This observer took the opportunity of visiting the northwestern part of the 
 state camping at Lake Carmi State Park over the 28th and 29th of July. The 
 first afternoon and evening I explored the immediate environs around the  
lake.  Day Two, I headed for the well known birding spots in the Swanton  
area and finally on Day Three I headed south toward the St. Albans'  "birdy" 
areas and then home.
Location:     Lake Carmi State Park
Observation  date:     7/28/10
Notes:     This observer  arrived at the state park just before noon and 
proceeded to explore the area for  the next few hours on foot. The road to the 
camp sites transects an extensive  bog that transitions into an alder swamp 
to the east and a small cattail  marsh.
Number of species:     20

Mallard   17
Great Blue Heron     2
Osprey   1
Bonaparte's Gull     1
Ring-billed  Gull     35
Mourning Dove     1
Belted  Kingfisher     1
Northern Flicker      2
Eastern Phoebe     1
Blue Jay      5
American Crow     3
Black-capped Chickadee   5
Red-breasted Nuthatch     1
American  Robin     1
Cedar Waxwing     2
Common  Yellowthroat     2
Song Sparrow      5
White-throated Sparrow     1
Common Grackle   14
American Goldfinch     11

Roy Pilcher
The Gables at East Mountain, Rutland,  Vermont

Speaking the same language.