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A thorough scouring of some lakes in the upper valley area on Saturday the
15th (reported a little late) resulted in some nice looks although not a
ton of birds. Pompy flats had the most birds, Lake Morey had the greatest
diversity of species, and Lake Fairlee had a surprise: a myrtle!

Lake Morey

3 BUFFLEHEAD
9 GOLDENEYE
1 GREATER BLACK-BACKED GULL, 12 RING-BILLED
1 immature COMMON LOON
~ 12 HOODED MERG
3 COMMON MERG
1 TREE SPARROW

Lake Fairlee

5 HOODED MERG
1 GREAT BLUE HERON
1 MYRTLE WARBLER
1 TREE SPARROW

Pompy Flats

~45 HOODED MERG
~ 30 MALLARD
1 GREAT BLUE HERON
3 BLACK DUCK
1 TREE SPARROW
And one mink!

Also seen in the area were red-breasted nuthatches, chickadees, ravens, a
pileated woodpecker, a brown creeper, a golden-crowned kinglet, and a
tufted titmouse also seen.

- Rosalind Renfrew and Tait Johanssen