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---- I have not seen many RL around either. However, a few days ago I saw 1 RL flying around just south of Richmond on RTE 2 near the monitor barn. I have seen it 3 times but it was about 4 days ago. 

Kit Emery

Ian Worley <[log in to unmask]> wrote: 
> The only Rough-Leg I saw was a bird that I've regularly seen since the 
> CBC.  It hangs out around the Lemon Fair River at Lemon Fair Road in 
> Weybridge.  The route referenced below did not take me west of 22A south 
> of Vergennes.
> 
> Ian
> =============
> 
> Jane Stein wrote:
> > That reminds me I've only seen one Rough-Leg this winter.  There are 
> > usually half a dozen just along the few miles of my road in 
> > Shoreham/Orwell.
> >
> > Anybody else noticing a lack of RLs this year?  Ian's report of 32 RTs 
> > but no RLs on the route he was traveling is striking.
> >
> > Jane
> > Shoreham
> >
> >
> >
> > Ian Worley wrote:
> >
> >> Random sightings in the Champlain Valley yesterday afternoon and this 
> >> morning include:
> >>
> >> ---Northern Shrike on the Guinea Road in Charlotte.
> >>
> >> ---Two Coopers Hawks within 200 feet of each other at the farm at the 
> >> corner of Cave Road and Hamilton Road, Weybridge .... one was 
> >> carrying prey while the other watched from a tree.
> >>
> >> ---Kestrel at the corner of Hemenway Road and Rte. 22A in Bridport by 
> >> active dairy farm.
> >>
> >> ---Three Bluebirds along Market Street in Bridport.
> >>
> >> ---Total of 32 Redtailed Hawks while traveling backroads from 
> >> Charlotte to Shoreham.  The majority (at least 19) were juveniles, 
> >> some (at least 7) were adults.  One in a Ferrisburg bur oak was 
> >> watching intently a robust coyote in rather lazy fashion harvesting 
> >> voles (I presume) in a snowy meadow.
> >>
> >> Ian
> >>