Date: 7/9/18 12:33 pm
From: lawlor <lawlor.coleen...>
Subject: Re: [VTBIRD] Lake Champlain pelagic birding trip
Please sign me up for Sunday

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> On Jul 9, 2018, at 2:06 PM, Ken Cox <kencox5...> wrote:
>
> Allan,
>
> Please sign me up for the Sunday trip. Thank you.
>
> Ken
>
> On Mon, Jul 9, 2018 at 1:31 PM, Kaye Danforth <
> <000003762748b609-dmarc-request...> wrote:
>
>> Yes, please reserve room on Sunday’s pelagic for 3 people please!
>> Thanks Allan, I’ll look forward to hearing from you with details.
>> Kaye in Hinesburg
>>
>>> On Jul 9, 2018, at 10:09 AM, Allan Strong <Allan.Strong...> wrote:
>>>
>>> Hi VT Birders,
>>>
>>> I've got UVM's research vessel, the Melosira, reserved for another Lake
>> Champlain "pelagic trip" on 8 (Sat) and 9 (Sun) September.
>>>
>>> The trips will be about 4 hours (7:30-11:30) and the cost will be $50.00.
>>>
>>> As we've found in past years, there are no guarantees about how the
>> birding might be, but we will be right at the "peak" for jaeger migration,
>> as well as the time of year for that annual Sabine's Gull, and we'll be in
>> season for other ducks, shorebirds (phalaropes?), terns, and, well, who
>> knows what else? We'll also be chumming on both trips with the goal of
>> bringing birds close to the boat. Last year we had great luck with a couple
>> of jaegers (Parasitic and Long-tailed) and an immature Sabine's Gull. But,
>> we've also had some lackluster days as well.
>>>
>>> A note about the Melosira. It is a steady boat, but if the water is
>> choppy, viewing can be challenging as you are watching from a moving
>> platform. Additionally, the boat is designed to chase fish and the things
>> fish eat (like zooplankton), so it is not designed to get anywhere in a
>> hurry. If an unusual bird comes whizzing by the boat, we probably won't
>> have much luck in trying to outrun it for a better look.
>>>
>>> But, this is a totally different perspective on birding, and we might
>> just find some really cool birds!
>>>
>>> If you are interested, please send me an email to reserve a place, let
>> me know which day is of interest, and I'll send you further instructions on
>> making a final reservation.
>>> <astrong...><mailto:<astrong...>
>>>
>>> I hope you can make it!
>>>
>>> Allan Strong
>>
>
>
>
> --
> Kenneth Cox
> South Reading, VT
> http://northernwingsbirder.blogspot.com/
 
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