Date: 11/19/20 7:34 am From: Victoria Arthur <singtolive57...> Subject: Re: [VTBIRD] Rare avian event?
You mentioned a reboot for ebird? I can't seem to sign in today. Do you know if that's one of the issues? Victoria
On Thu, Nov 19, 2020 at 8:14 AM Zacheriah Cota-Weaver < <zac...> wrote:
> Paul, > > What a phenomenal sight! Right place, right time. I went to check on high > counts for Sandhill Crane in Vermont (guessing this is one of the highest), > but eBird still isn't fully functional after the reboot. I was able to find > a report of a flock of 57 Sandhill Cranes just north of Montreal back on 25 > September. Perhaps this is your flock, eh? > > Zac > > On Thu, Nov 19, 2020 at 7:49 AM Paul Wieczoreck <mgcpw...> wrote: > > > Yesterday while working outside in Burlington I was fortunate enough to > > observe what has to be a rare avian event in the Green Mt State. Taking a > > momentary pause from the noisy project I was working on, I removed my > > hearing protection and was a bit bewildered when I heard a series of > > distant guttural rattles from above me. I looked up and was amazed to > see > > a large flock of Sand Hill Cranes passing south over the Queen City! I > > quickly ran to my car where my spotting scope was actually ready and was > > able to get on them. At one point they turned direction and started back > > towards the north, affording better looks at the contrasting dark and > light > > wing pattern, long necks and trailing legs. I could also faintly pick up > > some red on the heads of some of the birds when the light was just > right. I > > was able to make several counts before they faded into the distance and > > estimate a total of 60 birds. Truly a beautiful site and so unexpected! I > > would be curious if anyone else has spotted this flock, and how likely it > > is to see Sand Hill Cranes migrating through Vt in these numbers. > > > > Paul Wieczoreck > > Hinesburg > > > > -- > Zac Cota > *he/him pronouns (why? > <https://www.glsen.org/sites/default/files/GLSEN%20Pronouns%20Resource.pdf > >)* > *Teacher-Naturalist* > *& Volunteer Coordinator* > North Branch Nature Center > 713 Elm Street > Montpelier, VT 05602 > (802) 229-6206 ext. 110 > www.northbranchnaturecenter.org >