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Roy Pilcher <[log in to unmask]>
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Wed, 5 Oct 2011 14:50:26 -0400
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Lake Bomoseen-Castleton (2360 acres), Rutland, US-VT
Oct 5, 2011 8:30 AM  - 11:40 AM
Protocol: Stationary
Comments:     Observations  made from six stations around the lake. 
Connected up with two other birders for  about half and hour!
26 species

Canada Goose  250   Single large flock overhead moving south.
Mallard   17
Common Merganser  2
Common Loon  3
Horned Grebe   15     A pod of six Horned Grebe, then a pod of four then a 
pod  of five were observed.  After over an hour a pod of all fifteen Horned  
Grebe was observed.
Red-necked Grebe  2
Double-crested  Cormorant  1
Osprey  1
Red-necked Phalarope  1   Grainy digiscope seems to confirm!  Bird's 
energetic surface  feeding was what was first observed.  Could not relocate for 
better  viewing.
Ring-billed Gull  57
Yellow-bellied Sapsucker   1
Downy Woodpecker  1
Hairy Woodpecker  2
Blue-headed  Vireo  1
Blue Jay  6
American Crow  4
Common Raven   2
Black-capped Chickadee  1
Ruby-crowned Kinglet  1
Gray  Catbird  1
European Starling  2
Northern Parula   1
Yellow-rumped Warbler  3
White-throated Sparrow  1
Northern  Cardinal  2
House Finch  2

This report was generated  automatically by eBird v3 (http://ebird.org/vt)

Roy Pilcher
The Gables at East Mountain, Rutland,  Vermont

Speaking the same language.