The Kehoe fishing access on the southwest side of Lake Bomoseen probably
gives the most expansive view of the lake. I made a stop there on my way home
in the late afternoon with the chance of repeating yesterday's Red-necked
There was a gentle north wind and some wave action.
Scanning the lake produced only three birds a Common Loon, a Ring-billed
Gull and a Bonaparte's Gull. I was focused on the Bonaparte's Gull and
while watching its feeding/pecking action a juvenile Red-necked Phalarope swam
past followed about a minute later by an adult phalarope in nonbreeding
plumage. The size difference between the Bonaparte's Gull and the phalaropes
was impressively revealing!
Lake Bomoseen-Castleton (2360 acres), Rutland, US-VT
Oct 6, 2011 3:30 PM - 4:00 PM
Comments: Viewed from Kehoe fishing access. Gentle north wind and
Common Loon 1
Red-necked Phalarope 2 One juvenile and one adult in nonbreeding
plumage. Both birds seen in vicinity of Bonaparte's Gull.
Bonaparte's Gull 1
Ring-billed Gull 1
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