Andy Newman of the New York Times asked me and other birders for our thoughts on Violet's whereabouts and to confirm when her last known sighting was. I know Violet's whereabouts have been a concern for many of you so I'm happy to share what Andy compiled in his online post here:
I've refrained from discussing Violet's whereabouts until Andy compiled his piece and published it. The article should serve as some comfort to know that Violet is not "missing" but simply living her life elsewhere for now. It would be great to see her again soon but I for one am not too worried about her but wishing her well wherever she may be at the moment.