While scanning the flock Canada Geese at Crystal Beach, from behind me I  
heard a ruckus of "annoyance" of two crows. On turning I observed two crows  
in hot pursuit of what appeared to be an owl, approximately the same size 
but  different shape and flight action as compared to the crows.  The quarry  
disappeared into a grove of cedar/hemlock without a full ID.  Possible  
Barred Owl!
Loves Marsh, Castleton, Rutland, US-VT
Dec 1, 2011 8:50 AM - 9:05  AM
Protocol: Stationary
Comments:     Temperature 32  degrees F.  Brisk north wind.  Ice free.
8  species

Mallard  7
Bufflehead  2
Hooded Merganser   18
Blue Jay  2
American Crow  1
Black-capped Chickadee   1
White-breasted Nuthatch  1
American Goldfinch  2

Lake  Bomoseen-Castleton (2360 acres), Rutland, US-VT
Dec 1, 2011 9:15 AM - 11:50  AM
Protocol: Stationary
Comments:     Temperature 32 to 35  degrees F.  Brisk north wind.  Ice 
free.  Observations made from  8 stations around the lake.
22 species

Canada Goose  98   On the lake and shore.  About half of the 30 birds on 
shore  had a leg band on the left leg.
Mallard  37
Greater Scaup   1
Lesser Scaup  6
Bufflehead  66     In two  groups, the larger group of 54 were feeding in 
the same area as the Common  Goldeneye.  Sixteen took flight and 38 remained.
Common Goldeneye   174     Checked for Barrow's.
Hooded Merganser   22
Common Merganser  5
Pied-billed Grebe  1
Red-necked  Grebe  1
Bald Eagle  1     Adult, flying over  lake.
Mourning Dove  1
American Crow  5
Common Raven   1
Black-capped Chickadee  8
Tufted Titmouse  3
White-breasted  Nuthatch  1
American Robin  2
European Starling   22
Dark-eyed Junco (Slate-colored)  1
American Goldfinch   4
House Sparrow  2

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Roy Pilcher
The Gables at East Mountain, Rutland,  Vermont

Speaking the same language.