Surveyed Lake Champlain from Button Bay to Goose Bay yesterday, making
Horned Grebe 73. Present at all locations except Goose Bay.
White-winged Scoter 10. White Bay.
Black Scoter 1. Potash Bay.
Snow Geese 9000+. Northwest of Potash Bay. Possibly the large flock
(10,000) that has been west of Grand Isle for the last several days and
monitored by Dave Hoag.
Gadwall 5. Tri-Town Water facility.
Lesser Scaup 680; Greater Scaup 34. Goose Bay. Part of flock that has
been present for several weeks; the remainder might have been further
south at Giard Bay, but I didn't check. There were 1345 Lessers and 55
Greaters on Monday at Goose Bay.
Ring-necked Duck 38. Goose Bay.
Others included Canada Goose, Mallard, Common Goldeneye, Common Loon,
Greater Black-backed Gull, Ring-billed Gull.
A Cackling Goose persists among Canada and domestic Geese at a farm at
the intersection of Crown Point Road and Happy Valley Road in Bridport.