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Wow!  Did we know there was such a concentrated movement of Brant this 
time of year?  (I sure didn't)

Jane
(Shoreham)

On 10/17/2018 4:55 PM, Tyler wrote:
> Hi all,
> 
> It's been a while since I've posted here but I felt I had to share my
> amazement at the massive flight of Brant down Lake Champlain yesterday. I
> spent the day sitting in a duck blind at the mouth of the Otter Creek and
> saw an estimated 8,000-10,000 Brant moving southward. From about 7:30am
> until we left at 2pm, it was non-stop flock after flock passing over our
> heads and down the lake, many passing within a literal stones throw of our
> position.
> There was literally not a 10 minute span in which we didn't see at least
> one flock in our view, and at several times we could see 3 or 4 flocks at
> once. Flocks ranged in size from 30 birds to nearly 500, with a few loner
> birds here and there.
> 
> Sitting in the same location today from sunrise until noon we saw a few
> more Brant but not nearly the numbers as yesterday. We only saw 3 flocks
> today, with the largest only having 100 birds.
> 
> It was an amazing sight to see!
> 
> Tyler Pockette
> Middlebury
>