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Observer spent nearly four hours searching the impoundment to the south for 
 the Ruddy Ducks. While unsuccessful, the birding was both productive and 
fun.  The viewing of the shorebirds illuminated by a setting sun was 
particularly  elegant! 
 
Location:     Dead Creek WMA IBA - Brilyea  Access
Observation date:     8/1/10
Notes:   Two Bald Eagle juveniles seen together, third Bald Eagle probably 
a  second year bird. Both Osprey seen together. Common Moorhen both 
juveniles also  Black Crowned Night-Heron. Wood Duck and Great Blue Heron probably 
undercounted.  Great viewing of shorebirds with sun low in western sky! 
Virginia Rail on open  mud flat.
Number of species:     38

Wood Duck   31
Mallard     7
Hooded Merganser   2
Great Blue Heron     12
Great Egret   1
Black-crowned Night-Heron     1
Osprey   2
Bald Eagle     3
Virginia Rail   1
Common Moorhen     2
Semipalmated  Plover     2
Killdeer     5
Spotted  Sandpiper     2
Least Sandpiper      13
Ring-billed Gull     2
Caspian Tern      3
Mourning Dove     2
Downy Woodpecker      1
Northern Flicker     2
Eastern Wood-Pewee   1
Willow Flycatcher     1
Eastern Phoebe   2
Eastern Kingbird     4
Blue Jay   3
Purple Martin     8
Tree Swallow   55
Barn Swallow     4
Tufted Titmouse   1
American Robin     3
Gray Catbird   2
European Starling     100
Cedar  Waxwing     8
Yellow Warbler     4
Song  Sparrow     9
Northern Cardinal      3
Red-winged Blackbird     2
Common Grackle   4
American Goldfinch     10

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.