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The Otter Creek has been well over its banks and two Sandhill  Cranes had 
been reported yesterday in the flooded area. This observer spent over  an 
hour glassing the area but to no avail!  Four were seen in North  Clarendon 
last year.
 
Location:     Bomoseen State Park, Castleton
Observation  date:     4/2/10
Number of species:      20

Wood Duck     1
Mallard      2
Green-winged Teal     1
Ring-necked Duck   4
Common Merganser     11
Downy  Woodpecker     1
Northern Flicker (Yellow-shafted)   1
Eastern Phoebe     3
American Crow   4
Common Raven     2
Black-capped  Chickadee     5
Tufted Titmouse      1
Red-breasted Nuthatch     1
White-breasted Nuthatch   2
American Robin     3
Song Sparrow   2
Northern Cardinal     1
Red-winged  Blackbird     3
Common Grackle      3
American Goldfinch     8

Location:     Lake Bomoseen-Castleton (2360  acres)
Observation date:     4/2/10
Notes:   Line fisherman in boats are on the lake.
Number of  species:     15

Canada Goose      20
Mallard     2
Common Merganser      13
Red-shouldered Hawk     1
Eastern Phoebe   4
Blue Jay     1
American Crow   5
Black-capped Chickadee     1
White-breasted  Nuthatch     3
American Robin     7
Song  Sparrow     4
Red-winged Blackbird      3
Common Grackle     3
House Finch      4
House Sparrow     8

Location:     Lake Bomoseen/Hubbardton Marshes  IBA
Observation date:     4/2/10
Notes:      Count of Ring-necked Duck probably 10% higher.  Observer had to 
interrupt  the count awaiting ducks to resurface.  Observations made from 
two  stations.
Number of species:     14

Canada Goose   31
Wood Duck     6
American Wigeon   1
American Black Duck     24
Mallard   15
Green-winged Teal     5
Ring-necked  Duck     225
Great Blue Heron      1
Killdeer     2
Eastern Phoebe      2
White-breasted Nuthatch     1
American Robin   1
Song Sparrow     2
Red-winged  Blackbird     6

Location:     Hubbardton Battlefield
Observation  date:     4/2/10
Notes:     Observer  anticipated some hawk migration with the south wind, 
but none  materialized!
Number of species:     9

Turkey  Vulture     13
Red-tailed Hawk      6
Northern Flicker (Yellow-shafted)     2
American  Crow     7
Common Raven     2
Tree  Swallow     1
Black-capped Chickadee      2
Song Sparrow     1
American Goldfinch      1

This report was generated automatically by eBird  v2(http://ebird.org/vt)


Cheers,
Roy Pilcher
The Gables at East Mountain, Rutland,  Vermont

Speaking the same language.