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Jane Stein <[log in to unmask]>
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Vermont Birds <[log in to unmask]>
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Here you go

http://www.cvps.com/eagles/

The numbers we're seeing in winter, though, would seem unlikely 
to be "our" birds, since they typically go walkabout for several 
years after fledging and only return when they're ready to breed, 
but who knows.

Whoever they are, it's pretty incredible to have so many!

Jane


Michelle Hartline wrote:

> With all the eagle sightings, I'm wondering if anyone has seen bands on  
> them that can be traced back to those that were fledged at the Dead Creek area 
>  around 5 years ago?...I believe there were about 8 eagle chicks that had 
> been  brought in from various states. Is anyone aware of a website that has 
> info on  that project? (it was sponsored by CVPS, I believe...). It certainly 
>  seems we are seeing more eagles every year since that time!
>  
> Thanks, Michelle Hartline- Sudbury
>  
>  
> In a message dated 3/7/2010 11:02:49 P.M. Eastern Standard Time,  
> [log in to unmask] writes:
> 
> I, too,  birded the Champlain bays from Shelburne Bay S to Chimney Point 
> today,  Sun.   Who can remember the days when we got REALLY EXCITED about  
> just seeing a Bald Eagle in VT?  Well, today, I was excited about the  shear 
> number of BAEG I saw.... 25 in all...  I felt as if I was in Homer,  AK!  What 
> a glorious weekend to be out.  
> 
> 
> 
> Besides the  birds listed below, I encounter robins and crows everywhere & 
> 1 'fly  across' Horned Lark
> 
> 
> 
> Shelburne Point - 9am
> 
> 75 C  Goldeneye
> 
> 7 Black Ducks
> 
> 
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> Charlotte Town  B
> 
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> 
> 200 C Goldeneye
> 
> 8 Bufflehead
> 
> 1 Crow
> 
> 1  Black-backed Gull
> 
> 1 Ringbill Gull
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> 6 mallards
> 
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> 
> Long  Point - 10:30
> 
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> 2 BAEG
> 
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> Fort  Cassin
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> 1 BAEG
> 
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> 
> McNeil Cove - Ferry  Crossing
> 
> 
> 
> 16 mallard
> 
> 14 Bufflehead
> 
> 8 C  Goldeneye
> 
> 1 CAGO plus others heard flying overhead
> 
> 18 C  Mergansers
> 
> Crows
> 
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> Button Bay boat Access
> 
> 
> 
> 3  BCCH
> 
> 1 Sparrow whose unfamiliar song attracted my attention.   While I can't be 
> positive about my ID, I did have the bird in my binos briefly  and it sure 
> looked like this guy had a reddish tail!!  Fox???   Besides the tail, I saw 
> only profile and turned head enough to notice cheek  pattern, white throat 
> and streaking on sides.  
> 
> 
> 
> Tri - Town  - 2 pm
> 
> 
> 
> 15 BAEG!!! - only 2 were sub-adults
> 
> Lots of gulls  at edge of ice
> 
> Black Ducks, C Goldeneye
> 
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> 
> Chimney Point -  2:20 
> 
> 
> 
> 7 BAEG.   I missed the Canvasbacks and didn't  spend time counting gulls, 
> mergs, etc there - Just too overwhelmed by the  eagles!!  First time I have 
> visited this area since the bridge went  down.  Those ferries sure were busy.
> 
> 
> 
> RT 4 Bomoseen  
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> 1 Roughlegged Hawk
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