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> From: Larry Haugh <[log in to unmask]>
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> Date: 9/7/04 11:51:08 PM
> Subject: [VTBIRD] Recent sighting highlights: Ducks at Dead Creek and
Semipalmated Plover (Shelburne)
> Hi all,
> I am sorry to be late on some of this report.
> This morning I saw two Black-throated Green Warblers in my Shelburne back
> yard; but didn't see other migrants to go with them this time.
> A quick morning check today of Charlotte Town Beach and Shelburne Beach
> didn't find anything exciting (Kingfisher at Charlotte and a group of
> Bonaparte's in fairly close).
> In the farm field behind Shelburne beach, at the outer limits of my scope,
> I did find a Semipalmated Plover in with a flock of Killdeer.
> If anyone knows where I could find more shorebird diversity this week I
> would love to hear about it!
> Over the holiday weekend I had tried to see the Snowy Egret in Brilyea
> Access of Dead Creek but was unsuccessful. It was there on Saturday
> just before I got there however, based on another birder's sighting (Nancy
> G.). I was able to see the numerous Pied-billed Grebes and several Moorhen
> both on Saturday and on Monday. Also saw an American Bittern standing
> (thanks to Nancy), and then an additional one flying on Saturday. Saw
> several juvenile Black-crowned Night-Herons (both at Brilyea and Farrell
> Also on Saturday I explored further south from the dam and found a good
> collection of other waterfowl:
> Mallard, Black Duck, American Wigeon, Ring-necked Duck, Blue and
> Green-winged Teal and even an American Coot.
> I also saw a single Snow Goose in with a group of Canada Geese in a field
> close to Route 17 just East of the viewing pullout on Monday, so probably
> the same early bird that the Curran's reported.
> I have been enjoying the cool weather during these trips, and hope we have
> a great Fall coming up,
> Larry Haugh