Oops- sorry everyone, that wasn't intended to go to the whole list, but while I'm at it I may as well note a few other things we saw on Saturday on a quick jaunt around the Dead Creek area. A male and female harrier were hunting together along Gage Road and providing very nice views, and a single greater black-backed gull flew over the new Champlain Bridge (along with several ring-billeds) while we were climbing it in the wind. I'm sorry we missed Ted and his scope!
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> From: "Josh Phillips" <[log in to unmask]>
> To: [log in to unmask]
> Sent: Monday, November 21, 2011 9:33:41 AM
> Subject: Re: [VTBIRD] Greater White-fronted Goose - Dead Creek WMA
> A-ha. These guys must have seen those same two hawks I was seeing from
> Town Line Road in Bridport. I wish they'd been closer to confirm, but
> there was definitely one light one and one dark one, and they were
> clearly together.
> ----- Original Message -----
> > From: "Susan Elliott" <[log in to unmask]>
> > To: [log in to unmask]
> > Sent: Saturday, November 19, 2011 5:02:52 PM
> > Subject: [VTBIRD] Greater White-fronted Goose - Dead Creek WMA
> > We were fortunate to run into Ted Murin today at Dead Creek WMA who
> > gave a look through his scope at a Greater White-fronted Goose among
> > the 2000+ Snow Geese. Also present were 300 or so Ring-billed Gulls
> > following a tractor, three Great Blue Heron, three Red-tailed Hawks
> > and one Northern Harrier.
> > In Bridport we had excellent views of two Rough-legged Hawks, one
> > light, one dark, together over a field. Also in Bridport, south of
> > McCuen Slang, on the lake, one Bald Eagle, a Common Loon, and 60 or
> > so
> > Common Goldeneye.
> > From the New York side of the beautiful new bridge, we saw four
> > Common
> > Loons.
> > At Tri-town, there were one Common Loon, one Horned Grebe and about
> > 50
> > Common Goldeneye.
> > On Lake St. in Bridport we saw a Northern Mockingbird not far from
> > where we saw one last January.
> > And finally one the way home, in Bridport two Red-tailed Hawks, one
> > very light in color, but probably not light enough to be a Krider's.
> > No sign of the leucistic hawk in our travels.
> > All sightings eBirded of course!
> > Sue and Marv Elliott, Sue Wetmore, Tracey Busony