Mud Creek WMA in Alburg:

Snow Geese  25

Canada Geese 200

Mallards  several

Green-winged Teal  6

Ring-necked Ducks 30

American Bittern (1 seen, another briefly heard)

Great Blue Heron ~3

Osprey  1

Cooper's Hawk  1

Snipe (either Wilson's or Common. ;-)  ~2 displaying overhead

Belted Kingfisher  1

Downy Woodpecker  2

Northern Flicker (with distinct yellow shafts), including 2 males putting on
a wonderful face-to-face display

Tree Swallow  10+

BC Chickadee

Brown Creeper  2

American Robin

White-throated Sparrow  1

Song Sparrow  couple

Swamp Sparrow  lots

Dark-eyed Junco  2

Red-winged Blackbird  bunches

Common Grackle  several

American Goldfinch  couple


Also of interest:

Great Egret at Missisquoi NWR between Charcoal Creek and Louis's Landing

Gadwalls (2 males and perhaps a couple of females) on Lake Carmi in
Franklin, near the dam.


Russ Ford


Graduate Research Assistant

Aquatic Ecology and Watershed Science

Rubenstein School of Environment and Natural Resources


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