Red Onion Deli from Burlington is about to open a location there, which will make a nice place to stop for lunch while birding the central Champlain Valley. The map from the eBird checklist linked below has a more precise location for where I saw the hawk, which was not there when I passed by this afternoon.
----- Original Message ----- > From: "Jane Stein" <jeshawks...> > To: <VTBIRD...> > Sent: Friday, January 1, 2021 3:47:50 PM > Subject: Re: [VTBIRD] Dark Morph RTHA in Charlotte > > I see one from time to time in the Champlain valley in wintertime, > sometimes up at Dead Creek. > > What do you mean "what used to be the VT Wildflower Farm"?? Has it > closed > or moved or... > > Jane > (Shoreham) > > > On Fri, 1 Jan 2021 13:19:13 -0500, Josh Phillips <jdp...> > wrote: > > Just after noon today I pulled over on Route 7 in Charlotte > > (between the > > tack shop and what used to be the VT Wildflower Farm) to look at > > what I > > expected to be a dark Rough-legged Hawk. Instead, it appears to be > > a > dark > > morph Red-tailed Hawk, which I've never encountered in Vermont > > before. > It > > seems to me there was such a bird in Washington County a few years > > ago? > > > > Photos (poor) here: > > > > https://ebird.org/vt/checklist/S78393840 > > > > Happy New Year! > > > > Joshua Phillips >