Quoting "Scott W. Morrical" <[log in to unmask]>:
> I've seen mink out there before, always a treat.
> Quoting Martha McClintock <[log in to unmask]>:
>> Walked the beautifully repaired Colchester Causeway on Sunday. Didn't see
>> a lot but a nice walk.
>> On the way out, we saw one, single snow bunting out beyond the
>> bridge. He
>> hopped around the rocks but didn't really fly away. I worried about the
>> poor, "abandoned" bird in such an inhospitable place but on the
>> way back we
>> saw at least three groups of snow buntings flying around and I
>> realized he
>> was not alone anymore!
>> Near the South Hero end, a mink (I think but I am not a weasel expert
>> either!) was running down the causeway towards us. He got quite close
>> without wavering from his direct path to us and I confess that I
>> was a bit
>> scared that he was rabid and was going right for us but at the
>> last minute,
>> he veered off! Saw him later swimming...brrrrr!
>> Otherwise...7 common mergansers, 1 lone scaup, the pictures indicate 1st
>> winter to me, 4 common loons, 5 horned grebes, several distant flocks
>> flying low on the water but the only sure id I can give: 2 groups were
>> white winged scoters.
>> The most fun for me was watching the gulls hover as they fought
>> against the
>> stiff west wind. I have some great pictures of greater black
>> backed , ring
>> billed, and Bonaparte's gulls in flight. I studied all the
>> pictures hoping
>> that at least one was a Little Gull which woud be a first for me but they
>> were all Bonaparte's!
>> Another good day birding,
>> Martha and BillWestford