Hi VTBirders,

I took a trip up to S Hero today to check new waterfowl arrivals.  There
wasn't much action there, but I found 5 Common Mergansers and 17 Common
Goldeneye at the Causeway (plus my first Song Sparrow of the season).  They
were all concentrated in a small patch of open water on the east side of the
causeway, shielded from the waves and wind, allowing for a decent picture.
A small flock (2) of Canada Geese passed over while I was on the causeway
(one of about 5 small flocks seen today).

I haven't heard much on the listserve about displaying Turkey yet this
season, so I figured I'd make this post.  There was one male displaying for
a large group of females in S Hero today.  Pictures and a short video are
posted at my semi-new blog (we'll see how long that lasts) at

Good birding,

p.s.  First Red-winged Blackbirds of the year at North Branch Nature Center
in Montpelier on 3/13.

Larry Clarfeld
Environmental Educator
Youth Birding Coordinator

North Branch Nature Center
713 Elm St.
Montpelier, VT 05602
(802) 229-6206
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