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!
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