Inspired by Ted Murin's lake watch yesterday at Charlotte Town Beach, Team Pipit tried one of its own today. Our methods are a bit different, however, with several stops of about 5 minutes each (all conducted from the warm comfort of a vehicle) at five or six different locations. Main goal was not to count mallards, but rather to luck upon a wandering Cave Swallow. When odds are 1000-1, we favor relative comfort to the thrill of defying the elements. Thus brief stops at the Lake Street access in Bridport, McCuen Slang, the Champlain Bridge, Tri-town Water District, Elm Point, and Potash Bay produced no Cave Swallows, about 25 mallards, about 25 Horned Grebes, perhaps 15 Common Goldeneye, 7-8 Common Loons, and a half dozen Common Mergansers. These duty-driven results were sandwiched between some rather more productive land-birding efforts: (5) Pine Grosbeak 2 while going over Appalachian Gap in Buels Gore and 3 in the village of New Haven (1) Northern Shrike an immature along Prunier Road in Weybridge (35) Tree Sparrow Market Road, Bridport (125) Bohemian Waxwing Lake Street, Bridport (2) Red-bellied Woodpecker Tri-town Road, Addison (1) Pileated Woodpecker Tri-town Road, Addison (2) Common Redpoll Atherton Road, Addison (50) Horned Larks Atherton Road, Addison (great close looks - but no longspurs seen or heard) Raptor totals for the day: (20) Red-tailed Hawk, (7) Rough-legged Hawk (all light morph), and 3 Northern Harrier (2 males) Pipit.