I stopped by the Intervale Compost Center Sat and Sun while in Burlington on errands. Sat -- only 3 Great Black-backed gulls showed up during the 45 min. I was there?! About 100 American Crows and 200 European Starlings plus 2 Northern Cardinals and 3 Red-tailed Hawks. 3 more Red-tails along I-89 as we headed home. 1 American Kestrel along Rt 100B in Moretown 1 mile south of Rt 2. Sun -- no gulls - a complete shut-out, no hawks, same large numbers of Crows and Starlings. I also drove out to the Grand Isle Causeway today (Sunday). There was about 1/2 acre of open water on the south side. 21 Ring-billed gulls, 3 Great Black-backed gulls, 1 male Common Merganser, 1 Female Common Goldeneye. The wind was blowing 30kts+!!! All the birds were hunkered down facing south into the wind. Very few tried flying. It was wild! Stay dry -- big rain's coming. Scott Sainsbury Moretown, Bt.