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As anticipated the loons were present at Kent Pond this morning.  However, for 20 minutes having scoped and re-scoped the pond several times, they were observed finally in the shallows on the west side of the pond.  The chick was 'imitating' the parents, head below the water surface, checking for prey.

Cheers, Roy Pilcher


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Subject: eBird Report - Kent Pond - Killington (99 acres), Jul 20, 2013


Kent Pond - Killington (99 acres), Rutland, US-VT
Jul 20, 2013 6:30 AM - 7:35 AM
Protocol: Stationary
Comments:     Common Loon survey.
21 species

Mallard  20     Included 16 ducklings, six small and 10 large.
Common Loon  3     Included one chick feeding/being fed in the shallows on the 
west side of the pond. Chick approximately one quarter to one third the mass of 
an adult.
Great Blue Heron  1
Spotted Sandpiper  1
Belted Kingfisher  1
Least Flycatcher  1
Red-eyed Vireo  4
Blue Jay  1
American Crow  3
Black-capped Chickadee  3
Winter Wren  1
Veery  1
American Robin  4
Gray Catbird  2
European Starling  5
Cedar Waxwing  5
Common Yellowthroat  4
American Redstart  2     One male missing his tail feathers!
Swamp Sparrow  1
Common Grackle  3
American Goldfinch  3

View this checklist online at http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist?subID=S14690501

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