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A good day birding trip from Dorset to Dead Creek.  Looked hard for Pipits with no luck and had hoped for Bald Eagle and Peregrine.... but some other pleasant surprises, non the less.
Team - Ruth Stewart, Barb Powers and Martha Pfeiffer
Dorset, VT
 
Location: Brookside BB 22A (Sanford Lake)     The most productive area for duck varietyObservation date: 10/23/08Notes: Sunny, low 40s, light breezeCanada Goose 300Wood Duck 3American Black Duck 2Northern Pintail 6Green-winged Teal 5Hooded Merganser 3Turkey Vulture 2Red-tailed Hawk 2American Kestrel 1Ring-billed Gull 1Rock Pigeon XBlue Jay 2American Crow 40Common Raven 5American Robin 20European Starling 23
Location: East Creek Wildlife Management Area  Wood Duck 2Red-tailed Hawk 6Rough-legged Hawk 3American Kestrel 1Ring-billed Gull 2Blue Jay 1American Crow 20Eastern Bluebird 3European Starling 2
Location: Dead Creek WMA IBA - Brilyea Access  Snow Geese away from road in am, close by at 3:00Snow Goose XRoss's Goose 1   located close to road in pm.  YAY!Canada Goose XWood Duck 2American Black Duck 3Mallard 45Great Blue Heron 3Northern Harrier 4Rough-legged Hawk 3American Kestrel 2American Coot 2Pectoral Sandpiper 1   Surprise late migrant?Ring-billed Gull XEuropean Starling 10Red-winged Blackbird 35House Sparrow 1
Location: Tri-Town Water District PlantCommon Loon 4Double-crested Cormorant 3Red-tailed Hawk 1Ring-billed Gull XDowny Woodpecker 1Black-capped Chickadee 6Tufted Titmouse 2American Robin 15Cedar Waxwing 50Yellow-rumped Warbler 2
Location: Potash BayAmerican Black Duck 1Mallard 4Common Loon 1Horned Grebe 6   Delighted to spot these birds and ID them!Northern Harrier 1Killdeer 1   Surprise late migrant?Ring-billed Gull X
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