This flock has been in that vicinity and south in Salisbury in and along
semi-flooded field lands east of Otter Creek and the Cornwall Swamp for
at least the last two weeks (I think actually for at least three weeks).
The flock has been quite site faithful, but rises up and moves around
from time to time perhaps due to duck or deer hunters.
In a casual, accidental conversation with a local individual I heard
something about some "protective management" there, but I don't know
anything else about it ........ perhaps someone else can help out with
Shelagh Smith wrote:
>Had to make a hospital run to Burlington yesterday, but we were cheered by
>the birding along the way:
>First a juvenile Red-tail perched on the wires by the side of Rt 7 in East
>Middlebury, which was in the same spot when we came back at 2 pm.
>In the cornfield at the junction of Rt 7 and Three Mile Bridge Rd in East
>Middlebury, around 9:15, there was a VAST gathering of snow geese. The two
>flocks covered 90% of the field. I have only seen more snows than that at Dead
>Travelling up Rt. 116 we spotted Canadas at Dow Pond, maybe 30, in and out of
>the water and on the lawn.
>Shelagh Smith in Leicester.