On Fri, 29 Mar 2002 10:50:18 -0800, L McElvany <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
What a difference a couple of warm days make! This afternoon Shelburne Pond was ice-free except for one small cove on the west side. The Canadas and Ring-necks were there (the Canadas may be the permanent residents that live in the field at the north end of the pond). Didn't see any Wigeon, but 10 Turkey Vultures were circling the swampy area along Pond Rd. southeast of the main body of water and a pair of No. Harriers were overhead during most of the 2 hours I was kayaking. The highlight, however, was a pair of Common Loons--wouldn't it be wonderful if they decide to take up residence! No sign of activity at the Osprey nest at the north end of the pond.
>Hi Folks - Shelburne Pond remains mostly ice-covered but the Canada Geese are playing icebreakers for the flocks of American Widgeon and Ring-necked Ducks. Yesterday a Northern Shrike, Red-tailed Hawk, Turkey Vulture and an American Kestrel were all working the field to the right of the entrance drive (off Pond Road, Shelburne). Singing Song Sparrows are there as well.
>A Bald Eagle was on the ice that remained to the right of Coates Island (Inner Malletts Bay, Colchester) at the end of last week.
>Linda McElvany - Williston