A day when weather conditions would seem to dictate otherwise for the
observer, it turned out a bonanza on Lake Bomoseen for the birds! A brisk
north wind, a drop in temperature and the prospect/reality of snow may have
give a "push" to the south bound scoters and loons. Temperature differential
between water and air yielded a shimmering effect making scoping somewhat
Lake Bomoseen-Castleton (2360 acres), Rutland, US-VT
Oct 27, 2011 9:15 AM - 11:40 AM
Comments: Brisk north wind, light rain and some snow flakes.
Observations made from seven stations around the lake.
Canada Goose 105 In two flocks flying south.
White-winged Scoter 45 At times mixed in with Black Scoters, other
times in homogeneous group.
Black Scoter 225 At least three rafts, generally unsettled. Not
Common Merganser 8
Common Loon 54 Three large "pods" of 26, 11 and 13. Observed four in
flight which is unusual for the lake.
Red-necked Grebe 5
Double-crested Cormorant 1
Ring-billed Gull 1
Mourning Dove 1
Blue Jay 3
American Crow 3
Common Raven 1
Black-capped Chickadee 7
This report was generated automatically by eBird v3 (http://ebird.org/vt)
The Gables at East Mountain, Rutland, Vermont
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