Date: 2/27/17 8:44 am From: Hector Galbraith <hg2...> Subject: [NHBirds] waterfowl migration in CT Valley
Over the last few days there has been a massive movement of geese into the lower valley. Just across the river in vernon right now there are approximately 3,600 canada geese, along with northern pintail, mallard and black ducks. 5 Ring-necks and 3 bufflehead at Hinsdale. Further north yesterday there were an additional 200 CAGOs at Brattleboro and 500 at Westminster. So, approximately 4,300 CAGOs in the lower valley right now. The geese seem to be rather locked in place right now, probably because the fields further north are still covered in snow and ice. This situation will not resist for long as 50+ degrees are forecast for next couple of days. This goose influx is about 2-3 weeks earlier than normal.