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Location:     Dead Creek WMA IBA
Observation date:   8/7/10
Notes:     Observer paddled from the  confluence of Dead Creek and Otter 
Creek to Stone Bridge approximately 9 miles  round trip. The object was to 
determine the potential for exposed mud flats for  migrating shore birds. 
Unless there is a considerable lowering of the water  level, the potential 
appears to be negligable! The first Bald Eagle was a  juvenile, no white markings 
apparent, while the second was an adult.
Number  of species:     31

Wood Duck     4
Great  Blue Heron     8
Osprey     1
Bald  Eagle     2
Merlin     1
Killdeer   2
Spotted Sandpiper     7
Ring-billed  Gull     3
Mourning Dove     2
Belted  Kingfisher     2
Downy Woodpecker      1
Pileated Woodpecker     2
Eastern Kingbird   2
Blue Jay     4
American Crow   5
Northern Rough-winged Swallow     2
Tree  Swallow     55
Bank Swallow     15
Barn  Swallow     15
Black-capped Chickadee      5
White-breasted Nuthatch     2
Marsh Wren   7
Gray Catbird     1
Cedar Waxwing   11
Yellow Warbler     1
Song Sparrow   13
Northern Cardinal     2
Rose-breasted  Grosbeak     1
Indigo Bunting      1
Red-winged Blackbird     35
American Goldfinch   11

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.