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Ditto!

    Lynette

    Quoting "Scott W. Morrical" <[log in to unmask]>:
> I've seen mink out there before, always a treat.
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>   Scott
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>   Quoting Martha McClintock <[log in to unmask]>:
>> Walked the beautifully repaired Colchester Causeway on Sunday.  Didn't see
>>    a lot but a nice walk.
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>>    On the way out, we saw one, single snow bunting out beyond the  
>> bridge.  He
>>    hopped around the rocks but didn't really fly away.  I worried about the
>>    poor, "abandoned" bird in such an inhospitable place but on the  
>> way back we
>>    saw at least three groups of  snow buntings flying around and I  
>> realized he
>>    was not alone anymore!
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>>    Near the South Hero end, a mink (I think but I am not a weasel expert
>>    either!) was running down the causeway towards us.  He got quite close
>>    without wavering from his direct path to us and I confess that I  
>> was a bit
>>    scared that he was rabid and was going right for us but at the  
>> last minute,
>>    he veered off!  Saw him later swimming...brrrrr!
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>>    Otherwise...7 common mergansers, 1 lone scaup, the pictures indicate 1st
>>    winter to me, 4 common loons, 5 horned grebes, several distant flocks
>>    flying low on the water but the only sure id I can give: 2 groups were
>>    white winged scoters.
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>>    The most fun for me was watching the gulls hover as they fought  
>> against the
>>    stiff west wind.  I have some great pictures of greater black  
>> backed , ring
>>    billed, and Bonaparte's gulls in flight.  I studied all the  
>> pictures hoping
>>    that at least one was a Little Gull which woud be a first for me but they
>>    were all Bonaparte's!
>>
>>    Another good day birding,
>>    Martha and BillWestford
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