Ruth, I didn't get any collars there.  I haven't been able to get there since the aborted attempt of watching the evening arrivals Friday. It was just too cold to make it to sun down. Especially as I made the mistake of getting there at 5:36. I guess I could stand a half hour or so but an hour and a half was too much. I bagged it too soon. Less resilient in my approaching old age. LOL This was my last list

Location:     LAKE PARAN-Bennington (40 acres)
Observation date:     3/24/11
Number of species:     11

Canada Goose - Branta canadensis     5
American Black Duck - Anas rubripes     5
Mallard - Anas platyrhynchos     20
Ring-necked Duck - Aythya collaris     16
Hooded Merganser - Lophodytes cucullatus     18
Common Merganser - Mergus merganser     50
American Crow - Corvus brachyrhynchos     7
American Robin - Turdus migratorius     3
Northern Cardinal - Cardinalis cardinalis     1
Red-winged Blackbird - Agelaius phoeniceus     11
Common Grackle - Quiscalus quiscula     2

This report was generated automatically by eBird v2(<>)
 I wanted to try and get there this a.m. but, too many errands to get done today. I may give it a shot this evening but, as my son wants to catch a movie with me it is doubtful. I guess the Long-tail is gone. I didn't see him and no one else has listed him since before that Friday. I am hoping for some Buffleheads or, Redheads soon. 
  ----- Original Message ----- 
  From: Ruth Stewart<mailto:[log in to unmask]> 
  To: [log in to unmask]<mailto:[log in to unmask]> 
  Sent: Monday, March 28, 2011 9:59 AM
  Subject: [VTBIRD] Lake Paran, North Bennington , 3/27/11

  Did a quick check at L Paran Sun pm on our way home from Bennington.  Note, the orange collared goose was still present from Sat.; Kevin, were you able to read the number?   What is below is a possible, but the bird kept tucking its neck so it was not at a readable angle.
  ruth stewart
  e dorset
  > Location: Lake Paran, North Bennington
  > Observation date: 3/27/11
  > Notes: Sunny 30degrees, quite windy. CAGO with orange collar - maybe 71SN
  > Number of species: 9
  > Canada Goose 107
  > Wood Duck 4
  > Mallard 2
  > Ring-necked Duck 11
  > Hooded Merganser 10
  > Common Merganser 9
  > Herring Gull 1
  > Belted Kingfisher 1
  > American Crow 3
  > This report was generated automatically by eBird v2(<>)