to add to Taj's comments; on the way out, we stopped at a farm near the DAR, got permission from the owner to go down a private driveway to get a better view of the ducks, no pochard but I spotted the tufted duck. The owner did not want mobs of people accessing the property unfortunately!
Saxtons River, VT
> From: Taj Schottland <[log in to unmask]>
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>Sent: Thursday, January 3, 2013 7:34 PM
>Subject: [VTBIRD] Common Pochard - NO 1/3
>Despite the subzero temperatures, there were lots of birders looking today,
>but the Common Pochard was nowhere to be found. Based on the license plates
>of the parked cars, it appears birders from as far away as Delaware and
>Pennsylvania made the trek up.
>JoAnne Russo and I were there from 8:45 - 2:30. Below are our highlights.
>Lapland Longspur - 2 at a farm near DAR state park
>Hoary Redpoll - 1 frosty male at a farm near DAR state park Digibinned
>photos can be seen here: http://flic.kr/s/aHsjDtaYhn
>Barrow's Goldeneye -2 (1 female at DAR and 1 male on the NY side of the
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