In order to complete some much needed updates, eBird and the associated Cornell Lab of O portals were down for about 48 hours. A couple of features have been lagging, but functionality has nearly fully returned. I was able to sign back in with no issues, and haven't heard of any other log-in problems.
Here's a link to the eBird checklist of the flock of 57 Sandhill Cranes from QC that I mentioned before:
On Thu, Nov 19, 2020 at 10:34 AM Victoria Arthur <singtolive57...> wrote:
> 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 > > >
-- Zacheriah T. Cota-Weaver 175 Depot Street Hyde Park, VT 05655 (802) 696-8613 cell <zcotaweaver...>