Hello all,

Leave it to Ted Murin(one of Vermont's Top Birders) to have the perseverance 
to try and relocate the Common Pochard for others to get a chance to see it. 
He called me about 25 minutes ago to tell me that he has in fact seen the 
Common Pochard this morning at 10:05 a.m. !!! I was close to my house when 
he called and raced home to get the word out to all of you ASAP. He was on 
the NY side of the Champlain Bridge when he found it and he just called me 
again to tell me that he is trying it from the VT side. It is very windy- about 
15-20 mph from the NW. The ice edge is closer to the bridge now and the 
best place to see the duck at this time would be from the bridge. The Pochard 
is with a large mixed flock of ducks approx. 1/4 to 1/2 mile from shore and 
approx. 3/4 of a mile from the bridge. When he saw it, it was close to the ice 
edge. He said that the viewing is good aside from the wind. He also mentioned 
that there are 16 Bald Eagles there and that they are putting an attack on  
the ducks and it is quite a show.

I hope that many more of you get a chance to see this rare beauty.

Good luck to all and thank you very much Ted- nice job.

Jim Mead