Yesterday, the 27th, Ron Payne and I surveyed Lake Champlain from Lapham
Bay to the Champlain Bridge, making six stops. Highlight was the
excellent views we had of two Red-throated Loons on calm waters, seen
from the end of Jones Dock road. One was smaller, an adult in
non-breeding plumage. The larger one was an immature.
Lesser Scaup (1154), Canada Goose (700), and Common Goldeneye (410) were
the most abundant birds.
Overall for waterfowl there were:
White-winged Scoter (24 north of the Champlain Bridge)
We also saw the Mockingbird that is known year-round, along Lake Street,
Bridport just south of Route 125.
The Jones Dock Road list is below.
Jones Dock Road, Addison, US-VT
Nov 27, 2012 11:26 AM - 12:34 PM
Comments: Ron Payne, Ian Worley
Lesser Scaup 1154 Clicker count by individual birds.
Common Goldeneye 353 Clicker count by individual birds
Hooded Merganser 1
Red-throated Loon 2 The adult non-breeding plumage individual was
smaller, the immature was larger. They stayed in contact with each
other throughout the viewing time.
Common Loon 2
Red-tailed Hawk 1
Ring-billed Gull 175
Herring Gull 1
Hairy Woodpecker 1
Black-capped Chickadee 5
Tufted Titmouse 2
White-breasted Nuthatch 1
Golden-crowned Kinglet 1
White-throated Sparrow 1
Dark-eyed Junco 2
Northern Cardinal 1
House Finch 1
American Goldfinch 17