On Tue, 26 Nov 2002, Silas Miller wrote:
> Were the loons in close to shore or out in the
> only-with-optics-longer-than-my-arm range?
Both ... and all points in between! All the
loons I saw were in flight, and most were heading
south with purpose (in contrast to an interesting
flock of scaup, which had more of a NASCAR thing
going on.... we'd see them come by every 20 minutes
> I'd love to see that many
> together. Also were there any other reports of Arctic Loons around?
Not that I've heard. There were several Red-throated Loons, but
not more than 20.
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Vermont Birds [mailto:[log in to unmask]] On Behalf Of Ernie
> Sent: Tuesday, November 26, 2002 12:38 PM
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> Subject: Loon migration, raptors, UVM NOMO
> I have a few interesting reports from the Champlain
> Lake watchers recorded 275 Common Loons heading south
> at Charlotte on Sunday morning (count courtesy of
> Ted Murin, who thought this was the second highest
> total recorded for Lake Champlain).
> Elsewhere, the Snow Goose flock still numbers several
> thousand (4000?, more?) at the Dead Creek viewing area
> along Rt. 125. Seven Northern Harriers (3 adult; 4 juv.),
> light- and dark-morph Rough-legged Hawks, 3 Short-eared
> Owls, 4 American Pipits, and numerous Horned Larks were
> also seen at the viewing area on Sunday (owls, harriers,
> and pipits reported by Melanie Driscoll, who stopped there
> in the evening).
> And finally, a Northern Mockingbird was seen this morning
> (11/26) at University Heights on the UVM campus.
> Ernest W. Buford
> School of Natural Resources
> University of Vermont
> Burlington, VT 05405
> (802) 656-3324
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Ernest W. Buford
School of Natural Resources
University of Vermont
Burlington, VT 05405
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