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Spent much of the day birding along the Connecticut River valley on both
sides of the river concentrating on waterfowl.  Started in Brattleboro and
made my way up to Springfield.  Best VT birds were a GREAT EGRET and 2
BLUE-WINGED TEAL in Brattleboro.

VT totals are listed first - NH totals at the end

VERMONT SIGHTINGS

Brattleboro Retreat Meadows
1  Pied-billed Grebe
20  Canada Geese
46  Mallards
12  Black Ducks
2    BLUE-WINGED TEAL
10  Green-winged Teal
5    Wood Duck
12  Ring-necked Duck
2    Lesser Scaup
3    Common Goldeneye
13  Common Merg
3    Hooded Merg
1   GREAT EGRET
1   Kingfisher
2   Phoebe
20  Tree Swallows
1   Fox Sparrow
20+  Tree Sparrows - several singing !

Westminster - Henwood Hill Rd
22  C Geese
4   Mallards
8   Black Ducks
4   Wood Duck
1   Partial albino Red-tailed Hawk
1   Phoebe

Rockingham - Just S of Herrick's Cove
2    Black Ducks
5    A Wigeon
2    Ring-necked Ducks
10  Common Merg
3    Hooded Merg

Rockingham - Herrick's Cove
10  Mallard
30  Black Duck
2   Bufflehead
8   Ring-necked Duck
6   Common Merg
5   Hooded Merg
1   Horned Lark - calling overhead
6   Tree Swallows

Rockingham N of Herrick's Cove
65  Snow Geese - flying S
30  Canada Geese - overhead
50  Mallards
70  Black Ducks
5   Wood Ducks
1   Phoebe
2   Ravens


NEW HAMPSHIRE

Hinsdale
8  Mallards
1  Black Duck
4  A Wigeon
2  Wood Ducks
9   Lesser Scaup
2   Hooded Mergs
23  Common Mergs
1 Kestrel
2 Phoebes
75 Tree Swallows

S Charlestown - CT River
16 Black Ducks
6  GW Teal
75 Ring-necked Ducks
3  C Goldeneye
2  Common Mergs
1 Kingfisher

Charlestown Center - CT River
15  Mallards
20  Black Duck
 6  A Wigeon
6  GW Teal
2  Ring-necked Ducks
20  Common Mergs

Charlestown - along Rt 12 about a mile S of Charlestown Center
1     Probable ROSS' x SNOW GOOSE Hybrid  (see my other e-mail for details)
1     BRANT
500 Canada Geese
50   Snow Geese
1     farm-Greylag type goose (pretty similar to white-fronted when sleeping!)
Many Mallards
Many Black ducks
1    Bald Eagle (adult)

Winchester - Along Rte 119
1   Goshawk

Fitzwilliam - Along Rt 12
1  Raven


Mike Resch
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12 Lakin Street
Pepperell, MA 01463
978-433-8896