Spent Saturday around Lake Champlain. Plenty of Waterfowl in evidence. 19
species tallied for the day. This included:
2 small groups of Snow Geese (3 and 5) and plenty of Canada Geese.
Gadwall were seen at Button Bay (3), Shelburne Bay (5) and N. Hero/G Isle Bridge
(20+) and Otter Creek (1)
American Wigeon: Otter Creek
Blue-winged Teal: Otter Creek (4)
Norethern Shoveler were seen at Button Bay (2) and N. Hero/ Grand Isle Bridge
Northern Pintail: Button Bay (1), gap betweeen N. Hero and G. Isle (2) and Otter
Green-winged Teal: Otter Creek and Dead Creek.
Ring-necked Duck: Good numbers and widespread
Greater and Lesser Scaup (1): N. Hero/G. Isle.
Red-breasted Merganser: Shelburne Beach: (3)
Northern Harrier: 3 (2 males)
Rough-legged hawk (1) dark phase.
Kestrel: 5 (3 Addison / 2 Grabd Isle
Belted Kingfisher: Shelburne Bay (1)
Northern Flicker: Button Bay (1)
Eastern Phoebe: widespread
Horned Lark: Addison (3)
Tree Swallows: Large numbers at Shelburne Beach, Button Bay
Yellow-rumped Warbler: Fort Cassin (2)
Chipping, Savannah, Fox, Song, Swamp Sparrows and Dark-eyed Juncos. Fox
Sparrows seemed to be everywhere on Grand Isle.
Rusty Blackbirds amongst Re-wingeds and Grackles at Fort Cassin.
76 species in total. Great day to be birding.