This is the Vermont bird report for Friday, August 13, 2004 covering the
period August 7 - 13, 2004.
Four COMMON LOONS were seen in Panton off Mud Island on August
4th, one COMMON LOON was observed on the 9th and 10th of August off Grand
Isle, and six COMMON LOONS were seen on Kettle Pond in Groton State Park on
Twelve GREAT EGRETS were spotted at Dead Creek on August 6th.
Five OSPREYS were observed at Dead Creek, including two off Cook Road, on
the 6th of August. One immature BALD EAGLE was seen at the Stone Dam and one
at a hack box at Dead Creek on August 6th. A BALD EAGLE was sighted on
Grand Isle on this date as well. On the 10th of August a BALD EAGLE was
seen flying near Bethel.
One COMMON MOORHEN was observed at Dead Creek on August 6th.
A CASPIAN TERN was sighted in Panton off Mud Island on the 4th of August.
Between the lack of a major draw down at Dead Creek, and the cold, wet
spring and summer in northern Canada which resulted in a poor year for
breeding shorebirds, it appears that we can expect below average evidence of
shorebird migration this fall.
An adult female MOURNING WARBLER was observed on Wardís Hill on
the 10th and 11th of August.
Thanks to the following contributors whose observations were cited above:
David Hoag, Arthur Mudge, Bryan Pfeiffer, Frederick and Chris Pratt, Ruth
Stewart, Pamela Tilton, Sue Wetmore.
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