Well it was just near the creek where there had been a pool of water that had evaporated into this mud/water. It could be some run off from the road as it is next to it. I have never seen this before and was mystified. It bubbled at random pushing the mixture up about an inch. Perhaps the rotting vegetation has created methane. Just when you think you've seen it all something like this occurs.
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On Sep 10, 2013, at 1:28 PM, betty gilbert <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
> Hi, Sue,
> I'm fascinated by your bubbling mud. Have you come up with any thought as to the reason?
> I've never seen anything like this except where methane escped.
> Cheers, B-
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> Subject: [VTBIRD] sandpipers- Union St Brandon, Sep 9, 2013
>> Two not so solitary solitary sandpipers were observed in a small muddy spot by Otter Creek. The curious thing about the mud is that it was boiling up no unlike the thermo mud pools at Yellowstone. The birds were probing about that area.
>> In my yard a lone bay-breasted came thru this morning.
>> Sue Wetmore
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>> Subject: eBird Report - Union St Brandon, Sep 9, 2013
>> Union St Brandon, Rutland, US-VT
>> Sep 9, 2013 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM
>> Protocol: Traveling
>> 1.0 mile(s)
>> 13 species
>> Wood Duck 1
>> Red-tailed Hawk 1
>> Solitary Sandpiper 2
>> Rock Pigeon 2
>> Eastern Phoebe 3
>> Blue Jay 1
>> American Crow 4
>> Common Raven 1
>> White-breasted Nuthatch 2
>> Cedar Waxwing 2
>> Common Yellowthroat 1
>> Black-throated Blue Warbler 1
>> Song Sparrow 1
>> View this checklist online at http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist?subID=S15131686
>> This report was generated automatically by eBird v3 (http://ebird.org)