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Friday's winds produced great numbers of migrants moving on Lake Champlain 
along the Charlotte VT shoreline.
Ted Murin was doing a lake watch and has passed on the following reported 
total counts seen today (7am - 3pm).
It was his fourth highest count ever for Common Loons at 220, and the 
highest counts he has seen there for Gadwall, Black Duck, Mallard (at 
2760), Northern Shoveler, and Green-winged Teal. Gulls were passing by all 
day, often seen in kettles in the sky.

Red-throated Loon 11
Common Loon 220
unidentified loon 1
Red-necked Grebe 1
Snow Goose 2500
Canada Goose 510
TUNDRA SWAN 3
Wood Duck 1
Gadwall 35
American Wigeon 4
American Black Duck 800
Mallard 2760
Black/Mallard hybrid 2
Northern Shoveler 8
Northern Pintail 22
Green-winged Teal 93
Ring-necked Duck 8
Greater Scaup 9
Lesser Scaup 1
unidentified scaup 30
Surf Scoter 1
White-winged Scoter 3
Bufflehead 1
Common Goldeneye 2
Common Merganser 12
Red-breasted Merganser 1
Hooded Merganser 2
Bald Eagle 4
BLACK-LEGGED KITTIWAKE 1   (1st year)
Ring-billed Gull ~~20000 (rough estimate)

I hope everyone is having a great Thanksgiving holiday,
Larry Haugh
Shelburne