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Rick Renaud <[log in to unmask]>
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Vermont Birds <[log in to unmask]>
Mon, 20 Oct 2003 09:12:03 -0400
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Sunday, 10/19

Stood lookout from @ 1:30 - 3:30 from Brigham Hill in Essex. Variable
north wind. Cold. @50% cloud cover. Hawks and geesse were definitley
moving. Most impressive to me was the Red-Shouldered push. That and a
couple of wonderfully varied kettles (male Harrier, two Sharpies and two
Red Shouldereds...).

I missed ID's on a number of tasty birds, but below is a list of what I
did ID:

RT   37+
RS   14+
TV   18+
SS   5+
NH   4
Osp  2
Gos  2
Acc? 3

That welcome north wind also blew in over 1000 Canada Geese and about
400 crows (two separate streams). Lots of smallish RT kettles, the
largest having 7.


-----Original Message-----
From: Allan Strong [mailto:[log in to unmask]]
Sent: Monday, October 20, 2003 7:47 AM
To: [log in to unmask]
Subject: Re: Hawk movement

In less than one hour (@~2:30 PM), Peter Jones and I counted 48 Turkey
Vultures, 34 Red-tailed Hawks, 6 Sharp-shinned Hawks, 1 Cooper's Hawk, 1
Northern Harrier, and 1 Rough-legged Hawk in suburban South Burlington,
yesterday (10/19) afternoon.  Fun!


At 05:24 PM 10/19/2003 -0500, you wrote:
>Great day for raptors moving south. I stepped out in the yard on Bixby
>Hill in Essex and within 5 minutes had 2 Sharpies and a Peregrine.
>Decided to try my luck at Colchester Pond, was rewarded with an adult
>Bald Eagle, several Red Tails and Sharpies, an unidentified falcon- too

>high & fast- and several TVs. And I think a dark morph Rough Legged..
>Also at Colchester Pond and the airspace above; Snow Geese
>Canada Geese
>D C Cormorants
>Hooded Mergs
>Black Duck
>R B Gulls
>Coopers Hawk
>Frank Rounds

Allan M. Strong
University of Vermont
School of Natural Resources
347 Aiken Center
Burlington, VT 05405
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