Wrightsville Reservoir in Montpelier/Middlesex is often devoid of avian
life, but not this morning. A huge raft of approximately 200 Black Scoters
were the center feature. Mixed in were 4 White-winged Scoters and a small
group of 6 Surf Scoters, which mostly kept to themselves.
And added bonus was a lone female Northern Pintail, which was associating
with a flock of 6 Common Mergansers. Surprisingly this seems to be the only
record of pintail in Washington County, according to eBird.
North Branch Nature Center
713 Elm Street
Montpelier, VT 05602
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