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Sharon Tierra <[log in to unmask]>
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Vermont Birds <[log in to unmask]>
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Fri, 18 Apr 2003 18:50:42 -0400
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Laurie,

I saw what was probably the very same lone male loon Friday morning in the Retreat
Meadows.  The first loon I have ever seen there!  Guess the fishin' is good!

Sharon Tierra
Brookline

Laurie Miner wrote:

> Hi, I've been reading everyone's sighting reports for quite awhile now, so
> I thought I would finally write myself :)
>
> I was down at the Meadows late this afternoon and saw a male common
> loon!  I watched as he consumed a few good-sized fish - he had quite a time
> finishing his meal.  I've also been watching a nesting pair of Canadian
> geese.  They were the only geese around and were keeping a close watch on
> their nesting area.
>
> On Tuesday at the Meadows, I saw a lone cormorant, a belted kingfisher and
> two pair of common mergansers.  I also saw an otter today and Tuesday - cute!
>
> Also, on Tuesday, I had a towhee scratching away under my feeder here in W.
> Brattleboro.  As I type, there are the usual house sparrows,
> red-wings,  and 3 chipping sparrows, along with one song sparrow in the
> yard having dinner (fox sparrows were here last week).  Last night, I
> startled two deer enjoying the feeder "spillage" - guess they have to eat, too!
>
> Laurie Miner
> W. Brattleboro

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