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October 20.  Largest single kettle of TVs I've seen in Vermont: 9 birds
circling in the lower Lamoille valley.

John Harbison
Colchester


----- Original Message -----
From: "Rick Renaud" <[log in to unmask]>
To: <[log in to unmask]>
Sent: Monday, October 20, 2003 9:12 AM
Subject: Re: Hawk movement


> Sunday, 10/19
>
> Stood lookout from @ 1:30 - 3:30 from Brigham Hill in Essex. Variable
> north wind. Cold. @50% cloud cover. Hawks and geesse were definitley
> moving. Most impressive to me was the Red-Shouldered push. That and a
> couple of wonderfully varied kettles (male Harrier, two Sharpies and two
> Red Shouldereds...).
>
> I missed ID's on a number of tasty birds, but below is a list of what I
> did ID:
>
> RT   37+
> RS   14+
> TV   18+
> SS   5+
> NH   4
> Osp  2
> Gos  2
> Acc? 3
>
> That welcome north wind also blew in over 1000 Canada Geese and about
> 400 crows (two separate streams). Lots of smallish RT kettles, the
> largest having 7.
>
> -Rick
>
>
>
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Allan Strong [mailto:[log in to unmask]]
> Sent: Monday, October 20, 2003 7:47 AM
> To: [log in to unmask]
> Subject: Re: Hawk movement
>
>
> In less than one hour (@~2:30 PM), Peter Jones and I counted 48 Turkey
> Vultures, 34 Red-tailed Hawks, 6 Sharp-shinned Hawks, 1 Cooper's Hawk, 1
> Northern Harrier, and 1 Rough-legged Hawk in suburban South Burlington,
> yesterday (10/19) afternoon.  Fun!
>
> Allan
>
> At 05:24 PM 10/19/2003 -0500, you wrote:
> >Great day for raptors moving south. I stepped out in the yard on Bixby
> >Hill in Essex and within 5 minutes had 2 Sharpies and a Peregrine.
> >Decided to try my luck at Colchester Pond, was rewarded with an adult
> >Bald Eagle, several Red Tails and Sharpies, an unidentified falcon- too
>
> >high & fast- and several TVs. And I think a dark morph Rough Legged..
> >Also at Colchester Pond and the airspace above; Snow Geese
> >Canada Geese
> >D C Cormorants
> >Hooded Mergs
> >Black Duck
> >Mallards
> >R B Gulls
> >Coopers Hawk
> >Raven
> >Crows
> >
> >Frank Rounds
>
>
>
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> Allan M. Strong
> University of Vermont
> School of Natural Resources
> 347 Aiken Center
> Burlington, VT 05405
> 802-656-2910
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