Following up on Bruce's observations from today between 9:35 and 11:35 a.m.
White-winged Scoter raft of 16 birds seen from Shelburne Farms.
At least 5 Bald Eagle at Fort Cassin along with six, may be more, Gadwall.
Also male Northern Harrier seen from Harbor Road, [Shelburne Shipyard], and
an extended flock of some 270 American Robin..
The Gables at East Mountain, Rutland, Vermont
Speaking the same language.
In a message dated 1/10/2012 6:14:12 P.M. Eastern Standard Time,
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I spent a productive hour at Shelburne Bay this afternoon. The resident
Bald Eagle was perched in its favorite tree to the east of the parking lot,
descending to the edge of the ice shelf later in the day to pick up a fish.
There were lots of ducks swimming close to shore-Mallards, Black Ducks,
Common Goldeneye, Bufflehead, Common Mergansers, and Lesser Scaup-but no sign
of the White-winged Scoter that's been hanging around for a few weeks.
Also, the usual gulls were present and accounted for as well as a single Common
At Converse Bay I (almost) ran into 5 Snow Geese that were cavorting in
the parking lot. Strange. When they saw me coming they headed for the water.