The only Rough-Leg I saw was a bird that I've regularly seen since the
CBC. It hangs out around the Lemon Fair River at Lemon Fair Road in
Weybridge. The route referenced below did not take me west of 22A south
Jane Stein wrote:
> That reminds me I've only seen one Rough-Leg this winter. There are
> usually half a dozen just along the few miles of my road in
> Anybody else noticing a lack of RLs this year? Ian's report of 32 RTs
> but no RLs on the route he was traveling is striking.
> Ian Worley wrote:
>> Random sightings in the Champlain Valley yesterday afternoon and this
>> morning include:
>> ---Northern Shrike on the Guinea Road in Charlotte.
>> ---Two Coopers Hawks within 200 feet of each other at the farm at the
>> corner of Cave Road and Hamilton Road, Weybridge .... one was
>> carrying prey while the other watched from a tree.
>> ---Kestrel at the corner of Hemenway Road and Rte. 22A in Bridport by
>> active dairy farm.
>> ---Three Bluebirds along Market Street in Bridport.
>> ---Total of 32 Redtailed Hawks while traveling backroads from
>> Charlotte to Shoreham. The majority (at least 19) were juveniles,
>> some (at least 7) were adults. One in a Ferrisburg bur oak was
>> watching intently a robust coyote in rather lazy fashion harvesting
>> voles (I presume) in a snowy meadow.