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Roy Pilcher <[log in to unmask]>
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Wed, 10 Mar 2010 20:04:48 EST
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Location:     East Creek Wildlife Management  Area
Observation date:     3/10/10
Notes:   Canada Geese comprised three skein flying north.
Number of  species:     5

Canada Goose      272
Hooded Merganser     5
American Crow      3
American Robin     22
Northern Cardinal   2

Location:     Bridport
Observation date:   3/10/10
Notes:     Wetland traversed by Route  22A.  Eighteen of the Canada Geese 
were in the wetland, the rest were  overhead flying north.  Nice to observe 
the Killdeer.
Number of  species:     5

Canada Goose      60
Mallard     2
Killdeer     2
Rock  Pigeon     3
American Crow      1

Location:     Gage Road, Addison
Observation  date:     3/10/10
Number of species:      9

Canada Goose     X
Bald Eagle      1
Rock Pigeon     4
American Crow      4
Common Raven     1
Horned Lark      1
Black-capped Chickadee     2
Song Sparrow   4
House Sparrow     3

Location:   Dead Creek WMA IBA - Brilyea Access
Observation date:   3/10/10
Notes:     Observed White-breasted  Nuthatch "drinking" a couple of 
droplets of sap.
Number of species:   9

Canada Goose     84
American Black  Duck     16
Mallard     6
Northern  Pintail     5
Common Merganser     1
Common  Raven     1
Black-capped Chickadee      3
Tufted Titmouse     2
White-breasted Nuthatch   1

Location:     Champlain  Bridge
Observation date:     3/10/10
Notes:   Americdan Black duck pair observed syncronised bill dipping as a  
prelude to copulation.  Undercount by about 25% because of distance and  
Number of species:     10

Canada Goose   82
American Black Duck     7
Mallard   47
Green-winged Teal     3
Ring-necked  Duck     13
Greater Scaup     2
Common  Goldeneye     10
Common Merganser      10
Ring-billed Gull     4
American Crow      1

Location:     Lapham Bay Island
Observation date:   3/10/10
Notes:     Puddle ducks were mainly on  the ice while diving ducks were 
feeding in open water. One male American Wigeon  observed performig "bill 
dipping". Bald Eagles were on the ice. Viewing  conditins were generally good. 
Some ice fishermaen still fishing in the  bay!
Number of species:     15

American Wigeon   6
American Black Duck     64
Mallard   11
Northern Pintail     10
Greater Scaup   10
Bufflehead     1
Common Goldeneye   41
Common Merganser     18
Bald Eagle   2
Ring-billed Gull     1
Great Black-backed  Gull     1
American Crow     1
Tufted  Titmouse     1
Common Grackle     2
House  Sparrow     2

This report was generated automatically by  eBird v2(http://ebird.org/vt)

Roy Pilcher
The Gables at East Mountain, Rutland,  Vermont

Speaking the same language.