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Jim Mead <[log in to unmask]>
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Vermont Birds <[log in to unmask]>
Thu, 19 Sep 2013 10:28:45 -0400
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Hi all,

I went to the Little Otter Wildlife Management Area
this morning(6:30- 8:05 a.m.). In case people need
to know the location: It is about 1-1/2 miles driving
south along Greenbush Rd. from Long Point Rd. It is 
a right turn through an opened orange colored gate,
onto State Forest Rd. Drive down that road and park
on the right before the closed orange gate. Walk from 
there until you reach the next orange gate, which is
opened. There is a sign on the left that reads, Little
Otter Wildlife Management Area. Go past that gate 
and take a left just beyond the creek (which is on both
sides of the road). Follow that road until it bears left 
and toward the creek. It comes to a rocky shoreline 
with mowed grass behind it. I was standing on that
shoreline. I saw the Gallinules over to the far right (SW). 
There was a good variety of species and it was very
birdy this morning. 

My complete list:

Canada Goose- 1
Wood Duck- 11
Mallard- 2
Blue-winged Teal- 4
Northern Shoveler- 2
Green-winged Teal- 8
Pied-billed Grebe- 1
Great Blue Heron- 3
Common Gallinule- 2 (these were young birds and
          I would not be surprised if there were more
          Gallinules there). It looks like a good nesting
Greater Yellowlegs- 1
Lesser Yellowlegs- 3
Solitary Sandpiper- 1
Least Sandpiper- 2
Pectoral Sandpiper- 6
Belted Kingfisher- 1
Red-bellied Woodpecker- 1
Downy Woodpecker- 1
Hairy Woodpecker- 1
Northern Flicker- 1
Eastern Phoebe- 3
Blue-headed Vireo- 1
Red-eyed Vireo- 4
Blue Jay- 3
Black-capped Chickadee- 7
American Robin- 4
Gray Catbird- 2
Cedar Waxwing- 1
Yellow-rumped Warbler- 25
Blackpoll Warbler- 1
American Redstart- 1
Common Yellowthroat- many
Wilson's Warbler- 1
White- throated Sparrow- 1

Enjoy Birds,

Jim Mead