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As Randy Schmidt reported the Rufous Hummingbird in Arlington continues - I saw it around 10:30 this morning.  It was calling frequently, and often chasing chickadees and other feeder birds.  Also had a Carolina Wren calling from behind the homeowner's yard.  Many thanks to the Derosia's for their hospitality!
 
On the way back home I hit several water bodies across southern VT in search of waterfowl, with few birds but 1 good one -
 
Harriman Reservoir, Wilmington -
    No waterfowl seen from stops along Rt 9 and Boyd Hill Rd
 
Sadawga Pond, Whitingham -
    2 Hooded Mergs
    1 Common Merg
 
Lake Raponda, Wilmington -
    17 Common Mergs
    3 Hooded Mergs
 
Brattleboro Retreat -
    1 Cackling Goose
    ~600 Canada Geese including several smalller Parvipes
    14 Common Mergs
    2 Hooded Mergs
    16 Mallards
 
Lake on Rte 142 just south of Brattleboro -
    12 Common Mergs
    4 Hooded Mergs
    1 Herring Gull
 
Connecticut River, above Vernon Dam -
    2 Coots
 
 
Mike Resch
Pepperell, MA
www.statebirding.blogspot.com