Date: 11/16/20 9:02 am
From: maevulus <maevulus...>
Subject: Re: [VTBIRD] Mute Swans at Vermont National
On 2020-11-16 11:47, Bruce MacPherson wrote:
> There have been a couple of reports of Mute Swans at the Vermont
> National Country Club recently, so yesterday I decided to drop by the
> club to take a look. And, sure enough, there they were floating on the
> north side of the pond west of the clubhouse. Oddly immobile, though,
> and floating awkwardly. Decoys, I concluded, probably deployed by the
> club to discourage (live) Canada Geese from settling on the pond.
> Fool me once.....
> Bruce MacPhersonSouth Burlington
Funny! I once drove all the way down Gage Road in Addison, lured by lots
of moving white shapes near the end of the road - to find four or five
dozen white plastic bags, each anchored on a stick. Do-it-yourself Snow
Goose decoys!
Maeve Kim, Jericho Center
 
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