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3/25/07 Vernon, VT
CT River & Banks (VT & NH)
overcast, 35 F, calm
9:30 AM - 1 PM

Above the Vernon dam the ice is out roughly from the Yankee outfall to 
the dam.   From about 10-11:30, the following species were on the 
periphery of the river, on the ice or in the water above the dam:

5-100 Canada Goose (numbers building over time)
40 Ring-necked ducks
6 American Black Duck
5 Mallard (20 more below the dam)
6 Green-wing Teal
4 Common Goldeneye (20 more below the dam)
4 American Wigeon
5 Wood Duck
1 Hooded Merganser
10+ TREE SWALLOWS
2 Greater Scaup
5 Bufflehead
1 RT Hawk
2 Eastern Phoebe
1 belted kingfisher
2 American Coot
1 Red-bellied Woodpecker (NH side)
1 Northern Shrike (NH Side)
1 N. Cardinal
1 American Kestrel
4 Northern Pintail
2 BALD EAGLE - PAIR ON NEST ADJACENT TO CT RIVER

At approximately 11:30 AM, another 1000 Canada Geese streamed into the 
impoundment.   These are some of the 3000 estimated birds that were 
feeding in corn-stubble fields off Riverside Dr, south of Vernon.    
Sorting through this group we found:

2 Cackling Geese
1 BARNACLE GOOSE

Pictures of the BARNACLE GOOSE are here:     
http://www.jjaudubongallery.com/Terrys_Bird_Pics.htm