species list on eBird
Date: Thu Nov 16 2017 10:16 am
From: kmcfarland AT vtecostudies.org
 
Bird populations are at risk all around the world. As of 2015, BirdLife
International assessed that 13% of bird species are threatened with
extinction. eBird collects site-specific data on these birds”as well as the
other 9500 bird species in the world”and this is a great benefit to
birders, researchers, and conservationists around the world. We cannot
protect the species we care about without knowing where and when they
occur. However, these site-level data can also put certain species at
incredible risk. Fine-scale site information can be used by hunters and
trappers to target certain species. eBird has a responsibility to protect
the specific locations of these species so that the data are not used to
exploit these birds. Our new Sensitive Species initiative provides this
protection.

Read more on Vermont eBird at
http://ebird.org/content/vt/ne...

Thanks,
Kent

____________________________

Kent McFarland
Vermont Center for Ecostudies
PO Box 420 | Norwich, Vermont 05055
802.649.1431 x201



Subject: Red-wing blackbirds Nov 13, 2017
Date: Wed Nov 15 2017 20:18 pm
From: birder_rws AT outlook.com
 
Feeder birds still scarce, but 3 black visitors on Mon.


Ruth Stewart
E. Dorset, VT


________________________________
From: ebird-checklist@cornell.edu
Sent: Wednesday, November 15, 2017 9:16 PM
To: birder_rws@hotmail.com
Subject: eBird Report - My yard birds - 324 Morse Hill Rd. E. Dorset, Nov 13, 2017

My yard birds - 324 Morse Hill Rd. E. Dorset, Bennington, Vermont, US
Nov 13, 2017 11:30 AM - 11:45 AM
Protocol: Stationary
Comments: 34 degrees, overcast. A little activity at feeder, but still scarce
7 species

Mourning Dove 4
Blue Jay 7
Black-capped Chickadee 1
Tufted Titmouse 1
Dark-eyed Junco 8
Red-winged Blackbird 3
American Goldfinch 2

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

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Subject: Tundra Swan in Flight - Colchester Point
Date: Wed Nov 15 2017 15:15 pm
From: msargent AT uvm.edu
 
Today it seemed like there were more birders than birds at the causeway. But there were a few treats, including a peregrine falcon streaking overhead, some snow buntings in nonbreeding plumage, and a exhibition of takeoff, flight and landing by the tundra swan. I've uploaded a sequence of images of the swan - it was really far away, so the quality of the images is not stellar.

http://www.uvm.edu/~msargent/n...



Subject: Tree Sparrow Maple St, Brandon, Nov 15, 2017
Date: Wed Nov 15 2017 14:35 pm
From: 2birdvt AT comcast.net
 
My first tree sparrow arrived and quite a lovely little creature.
Sue Wetmore
>
> Maple St, Brandon, Rutland, Vermont, US
> Nov 15, 2017 2:30 PM - 3:30 PM
> Protocol: Stationary
> 13 species
>
> Red-bellied Woodpecker 1
> Downy Woodpecker 1
> Hairy Woodpecker 1
> Blue Jay 3
> Black-capped Chickadee 1
> White-breasted Nuthatch 1
> American Tree Sparrow 1
> White-throated Sparrow 2
> Northern Cardinal 1
> Common Grackle 1
> House Finch 2
> American Goldfinch 4
> House Sparrow 6
>
> View this checklist online at http://ebird.org/ebird/view/ch...
>
> This report was generated automatically by eBird v3 (http://ebird.org/vt)



Subject: Juncos Hollow Rd., Brandon, Nov 15, 2017
Date: Wed Nov 15 2017 13:28 pm
From: 2birdvt AT comcast.net
 
Juncos abounded flashing their white tail feathers.
Sue Wetmore
>
> Hollow Rd., Brandon, Rutland, Vermont, US
> Nov 15, 2017 9:00 AM - 10:30 AM
> Protocol: Traveling
> 1.2 mile(s)
> 12 species
>
> Ruffed Grouse 1
> Red-tailed Hawk 1
> Mourning Dove 23
> Blue Jay 5
> American Crow 2
> Black-capped Chickadee 4
> Eastern Bluebird 1
> American Robin 9
> Cedar Waxwing 3
> Dark-eyed Junco 31
> Northern Cardinal 1
> American Goldfinch 2
>
> View this checklist online at http://ebird.org/ebird/view/ch...
>
> This report was generated automatically by eBird v3 (http://ebird.org/vt)



Subject: Dunmore
Date: Wed Nov 15 2017 13:19 pm
From: 2birdvt AT comcast.net
 
Branbury State Park had a big beach party with some 300 Canada geese strolling about the grounds while others enjoyed the water.
At some silent signal the crowd moved into the water while a few flew. Much gabbling going on.
In quiet spots along the lake mallards were busily feeding avoiding the raucous crowd of geese.
Sue Wetmore

Sent from my iPod



Subject: Snowy Owl - Colchester Causeway - Photos
Date: Tue Nov 14 2017 23:38 pm
From: seajean AT cruzio.com
 
Incredible photos.  I really enjoy them.  Thank you.
Jean Harrison, Hartland (Santa Cruz CA right now)

-----Original Message-----
From: Barbara Powers
Sent: Tuesday, November 14, 2017 8:16 PM
To: VTBIRD AT LIST.UVM.EDU
Subject: Re: [VTBIRD] Snowy Owl - Colchester Causeway - Photos

Wow ˜ is right. Great photos.
Barbara Powers

Sent from my iPhone

On Nov 14, 2017, at 9:24 PM, Linda M Verchereau
> wrote:

Wow - these photos are beautiful! Thanks for sharing.


Linda Verchereau

Montpelier

On November 14, 2017 at 3:19 PM Mike Sargent wrote:


This morning, it was cloudy with intermittent snowflakes falling. The owl
was cruising up and down the causeway in short flights, at the South Hero
end. I've posted some photos at:

http://www.uvm.edu/~msargent/n...

Also, the tundra swan is still there, off Colchester Point, hanging out
with several dozen Canada geese.



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Subject: Snowy Owl - Colchester Causeway - Photos
Date: Tue Nov 14 2017 22:17 pm
From: barkiepvt AT hotmail.com
 
Wow ˜ is right. Great photos.
Barbara Powers

Sent from my iPhone

On Nov 14, 2017, at 9:24 PM, Linda M Verchereau > wrote:

Wow - these photos are beautiful! Thanks for sharing.


Linda Verchereau

Montpelier

On November 14, 2017 at 3:19 PM Mike Sargent wrote:


This morning, it was cloudy with intermittent snowflakes falling. The owl was cruising up and down the causeway in short flights, at the South Hero end. I've posted some photos at:

http://www.uvm.edu/~msargent/n...

Also, the tundra swan is still there, off Colchester Point, hanging out with several dozen Canada geese.



Subject: Snowy Owl - Colchester Causeway - Photos
Date: Tue Nov 14 2017 20:24 pm
From: daylilies56 AT comcast.net
 
Wow - these photos are beautiful!  Thanks for sharing.


Linda Verchereau

Montpelier

> On November 14, 2017 at 3:19 PM Mike Sargent wrote:
>
>
> This morning, it was cloudy with intermittent snowflakes falling. The owl was cruising up and down the causeway in short flights, at the South Hero end. I've posted some photos at:
>
> http://www.uvm.edu/~msargent/n...
>
> Also, the tundra swan is still there, off Colchester Point, hanging out with several dozen Canada geese.
>



Subject: Eider update
Date: Tue Nov 14 2017 20:20 pm
From: 00000017afe5cb7a-dmarc-request AT list.uvm.edu
 
If it is a female shouldn't it be called a Queen Eider?


Bruce MacPherson
South Burlington




-----Original Message-----
From: Jim Mead
To: VTBIRD
Sent: Tue, Nov 14, 2017 12:33 pm
Subject: Re: [VTBIRD] Eider update

Hello all,

I™m here right now at the top of the Champlain Bridge with Henry Trombley, C. J. Frankiewicz and Ted Murin and we are in fact looking at a female King Eider!!!
Thanks for your posts Stacy.

Enjoy Birds,

Jim Mead

Sent from my iPhone

> On Nov 14, 2017, at 11:43 AM, Stacy Robinson wrote:
>
> The bird has drifted out near red buoy #56 but we believe it is a King Eider.
>
> Stacy Robinson
> Port Henry, NY
>
> Sent from my iPhone



Subject: Snowy Owl - Colchester Causeway - Photos
Date: Tue Nov 14 2017 15:50 pm
From: alicecgrau AT hotmail.com
 
great photos!


________________________________
From: Vermont Birds on behalf of Mike Sargent
Sent: Tuesday, November 14, 2017 3:19 PM
To: VTBIRD AT LIST.UVM.EDU
Subject: [VTBIRD] Snowy Owl - Colchester Causeway - Photos

This morning, it was cloudy with intermittent snowflakes falling. The owl was cruising up and down the causeway in short flights, at the South Hero end. I've posted some photos at:

http://www.uvm.edu/~msargent/n...

Also, the tundra swan is still there, off Colchester Point, hanging out with several dozen Canada geese.



Subject: Attack on a grouse
Date: Tue Nov 14 2017 15:13 pm
From: bbrosnan AT gmavt.net
 
A great horned owl removed the head of a rabbit in our back yard several winter nights ago.  Crows finished off the rest later in the day, perhaps with the help of a red-tailed hawk.
Barbara Brosnan
Weybridge

-----Original Message-----
From: Vermont Birds [mailto:VTBIRD@list.uvm.edu] On Behalf Of Kay Johnson
Sent: Monday, November 13, 2017 1:33 PM
To: VTBIRD AT LIST.UVM.EDU
Subject: Re: [VTBIRD] Attack on a grouse

Ah yes, forgot to put owl on my list. The barred owl hunts on our property for sure.


Kay Johnson
kj813@aol.com




-----Original Message-----
From: Andrew Zak
To: VTBIRD
Sent: Mon, Nov 13, 2017 1:30 pm
Subject: Re: [VTBIRD] Attack on a grouse

Bruce... thats an owl for sure.

On Mon, Nov 13, 2017 at 1:21 PM, Kay Johnson < 0000002d57029402-dmarc-request@list.uvm.edu> wrote:

> In my neighborhood it has been a red tailed hawk, a fisher, and a coyote.
> All seem possible in the National Forest. Sometimes the road is
> strewn with feathers -- so distressing to see.
>
>
> Kay Johnson
> kj813@aol.com
>
>
>
>
> -----Original Message-----
> From: b flewelling
> To: VTBIRD
> Sent: Mon, Nov 13, 2017 1:17 pm
> Subject: [VTBIRD] Attack on a grouse
>
> This morning, while walking my dogs in the Green Mountain National
> Forest, my Standard Poodle brought a Ruffed Grouse carcass to me. It
> was minus its head. By the condition of the bird, I think it may have
> been killed last night.
> Any ideas what might have killed it and just taken the head?
>
>
> Bruce Flewelling
>
> RT. 73, Rochester
>



--
Andrew Zak



Subject: Snowy Owls in Vermont
Date: Tue Nov 14 2017 14:51 pm
From: 0000003fbb1e7534-dmarc-request AT list.uvm.edu
 
Congrats Brian!!


From: Barbara Powers
To: VTBIRD AT LIST.UVM.EDU
Sent: Tuesday, November 14, 2017 10:13 AM
Subject: Re: [VTBIRD] Snowy Owls in Vermont

An aside. Congratulations to Bryan for receiving the Julie Nicholson Citizen Science Award. Very well deserved. Thanks for all your work and commitment.
Barbara Powers

Sent from my iPhone

On Nov 13, 2017, at 10:43 AM, Bryan Pfeiffer > wrote:

Greetings, VTBIRDers:

As predicted, Snowy Owls turned up in Vermont and elsewhere across New England this past weekend. Once eBird is back online (it™s down for maintenance this morning), I™ll have links to the two Vermont Snowys and to others in this blog post: https://bryanpfeiffer.com/2017...

Best,
” Bryan Pfeiffer

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
www.bryanpfeiffer.com
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~



Subject: Snowy Owl - Colchester Causeway - Photos
Date: Tue Nov 14 2017 14:25 pm
From: 0000011d6faf8cfb-dmarc-request AT list.uvm.edu
 
Wow, really great photos, Mike!  Thanks for posting.

Shirley Z.


-----Original Message-----
From: Mike Sargent
To: VTBIRD
Sent: Tue, Nov 14, 2017 3:19 pm
Subject: [VTBIRD] Snowy Owl - Colchester Causeway - Photos

This morning, it was cloudy with intermittent snowflakes falling. The owl was cruising up and down the causeway in short flights, at the South Hero end. I've posted some photos at:

http://www.uvm.edu/~msargent/n...

Also, the tundra swan is still there, off Colchester Point, hanging out with several dozen Canada geese.



Subject: Snowy Owl - Colchester Causeway - Photos
Date: Tue Nov 14 2017 14:19 pm
From: msargent AT uvm.edu
 
This morning, it was cloudy with intermittent snowflakes falling. The owl was cruising up and down the causeway in short flights, at the South Hero end. I've posted some photos at:

http://www.uvm.edu/~msargent/n...

Also, the tundra swan is still there, off Colchester Point, hanging out with several dozen Canada geese.



Subject: Barnacle Goose
Date: Tue Nov 14 2017 11:47 am
From: 00000022ffe6db53-dmarc-request AT list.uvm.edu
 
The bird was observed, [scoped], between 10:00 and 10:15 this morning, Tuesday, among a flock of 30-40 Canada Geese , western edge of very large corn field, Rhona-Mia Farm.


Cheers, Roy Pilcher



Subject: Eider update
Date: Tue Nov 14 2017 11:34 am
From: jimmead4 AT gmail.com
 
P. S. It is also in the Vermont side of the lake as of now.

Sent from my iPhone

> On Nov 14, 2017, at 12:33 PM, Jim Mead wrote:
>
> Hello all,
>
> I™m here right now at the top of the Champlain Bridge with Henry Trombley, C. J. Frankiewicz and Ted Murin and we are in fact looking at a female King Eider!!!
> Thanks for your posts Stacy.
>
> Enjoy Birds,
>
> Jim Mead
>
> Sent from my iPhone
>
>> On Nov 14, 2017, at 11:43 AM, Stacy Robinson wrote:
>>
>> The bird has drifted out near red buoy #56 but we believe it is a King Eider.
>>
>> Stacy Robinson
>> Port Henry, NY
>>
>> Sent from my iPhone



Subject: Eider update
Date: Tue Nov 14 2017 11:33 am
From: jimmead4 AT gmail.com
 
Hello all,

I™m here right now at the top of the Champlain Bridge with Henry Trombley, C. J. Frankiewicz and Ted Murin and we are in fact looking at a female King Eider!!!
Thanks for your posts Stacy.

Enjoy Birds,

Jim Mead

Sent from my iPhone

> On Nov 14, 2017, at 11:43 AM, Stacy Robinson wrote:
>
> The bird has drifted out near red buoy #56 but we believe it is a King Eider.
>
> Stacy Robinson
> Port Henry, NY
>
> Sent from my iPhone



Subject: Eider update
Date: Tue Nov 14 2017 10:43 am
From: maplemeadows AT hotmail.com
 
The bird has drifted out near red buoy #56 but we believe it is a King Eider.

Stacy Robinson
Port Henry, NY

Sent from my iPhone



Subject: Common Eider
Date: Tue Nov 14 2017 9:42 am
From: maplemeadows AT hotmail.com
 
I believe I have a female type Common Eider at the Champlain Bridge! Associating with a single White-winged Scoter.

Stacy Robinson
Port Henry, NY

Sent from my iPhone



Subject: Vermont eBird outage update
Date: Tue Nov 14 2017 9:28 am
From: kmcfarland AT vtecostudies.org
 
Vermont eBird experienced an unexpected server outage on the morning of 13
November. Most of the eBird functionality was restored by 16:00 EST on 13
November. *Please do not worry. All your eBird data are safe“including your
photos“and we are working hard to resolve the remaining issues. *As of
07:00 EST on 14 November it is not possible to upload or view photos
uploaded to the Macaulay Library via eBird. We are working hard to restore
this functionality and expect it to be back to normal later today.

You may notice the following issues which we are still working to resolve:

- Photos and audio recordings cannot be uploaded to your checklists.
Please save these to upload when full functionality is restored.
- Photos will not appear in eBird checklist views, Region Explorer
views, or photo feeds on the profile page or home page.
- Illustrated Checklist links have been removed.
- Certain list totals on the Profile Page are not available.

We expect to have full functionality restored today, 14 November.

You are now be able to submit observations ,
use Explore Data , and access your lists
via My eBird . Submissions via eBird Mobile
are also working normally and your submissions will be uploaded safely to
your My eBird page.

We apologize for the inconvenience that this has caused.

Kent
____________________________

Kent McFarland
Vermont Center for Ecostudies
PO Box 420 | Norwich, Vermont 05055
802.649.1431 x201



Subject: Snowy Owls in Vermont
Date: Tue Nov 14 2017 9:13 am
From: barkiepvt AT hotmail.com
 
An aside. Congratulations  to Bryan for receiving the Julie Nicholson Citizen Science Award. Very well deserved. Thanks for all your work and commitment.
Barbara Powers

Sent from my iPhone

On Nov 13, 2017, at 10:43 AM, Bryan Pfeiffer > wrote:

Greetings, VTBIRDers:

As predicted, Snowy Owls turned up in Vermont and elsewhere across New England this past weekend. Once eBird is back online (it™s down for maintenance this morning), I™ll have links to the two Vermont Snowys and to others in this blog post: https://bryanpfeiffer.com/2017...

Best,
” Bryan Pfeiffer

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
www.bryanpfeiffer.com
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~



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