Hello Vermont Birders:
I ventured south from Burlington today hoping to catch up to a Snowy Owl.
I had plenty of raptor activity but no luck with my target. For several
hours in the middle of the day, I patrolled most of the roads in Panton and
Addison. What I did see for raptors was a lot of fun:
Cooper's Hawk 1
Bald Eagle 2
Rough-legged Hawk 6 (3 dark morph)
Red-tailed Hawk 8
Northern Harrier 14 (and I was careful not to double-count)
Photos of the Merlin and a Rough-legged are at:
In a corn stubble field along Route 7 in Charlotte, just north of Lime Kiln
Road, I observed a Canada Goose with a neck collar among a flock of 294.
The collar was orange with white lettering and it read H8U2. I will report
it to the banding lab, just curious if others have seen it around before.