There was some nice evidence of migration fall-out along the Connecticut 
River in Norwich today. A brief mid-morning trip between Ledyard Bridge 
and Ompompanoosuc Flats yielded a few good birds, the best seen from a 
vantage by the backwater across from the Rt. 5 gravel pit entrance.  

Location:     Ompomanoosuc River  - just south
Observation date:     4/16/10
Number of species:     14

Canada Goose     17
Wood Duck     2
Long-tailed Duck     5 (3 males, 2 females)
Bufflehead     1 male
Common Merganser     1
Red-necked Grebe     3
Great Blue Heron     1
Savannah Sparrow     1 singing

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Also of note were 2 N. Rough-winged Swallows foraging over the small pond just north of the Rt. 5-132 junction, and another single bird below Ledyard Bridge.


Chris Rimmer
Vermont Center for Ecostudies
P.O. Box 420
Norwich, VT 05055
802-649-1431 ext. 1