The South Burlington crows have been active lately. On Saturday afternoon they congregated behind the forestry lab on the UVM cross country course, before taking off in a steady stream toward the lake. On Monday at dusk, there were many hundreds in the trees just north of the correctional facility on Farrell Street. For an interesting and opinionated discussion about the origins and usage of the term "murder", check out the Audubon Web site at: http://www.audubon.org/news/no-its-not-actually-murder-crows
I've also posted a video clip of short-eared owls, from the Dead Creek WMA and the Parker River NWR on Plum Island. The Gage Road group tend to come out 10 minutes after sunset, so there's not much time to see them before it gets dark. In December, after 3 days of dawn and dusk searching all over Plum Island, I saw an owl that happily showed up about a half-hour before sunset. Not surprisingly, there were several northern harriers in the vicinity. And of course there were several snowy owls, just like everywhere else in northern New England.
The video clips, along with various other ones, are at: