Had excellent viewing of the Scaup Raft in Goose Bay, Lake Champlain 
(1.6 miles southeast of the Champlain Bridge by water) this morning.  
Hard to accurately determine the ratio of Lessers to Greaters as the 
Greaters seem quite unevenly distributed in the raft.  Estimated 10:1 

Also heard and saw a Gray Catbird. Until this fall there was only one 
previous record in eBird for the state in November.  This November there 
are now three Catbird sightings already.


Goose Bay, Bridport, Addison, US-VT
Nov 15, 2011 10:10 AM - 11:50 PM
23 species

Canada Goose  11
Mallard  4
Northern Pintail  5
Greater Scaup  170
Lesser Scaup  1700
White-winged Scoter  12
Long-tailed Duck  1
Bufflehead  3
Common Goldeneye  54
Common Loon  1
Rough-legged Hawk  1
Peregrine Falcon  1
Ring-billed Gull  37
Great Black-backed Gull  1
Blue Jay  2
American Crow  11
Common Raven  1
Black-capped Chickadee  5
White-breasted Nuthatch  1
Gray Catbird  1     calling; seen close at hand on branch and in flight
Dark-eyed Junco  3
Northern Cardinal  2
American Goldfinch  3