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Lake Bomoseen-Castleton (2360 acres), Rutland, US-VT
Dec 27, 2011 8:30  AM - 11:10 AM
Protocol: Stationary
Comments:     North and  south channels frozen.  Ice fishing north of Grady 
Bridge.   Temperature 29-31 degrees F.  Observations made from 8 stations 
around the  lake.
20 species

Mallard  83
Ring-necked Duck   4
White-winged Scoter  1
Bufflehead  30
Common  Goldeneye  208     Checked for Barrow's.
Hooded  Merganser  112     Observer does not know what attracts  these 
large numbers of Hooded Merganser to the lake in late fall / early  winter.
Common Merganser  37
Red-breasted Merganser  2
Common  Loon  2
Bald Eagle  2     Perched in large White  Pine Tree.  Digiscoped.
Ring-billed Gull  1      Taking advantage of Hooded Merganser foraging 
activity.
Mourning Dove   1
Pileated Woodpecker  1
Blue Jay  5
American Crow   6
Black-capped Chickadee  4
White-breasted Nuthatch   3
European Starling  6
Dark-eyed Junco (Slate-colored)   1
American Goldfinch  4

This report was generated automatically  by eBird v3 (http://ebird.org/vt)


Cheers,
Roy Pilcher
The Gables at East Mountain, Rutland,  Vermont

Speaking the same language.