---- I have not seen many RL around either. However, a few days ago I saw 1 RL flying around just south of Richmond on RTE 2 near the monitor barn. I have seen it 3 times but it was about 4 days ago.
Ian Worley <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
> The only Rough-Leg I saw was a bird that I've regularly seen since the
> CBC. It hangs out around the Lemon Fair River at Lemon Fair Road in
> Weybridge. The route referenced below did not take me west of 22A south
> of Vergennes.
> Jane Stein wrote:
> > That reminds me I've only seen one Rough-Leg this winter. There are
> > usually half a dozen just along the few miles of my road in
> > Shoreham/Orwell.
> > Anybody else noticing a lack of RLs this year? Ian's report of 32 RTs
> > but no RLs on the route he was traveling is striking.
> > Jane
> > Shoreham
> > Ian Worley wrote:
> >> Random sightings in the Champlain Valley yesterday afternoon and this
> >> morning include:
> >> ---Northern Shrike on the Guinea Road in Charlotte.
> >> ---Two Coopers Hawks within 200 feet of each other at the farm at the
> >> corner of Cave Road and Hamilton Road, Weybridge .... one was
> >> carrying prey while the other watched from a tree.
> >> ---Kestrel at the corner of Hemenway Road and Rte. 22A in Bridport by
> >> active dairy farm.
> >> ---Three Bluebirds along Market Street in Bridport.
> >> ---Total of 32 Redtailed Hawks while traveling backroads from
> >> Charlotte to Shoreham. The majority (at least 19) were juveniles,
> >> some (at least 7) were adults. One in a Ferrisburg bur oak was
> >> watching intently a robust coyote in rather lazy fashion harvesting
> >> voles (I presume) in a snowy meadow.
> >> Ian