We found a nice collection of waterbirds late this afternoon at Vernon
Dam, including 1 adult male Barrow's Goldeneye (previously reported).
Most birds were above the dam, with a trail nicely packed by snowshoes
to the water's edge. Full list below.
A bit further downstream, on the river side of rt. 142 opposite
"Vern-mont Farm", we had beautiful low-angle light on a flock of ~200
Snow Buntings and then ~300 European Starlings.
Also of note, but south of the border in Sunderland Mass., an adult
Peregrine Falcon was actively chasing and diving on an immature Bald Eagle.
Above and below Vernon dam:
20 American Black Duck
170 Common Goldeneye
1 Barrow's Goldeneye
23 Hooded Merganser
10 Common Merganser
1 Song Sparrow
Spencer & Doug Hardy, Norwich