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Ian Worley <[log in to unmask]>
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Tue, 28 Jun 2005 05:53:47 -0400
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Hi all,

The Whooping Crane was still there (directions below) last night.  Ron
Payne stayed late the night before to see if it left or what.  Here's
his observations...  I suspect she is staying there overnight.

With the very rapidly diminishing standing water in the fields I suspect
she may move on soon from this location; perhaps elsewhere along the
Lemon Fair, or back to Dead Creek.


"I was out there until past 9:30 when I started losing the light, and
the Mosquitos started to gain an immunity to bug spary. The highlight
was actually seeing it dance across the field. Spectacular! After that,
it just seemed to park itself in a place in the middle of the field and
pull it's head in for the last 15 minutes I was there. Prehaps it is
spending the night down there."

Ron Payne
Middlebury, VT

John C. Deppman wrote:

>Hello all:
>I just saw the "Cornwall" Whooping Crane about 1/2 hour ago.  I don't recall seeing the location specified in previous postings, so for those that are interested in attempting to see this Florida/Wisconsin wonder, head west on Vt Route #125 from Middlebury.  Go down the hill after passing through the college campus and go 4 miles to West Street.  Turn left and head South on West Street for about 1/2 mile.  Stop and scan the fields on the right.  It was feeding in the fields.  It's big; it's white; and it's not a Great Egret!  A Bald Eagle was also sitting in a tree nearby.
>This is very near the spot where a Northern Hawk Owl spent some time in Nov/Dec 1996.
>John C Deppman
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