Date: 3/11/21 12:45 pm
From: Scott Varney <scottvarney1968...>
Subject: Re: [hmbirds] Killdeer at Schuylerville school!
The behavioral post regarding Buffleheads was in error...the species I
meant to describe was Common Goldeneyes. I did see Buffleheads, but they
were not performing courtship displays.

At the end of the school day today, a pair of Merlins were heard calling.

Scott Varney
Salem, NY

On Thu, Mar 11, 2021, 10:10 AM Scott Varney via <scottvarney1968=
<> wrote:

> Spring is definitely making an appearance today. Found 1 very vocal
> Killdeer on the Turf Field today at 8:55 AM as I was outside teaching my
> students about Mendelian Genetics and Inheritance of Alleles. All of my
> students were happy to hear the bird as I pointed out that its presence was
> a sign of Spring!
> At Hudson Crossing, the trail entrance next to the big gravel parking lot
> is hosting a very loud Carolina Wren right next to the outhouse.
> The river at Hudson Crossing is the stage for several Bufflehead
> performing their awesome courtship displays, with their heads flipping back
> toward their tails and their feet kicking up a splash of water over their
> backs all while making their "peent" calls.
> Happy Birding,
> Scott Varney
> Salem, NY

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