> We decided to bird along the Hudson River today, as there is no open
> water near where we are in Shaftsbury VT. While we were walking
> around the Saratoga Nat'l Historic Park we had 7 Short-eared Owls. 2
> owls were flushed by the people walking ahead of us and then we
> flushed 5 at once from the 2' tall grass we were walking through.
> Absolutely amazing views and fabulous flight display. We entered off
> of Rt 32 at the entrance on the south side of the park for anyone
> interested in making the drive. Also birding along the Hudson was
> great for the usual wintering waterfowl. Great open water in the
> town of Stillwater.
> Andrew Knafel and Anne Hunter
> Shaftsbury, VT