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A scaup raft (1250 birds) of predominantly Lesser Scaup, plus several 
other waterfowl species, has assembled south of the Champlain Bridge, at 
a similar date to recent, previous years (Oct. 29th 2011, Oct. 26th 
2012, Oct. 29th 2013.)

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Goose Bay, Bridport, Addison, US-VT
Oct 30, 2014 11:28 AM - 1:04 PM
Protocol: Stationary
33 species

Cackling Goose  1     Duck sized bird with Canada Geese, similar 
markings; petite, very small bill.
Canada Goose  769     Clicker count of birds on water along New York 
shore.  Included typical sizes and Lesser Canada sized birds.
American Black Duck  2
Mallard  66
Redhead  3     Males. Obvious red heads, black breasts, and whitish 
flanks and saddle.  With Mallards and Canada Geese near New York shore.
Ring-necked Duck  1
Greater Scaup  200     All Scaup counted from photos by individuals, 
yielding 1252.  From a few of the closest photos estimated 15% Greater 
Scaup and 85% Lesser Scaup.
Lesser Scaup  1050     All Scaup counted from photos by individuals, 
yielding 1252.  From a few of the closest photos estimated 15% Greater 
Scaup and 85% Lesser Scaup.
White-winged Scoter  12
Black Scoter  10
Long-tailed Duck  7
Ruddy Duck  7     With Scaup
Red-throated Loon  2
Horned Grebe  3
Double-crested Cormorant  2
Great Blue Heron  1
Red-tailed Hawk  1
American Coot  11     Dark birds with bright white bills. Undulating 
neck and head, forward and back, while swimming.  On New York side of 
the lake near big flock of Canada Geese.
Ring-billed Gull  17
Downy Woodpecker  3
Hairy Woodpecker  1
Blue Jay  2
American Crow  7
Common Raven  1
Black-capped Chickadee  4
Tufted Titmouse  1
White-breasted Nuthatch  2
Carolina Wren  1
American Robin  3
Song Sparrow  1
Dark-eyed Junco  3
Northern Cardinal  1
American Goldfinch  2

View this checklist online at 
http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist?subID=S20384065

This report was generated automatically by eBird v3 (http://ebird.org/vt)