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I, too, birded the Champlain bays from Shelburne Bay S to Chimney Point today, Sun.   Who can remember the days when we got REALLY EXCITED about just seeing a Bald Eagle in VT?  Well, today, I was excited about the shear number of BAEG I saw.... 25 in all...  I felt as if I was in Homer, AK!  What a glorious weekend to be out.  

 

Besides the birds listed below, I encounter robins and crows everywhere & 1 'fly across' Horned Lark

 

Shelburne Point - 9am

75 C Goldeneye

7 Black Ducks

 

Charlotte Town B

 

200 C Goldeneye

8 Bufflehead

1 Crow

1 Black-backed Gull

1 Ringbill Gull

6 mallards

 

Long Point - 10:30

 

2 BAEG

 

Fort Cassin

 

1 BAEG

 

McNeil Cove - Ferry Crossing

 

16 mallard

14 Bufflehead

8 C Goldeneye

1 CAGO plus others heard flying overhead

18 C Mergansers

Crows

 

Button Bay boat Access

 

3 BCCH

1 Sparrow whose unfamiliar song attracted my attention.  While I can't be positive about my ID, I did have the bird in my binos briefly and it sure looked like this guy had a reddish tail!!  Fox???  Besides the tail, I saw only profile and turned head enough to notice cheek pattern, white throat and streaking on sides.  

 

Tri - Town - 2 pm

 

15 BAEG!!! - only 2 were sub-adults

Lots of gulls at edge of ice

Black Ducks, C Goldeneye

 

Chimney Point - 2:20 

 

7 BAEG.   I missed the Canvasbacks and didn't spend time counting gulls, mergs, etc there - Just too overwhelmed by the eagles!!  First time I have visited this area since the bridge went down.  Those ferries sure were busy.

 

RT 4 Bomoseen 

 

1 Roughlegged Hawk

 

 
 		 	   		  
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