On Friday, November 6, 2015, Jim Mead <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
> To help people find the exact location- try this:
> Go to Vt eBird, find Jim Osborn's posting of the Eurasian Wigeon then
> click on the word "map". Look where the location marker is and get
> directions to that location. That is where you park your car. From there
> walk on the path that starts on the northern end of parking lot. Head north
> and it will be a few miles. Along the way you will pass 3 signs on the
> left, numbered 1,2 then 3. After you pass the #3 sign your next sign will
> be #5. It is on a post leaning against a tree a little off the trail and on
> the left side. Keep walking until you find a post with 4 signs that is on
> the right side of the trail and very close to the river. To read those
> signs you need to be on the river side of that post. You will read the
> numbers 4,5,6 & 7. The foot path that leads to the Wigeons is on the left
> side of the trail directly across from that sign post. The foot path will
> lead you to open water and that is the location. I hope this is helpful.
> Jim Mead
> Sent from my iPhone
> > Hello all,
> > The Eurasian Wigeon drake is still here. It is with 134 American Wigeon.
> > ** I would not recommend coming out here during the weekend, as it is
> Youth Whitetail Deer Hunting Season- both days. Today would be a good
> time, if you can try for it. Otherwise, I would highly suggest waiting
> until Monday.
> > Good luck if you can try for it.
> > Enjoy Birds,
> > Jim Mead
> > Sent from my iPhone
> >> On Nov 5, 2015, at 12:22 PM, Jim Osborn <[log in to unmask]
> >> I found a Drake Eurasian Wigeon this morning in Long Marsh Bay (Access
> #7 - unmarked) at Missisquoi National Wildlife Refuge. The bird was in
> fairly high breeding plumage. It had a nicely-colored "rufous " head, a
> "buffy" crown stripe, black rump, light gray flanks and back, a "bright
> white" wing patch, and a green speculum. It was in the company of 67
> American Wigeon, 11 Northern Pintails, and a pair of Ring-necked Ducks.
> Wear some "orange" if you go out there as Duck Hunting season is underway.