Hi all. A bit off topic but in case someone is interested in the Horned Grebe story. It was stranded in the parking lot at the bank of Middlebury on Seymour street. Perhaps its spot in Otter Creek finally froze over? Some people advised to just leave it alone but a kind Samaritan scooped it up, put it inside her purse and brought it to me (after multiple calls to various rehab facilities). Fish eater, right? George, the owner of the bait shop on Silver Street in Hinesburg generously donated a bucketful of minnows. Back at my house and Grebe in large tub of water, I started dumping in the fish. This mini-me of diving waterfowl voraciously ate as many minnows as I threw in. He started to associate the minnow net with food. The little thing is as cute as anything. Tomorrow I drive to harbor road in Shelburne and hopefully find open water to release it in. Tomorrow I also flight test two Barred owls that arrived in horrible post car crash shape. Happy birding (in one's bathtub, aviary or on the lake). Helena. North stream wildlife rescue. Monkton.
On Fri, Feb 1, 2019, 10:00 AM Kent McFarland <kmcfarland...> wrote: