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At Herrick's Cove (IBA in Rockingham, VT) on Tuesday, there were Green-winged Teal, 6 American Widgeon, 3 Common Goldeneyes, Hooded and Common Mergansers, Ring-necked Ducks, Mallards, Wood Ducks, American Black Ducks, Canada Geese. Also 2 Belted Kingfishers, Tree Swallows, Great Blue Heron, and all of the expected blackbirds. Bufflehead provided entertainment as two drakes vied for the attention of a hen.

On Wednesday at the Hindale setbacks south of Brattleboro (from boat launch north to parking area by causeway), I did better with noting the numbers. There were 300 Ring-necked Ducks, 120 Common Mergansers, 40 Hooded Mergansers, 4 Green-winged Teal, 10 Wood Ducks, 3 Bufflehead. Also Bald Eagle, Belted Kingfisher, Eastern Phoebe, Great Blue Heron, Ring-billed Gulls, Tree Swallows, and many Red-wings, grackles, and Song Sparrows.

A few photos are at Tails of Birding - www.tailsofbirding.net

Good Birding

Chris Petrak
South Newfane, VT