On Mon, 24 Nov 2003, Roy Pilcher wrote:
> Monthly monitoring of Lake Bomoseen, (Hubbardton), an IBA, yielded the
> following waterfowl and dependent species, (11/24/03): Canada goose (4), American
> black duck (15), mallard (4), northern shoveler (1), hooded merganser (84),
> ring-billed gull (7) and belted kingfisher (1).
> In approximately six years of monitoring the northern portion of the lake
> this is the observer's first record of northern shoveler.
Eighty-four hooded mergansers!? Is that correct? Wow!
Ernest W. Buford
Rubenstein School of Environment
and Natural Resources
University of Vermont
Burlington, VT 05405