I am passing along a report of a Willow Ptarmigan by Fairbanks Museum staff member. "There is a Willow Ptarmigan on Route 2 in St. Johnsbury along the shoulder across from Fairbanks Scales. It was seen earlier along the railroad tracks behind Fairbanks Scales, as well."
At least 2 of us searched shortly after 5 pm Thursday in that location and did not find the bird but there is a lot of area to cover.
Pictures and video may be available at later date.