Monthly monitoring of Lake Bomoseen wetlands from four vantage points
included: great blue heron (10), wood duck (105), American black duck (8), mallard
(3), ring-billed gull (11).
By 9 a.m. only 3 of the wood duck were observed feeding among the very
concentrated mass of lily pads, the rest were hanging out along the periphery of
the wetland, preening and/or resting.
Incidental observations included yellow-throated vireo, warbling vireo and
red-eyed vireo singing as was a Baltimore oriole, not persistent but sufficient
to make the identification. A ruby-throated hummingbird, female, was
observed nectaring on the blossoms of pickerel weed. Scores of swallows and some
cedar waxwings were finding a rich bounty of flying insects on or just above
the lily pads.
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