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Hi there,

Just re-joined, and wondering where Turkey Lane is located, and if it is open to public access?

Thanks and much appreciation for these posts in winter!

Patricia


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On Feb 7, 2013, at 5:48 AM, "Ian A. Worley" <[log in to unmask]> wrote:

> Yesterday Ron Payne and I paid another visit to all the ducks in the waters from Turkey Lane to Button Bay (Panton and Ferrisburgh). Lighting conditions were excellent for birds relatively close. There was heat distortion in the distance, limiting our viewing beyond a mile or so.  Winds picked up throughout the viewing time.
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> No new species were found from what has been reported recently.  Did not relocate the female Black Scoter found by Ted Murin and Alan Strong on Sunday.  We saw many familiar birds, including the leucistic female Mallard-type duck that has been in the vicinity since at least early January.  There was also a Snow Goose in Button Bay, in the midst of Canada Geese.  Masses of dabblers made for delightful searching for individuals of species other than Mallards and Black Ducks.
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> http://ebird.org/ebird/vt/view/checklist?subID=S12871789

>     (Turkey Lane viewing)
> http://ebird.org/ebird/vt/view/checklist?subID=S12871790     (Button Bay viewing)
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> At Kellogg Bay there were four gull species including Glaucous Gull, a quite white individual.  We have seen both this bird and one mottled in light buffyness previously here.
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> Bald Eagles were two seen at Turkey Lane, four seen flying over Basin Harbor, and four flying/soaring above Fort Cassin Point and the bays.
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> {I also saw an adult Bald Eagle the previous day in New Haven perched in a tree right above masses of turkeys in their open-air enclosures at a turkey farm.}
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> Of interest when we were at Kellogg bay was that through our scopes looking north-northeast over Thompson Point, we could easily see the new wind turbines on Georgia Mountain 33 miles away ... almost as mirages above the trees of Thompson Point. (I did some calculations to see if there was optical refraction aiding our viewing of the towers, but it didn't appear so.  I'll have to check that out again on some days in the future with different atmospheric conditions.)
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> Ian