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Yesterday (10/1) morning I debated with myself whether to go over to
the Lower Champlain Valley or stick closer to home given weather at
the time (rain) and the forecast (more rain).  I opted for the latter
(why considering the weather and bumper crop of mosquitoes? perhaps to
prove to myself that I still had it in me to tuff it out). So
Herrick's Cove it was. Conditions were much less than optimal for
thoroughly checking out the late warbler fallout: rain, lousy light,
foliage, birds in constant movement, and only one set of eyes.  Time:
0920-1330.  Species: 29.

Canada Goose 24
Wood Duck 2
Double-crested Cormorant 1
Great Egret  1 NH side of Connecticut River
Great Blue Heron 2
Osprey 2 Migrating downriver
Bald Eagle 3 (2 adults; 1 2nd year bird)
Semipalmated Plover 1
Belted Kingfisher 2
Downy Woodpecker 1
Hairy Woodpecker 1
Northern Flicker 5
Pileated Woodpecker 1
Red-eyed Vireo 1
Blue Jay 4
American Crow 10+
Black-capped Chickadee 6
White-breated Nuthatch 1
Gray Catbird 4
Magnolia Warbler 1
Yellow-rumped Warbler 2
Black-throated Green Warbler 4
American Redstart 1
Common Yellowthroat 7
Song Sparrow 9
Swamp Sparrow 5
White-throated Sparrow 6+
White-crowned Sparrow 1
Red-winged Blackbird ++ NH side of Connecticut River

Mosquito bite welts were not counted for an index of their abundance.

-- 
Kenneth Cox
South Reading, VT
http://northernwingsbirder.blogspot.com/