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Pretty much the expected species at Mt. Independence SHS this morning with 21 species. A highlight, however, was across the lake in New York, just south of Fort Ticonderoga - a Bald Eagle sitting on a nest with its mate nearby. At one point an immature Bald Eagle flew into the area and was promptly escorted out.

Hepatica was in bloom throughout Mt. Independence. Golden-crowned Kinglets and Dark-eyed Juncos were singing.

There were numerous American Kestrels along the way in Brandon, Sudbury and Orwell.


Mount Independence, Addison, US-VT
 
Wood Duck  4
Ruffed Grouse  4
Ring-billed Gull  13
Herring Gull (American)  1
Downy Woodpecker  2
Pileated Woodpecker  1
Eastern Phoebe  1
Blue Jay  2
American Crow  3
Common Raven  2
Black-capped Chickadee  1
Tufted Titmouse  1
White-breasted Nuthatch  6
Brown Creeper  1
Golden-crowned Kinglet  13     
American Robin  3
Song Sparrow  1
White-throated Sparrow  3
Dark-eyed Junco (Slate-colored)  14
Northern Cardinal  6
American Goldfinch  4

Sue and Marv Elliott, Sue Wetmore, Tracey Busony