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 groups.io <scottvarney1968= <gmail.com...> 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 > >