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Hey, Tyler. Do you think you could write this up for Warren for use in Otter Tracks? 

I saw one flock of 200-300 go over the Dead Creek HQ where we were doing the bird banding event for schools yesterday. 


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Ron Payne
Middlebury, VT



On Wed, 17 Oct 2018 16:55:18 -0400, 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