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Today, at a silage feeder by the road at Champlainside Farm in Bridport, 
274 or more Brown-headed Cowbirds joined over 200 Starlings, 80-some 
Rock Pigeons, and a few dozen heifers for lunch. Later, many of the 
Cowbirds dispersed to a hay field and fence-row trees on the Lake 
Champlain shore by Champlainside Drive.  With Juncos and Tree Sparrows 
in the thickets, was one Song Sparrow.

A large lead in the ice, seen from Champlainside Drive held nearly 300 
Mallards and 460 Common Goldeneyes, along with some American Black ducks 
and gulls (Great Black-backed, Ring-bill, and Herring). At Jones Dock 
110 Common Mergansers flew by, over a float of 150 Mallards, Black 
Ducks, and Common Goldeneye -- plus one Hooded Merganser.

Ian
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Lake Street - north, Bridport, Addison, US-VT
Dec 12, 2013 1:05 PM - 1:41 PM
Protocol: Traveling
2.6 mile(s)
Comments:     Includes Champlainside Farm
7 species

Red-tailed Hawk  1
Rough-legged Hawk  1
Rock Pigeon  84
Northern Mockingbird  1
European Starling  350     Counted by tens at silage feeder for heifers 
and along wires and roof tops.
Dark-eyed Junco  1
Brown-headed Cowbird  274     Average of three similar clicker counts by 
individuals.  At silage heifer feeder along with European Starlings and 
Rock Pigeons.

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Champlainside Drive, Addison, US-VT
Dec 12, 2013 12:22 PM - 12:57 PM
Protocol: Traveling
0.2 mile(s)
13 species

American Black Duck  28
Mallard  295     Clicker counted by individuals before being spooked by 
Bald Eagle
Common Goldeneye  458     Clicker counted by individuals.
Bald Eagle 1  Adult
Ring-billed Gull  7
Herring Gull  2
Great Black-backed Gull  2
Northern Flicker  1
Pileated Woodpecker  1
White-breasted Nuthatch  1
American Tree Sparrow  2
Song Sparrow  1
Dark-eyed Junco  16
American Goldfinch  1

View this checklist online at 
http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist?subID=S15948131