To Bruce MacPherson's list for the Tracy Rd pond in South Hero, we can add:
Solitary Sandpiper (3 seen today)
Green Heron (1) - this year the Green Herons seem to be spending more time
in the trees rather than at the water
Osprey (1) in flight overhead.
In the trees at the far end of the marsh south of Tracy Rd is an Osprey
nest. There are two more nests on the poles in the power line right of way
where it crosses the South Hero Recreation Trail.
visiting Connecticut birder
On Wednesday, July 25, 2012, Bruce MacPherson wrote:
> Driving through South Hero yesterday afternoon I stopped briefly to check
> out the marsh on Tracy Road. In the wet, open area north of Tracy Road I
> counted eight Great Egrets that were feeding together-an astonishing sight.
> In addition I saw several Wood Ducks (11), Mallards (7), Black-crowned
> Night Heron (1), GB Heron (1), Belted Kingfisher (1), Spotted Sandpiper
> (1), and assorted RW Blackbirds in this area of the marsh. Two more Great
> Egrets were feeding on the south side of the road for a total of ten.
> Bruce MacPherson
> South Burlington