It's been a while since I've posted here but I felt I had to share my
amazement at the massive flight of Brant down Lake Champlain yesterday. I
spent the day sitting in a duck blind at the mouth of the Otter Creek and
saw an estimated 8,000-10,000 Brant moving southward. From about 7:30am
until we left at 2pm, it was non-stop flock after flock passing over our
heads and down the lake, many passing within a literal stones throw of our
There was literally not a 10 minute span in which we didn't see at least
one flock in our view, and at several times we could see 3 or 4 flocks at
once. Flocks ranged in size from 30 birds to nearly 500, with a few loner
birds here and there.
Sitting in the same location today from sunrise until noon we saw a few
more Brant but not nearly the numbers as yesterday. We only saw 3 flocks
today, with the largest only having 100 birds.
It was an amazing sight to see!