Location: Stone Bridge-Panton Observation date: 8/17/10 Notes: With Stone Bidge and Farrell Access within observable distance of one another there is a good possibility of double counting of many species. Number of species: 14 Mallard 7 Great Blue Heron 7 Bald Eagle 1 Peregrine Falcon 1 Spotted Sandpiper 5 Solitary Sandpiper 1 Greater Yellowlegs 2 Lesser Yellowlegs 4 Least Sandpiper 17 Eastern Phoebe 1 Blue Jay 1 American Crow 5 Song Sparrow 3 American Goldfinch 2 Location: Dead Creek--Farrell Access Observation date: 8/17/10 Notes: At one point there were 8 bird watchers observing the shorebird festival interrupted from time to time by a Peregrine Falcon or two or a Bald Eagle on the prowl. Some viewing to the north was excellent while to the south it was more distant and often obscured. The 2 American Kestrel and 2 Merlin were observed from the access road, seen originally by two other birders. The list is this observer's and not a compilation that would be more extensive. Number of species: 18 Mallard 8 Green-winged Teal (American) 14 Great Blue Heron 7 Great Egret 2 Osprey 2 Bald Eagle 1 American Kestrel 2 Merlin 2 Peregrine Falcon 2 Semipalmated Plover 1 Killdeer 1 Spotted Sandpiper 2 Greater Yellowlegs 1 Lesser Yellowlegs 6 Semipalmated Sandpiper 4 Least Sandpiper 250 Baird's Sandpiper 1.............very obliging, in close and with good light! Gray Catbird 1 Location: Dead Creek WMA IBA - Brilyea Access Observation date: 8/17/10 Notes: Viewed from the wooden bridge. Number of species: 10 Great Blue Heron 3 Great Egret 2 Killdeer 1 Solitary Sandpiper 1 Semipalmated Sandpiper 1 Least Sandpiper 26 Ring-billed Gull 1 Common Raven 3 Song Sparrow 1 American Goldfinch 2 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.