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Roy Pilcher <[log in to unmask]>
Sat, 31 Jul 2010 16:24:22 EDT
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Location:     Lake Carmi State Park
Observation  date:     7/29/10
Notes:     Early morning  walk! More song compared to the afternoon before. 
Bald Eagle, a second or third  year bird.
Number of species:     26

Canada Goose   35
Mallard     19
Great Blue Heron   3
Bald Eagle     1
Ring-billed Gull   1
Mourning Dove     6
Belted Kingfisher   2
Northern Flicker     3
Alder  Flycatcher     2
Eastern Phoebe      1
Eastern Kingbird     1
Blue Jay      6
American Crow     3
Black-capped Chickadee   7
Red-breasted Nuthatch     5
American  Robin     5
Gray Catbird     2
Cedar  Waxwing     4
Yellow Warbler     1
Common  Yellowthroat     2
Song Sparrow      4
Lincoln's Sparrow     1
Swamp Sparrow      1
White-throated Sparrow     4
Common Grackle   36
American Goldfinch     8

Location:     Franklin Co. State Airport IBA
Observation  date:     7/29/10
Notes:     All the Vesper  Sparrows were observed on top of or "within" the 
north/south fence line except  one that was flushed. There appeared to be a 
family group of four that when  disturbed flew to the adjacent tree line 
together. One bird was seen carrying  food [CF]. The kestrel hovered over and 
then landed within the fenced  area.
Number of species:     10

Red-tailed Hawk   1
American Kestrel     1
Ring-billed  Gull     25
Red-eyed Vireo     1
American  Crow     2
Tree Swallow     2
Eastern  Towhee     1
Vesper Sparrow     8
Indigo  Bunting     1
American Goldfinch      2

Location:     Highgate Springs
Observation  date:     7/29/10
Notes:     Observed from  residential area with scope.
Number of species:      8

Wood Duck     2
American Black Duck   1
Pied-billed Grebe     1
Ring-billed  Gull     10
Herring Gull     1
Caspian  Tern     3
Black Tern     4
Common  Tern     8

Location:     Mud Creek WMA
Observation date:   7/29/10
Notes:     This area is apparently a CHA,  [Controlled Hunting Area] 
traversed by an old rail bed. Adult Eastern Kingbird  observed feeding young [FY].
Number of species:      15

Wood Duck     14
Mallard      24
Great Blue Heron     2
Belted Kingfisher   2
Eastern Wood-Pewee     3
Great Crested  Flycatcher     1
Eastern Kingbird     2
Barn  Swallow     8
White-breasted Nuthatch      1
American Robin     1
Cedar Waxwing      1
Song Sparrow     1
Swamp Sparrow      1
Red-winged Blackbird     2
American Goldfinch   3

Location:     Missisquoi NWR IBA [Charcoal  Creek]
Observation date:     7/29/10
Notes:   One Great Egret was on north side of road in a tree the other 
along  the shore line to the south. One Black Tern appeared to be a juvenile. 
Observer  thought he heard a Common Moorhen on the north side of the road but 
it called  only once.
Number of species:     8

Great Egret   2
Osprey     1
Spotted Sandpiper   1
Black Tern     3
Belted Kingfisher   1
Bank Swallow     4
Barn Swallow   6
Red-winged Blackbird     15

Location:     Lake Carmi State Park
Observation  date:     7/29/10
Notes:     Observed from the  camp site on the lake shore during evening. 
Bald Eagle was an adult.  Yellow-rumped Warblers, apparently all juveniles, 
passing overhead all the while  gleaning.
Number of species:     8

Mallard   9
Bald Eagle     1
Bonaparte's Gull   2
Ring-billed Gull     7
Eastern Phoebe   1
Red-breasted Nuthatch     1
Cedar  Waxwing     2
Yellow-rumped Warbler (Myrtle)   3

Roy Pilcher
The Gables at East Mountain, Rutland,  Vermont

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