I had occasion today in good lighting to do another count of the Snow
Geese at Dead Creek from the air via a photo I took. This time the
birds were in flight, which made the counting much easier than the last
time when most were on the ground.
Today's total was 3693. On November 1st the number was 4641.
I searched much of the Champlain Lowlands and the lake from Charlotte to
Orwell, but did not see any other flock of Snow Geese. The lake was
exceptionally barren of duck flocks.
I will post the photo on the Vermont eBird Pool.