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Lake Bomoseen/Hubbardton Marshes IBA, Rutland, US-VT
Mar 31, 2012 8:50  AM - 9:50 AM
Protocol: Stationary
Comments:      Observations made from three stations.  Temperature 35 
degrees F.   Snow flurries.

20 species including the following marsh/waterfowl.

Canada  Goose  10
Wood Duck  7
American Wigeon  3
American Black  Duck  12
Mallard  7
Green-winged Teal (American)   4
Ring-necked Duck  240     Consistent with numbers  reported recently.  
Actively foraging/diving.
Bufflehead   2
Common Merganser  5
Ruddy Duck  1     Single  male in breeding plumage.
Pied-billed Grebe  5
Killdeer   2


Lake Bomoseen-Castleton (2360 acres), Rutland, US-VT
Mar 31, 2012 9:55  AM - 11:55 AM
Protocol: Stationary
Comments:      Observations made from six stations around the lake.  
Temperature 35  degrees F.  Calm.

27 species including the following waterfowl, gulls  and swallows.

Canada Goose  1
Mallard  8
Greater  Scaup  8
Bufflehead  33
Common Goldeneye  3
Common  Merganser  12
Common Loon  1     Observed and heard  calling.
Red-necked Grebe  4     Scattered throughout the  lake, singly.
Ring-billed Gull  2
Tree Swallow  120   Hawking/foraging over the lake surface after an insect  
hatch.

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

Speaking the same language.