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I saw at least 300 Canada Geese in the Shelburne Bay this a.m.
too about 8:15 a.m.  By the time I got back to the lake at 9:30 a.m.
at least 200 were gone and we saw a skein heading north(east?) in
the distance.  No where near that many there yesterday morning.

On 1 Mar 2002 at 17:39, Sherry Mahady wrote:

> A quick trip to Shelburne & Charlotte this morning
> produced the following:
>
> At Shelburne Bay, the usual Common Mergansers and
> Goldeneyes, Mallards, and several hundred Canada
> Geese.  Unusual (or early, at least) was a
> Ring-Billed Gull with a bright red gape and
> several others with the gape starting to turn red.
>  Breeding plumage on March 1?  That's not what the
> book says!
>
> Shelburne Town Beach offered a few Bufflehead and
> Black Ducks in addition to the C. Mergs and C.
> G-eyes.  Charlotte Town Beach had pretty much the
> same.
>
> The highlight of the morning was a Northern
> Harrier cruisin' low over the fields to the east
> of Bostwick Rd. in Shelburne.  I drove along
> beside him for at least 3/4 mile (and made one
> truck driver very angry) before he (the bird, not
> the driver) veered east into trees at the
> Charlotte town line.
>
> With all the unusual activity of this winter, one
> has to wonder what March will bring...
>
> Good birding, everyone!
>
> Sherry
>
> It is the height of patriotism to labor for
> justice, not the quick-fix catharsis of revenge,
> as the true path to peace and security. That
> should be our real call to duty as Americans.
>    -- Aaron G. Lehmer