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In the Victory basin this morning along the River Rd. at entance to "2010 
Blowdown" 350 Pine Siskins foraging along bushes, trees and shoulder of 
road. Complete list follows.

Victory Basin IBA, Essex, US-VT
Dec 1, 2011 9:00 AM - 12:45 PM
Protocol: Traveling
4.0 mile(s)
13 species

Ruffed Grouse  1
Hairy Woodpecker  1
Gray Jay  2
Blue Jay  4
Common Raven  1
Black-capped Chickadee  17
Red-breasted Nuthatch  5
Golden-crowned Kinglet  5
American Robin  10
White-winged Crossbill  3
Pine Siskin  350     Huge flock foraging along the river road (gravel shoulder 
of roadway) in Victory: One 20' section of road had 100 siskins alone and 
one tree counted for 45 siskins. Numerous trees (hemlock and birch) had 
between 10 and 20 siskins apiece while other siskins foraged along bushes 
abutting Moose River. This is a conservative count.
American Goldfinch  3
Evening Grosbeak  4

Tom Berriman