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Saw the swans today. The young appear to be mature enough to have flown in with the adults. Breeding there would still be debatable IMO. 
  ----- Original Message ----- 
  From: MARIE HEMEON<mailto:[log in to unmask]> 
  To: Vermont Birds<mailto:[log in to unmask]> 
  Sent: Monday, November 14, 2011 2:47 PM
  Subject: Re: [VTBIRD] FW: eBird Report - Tomhannock Reservoir, Nov 11, 2011


  Every once in a while over the course of the last 10 years or so I have seen a swan. I don't know if they nested there or not but, if so, it is new.
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    From: Ruth Stewart<mailto:[log in to unmask]> 
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    Sent: Monday, November 14, 2011 2:33 PM
    Subject: [VTBIRD] FW: eBird Report - Tomhannock Reservoir, Nov 11, 2011


    Altho a bit tardy with report, I'm curious about the mute swans seen along Rte 9 as you cross the reservoir.  It appeared to be mom, pop and cygnets.  Anyone know if these guys nested here?  Is that new?   We were delighted with the B Eagles, surprised by the Bonaparte Gulls, and disappointed that there were so few ducks/duck species.  I looked at our trip list from Nov 6 last year and it was much more diverse - higher numbers of ducks; not quite so many CAGO!  The latter were large congregations everywhere on the water, not just the N and S ends. 

    Ruth Stewart

    E. Dorset, VT

     > Date: Mon, 14 Nov 2011 13:19:29 -0500
    > From: [log in to unmask]<mailto:[log in to unmask]>
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    > Subject: eBird Report - Tomhannock Reservoir, Nov 10, 2011
    > 
    > Tomhannock Reservoir, Rensselaer, US-NY
    > Nov 11, 2011 11:00 AM - 2:00 PM
    > Protocol: Traveling
    > 20.0 mile(s)
    > Comments:     Sunny, low 50s.
    > 19 species
    > 
    > Snow Goose  1
    > Canada Goose  5000     large flocks on entire waters - not just on s end.
    > Mute Swan  7
    > Mallard  4
    > Ring-necked Duck  1
    > Common Goldeneye  15
    > Hooded Merganser  10
    > Common Merganser  17     Many more along far edges but could not/did not count
    > Ruddy Duck  4
    > Common Loon  3
    > Pied-billed Grebe  1
    > Double-crested Cormorant  3
    > Great Blue Heron  1
    > Bald Eagle  2     1 adult, 1 sub-adult flying together
    > American Coot  1
    > Bonaparte's Gull  3
    > Ring-billed Gull  2
    > Belted Kingfisher  1
    > American Crow  15
    > 
    > This report was generated automatically by eBird v3 (http://ebird.org/vt<http://ebird.org/vt>)