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In spite of intimidating weather, a nice gathering of waterfowl!

Cheers, Roy Pilcher





Lake Bomoseen-Castleton (2360 acres), Rutland, US-VT
Dec 9, 2013 8:25 AM - 10:55 AM
Protocol: Stationary
Comments:     Temperature 27 degrees F.  Some snow and sleet.  Minimal ice, 
surprisingly!  Observations from various stations around the lake.
25 species

Canada Goose  4
Mallard  79
Ring-necked Duck  4
Bufflehead  24     A single group. leisurely diving, separate from the goldeneye 
and mergansers.
Common Goldeneye  186     In a mixed group with Mallard and Hooded Merganser.  
Hooded Mergansers tended to remain as a homogeneous subgroup.
Hooded Merganser  86     Largest single group numbered 57.
Common Merganser  41
Common Loon  2
Red-bellied Woodpecker  1
Downy Woodpecker  3
Hairy Woodpecker  2
Pileated Woodpecker  2     Working adjacent dead trees.
Blue Jay  4
American Crow  6
Common Raven  1
Black-capped Chickadee  6
Tufted Titmouse  1
White-breasted Nuthatch  3
American Robin  1
European Starling  12
American Tree Sparrow  4
Dark-eyed Junco  13
Northern Cardinal  2
House Finch  1
American Goldfinch  2

View this checklist online at http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist?subID=S15919341

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