I stopped by the Intervale Compost Center Sat and Sun while in
Burlington on errands.
Sat -- only 3 Great Black-backed gulls showed up during the 45 min. I
was there?! About 100 American Crows and 200 European Starlings plus
2 Northern Cardinals and 3 Red-tailed Hawks. 3 more Red-tails along
I-89 as we headed home. 1 American Kestrel along Rt 100B in Moretown
1 mile south of Rt 2.
Sun -- no gulls - a complete shut-out, no hawks, same large numbers of
Crows and Starlings.
I also drove out to the Grand Isle Causeway today (Sunday). There was
about 1/2 acre of open water on the south side. 21 Ring-billed gulls,
3 Great Black-backed gulls, 1 male Common Merganser, 1 Female Common
Goldeneye. The wind was blowing 30kts+!!! All the birds were
hunkered down facing south into the wind. Very few tried flying. It
Stay dry -- big rain's coming.