Your report Fred inspired me to stop at the Wrightsville Res. (just up the
road from the North Branch Nature Center) before work this morning.
Wrightsville is usually pretty quiet, but today there were 4 loons, 3
Long-tailed Ducks, 2 Red-necked Grebes, 12 Bufflehead and 9 Wood Ducks.
Chip Darmstadt, Executive Director
North Branch Nature Center
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Subject: [VTBIRD] Red-necked Grebe fallout, Caledonia County; other species
Today (April 29) a major fallout of Red-necked Grebes just above Comerford
Dam on the Connecticut River in Caledonia County. For specifics refer to my
ebird report for today. In addition to 48 Red-necked Grebes, we had a
second-winter Iceland Gull, an adult Common Tern, 6 Bonaparte's Gull, a male
Black Scoter and representative numbers of Herring Gulls, Ring-billed Gulls,
Lesser Scaup and Bufflehead. My only regret is that the whole of Team Pipit
was not here to enjoy this spectacular birding event.