Ali Wagner and I spent an hour or so ogling (or perhaps better, eagling) the Bald Eagles at Fort Cassin/Porter Bay this afternoon. We counted 15 Bald Eagles (11 immature, 4 mature), most of which were visible at the same time perched in various trees around the bay. The large groups of ducks have departed, but we did find a small flock of Canada Geese (48) sounding off, as well as a few Hooded Mergansers (6), Common Mergansers (6), Ring-necked Ducks (3), Common Goldeneye (2), Northern Pintail (1), Mallards (2), and Wood Ducks (4)-a nice selection of waterfowl.
Also, we spotted a Pied-billed Grebe swimming dangerously close to a pair of immature Bald Eagles that were perched on the shoreline and a FOY (for me) Red-bellied Woodpecker flitting around in the trees next to the road.
March is a great time for birding in Vermont.