Date: 9/6/19 5:20 am From: <marthacwhitney...> <marthacwhitney...> Subject: Re: [VTBIRD] Pelagic birding trips on Lake Champlain
Hi Allan,Thanks for this great invitation. I too am interested. Either day would work. If not, I'll look for next year.Martha Sent from my Verizon LG Smartphone------ Original message------From: John SuttonDate: Fri, Sep 6, 2019 7:03 AMTo: <VTBIRD...>;Cc: Subject:Re: [VTBIRD] Pelagic birding trips on Lake ChamplainHi Allan,
Missed this! Any places left, either day?
On Fri, Aug 30, 2019 at 1:19 PM Allan Strong wrote:
> Dear VT Birders, > > I've got UVM's research vessel, the Melosira, reserved for another Lake > Champlain "pelagic trip" on 14 (Sat) and 15 (Sun) September. > > The trips will be about 4 hours (7:30-11:30) and the cost will be $50.00. > > The trip is a fun way to get out into the Lake, but there are no > guarantees about what sort of birds we will find. We've had some really > nice sightings of unusual birds (jaegers and Sabine's Gull), but we've also > had some slow days as well. The trip will be right at the "peak" for jaeger > migration, and, well, who knows what else? We'll also be chumming on both > trips with the goal of bringing birds close to the boat. > > 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: > 1) Please send me an email <astrong...> (not to the entire listserv) > 2) Let me know which day is of interest - Sat or Sun. I can only run two > trips this year, so to maximize the number of birders that can get out on > the water, I would like to limit folks to one day or the other. > 3) Include your mailing address and phone number > > Looking forward to it! > > Allan Strong >