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On Mon, 24 Nov 2003, Roy Pilcher wrote:

> Monthly monitoring of Lake Bomoseen, (Hubbardton), an IBA, yielded the
> following waterfowl and dependent species, (11/24/03): Canada goose (4), American
> black duck (15), mallard (4), northern shoveler (1), hooded merganser (84),
> ring-billed gull (7) and belted kingfisher (1).
> In approximately six years of monitoring the northern portion of the lake
> this is the observer's first record of northern shoveler.

  Eighty-four hooded mergansers!?  Is that correct?  Wow!

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