Scoters and pintails still at Wrightsville as of 12:00 noon. Best seen from boat launch area. 6 mi north of Montpelier
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On Oct 27, 2011, at 10:25 AM, Chip Darmstadt <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
> There was also a lone Coot at the north end of Berlin Pond yesterday late afternoon. I also saw the biggest flocks of Starlings I've ever seen in central VT, along with some grackles mixed in.
> I was scopeless, unfortunately, but I also suspect there were Bonaparte's Gulls mixed in with a roosting flock of Ring-billed Gull mid-pond. Too dim and far away to be positive.
> Best, Chip
> Chip Darmstadt
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> North Branch Nature Center
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> Montpelier, VT 05602
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> From: Vermont Birds [mailto:[log in to unmask]] On Behalf Of Carole Carlson
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> Subject: [VTBIRD] Coots and Wood Ducks
> Coots were still present early this afternoon at the south end of Berlin pond. I saw four; there were probably more, but it was raining lightly and visibility was challenging. There were also four wood ducks: one beautiful male, one female, and two that were further out and appeared to be juveniles or females. All w ere swimming around in the midst of/near about 30 Canada geese. No luck spotting the horned grebe.
> Carole Carlson