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Location:     Rutland Community Garden
Observation  date:     9/1/08
Notes:     With the setting of  the sun, large numbers of blackbirds arrived 
at this wetland to bed down in the  phragmites for the night.  The merlin was 
observed for about 7 minutes  during which time it made a single sortie after 
a dragonfly that it failed to  catch!  46 species to date.
Number of species:      20

Mallard     X
Green Heron      1
Merlin     1
Mourning Dove      7
Chimney Swift     3
Belted Kingfisher      1
Hairy Woodpecker     1
Eastern Phoebe      1
Blue Jay     2
American Crow      4
House Wren     1
American Robin      1
Gray Catbird     2
European Starling      50
Cedar Waxwing     12
Common Yellowthroat   2
Song Sparrow     4
Red-winged  Blackbird     60
Common Grackle      170
American Goldfinch     7

This report was generated  automatically by eBird v2(http://ebird.org)


Cheers,
Roy Pilcher
The Gables at East Mountain, Rutland,  Vermont

Speaking the same language.



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