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
>
 
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