I believe that the Charlotte lake watch has recorded some very big Brant flights in previous years.
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> On Oct 17, 2018, at 5:39 PM, Tyler <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
> From my understanding the peak movement of Brant in Vermont is the week
> basically in the middle of October, though I have never heard of such a
> massive movement like this. What really surprised me is the wind. It was
> coming out of the Southwest all day which isnt usually conducive to
> migration. The most Brant I had ever seen in Vermont before this was only a
> few hundred!
>> On Wed, Oct 17, 2018, 5:17 PM Jane Stein <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
>> Wow! Did we know there was such a concentrated movement of Brant this
>> time of year? (I sure didn't)
>>> On 10/17/2018 4:55 PM, Tyler wrote:
>>> Hi all,
>>> 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
>>> 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!
>>> Tyler Pockette