Visited South Stream Wildlife Management area this a.m. and logged many RW blackbirds, Grackles, l Flicker (lst. of year for me), pair of wood ducks, pair of mallards, couple of chickadees, w pair hooded mergansers, 6 canada geese and a couple of song sparrows. This area was South of Bennington, then moved on to Lake Paran, in No. Bennington and counted l pair ringneck ducks and 43 common mergansers. Forgot to mention 3 GB Herons at South Stream.