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Roy Pilcher <[log in to unmask]>
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Thu, 18 Mar 2010 16:52:01 EDT
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Location:     Castleton
Observation date:   3/18/10
Notes:     Large flock of Wild Turkey on  North Street farm meadow.  Two 
males observed displaying.
Number of  species:     1

Wild Turkey     46

Location:     Lake Bomoseen/Hubbardton Marshes  IBA
Observation date:     3/18/10
Notes:      Most of the lake still frozen except at the north end where 
stream input  enters.
Wood Duck all males.
Number of species:      13

Canada Goose     8
Wood Duck      3
American Black Duck     10
Mallard      3
Ring-necked Duck     2
Hooded Merganser   12
Common Merganser     26
Killdeer   3
American Crow     2
Common Raven   1
European Starling     1
Red-winged  Blackbird     5
Common Grackle     1

Location:     Hubbardton Battlefield
Observation  date:     3/18/10
Notes:     In spite of strong  westerly winds with little northerly impetus 
there was evidence of some  northerly migration, including 8 skeins of 
Canada Geese, varying in size from 4  to 75; a large flock of 120 blackbirds 
estimated with an even split  between  Common Grackles and Red-winged 
Blackbirds; also a separate group  of 36 Common Grackle and two loose flocks of 
American Crows.. Red-tailed Hawks  observed thermalling, in one case with a 
Cooper's Hawk.
Number of  species:     15

Canada Goose      365
Cooper's Hawk     1
Red-tailed Hawk      6
Killdeer     3
American Crow      41
Common Raven     2
Black-capped Chickadee   2
Tufted Titmouse     2
Eastern Bluebird   2
American Robin     10
Northern  Cardinal     2
Red-winged Blackbird      65
Common Grackle     125
House Finch      2
American Goldfinch     1

Roy Pilcher
The Gables at East Mountain, Rutland,  Vermont

Speaking the same language.