HMBirds
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5/24/18 3:38 pm <scottvarney1968...> [hmbirds] <hmbirds-noreply...> [HMBirds] RT Hummingbird, Salem, NY
5/24/18 10:11 am <scottvarney1968...> [hmbirds] <hmbirds-noreply...> [HMBirds] Hudson Crossing: Philadelphia Vireos and Blackpoll Warblers
5/24/18 6:15 am Alan Mapes <alanmapes...> [hmbirds] <hmbirds-noreply...> [HMBirds] Orchard Oriole - Five Rivers
5/24/18 6:12 am zach schwartz-weinstein <zachsw...> [hmbirds] <hmbirds-noreply...> Re: [HMBirds] Orchard Oriole - Five Rivers
5/24/18 5:22 am <philwhitney17...> [hmbirds] <hmbirds-noreply...> [HMBirds] May 23 Birdline
5/23/18 5:36 pm Ronald Harrower <rharrower...> [hmbirds] <hmbirds-noreply...> [HMBirds] 28 Dunlin in one tight spot. eBird Report - Champlain Canal Lock 2 (Saratoga Co.), May 23, 2018
5/23/18 3:39 pm naomi lloyd <naomi_kestrel...> [hmbirds] <hmbirds-noreply...> [HMBirds] Re: Tomorrow's destination, 5/24
5/23/18 11:13 am Scottjstoner <ScottJStoner...> [hmbirds] <hmbirds-noreply...> [HMBirds] Chimney swifts are back in downtown Albany
5/23/18 10:00 am <jeffnadler01...> [hmbirds] <hmbirds-noreply...> [HMBirds] Tennessees , Blackpolls, Black-billed cuckoo
5/22/18 4:46 am John Kent <k2ent76...> [hmbirds] <hmbirds-noreply...> [HMBirds] Breeding Common Mergansers
5/21/18 5:24 pm Nancy Jane Kern <kernscot...> [hmbirds] <hmbirds-noreply...> [HMBirds] eBird -- Nutten Hooke -- May 21, 2018
5/21/18 5:04 pm Larry & Penny Alden <overlook...> [hmbirds] <hmbirds-noreply...> [HMBirds] Brant
5/21/18 3:06 pm Alan Mapes <alanmapes...> [hmbirds] <hmbirds-noreply...> [HMBirds] More Brant
5/21/18 2:58 pm Alan Mapes <alanmapes...> [hmbirds] <hmbirds-noreply...> [HMBirds] More Brant, again
5/21/18 2:44 pm Alan Mapes <alanmapes...> [hmbirds] <hmbirds-noreply...> [HMBirds] More Brant
5/21/18 2:42 pm Alan Mapes <alanmapes...> [hmbirds] <hmbirds-noreply...> [HMBirds] Brant
5/21/18 11:52 am 'Larry & Penny Alden' <overlook...> [hmbirds] <hmbirds-noreply...> [HMBirds] Century Run Results - Albany County
5/21/18 6:39 am <david.harrison...> [hmbirds] <hmbirds-noreply...> [HMBirds] Century Run - Warren County
5/20/18 7:23 pm <kernscot...> [hmbirds] <hmbirds-noreply...> [HMBirds] Chatham- Common Nighthawk
5/20/18 5:54 pm Kathryn Schneider <fallline...> [hmbirds] <hmbirds-noreply...> [HMBirds] Common Nighthawks
5/20/18 2:46 pm Tristan Lowery <tristanlowery...> [hmbirds] <hmbirds-noreply...> [HMBirds] HMBC Century Run (Albany County) - 5/19: CORRECTION
5/20/18 2:28 pm Nancy Jane Kern <kernscot...> [hmbirds] <hmbirds-noreply...> [HMBirds] eBird -- Powell Sanctuary, Old Chatham, New York, US (42.43, -73.569) -- May 20, 2018
5/20/18 2:18 pm <hmbirds...> [HMBirds] New file uploaded to hmbirds
5/20/18 1:31 pm gregg recer <gregg_recer...> [hmbirds] <hmbirds-noreply...> [HMBirds] saratoga county century run
5/20/18 1:21 pm Nancy Jane Kern <kernscot...> [hmbirds] <hmbirds-noreply...> [HMBirds] eBird -- 900-926 Highland Road, Old Chatham, New York, US (42.406, -73.577) -- May 20, 2018
5/20/18 1:06 pm Ronald Harrower <rharrower...> [hmbirds] <hmbirds-noreply...> [HMBirds] Century Run Saratoga Count exclusively. eBird Report - Saratoga general, May 19, 2018
5/20/18 12:28 pm Tristan Lowery <tristanlowery...> [hmbirds] <hmbirds-noreply...> [HMBirds] HMBC Century Run (Albany County) - 5/19
5/20/18 10:52 am <hersheyj...> [hmbirds] <hmbirds-noreply...> [HMBirds] Our Saratoga County Century Run
5/20/18 10:01 am <d2siena...> [hmbirds] <hmbirds-noreply...> [HMBirds] Notables from Saturday BLACKPOLL WARBLER
5/19/18 4:26 am gregg recer <gregg_recer...> [hmbirds] <hmbirds-noreply...> [HMBirds] merlins blockhouse park stillwater
5/18/18 2:53 pm John Kent <k2ent76...> [hmbirds] <hmbirds-noreply...> [HMBirds] Red-throated Loon, warblers
5/18/18 2:49 pm zach schwartz-weinstein <zachsw...> [hmbirds] <hmbirds-noreply...> [HMBirds] Louise Keir and Basic Creek
5/18/18 2:23 pm Alan Mapes <alanmapes...> [hmbirds] <hmbirds-noreply...> Re: [HMBirds] century run rules/protocalls
5/18/18 1:15 pm <jeffnadler01...> [hmbirds] <hmbirds-noreply...> [HMBirds] Tennessee warblers continue
5/18/18 4:32 am zach schwartz-weinstein <zachsw...> [hmbirds] <hmbirds-noreply...> [HMBirds]
5/17/18 5:51 pm <hersheyj...> [hmbirds] <hmbirds-noreply...> [HMBirds] Re: Mega-Tennessee morning
5/17/18 5:50 pm Larry & Penny Alden <overlook...> [hmbirds] <hmbirds-noreply...> Re: [HMBirds] century run rules/protocalls
5/17/18 5:03 pm rob snell <snell.rob...> [hmbirds] <hmbirds-noreply...> [HMBirds] eBird -- Bog Meadow Brook Nature Trail -- May 17, 2018
5/17/18 4:57 pm John Kent <k2ent76...> [hmbirds] <hmbirds-noreply...> [HMBirds] Common Nighthawk, Bethlehem
5/17/18 1:07 pm george steele <unlessyoucare...> [hmbirds] <hmbirds-noreply...> [HMBirds] century run rules/protocalls
5/17/18 12:54 pm Jackson Mesick <jacksonmesick...> [hmbirds] <hmbirds-noreply...> [HMBirds] Tuesday May 15th, Century Run Summary
5/17/18 9:21 am <jeffnadler01...> [hmbirds] <hmbirds-noreply...> [HMBirds] Mega-Tennessee morning
5/17/18 9:19 am <smbeaudoin1...> [hmbirds] <hmbirds-noreply...> [HMBirds] Black Tern
5/17/18 7:00 am <philwhitney17...> [hmbirds] <hmbirds-noreply...> [HMBirds] May 16 Birdline
5/17/18 6:58 am <philwhitney17...> [hmbirds] <hmbirds-noreply...> [HMBirds] May 16 Birdline
5/17/18 5:45 am 'Ellen Morosoff Pemrick' <lnmp...> [hmbirds] <hmbirds-noreply...> [HMBirds] FWD: Annual Fort Drum trip
5/17/18 5:40 am Ronald Harrower <rharrower...> [hmbirds] <hmbirds-noreply...> [HMBirds] Black Tern. eBird Report - Saratoga Lake, May 15, 2018
5/17/18 5:39 am Ronald Harrower <rharrower...> [hmbirds] <hmbirds-noreply...> [HMBirds] Yellow-billed Cuckoo, Cape May and Bay-breasted Warbler pairseBird Report - Saratoga Spa SP Hemlock Trail, May 16, 2018
5/16/18 6:14 pm Richard Guthrie <richardpguthrie...> [hmbirds] <hmbirds-noreply...> [HMBirds] Fwd: eBird -- Hannacroix Creek Preserve -- May 16, 2018
5/16/18 12:52 pm <naomi_kestrel...> [hmbirds] <hmbirds-noreply...> [HMBirds] Destination this week
5/16/18 10:41 am <smbeaudoin1...> [hmbirds] <hmbirds-noreply...> [HMBirds] Bank Swallows
5/16/18 8:57 am <smbeaudoin1...> [hmbirds] <hmbirds-noreply...> [HMBirds] Pine Bush Warblers
5/16/18 8:33 am Alan Mapes <alanmapes...> [hmbirds] <hmbirds-noreply...> [HMBirds] Black Creek - black-billed, willow, sora
5/16/18 6:39 am george steele <unlessyoucare...> [hmbirds] <hmbirds-noreply...> Re: [HMBirds] Century Run
5/16/18 6:20 am Ron Harrower <rharrower...> [hmbirds] <hmbirds-noreply...> [HMBirds] Yellow-billed Cuckoo
5/16/18 5:51 am Ron Harrower <rharrower...> [hmbirds] <hmbirds-noreply...> [HMBirds] Yellow-rumped Cuckoo
5/15/18 9:12 am <smbeaudoin1...> [hmbirds] <hmbirds-noreply...> [HMBirds] Canada, Nashville, Magnolia Warblers, Report of Prothonotary VFNHP
5/15/18 8:46 am rob snell <snell.rob...> [hmbirds] <hmbirds-noreply...> [HMBirds] eBird -- Bog Meadow Brook Nature Trail -- May 15, 2018
5/15/18 8:19 am Ronald Harrower <rharrower...> [hmbirds] <hmbirds-noreply...> [HMBirds] Prairie Warbler, Broad-winged Hawk. eBird Report - Wilton Wildlife Preserve and Park--Camp Saratoga-Opdahl Farm, May 11, 2018
5/15/18 8:16 am Ronald Harrower <rharrower...> [hmbirds] <hmbirds-noreply...> [HMBirds] Common Terns eBird Report - Saratoga Lake, May 14, 2018
5/15/18 8:09 am Ronald Harrower <rharrower...> [hmbirds] <hmbirds-noreply...> [HMBirds] Redstart, Eastern Wood Pewee. eBird Report - Bog Meadow Brook Nature Trail, May 14, 2018
5/15/18 8:07 am Ronald Harrower <rharrower...> [hmbirds] <hmbirds-noreply...> [HMBirds] Least Flycatcher, Black-throated Blue Warbler ebird Report - SSSP Carlsbad Rec Area, May 14, 2018
5/15/18 5:07 am zach schwartz-weinstein <zachsw...> [hmbirds] <hmbirds-noreply...> [HMBirds] Pine Bush TEWApalooza
5/14/18 6:47 pm <d2siena...> [hmbirds] <hmbirds-noreply...> [HMBirds] Knickerbocker rd
5/14/18 6:07 pm <smbeaudoin1...> [hmbirds] <hmbirds-noreply...> [HMBirds] Whip-poor-wills and Woodcocks
5/14/18 2:09 pm <smbeaudoin1...> [hmbirds] <hmbirds-noreply...> [HMBirds] Stillwater Riverfront Park
5/14/18 9:11 am Ron Harrower <rharrower...> [hmbirds] <hmbirds-noreply...> [HMBirds] Canada Warbler Bog Meadow Brook Trail
5/13/18 5:18 pm gregg recer <gregg_recer...> [hmbirds] <hmbirds-noreply...> [HMBirds] HMBC Vischer Ferry Mother's Day field trip report
5/13/18 4:59 pm <naomi_kestrel...> [hmbirds] <hmbirds-noreply...> [HMBirds] Scouting Schodack Island SP
5/13/18 4:26 pm Lindsey Duval <lindsey.duval...> [hmbirds] <hmbirds-noreply...> [HMBirds] Black bellied Plovers
5/13/18 4:18 pm Lindsey Duval <lindsey.duval...> [hmbirds] <hmbirds-noreply...> [HMBirds] UPDATE to Stilt, is SB Dowitcher
5/13/18 3:32 pm Lindsey Duval <lindsey.duval...> [hmbirds] <hmbirds-noreply...> [HMBirds] Stilt Sandpiper at Wrights Loop
5/13/18 1:56 pm B Inskeep <binskeep...> [hmbirds] <hmbirds-noreply...> Re: [HMBirds] Red-throated loon
5/13/18 1:37 pm Tristan Lowery <tristanlowery...> [hmbirds] <hmbirds-noreply...> [HMBirds] City of Albany - 5/12 & 5/13
5/13/18 12:19 pm Richard Guthrie <richardpguthrie...> [hmbirds] <hmbirds-noreply...> Re: [HMBirds] Red-throated loon
5/13/18 11:36 am rob snell <snell.rob...> [hmbirds] <hmbirds-noreply...> Re: [HMBirds] Red-throated loon
5/13/18 10:41 am Jackson Mesick <jacksonmesick...> [hmbirds] <hmbirds-noreply...> [HMBirds] Horned grebe, grasshopper sparrows, migrants - Albany County
5/13/18 10:04 am <smbeaudoin1...> [hmbirds] <hmbirds-noreply...> [HMBirds] Wilson’s warbler Saratoga Battlefield
5/13/18 7:55 am Alan Mapes <alanmapes...> [hmbirds] <hmbirds-noreply...> Re: [HMBirds] Red-throated loon
5/13/18 7:50 am <jeffnadler01...> [hmbirds] <hmbirds-noreply...> [HMBirds] Red-throated loon
5/13/18 6:24 am <smbeaudoin1...> [hmbirds] <hmbirds-noreply...> [HMBirds] Semi-palmated Plovers
5/12/18 6:25 pm <d2siena...> [hmbirds] <hmbirds-noreply...> [HMBirds] Wilson’s warbler Wright’s loop
5/12/18 1:29 pm John Kent <k2ent76...> [hmbirds] <hmbirds-noreply...> [HMBirds] Hooded Warbler, Coeymans
5/12/18 10:48 am Larry Federman <birderlarry...> [hmbirds] <hmbirds-noreply...> [HMBirds] Post-Rain Fallout, Sat. 5/12/18 - Palenville
5/12/18 8:27 am Scottjstoner <ScottJStoner...> [hmbirds] <hmbirds-noreply...> [HMBirds] Field trip synopsis from five rivers today
5/11/18 6:25 am Louis Suarato <lsuarato...> [hmbirds] <hmbirds-noreply...> [HMBirds] State may triple size of Washington County birding refuge - Times Union
5/10/18 5:08 pm John Kent <k2ent76...> [hmbirds] <hmbirds-noreply...> [HMBirds] Cape Mays, etc.
5/10/18 4:07 pm Scottjstoner <ScottJStoner...> [hmbirds] <hmbirds-noreply...> Re: [HMBirds] Century Run
5/10/18 3:09 pm Nancy Jane Kern <kernscot...> [hmbirds] <hmbirds-noreply...> [HMBirds] eBird -- 271 Hollow Road, Stuyvesant, New York, US (42.418, -73.751) -- May 10, 2018
5/10/18 2:54 pm Nancy Jane Kern <kernscot...> [hmbirds] <hmbirds-noreply...> [HMBirds] eBird -- 900-926 Highland Road, Old Chatham, New York, US (42.406, -73.577) -- May 10, 2018
5/10/18 2:21 pm Ronald Harrower <rharrower...> [hmbirds] <hmbirds-noreply...> [HMBirds] Scarlet Tanager hunting eBird Report - Consaul Rd, Galway, May 8, 2018
5/10/18 2:19 pm Ronald Harrower <rharrower...> [hmbirds] <hmbirds-noreply...> [HMBirds] Bobolinks in trees. eBird Report - Westline Rd/Western Avenue, Charlton, May 8, 2018
5/10/18 2:18 pm Ronald Harrower <rharrower...> [hmbirds] <hmbirds-noreply...> [HMBirds] CS Warblers Fighting. eBird Report - West Galway Rd, May 8, 2018
5/10/18 2:18 pm Ronald Harrower <rharrower...> [hmbirds] <hmbirds-noreply...> [HMBirds] Grasshopper Sparrow. eBird Report - Saratoga County Airport, May 8, 2018
5/10/18 2:17 pm Ronald Harrower <rharrower...> [hmbirds] <hmbirds-noreply...> [HMBirds] Red-shouldered Hawks. eBird Report - Fox Hill Rd., Edinburg, May 8, 2018
5/10/18 2:16 pm Ronald Harrower <rharrower...> [hmbirds] <hmbirds-noreply...> [HMBirds] Black and White Warbler E Bird Report - Daketown Forest, May 8, 2018
5/10/18 1:36 pm Larry & Penny Alden <overlook...> [hmbirds] <hmbirds-noreply...> Re: [HMBirds] Century Run
5/10/18 1:34 pm Richard Guthrie <richardpguthrie...> [hmbirds] <hmbirds-noreply...> [HMBirds] Century Run
5/10/18 1:34 pm Alan Mapes <alanmapes...> [hmbirds] <hmbirds-noreply...> Re: [HMBirds] Century Run
5/10/18 12:17 pm John Roosenberg II <mail4john2...> [hmbirds] <hmbirds-noreply...> Re: [HMBirds] Birder seeking Century Run team/partner
5/10/18 12:09 pm John Roosenberg II <mail4john2...> [hmbirds] <hmbirds-noreply...> Re: [HMBirds] Birder seeking Century Run team/partner
5/10/18 12:06 pm Robert S Pastel <rspastel...> [hmbirds] <hmbirds-noreply...> Re: [HMBirds] Birder seeking Century Run team/partner
5/10/18 11:41 am Tom <trwdsd...> [hmbirds] <hmbirds-noreply...> [HMBirds] Birder seeking Century Run team/partner
5/10/18 8:51 am <d2siena...> [hmbirds] <hmbirds-noreply...> [HMBirds] Phillips Rd SNHP. CHESTNUT-SIDED and MAGNOLIA WARBLER
5/10/18 8:41 am <d2siena...> [hmbirds] <hmbirds-noreply...> [HMBirds] Knickerbocker rd. ORCHARD ORIOLE, BLACKBURNIAN
5/10/18 6:05 am Robert S Pastel <rspastel...> [hmbirds] <hmbirds-noreply...> [HMBirds] Nornanskill farm
5/10/18 5:52 am zach schwartz-weinstein <zachsw...> [hmbirds] <hmbirds-noreply...> [HMBirds] Washington Park, Thursday AM
5/10/18 5:51 am <philwhitney17...> [hmbirds] <hmbirds-noreply...> [HMBirds] May 9 Birdline
5/9/18 2:51 pm John Kent <k2ent76...> [hmbirds] <hmbirds-noreply...> [HMBirds] Phalaropes - No
5/9/18 12:11 pm Tom <trwdsd...> [hmbirds] <hmbirds-noreply...> [HMBirds] Red-necked Phalaropes, Alcove Reservoir- 5/9
5/9/18 9:40 am 'Ellen Morosoff Pemrick' <lnmp...> [hmbirds] <hmbirds-noreply...> [HMBirds] Indigo Bunting
5/9/18 8:11 am Lindsey Duval <lindsey.duval...> [hmbirds] <hmbirds-noreply...> [HMBirds] Saratoga County 5/9
5/9/18 7:22 am Tristan Lowery <tristanlowery...> [hmbirds] <hmbirds-noreply...> [HMBirds] Normanskill Farm - 5/8
5/9/18 7:19 am <smbeaudoin1...> [hmbirds] <hmbirds-noreply...> [HMBirds] Knickerbocker Rd
5/9/18 6:24 am zach schwartz-weinstein <zachsw...> [hmbirds] <hmbirds-noreply...> [HMBirds] Washington Park Wednesday AM
5/8/18 7:29 pm Scottjstoner <ScottJStoner...> [hmbirds] <hmbirds-noreply...> [HMBirds] Birds and Breakfast this Saturday May 12
5/8/18 11:03 am <smbeaudoin1...> [hmbirds] <hmbirds-noreply...> [HMBirds] Vischer Ferry Preserve
5/8/18 10:08 am rob snell <snell.rob...> [hmbirds] <hmbirds-noreply...> [HMBirds] eBird -- Stillwater School Nature Trail -- May 8, 2018
5/8/18 7:20 am <d2siena...> [hmbirds] <hmbirds-noreply...> [HMBirds] Knickerbocker rd Orchard orioles White-crowned sparrows
5/7/18 5:24 pm 'Ellen Morosoff Pemrick' <lnmp...> [hmbirds] <hmbirds-noreply...> [HMBirds] Blue-Winged Warbler, Bobolinks, and other birds - West Charlton
5/7/18 2:55 pm Tristan Lowery <tristanlowery...> [hmbirds] <hmbirds-noreply...> [HMBirds] Clay-colored Sparrow at Washington Park - 5/7
5/7/18 10:38 am <naomi_kestrel...> [hmbirds] <hmbirds-noreply...> [HMBirds] Tennessee, Cape May etc at Papscannee
5/7/18 9:56 am Marne Onderdonk <marne37...> [hmbirds] <hmbirds-noreply...> [HMBirds] Late report Wilton Wildlife 5/6/18
5/7/18 9:55 am <smbeaudoin1...> [hmbirds] <hmbirds-noreply...> [HMBirds] White-rumped Sandpipers
5/7/18 9:27 am <d2siena...> [hmbirds] <hmbirds-noreply...> [HMBirds] Louisiana waterthrush SNHP
5/7/18 8:32 am <hersheyj...> [hmbirds] <hmbirds-noreply...> [HMBirds] American Bitterns, Virginia Rails
5/7/18 5:49 am Richard Guthrie <richardpguthrie...> [hmbirds] <hmbirds-noreply...> Re: [HMBirds] Washington Park - Cape May and Nashvilles
5/7/18 5:13 am zach schwartz-weinstein <zachsw...> [hmbirds] <hmbirds-noreply...> [HMBirds] Washington Park - Cape May and Nashvilles
5/7/18 5:10 am Andrew Mason <andymason...> [hmbirds] <hmbirds-noreply...> [HMBirds] Birding Challenge--Schoharie and Delaware Cos.
5/6/18 8:00 pm Ronald Harrower <rharrower...> [hmbirds] <hmbirds-noreply...> [HMBirds] Sora, Virginia Rail, Owls. eBird Report - SSSP Carlsbad Rec Area, May 5, 2018
5/6/18 7:58 pm Ronald Harrower <rharrower...> [hmbirds] <hmbirds-noreply...> [HMBirds] Red-breasted. eBird Report - Saratoga Lake, May 6, 2018
5/6/18 5:10 pm Kathryn Schneider <fallline...> [hmbirds] <hmbirds-noreply...> [HMBirds] Harlem Valley Rail Trail
5/6/18 3:44 pm <ScottJStoner...> [hmbirds] <hmbirds-noreply...> [HMBirds] reminder - Monday May 7 HMBC evening program - How to Photograph Birds - 7 PM at Five Rivers
5/6/18 2:16 pm Nancy Jane Kern <kernscot...> [hmbirds] <hmbirds-noreply...> [HMBirds] eBird -- 106 West Hill Road, Austerlitz, New York, US (42.295, -73.49) -- May 06, 2018
5/6/18 8:28 am <hersheyj...> [hmbirds] <hmbirds-noreply...> [HMBirds] American Coot - Vischer Ferry
5/5/18 4:51 pm Ron Harrower <rharrower...> [hmbirds] <hmbirds-noreply...> [HMBirds] Soras and Virginia Rails
5/5/18 3:46 pm Nancy Jane Kern <kernscot...> [hmbirds] <hmbirds-noreply...> [HMBirds] eBird -- US-New York-Stuyvesant-271 Hollow Rd - 42.413x-73.765 -- May 05, 2018
5/5/18 1:53 pm Nancy Jane Kern <kernscot...> [hmbirds] <hmbirds-noreply...> [HMBirds] eBird -- 900-926 Highland Road, Old Chatham, New York, US (42.408, -73.577) -- May 05, 2018
5/5/18 1:13 pm <j.taft69...> [hmbirds] <hmbirds-noreply...> [HMBirds] Woodlawn Preserve Birding
5/5/18 11:08 am <lnmp...> [hmbirds] <hmbirds-noreply...> [HMBirds] Black-throated Green
5/5/18 8:39 am Robert S Pastel <rspastel...> [hmbirds] <hmbirds-noreply...> [HMBirds] Cape May; Orchard Oriole
5/5/18 8:33 am John Kent <k2ent76...> [hmbirds] <hmbirds-noreply...> [HMBirds] Southern Albany County, 5/5
5/5/18 7:43 am <d2siena...> [hmbirds] <hmbirds-noreply...> [HMBirds] Schuylerville trail
5/5/18 7:39 am Tom <trwdsd...> [hmbirds] <hmbirds-noreply...> [HMBirds] Five Rivers EEC- 18 warbler sp., report of Golden-winged Warbler 5/5
5/5/18 7:07 am Ronald Harrower <rharrower...> [hmbirds] <hmbirds-noreply...> [HMBirds] Orchard Oriole eBird Report - Stillwater Riverfront Park, May 4, 2018
5/4/18 7:16 pm Scottjstoner <ScottJStoner...> [hmbirds] <hmbirds-noreply...> [HMBirds] Monday 7 pm. How to Photograph Birds | Hudson-Mohawk Bird Club
5/4/18 5:12 pm Nancy Jane Kern <kernscot...> [hmbirds] <hmbirds-noreply...> [HMBirds] eBird -- 1330 New York 9J, Stuyvesant, New York, US (42.408, -73.771) -- May 04, 2018
5/4/18 4:39 pm <d2siena...> [hmbirds] <hmbirds-noreply...> [HMBirds] White-crowned sparrow Knickerbocker rd, Schaghticoke
5/4/18 4:10 pm Nancy Jane Kern <kernscot...> [hmbirds] <hmbirds-noreply...> [HMBirds] eBird -- 1788 New York 9J, Stuyvesant, New York, US (42.435, -73.771) -- May 04, 2018
5/4/18 3:35 pm Nancy Jane Kern <kernscot...> [hmbirds] <hmbirds-noreply...> [HMBirds] eBird -- Nutten Hooke -- May 04, 2018
5/4/18 3:31 pm Nancy Jane Kern <kernscot...> [hmbirds] <hmbirds-noreply...> [HMBirds] eBird -- 309-329 Rigor Hill Road, Chatham, New York, US (42.291, -73.581) -- May 04, 2018
5/4/18 3:31 pm Nancy Jane Kern <kernscot...> [hmbirds] <hmbirds-noreply...> [HMBirds] eBird -- 200 Station Road, Hudson, New York, US (42.31, -73.772) -- May 04, 2018
5/4/18 2:46 pm Nancy Jane Kern <kernscot...> [hmbirds] <hmbirds-noreply...> [HMBirds] eBird -- 164-298 Southers Road, Hudson, New York, US (42.315, -73.762) -- May 04, 2018
5/4/18 2:06 pm Alan <adfrench...> [hmbirds] <hmbirds-noreply...> [HMBirds] Ruby-throated Hummingbird
5/4/18 11:43 am <smbeaudoin1...> [hmbirds] <hmbirds-noreply...> [HMBirds] Sora and more
5/4/18 10:27 am Alan Mapes <alanmapes...> [hmbirds] <hmbirds-noreply...> [HMBirds] RB Grosbeak, White-crowned Sparrow and Destruction
5/4/18 10:22 am 'Brabetz, Barbara L' <BRABETBL...> [hmbirds] <hmbirds-noreply...> [HMBirds] Birdy morning
5/4/18 10:19 am <ksclemmy...> [hmbirds] <hmbirds-noreply...> [HMBirds] Ruby-throated Hummingbird
5/4/18 7:46 am 'Ellen Morosoff Pemrick' <lnmp...> [hmbirds] <hmbirds-noreply...> [HMBirds] Wood thrush
5/4/18 7:27 am <ksclemmy...> [hmbirds] <hmbirds-noreply...> [HMBirds] Rose Breasted Grosbeak
5/4/18 7:13 am Peter Doherty <leasttern...> [hmbirds] <hmbirds-noreply...> [HMBirds] Bobolinks Arrive!!
5/4/18 6:44 am zach schwartz-weinstein <zachsw...> [hmbirds] <hmbirds-noreply...> [HMBirds] Washington Park,Albany 5/4
5/4/18 6:20 am Ron Harrower <rharrower...> [hmbirds] <hmbirds-noreply...> [HMBirds] Orchard and Baltimore Orioles
5/3/18 6:15 pm <scottvarney1968...> [hmbirds] <hmbirds-noreply...> [HMBirds] Hudson Crossing: American Redstart and Warbling Vireos
5/3/18 4:59 pm Ronald Harrower <rharrower...> [hmbirds] <hmbirds-noreply...> [HMBirds] Shorebirds continue eBird Report - Wrights Loop North, May 2, 2018
5/3/18 4:57 pm Ronald Harrower <rharrower...> [hmbirds] <hmbirds-noreply...> [HMBirds] FOS Warbling and Blue-headed Vireos eBird Report - SSSP Carlsbad Rec Area, May 2, 2018
5/3/18 4:55 pm Ronald Harrower <rharrower...> [hmbirds] <hmbirds-noreply...> [HMBirds] Scads of Yellow-rumpeds, eBird Report - Vischer Ferry Nature & Historic Preserve, May 1, 2018
5/3/18 12:34 pm Ron Harrower <rharrower...> [hmbirds] <hmbirds-noreply...> [HMBirds] Great Egret and some VF
5/3/18 11:48 am <hersheyj...> [hmbirds] <hmbirds-noreply...> [HMBirds] Vischer Ferry
5/3/18 10:10 am rob snell <snell.rob...> [hmbirds] <hmbirds-noreply...> [HMBirds] eBird -- Vischer Ferry Nature & Historic Preserve -- May 3, 2018
5/3/18 5:41 am <philwhitney17...> [hmbirds] <hmbirds-noreply...> [HMBirds] May 2 Birdline
5/2/18 3:14 pm Nancy Jane Kern <kernscot...> [hmbirds] <hmbirds-noreply...> [HMBirds] eBird -- 451-559 Eichybush Road, Kinderhook, New York, US (42.406, -73.737) -- May 02, 2018
5/2/18 2:30 pm <naomi_kestrel...> [hmbirds] <hmbirds-noreply...> [HMBirds] Re: Destination this week
5/2/18 2:25 pm Scottjstoner <ScottJStoner...> [hmbirds] <hmbirds-noreply...> Re: [HMBirds] Five Rivers, 5/2
5/2/18 12:53 pm Nancy Jane Kern <kernscot...> [hmbirds] <hmbirds-noreply...> [HMBirds] eBird -- 1315 New York 66, Ghent, New York, US (42.291, -73.686) -- May 02, 2018
5/2/18 12:24 pm Nancy Jane Kern <kernscot...> [hmbirds] <hmbirds-noreply...> [HMBirds] eBird -- 309-329 Rigor Hill Road, Chatham, New York, US (42.291, -73.581) -- May 02, 2018
5/2/18 11:31 am Nancy Jane Kern <kernscot...> [hmbirds] <hmbirds-noreply...> [HMBirds] eBird -- 14-70 Maple Avenue, Ghent, New York, US (42.33, -73.614) -- May 02, 2018
5/2/18 10:35 am 'Ellen Morosoff Pemrick' <lnmp...> [hmbirds] <hmbirds-noreply...> [HMBirds] Orioles
5/2/18 10:18 am <smbeaudoin1...> [hmbirds] <hmbirds-noreply...> [HMBirds] Vischer Ferry
5/2/18 9:11 am Lindsey Duval <lindsey.duval...> [hmbirds] <hmbirds-noreply...> [HMBirds] Bog Meadow Brook Trail 5/2
5/2/18 9:03 am John Kent <k2ent76...> [hmbirds] <hmbirds-noreply...> [HMBirds] Five Rivers, 5/2
5/2/18 8:58 am <hersheyj...> [hmbirds] <hmbirds-noreply...> [HMBirds] Vischer Ferry Arrivals
5/2/18 8:52 am <hersheyj...> [hmbirds] <hmbirds-noreply...> [HMBirds] Vischer Ferry Arrivals
5/2/18 8:24 am Tom <trwdsd...> [hmbirds] <hmbirds-noreply...> [HMBirds] Five Rivers EEC- 13 warbler species and more 5/2
5/2/18 6:54 am Fransje Holloway <fransje_holloway...> [hmbirds] <hmbirds-noreply...> [HMBirds] Bobolinks
5/2/18 3:40 am <scottvarney1968...> [hmbirds] <hmbirds-noreply...> [HMBirds] Baltimore Oriole and Ovenbird, Salem 5/2/18 6:30 am
5/1/18 7:34 am <d2siena...> [hmbirds] <hmbirds-noreply...> [HMBirds] Wright’s loop shore birds
5/1/18 5:57 am Ron Harrower <rharrower...> [hmbirds] <hmbirds-noreply...> [HMBirds] Details
5/1/18 5:54 am Ron Harrower <rharrower...> [hmbirds] <hmbirds-noreply...> [HMBirds] Myrtles galore
5/1/18 3:28 am Ronald Harrower <rharrower...> [hmbirds] <hmbirds-noreply...> [HMBirds] Dunlin, Pectoral Sandpiper, Least SP. eBird Report - Wrights Loop North, Apr 30, 2018
4/30/18 11:24 am Ron Harrower <rharrower...> [hmbirds] <hmbirds-noreply...> [HMBirds] Wright's Loop goodies
4/30/18 9:49 am <hersheyj...> [hmbirds] <hmbirds-noreply...> [HMBirds] Vischer Ferry - New Arrivals, etc.
4/30/18 7:10 am <scottvarney1968...> [hmbirds] <hmbirds-noreply...> [HMBirds] Wright's Loop New Arrivals: Gnatcatcher/Kingbird
4/29/18 3:32 pm Nancy Jane Kern <kernscot...> [hmbirds] <hmbirds-noreply...> [HMBirds] eBird -- Highland Rd., N of Rock City Rd., Old Chatham -- Apr 29, 2018
4/29/18 12:15 pm Kathryn Schneider <fallline...> [hmbirds] <hmbirds-noreply...> [HMBirds] HMBC field trip to Wilson M. Powell Wildlife Sanctuary, 4/29/2018
4/28/18 8:10 pm Ronald Harrower <rharrower...> [hmbirds] <hmbirds-noreply...> [HMBirds] Dowitcher and Friends. eBird Report - Wrights Loop North, Apr 26, 2018
4/28/18 8:09 pm Ronald Harrower <rharrower...> [hmbirds] <hmbirds-noreply...> [HMBirds] 4 Swallow Species. eBird Report - Lock 2 Mechanicville, Apr 27, 2018
4/28/18 5:22 pm <naomi_kestrel...> [hmbirds] <hmbirds-noreply...> [HMBirds] Peebles Island field trip, 4/28
4/28/18 2:43 pm rob snell <snell.rob...> [hmbirds] <hmbirds-noreply...> [HMBirds] Snow Geese on Betar Byway
4/28/18 2:39 pm 'Ellen Morosoff Pemrick' <lnmp...> [hmbirds] <hmbirds-noreply...> [HMBirds] Gnatcatcher
4/28/18 1:46 pm rob snell <snell.rob...> [hmbirds] <hmbirds-noreply...> [HMBirds] eBird -- Betar Byway -- Apr 28, 2018
4/28/18 12:11 pm <smbeaudoin1...> [hmbirds] <hmbirds-noreply...> [HMBirds] Black-crowned night heron, Vischers Ferry Preserve
4/28/18 12:10 pm <scottvarney1968...> [hmbirds] <hmbirds-noreply...> [HMBirds] Brown Trashers & Savannah Sparrows, FE Grasslands
4/28/18 11:53 am Nancy Jane Kern <kernscot...> [hmbirds] <hmbirds-noreply...> [HMBirds] eBird -- Highland Rd., N of Rock City Rd., Old Chatham -- Apr 28, 2018
4/28/18 11:34 am Nancy Jane Kern <kernscot...> [hmbirds] <hmbirds-noreply...> [HMBirds] eBird -- Highland Rd., N of Rock City Rd., Old Chatham -- Apr 28, 2018
4/28/18 10:09 am Tristan Lowery <tristanlowery...> [hmbirds] <hmbirds-noreply...> [HMBirds] 4/28 - Five Rivers
4/28/18 7:23 am Louis Suarato <lsuarato...> [hmbirds] <hmbirds-noreply...> [HMBirds] Basic Creek Reservoir
4/27/18 5:29 pm <kernscot...> [hmbirds] <hmbirds-noreply...> [HMBirds] Station Road Stockport- Ring-necked Pheasant, Bald Eagle
4/27/18 5:12 pm Nancy Jane Kern <kernscot...> [hmbirds] <hmbirds-noreply...> [HMBirds] eBird -- Cedar Park Cemetery -- Apr 27, 2018
4/27/18 2:23 pm <hersheyj...> [hmbirds] <hmbirds-noreply...> [HMBirds] Re: Black-crowned Night-Herons - Vischer Ferry
4/27/18 7:41 am Ron Harrower <rharrower...> [hmbirds] <hmbirds-noreply...> [HMBirds] First Eastern Kingbird
4/27/18 7:36 am <hersheyj...> [hmbirds] <hmbirds-noreply...> [HMBirds] Black-crowned Night-Herons - Vischer Ferry
4/26/18 2:59 pm <kennykij...> [hmbirds] <hmbirds-noreply...> [HMBirds] White-Throated Sparrow
4/26/18 1:28 pm <maplemeadows1228...> [hmbirds] <hmbirds-noreply...> [HMBirds] Short-billed Dowitcher Wright’s Loop
4/26/18 12:58 pm rob snell <snell.rob...> [hmbirds] <hmbirds-noreply...> [HMBirds] Fwd: eBird Report - Niskayuna Railroad Station at Lions Park, Apr 26, 2018
4/26/18 9:08 am Alan <adfrench...> [hmbirds] <hmbirds-noreply...> [HMBirds] Rose-breasted Grosbeak
4/26/18 8:50 am <philwhitney17...> [hmbirds] <hmbirds-noreply...> [HMBirds] April 25 Birdline
4/26/18 7:48 am george steele <unlessyoucare...> [hmbirds] <hmbirds-noreply...> [HMBirds] spring hawk watch
4/25/18 10:31 am Scottjstoner <ScottJStoner...> [hmbirds] <hmbirds-noreply...> [HMBirds] Fwd: April 2018 Monthly program
4/25/18 6:49 am Ronald Harrower <rharrower...> [hmbirds] <hmbirds-noreply...> [HMBirds] Towhees, Meadowlarks. eBird Report - Saratoga National Historical Park, Apr 24, 2018
4/25/18 6:29 am Ronald Harrower <rharrower...> [hmbirds] <hmbirds-noreply...> [HMBirds] Pectoral, Solitary Sandpipers, Wilson’s Snipe. eBird Report - Wrights Loop North, Apr 24, 2018
 
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Date: 5/24/18 3:38 pm
From: <scottvarney1968...> [hmbirds] <hmbirds-noreply...>
Subject: [HMBirds] RT Hummingbird, Salem, NY
I know that many folks have much earlier on passed on their reports of Ruby-throated Hummingbirds. Just moments ago, a hummingbird flew up to my 2nd story deck and stared at my buoy-bell wind chimes (I have 3 and they are all painted red). Each year, I wait for my first sighting and then replace the wind chimes with a row of hummingbird feeders, a Springtime ritual. It's time to mix up the food and feed these beauties! Happy Day!

Happy Birding,
Scott Varney
Salem, NY


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Date: 5/24/18 10:11 am
From: <scottvarney1968...> [hmbirds] <hmbirds-noreply...>
Subject: [HMBirds] Hudson Crossing: Philadelphia Vireos and Blackpoll Warblers
At the park at 12:10 am on Thursday, I'm viewing 2 Philadelphia Vireos and at least 5 Blackpoll Warblers. Very vocal with birds right now. Also, found a Baltimore Oriole nest drooping from a branch close to the water...and a Common Nighthawk calling from a tree next to the water.

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Date: 5/24/18 6:15 am
From: Alan Mapes <alanmapes...> [hmbirds] <hmbirds-noreply...>
Subject: [HMBirds] Orchard Oriole - Five Rivers
Last evening about 8 PM, singing from trees along the Service Road by the
Fox Marsh. Probable nester in that area.

Alan Mapes
Delmar

 

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Date: 5/24/18 6:12 am
From: zach schwartz-weinstein <zachsw...> [hmbirds] <hmbirds-noreply...>
Subject: Re: [HMBirds] Orchard Oriole - Five Rivers
Hi Alan et al

I had a pair of
orchards at the south end of the research ponds this morning, a
yellow-bellied cuckoo “cowp”ing between the wood duck marsh and goose pond,
an a short-tailed weasel behind the sunfish pond.

On Thu, May 24, 2018 at 9:01 AM Alan Mapes <alanmapes...> [hmbirds] <
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> Last evening about 8 PM, singing from trees along the Service Road by the
> Fox Marsh. Probable nester in that area.
>
> Alan Mapes
> Delmar
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>
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Date: 5/24/18 5:22 am
From: <philwhitney17...> [hmbirds] <hmbirds-noreply...>
Subject: [HMBirds] May 23 Birdline


Birdline summary for week ending May 23:

27 reports; 155 species reported



Some Century Run highlights:

LONG-TAILED DUCK

RED-THROATED LOON

AMERICAN BITTERN

LEAST BITTERN

SORA

WHIP-POOR-WILL

CHUCK-WILLS-WIDOW

MERLIN

OLIVE-SIDED FLYCATCHER

MOURNING WARBLER

HOODED WARBLER

BAY-BREASTED WARBLER

VESPER SPARROW



Other notable reports:

BRANT: 5 reports

DUNLIN: Lock 2 5/23 (28)

BLACK TERN: Saratoga Lake 5/17

YELLOW-BILLED CUCKOO: Saratoga Spa SP 5/16

BLACK-BILLED CUCKOO: Ballston 5/23

COMMON NIGHTHAWK: Stuyvesant Falls 5/20 (3); Chatham 5/20 (4)

TENNESSEE WARBLER: Ballston 5/17 (18) plus 6 other reports



Thanks to Larry Alden (Meadowdale, CR), Susan Beaudoin (Saratoga Lake, David DiSiena (CR), David Harrison (CR), Ron Harrower (Saratoga Spa, Lock 2, CR), John Hershey (CR), John Kent (Basic Creek, Selkirk), Nancy Kern (Chatham, Nutten Hooke), Tristan Lowery (CR), Alan Mapes (Schodack Island, Coeymans), Jeff Nadler(Ballston), Gregg Recer (Stillwater, CR), Kathy Schneider (Stuyvesant Falls), Zach Schwartz-Weinstein (Coeymans), Scott Stoner (Loudonville), Jim Suozzo (CR)

 

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Date: 5/23/18 5:36 pm
From: Ronald Harrower <rharrower...> [hmbirds] <hmbirds-noreply...>
Subject: [HMBirds] 28 Dunlin in one tight spot. eBird Report - Champlain Canal Lock 2 (Saratoga Co.), May 23, 2018

> Champlain Canal Lock 2 (Saratoga Co.), Saratoga, New York, US
> May 23, 2018 12:20 PM - 12:55 PM
> Protocol: Traveling
> 0.2 mile(s)
> Comments: I went in to check if swallows were gathering on concrete pier below the lock. They weren't. I chatted with a guy that works at the lock and he said that I'd just missed an Osprey and told me about all the birds they wee there. The arrival of Great Egrets is a notable event for them in August. He was not as attuned to smaller birds and let me go off search of warblers and swallows. I did see lots of swallows and one Yellow Warbler. The big surprise came when I went up to the dam and looked downstream. On two concrete blocks and a log were 28 Dunlin standing, checking out the edge of the water, preening and sleeping. Very cool. Wonder where they go next and will they stay together.
> 16 species (+1 other taxa)
>
> Canada Goose 4
> Mallard 12 Along edges of marshy area near big historic turbine building
> Double-crested Cormorant 2
> Great Blue Heron 1
> Dunlin 28 Count them
> Spotted Sandpiper 2
> Rock Pigeon (Feral Pigeon) 23
> American Crow 2
> Northern Rough-winged Swallow 4
> Tree Swallow 5
> Bank Swallow 2
> Barn Swallow 2
> swallow sp. 45
> European Starling 14
> Yellow Warbler 1
> Song Sparrow 2
> Northern Cardinal 1
>
> View this checklist online at https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S45969030
>
> This report was generated automatically by eBird v3 (http://ebird.org)



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Date: 5/23/18 3:39 pm
From: naomi lloyd <naomi_kestrel...> [hmbirds] <hmbirds-noreply...>
Subject: [HMBirds] Re: Tomorrow's destination, 5/24
Hi All -

Bill's having email issues so I'm forwarding this for him.

Let's bird Saratoga Battlefield and Wright's Loop tomorrow. Meet at the Battlefield Visitor Center parking lot at 8:00am.

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Date: 5/23/18 11:13 am
From: Scottjstoner <ScottJStoner...> [hmbirds] <hmbirds-noreply...>
Subject: [HMBirds] Chimney swifts are back in downtown Albany
7 flying around near Broadway and Columbia on my lunchtime walk today.  Scott Stoner,  Loudonville 


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Date: 5/23/18 10:00 am
From: <jeffnadler01...> [hmbirds] <hmbirds-noreply...>
Subject: [HMBirds] Tennessees , Blackpolls, Black-billed cuckoo


On a neighborhood walk this AM, my wife and I encountered a mini-fall-out of blackpoll warblers, at least five in several trees. I thought I was on the summit of Whiteface for a second!. Returning to our home, Tennessee warbler song loud in the front yard with one bird chasing another through cedar trees and a now blossomless apple tree. These two have been present all week. Black-billed cuckoo song from across the street, and two broad-winged hawks fly over our patch of woodland with another within the woods screeching. Awoke this AM to two barred owls in back woods going back and forth with various sounds. Quite a morning without ever getting in our car and leaving.


A Tennessee warbler photo that I captured.


https://www.jnphoto.net/GALLERIES/NEW-GALLERY/New-Images/New-Images/i-NRM2D2x/A https://www.jnphoto.net/GALLERIES/NEW-GALLERY/New-Images/New-Images/i-NRM2D2x/A


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Date: 5/22/18 4:46 am
From: John Kent <k2ent76...> [hmbirds] <hmbirds-noreply...>
Subject: [HMBirds] Breeding Common Mergansers
For years I have seen signs of Common Mergansers breeding in and near Henry Hudson Park in Selkirk, but I was never able to confirm it until now. They tend to be secretive during breeding. This morning I saw four recently fledged young with their mother, swimming at the mouth of the Vloman Kill. Apparently neither of the previous Breeding Bird Atlases had confirmed breeding of this species in Albany County.

John Kent
Selkirk
 

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Date: 5/21/18 5:24 pm
From: Nancy Jane Kern <kernscot...> [hmbirds] <hmbirds-noreply...>
Subject: [HMBirds] eBird -- Nutten Hooke -- May 21, 2018
Nutten Hooke

May 21, 2018

7:53 PM

Traveling

0.45 miles

28 minutes

All birds reported? Yes

Comments:

Temperature 70 F sunny calm


25 Brant -- Flying fast up the Hudson river

2 Wood Duck

2 Great Blue Heron

2 Virginia Rail

2 Chimney Swift

1 Red-bellied Woodpecker

1 Least Flycatcher

1 Great Crested Flycatcher

1 Yellow-throated Vireo

1 Warbling Vireo

2 Black-capped Chickadee

1 White-breasted Nuthatch

2 Marsh Wren

2 American Robin

2 Gray Catbird

1 Ovenbird

1 Common Yellowthroat

4 Yellow Warbler

1 Song Sparrow

2 Swamp Sparrow

1 Northern Cardinal

2 Red-winged Blackbird

2 Common Grackle

2 American Goldfinch


Number of Taxa: 24



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Date: 5/21/18 5:04 pm
From: Larry & Penny Alden <overlook...> [hmbirds] <hmbirds-noreply...>
Subject: [HMBirds] Brant
Thanks to Alan’s heads-up I headed to the front porch and was rewarded with a huge flock (easily 500+) flying overhead to the north about five minutes ago. Impressive.

Larry Alden
Meadowdale

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Date: 5/21/18 3:06 pm
From: Alan Mapes <alanmapes...> [hmbirds] <hmbirds-noreply...>
Subject: [HMBirds] More Brant
Another flock - estimated 300 in this one.

 

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Date: 5/21/18 2:58 pm
From: Alan Mapes <alanmapes...> [hmbirds] <hmbirds-noreply...>
Subject: [HMBirds] More Brant, again
250 more - third flock.

 

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Date: 5/21/18 2:44 pm
From: Alan Mapes <alanmapes...> [hmbirds] <hmbirds-noreply...>
Subject: [HMBirds] More Brant
Another 200 headed up river past Coeymans Landing.

 

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Date: 5/21/18 2:42 pm
From: Alan Mapes <alanmapes...> [hmbirds] <hmbirds-noreply...>
Subject: [HMBirds] Brant
125 or so going north over Schodack Island (seen from Yanni's restaurant).

Alan Mapes
Delmar

 

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Date: 5/21/18 11:52 am
From: 'Larry & Penny Alden' <overlook...> [hmbirds] <hmbirds-noreply...>
Subject: [HMBirds] Century Run Results - Albany County
Jackie Bogardus, Steve Chorvas, and I did the HMBC Century Run on Saturday, concentrating solely on Albany County.



Similar to Tristan and Tom, we found the day to be a slog – there is no other way to put it. We started out at 2:30 a.m. and tried for whip-poor-wills at Stanton Pond, with no luck. We did, however, have luck with the mammals, with a couple porcupines and a black bear! We lamented the missed whips, but headed to the Black Creek Marsh area to get what we could. Despite seeing Tristan and Tom there, we did not find the Sora they heard, even though we knew they had been reported there. My only solace is that we got some things there that they didn’t (e.g., Green Heron). Funny how that works.



By the time the rain started around 8:30, our species count was somewhere in 60s. For the next nine hours we followed our planned route in the rain, hitting up various hotspots in the county throughout the day, including Cohoes Flats, Alcove Reservoir, Basic Creek Reservoir, Albany Airport, Stanton Pond, Thacher Park, Dunn Memorial Bridge, Crescent Power Station, Partridge Run. Where we usually are able to hear birds through open car windows, we mostly just got wet and heard raindrops, knowing we were missing birds we probably couldn’t (and didn’t) find elsewhere.



Through sheer luck, persistence, local knowledge, and better ears than mine (and thankful that the rain stopped around 6:00 p.m.), we managed to eke out 113 species by the end of the day, which included 12 species that Tristan and Tom didn’t get. This, of course, means that they got 12 species we didn’t get, meaning that we could have done better!



One particularly magical stop was Basic Creek Reservoir after lunchtime, where we got the following species we did not yet have: Bald Eagle, Mute Swan, Double-crested Cormorant, Cliff Swallow, Eastern Wood-Pewee, American Redstart, Yellow-throated Vireo, Cedar Waxwing, Yellow-rumped Warbler, Blackpoll Warbler, Carolina Wren, and I may be missing a few others. The swallow activity over the water was amazing. It’s difficult to imagine how many insects were being devoured. However, despite knowing they were reported there, we did not get Buffleheads.



We tried for the Hooded Warbler reported at Louise Kier WMA but it was silent. (I’m convinced Tristan and Tom got the bird before us then scared it off, just like they did with the Sora!) As the other team found, shorebirds were very under-reported – we couldn’t find a single Solitary Sandpiper, although we did find some solitary sandpipers at Stanton Pond and Cohoes Flats. We also missed bitterns at Black Creek and Gadwalls at Stanton Pond, so they couldn’t possibly have been there 😊.



We finished at 9:25 (not raining!) at Black Creek Marsh, but were not able to add anything new.



It wouldn’t be a Century Run without some embarrassing misses. Topping the list once again was Tufted Titmouse. Sure enough, though, two showed up at my feeder at 7:55 Sunday morning, right on schedule. We also missed Belted Kingfisher, Least Flycatcher, Blue-gray Gnatcatcher, Hermit Thrush, and our old standby Pine Warbler. I attribute some of these to the weather, but also to bad luck and insufficient scouting. To rub things in even more, I spotted a late White-crowned Sparrow on my road this morning!



I’ll be compiling the Century Run results and sending an article for Feathers. Look forward to a comparison to past years’ results, which always proves interesting.



Thanks again to Jackie and Steve, without whom I’d miss many birds. Let’s hope for better weather conditions next year.



Larry Alden


 

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Date: 5/21/18 6:39 am
From: <david.harrison...> [hmbirds] <hmbirds-noreply...>
Subject: [HMBirds] Century Run - Warren County
Continuing our pursuit of successful Century Runs in all 11 Region 8 counties, Ed Patten (who drove up from South Carolina for the count), John Roosenberg and I tackled Warren this year. After Friday's scouting, when Ed and I logged 85 species in the northern part of the county and John (who could only scout in the afternoon Friday) found another 10 or so that Ed and I had missed, we thought 100 would be doable, but challenging. The forecast for rain was another factor in our quest, but by 9:00 Friday night the pundits were calling for steady rain only in the afternoon for Warren County so we had the whole morning essentially rain-free. This led to a decision to try to cover all our major habitats aside from lakes before noon. We birded from 2:20 AM until 10:00 PM.
Our first stops around the town of Queensbury produced only Barred Owl (we would have 18 for the day) and Northern Mockingbird (a good bird in Warren), but around 4:00 we hit paydirt at the base of West Mountain. The Chuck-will's-Widow had returned for a third year and was singing up a storm. Whip-poor-will was also heard here and nearby we heard the peent of American Woodcock. A great start for pre-dawn.
Our dawn stops were all around the highland areas of Queensbury with Ralph Road State Forest and Beartown Rd. being central to the effort. No surprises, but Mourning Warbler, Tennessee Warbler and other expected "northern" species were a treat.
We next birded Glens Falls for "city birds", riparian species, grassland birds (there aren't many places for these in Warren) and Hudson River views. Highlights were Peregrine Falcon, Grasshopper Sparrow and Savannah Sparrow, along with all five expected swallow species and some migrant warblers like Tennessee, Bay-breasted and Wilson's. It was after 10:00 and time to head north.
We made a quick stop en route to Amy's Park at the Warrensburg Fish Hatchery for Belted Kingfisher and along Bolton Landing Rd. for a couple Ravens feeding on road kill. In scouting Amy's Park the previous day, Ed and I had found a Pied-billed Grebe nest and American Bittern and both were very quickly found on count day. A photo of the grebe on nest is attached to my May 18 e-bird checklist. On the way out of Amy's Park we made a quick stop at Bolton Landing Veteran's Memorial Park and found a bonus Red-throated Loon so close we could practically reach out and touch it. Ed took photos, but hasn't attached them to his checklist yet.
Heading north again, we hit Beaver Pond and Brant Lake where Ed and I had scouted 3 target species the previous day, Olive-sided Flycatcher, Nashville Warbler and Northern Waterthrush. Of course by now it was after noon and the rain had started. Bird song was almost non-existent and we dipped on all three. We took a vote and decided the best use of our time at this point would be a nap, so we parked the car at a pull-off at Brant Lake and enjoyed some downtime until about 4:15.
Continuing on around Brant Lake produced nothing, but a swing by Loon Lake on the way to North Creek gave us another bonus bird - drake Ring-necked Duck. Heading up Rte. 28 towards North Creek, we were approaching Austin Pond, a location that "never fails to disappoint" (my words). Stopping anyway produced our only Virginia Rail of the day so never again will Austin Pond bear its negative description.
Down to the wire, with only a couple more places to go, we stopped at the North Creek Ski Bowl Town Park. It was still raining and the birding was slow, but previously scouted Brown Thrasher, Field Sparrow and Pine Siskin were dug out with a lot of effort. Our last shot at "northern" warblers was at the Trail to the Vly/Botheration Pond off Barton Mines Rd. in North River. Nashville had been singing there the previous day, but it was late in the day and still raining with the wind picking up. We again dipped on Nashville (big miss for the day), but managed to add Golden-crowned Kinglet to our list. The kinglet turned out to be our last new bird of the day at about 7:15. A few warblers were seen, Bay-breasted and Canada being the highlights.
Options were shrinking fast, and after a short conference we decided to head to Lake George to see if the rain had knocked anything down and to try for Bald Eagle (another big miss) which was nesting on one of the islands in the lake. Alas it was not to be. The light was so low we could barely speculate about anything we were seeing. As darkness fell, we decided to head back to Amy's Park to listen for Least Bittern (no), Sora (no), Saw-whet Owl (no) or any other unlikely addition. All was quiet except for the sound of water dripping in the trees and wind rustling through the branches.
At the start of the day, we thought 100 would be a struggle. We were very pleased to tally 116 species by day's end with many highlights throughout and very little left on the table. I don't like to highlight misses; they can be very different for a northern county vs. one of the more southern ones, but Hooded Merganser, Ruffed Grouse, Bald Eagle, Killdeer (!), Cedar Waxwing, Northern Waterthrush, Nashville Warbler, Eastern Towhee and Red Crossbill all come to mind as species that could have been found with a little more luck. But I am not complaining - we had a great day with a lot of good birds. And we now have completed Century Runs in Schenectady (109), Fulton (106), Schoharie (121), Montgomery (116), Washington (122) and Warren Counties (116), more than half-way through (which will be next?)! Pied-billed Grebe, Chuck-will's-Widow and Fish Crow were additions to our composite list, which now stands at 153.
David Harrison
Milford, NJ
 

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Date: 5/20/18 7:23 pm
From: <kernscot...> [hmbirds] <hmbirds-noreply...>
Subject: [HMBirds] Chatham- Common Nighthawk
Nancy Kern


Chatham, Columbia County, NY, US, Columbia, New York, US
May 20, 2018 7:30 PM - 7:45 PM
Protocol: Stationary


Comments: dusk, light breeze, also saw 1 bat seen over Old Pond
5 species

Common Nighthawk 4
Chimney Swift 8
Tree Swallow 1
American Robin 2
Gray Catbird 2


 

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Date: 5/20/18 5:54 pm
From: Kathryn Schneider <fallline...> [hmbirds] <hmbirds-noreply...>
Subject: [HMBirds] Common Nighthawks
Three in Stuyvesant Falls viewed from Overlook Park on the west side of the bridge between 2015 and 2030.
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Date: 5/20/18 2:46 pm
From: Tristan Lowery <tristanlowery...> [hmbirds] <hmbirds-noreply...>
Subject: [HMBirds] HMBC Century Run (Albany County) - 5/19: CORRECTION
I absentmindedly left Bufflehead, Hermit Thrush, and Prairie Warbler off
the running total I made in the field on yesterday's Century Run and didn't
realize my error until I started punching things into Excel today. Our
corrected total stands at 113.

 

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Date: 5/20/18 2:28 pm
From: Nancy Jane Kern <kernscot...> [hmbirds] <hmbirds-noreply...>
Subject: [HMBirds] eBird -- Powell Sanctuary, Old Chatham, New York, US (42.43, -73.569) -- May 20, 2018
Powell Sanctuary, Old Chatham, New York, US (42.43, -73.569)

May 20, 2018

4:24 PM

Traveling

0.48 miles

38 minutes

All birds reported? Yes

Comments:

Temperature 68 F breeze


1 Red-tailed Hawk

1 Yellow-bellied Sapsucker

1 Northern Flicker

2 Great Crested Flycatcher

1 Tree Swallow

2 Black-capped Chickadee - VS

1 Blue-winged Warbler

3 Common Yellowthroat

1 American Redstart

2 Yellow Warbler

2 Field Sparrow

1 Song Sparrow

1 Orchard Oriole

4 American Goldfinch


Number of Taxa: 14



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Date: 5/20/18 1:31 pm
From: gregg recer <gregg_recer...> [hmbirds] <hmbirds-noreply...>
Subject: [HMBirds] saratoga county century run
scott stoner, denise hackert-stoner, cathy graichen, and I spent a long
and, at times, soggy day yesterday (5/19) birding Saratoga county. As
others have reported, it was a challenging, and I would add peculiar day.
Many common species were only encountered as singles (or not at all --
harry woodpecker, chestnut-sided warbler, black duck, white-throated
sparrow, rails, vultures, red-tailed hawk); presumably the mostly overcast
to steady-rain conditions throughout the day had something to do with
this. Nevertheless, we managed to squeeze out a total of 102 species
(composite ebird summary is attached).

Highlights included a small migrant 'wavelet' in our yard at the day's
start with several bay-breasted, one tennessee, and one (the day's only??)
yellow-rumped warbers. YB sapsuckers were commonly heard all day, calling
and doing their syncopated drumming. We managed the three sparrow
specialties at the county airport -- 2 vesper were a very lucky find as we
were leaving -- foraging along the fence east of the entrance road and well
away from the usual area along the taxiway. Top two experiences of the day
were: 1) finding a pair of merlins at Blockhouse park in stillwater -- we
heard much unfamiliar screeching calls before seeing the birds fly in one
after the other; one carried a small prey item (un-ID'd bird) and was
observed sharing it will the other adult (presumed mate feeding); a
possible nesting attempt in that area? 2) sticking with it after many hours
in the rain to have a flurry of activity in the final couple of hours when
the rain finally quit, first at saratoga battlefield, and then lastly at
one stop at the malta tech park where we managed to come up with 5
additional species for the day after 8:15PM -- eastern towhee, bank
swallow, american woodcock, eastern whipoorwill and barred owl.

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Date: 5/20/18 1:21 pm
From: Nancy Jane Kern <kernscot...> [hmbirds] <hmbirds-noreply...>
Subject: [HMBirds] eBird -- 900-926 Highland Road, Old Chatham, New York, US (42.406, -73.577) -- May 20, 2018
900-926 Highland Road, Old Chatham, New York, US (42.406, -73.577)

May 20, 2018

3:19 PM

Traveling

2.18 miles

58 minutes

All birds reported? Yes

Comments:

Temperature 68 F some sun light rain


4 Canada Goose -- With 6 goslings

7 Mallard

1 Green Heron

1 Turkey Vulture

2 Killdeer

1 Spotted Sandpiper

1 Solitary Sandpiper

1 Greater Yellowlegs

6 Rock Pigeon (Feral Pigeon)

1 Great Crested Flycatcher

1 Yellow-throated Vireo

2 Warbling Vireo

1 American Crow

2 Tree Swallow

9 Barn Swallow

1 House Wren

1 Wood Thrush

8 American Robin

5 Gray Catbird

1 Ovenbird

3 Common Yellowthroat

4 Yellow Warbler

1 Song Sparrow

1 Eastern Towhee

1 Scarlet Tanager

2 Northern Cardinal

3 Indigo Bunting

6 Bobolink

1 Eastern Meadowlark

2 Red-winged Blackbird

3 Common Grackle

2 House Sparrow


Number of Taxa: 32



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Date: 5/20/18 1:06 pm
From: Ronald Harrower <rharrower...> [hmbirds] <hmbirds-noreply...>
Subject: [HMBirds] Century Run Saratoga Count exclusively. eBird Report - Saratoga general, May 19, 2018


> Saratoga general, Saratoga, New York, US
> May 19, 2018 4:50 AM - 5:15 PM
> Protocol: Traveling
> 65.0 mile(s)
> Comments: This is the summary of species for Ron Harrower and John Hershey doing the Hudson-Mohawk Bird Club Century Run. We chose to stay entirely in Saratoga Count. We started in Malta near the Global Foundries campus where we heard Whippoorwills and an American Woodcock. Shortly after we heard a Barred Owl calling. We drove to Saratoga County Airport, Daketown State Forest, Up Lake Desolation/Fox Hill Rd, back to Saratoga County Airport, (where the rain started to fall at 10 am) walked in Saratoga Spa State Park, got Purple Martins at Saratoga Waterfront Park, drove around the Saratoga Battlefield loop road, visited Wright's Loop, Blockhouse Park in Stillwater and looked for gulls on Saratoga Lake. Ron left and John went to Vischer Ferry where Marsh Wren and Least Bittern ended the day. From 10 a.m. on it was medium to heavy rain and there is no doubt that we were inhibited in our ability to find birds, and it can be assumed that many birds were inhibited in doing their normal routines that may have led to us finding them. Given the conditions, 97 species was pretty good. and, as usual, you wish you could be in several places at the same time first thing in the morning, particularly this day when early morning was really the only unfettered birding we had.
> 98 species
>
> Canada Goose 5
> Mallard 6
> Hooded Merganser 2 On Lake Alba, off Lake Desolation Rd.
> Common Merganser 2 Stillwater, resting 200 yards below the dam
> Ruffed Grouse 3 Drumming off Lake Desolation and Fox Hill Rd
> Wild Turkey 5 At Saratoga County Airport, SSSP, and near Daketown State Forest
> Least Bittern 1 Flying in early evening at Fischer Ferry
> Great Blue Heron 1 Poking around at Wright's Loop
> Bald Eagle 1
> Red-tailed Hawk 2
> Semipalmated Plover 4 at Wright's Loop
> Killdeer 5 At SCA and Wright's Loop
> Least Sandpiper 5 Wright's Loop
> American Woodcock 1 Calling in Malta
> Spotted Sandpiper 3 1 on Lake Desolation, 2 at Stillwater dam
> Solitary Sandpiper 1 Lake Alba off Lake Desolation Rd
> Rock Pigeon (Feral Pigeon) X
> Mourning Dove X
> Barred Owl 2 1 calling at Malta Tech Park, 1 calling in daylight on Mulleyville Snowmobile Trail
> Eastern Whip-poor-will 3 Malta Tech Park
> Belted Kingfisher 2
> Red-bellied Woodpecker 3
> Yellow-bellied Sapsucker 3
> Downy Woodpecker 1
> Hairy Woodpecker 1
> Northern Flicker 4
> Pileated Woodpecker 2
> Eastern Wood-Pewee 2
> Alder Flycatcher 5 Mulleyville trail
> Least Flycatcher 2
> Eastern Phoebe 3
> Great Crested Flycatcher X
> Eastern Kingbird 5
> Yellow-throated Vireo X
> Blue-headed Vireo 5
> Warbling Vireo X
> Red-eyed Vireo X
> Blue Jay 4
> American Crow 5
> Fish Crow 1 Daketown Forest
> Common Raven 4
> Horned Lark 2 Saratoga County Airport
> Northern Rough-winged Swallow X
> Purple Martin 4
> Tree Swallow X
> Bank Swallow 2
> Barn Swallow X
> Black-capped Chickadee 2
> Tufted Titmouse 2
> Red-breasted Nuthatch 4
> House Wren 5
> Marsh Wren 1 Vischer Ferry
> Carolina Wren 2
> Eastern Bluebird 2
> Veery 3
> Hermit Thrush 1
> Wood Thrush 4
> American Robin X
> Gray Catbird X
> European Starling X
> Ovenbird 8
> Louisiana Waterthrush 1
> Blue-winged Warbler 1 Saratoga Battlefield
> Black-and-white Warbler 1
> Mourning Warbler 2 Mulleyville snowmobile Trail, about 300 yards apart
> Common Yellowthroat X
> American Redstart 2
> Magnolia Warbler 4
> Yellow Warbler X
> Chestnut-sided Warbler 6
> Blackpoll Warbler 1
> Pine Warbler 1
> Yellow-rumped Warbler X
> Prairie Warbler 1 Daketown Forest
> Black-throated Green Warbler 3
> Canada Warbler 1 Fox Hill Rd
> Chipping Sparrow X
> Field Sparrow 5
> Dark-eyed Junco 1
> White-throated Sparrow 4
> Savannah Sparrow 1
> Song Sparrow 4
> Swamp Sparrow 1
> Eastern Towhee X
> Scarlet Tanager 5
> Northern Cardinal X
> Rose-breasted Grosbeak 4
> Indigo Bunting 1
> Bobolink 7 Saratoga Battlefield. Was fascinating to watch a male eating dandelion seeds in the pouring rain
> Eastern Meadowlark 2
> Baltimore Oriole 2
> Red-winged Blackbird X
> Brown-headed Cowbird 5
> Common Grackle X
> House Finch 1
> Purple Finch 3
> American Goldfinch X
> House Sparrow X
>
> View this checklist online at https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S45865942
>
> This report was generated automatically by eBird v3 (http://ebird.org)



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Date: 5/20/18 12:28 pm
From: Tristan Lowery <tristanlowery...> [hmbirds] <hmbirds-noreply...>
Subject: [HMBirds] HMBC Century Run (Albany County) - 5/19
For a fifth straight year, Tom Williams and I participated in the HMBC
Century Run yesterday (5/19), with this being our fourth year birding
exclusively in Albany County.

We nearly abandoned our plans for Saturday as the forecast in the days
leading up to the big day called for a nearly all-day washout. But
remembering that we got over 100 species by 12:30 last year, we decided to
make a go of it when it appeared the rains would hold off for the early
part of the morning. We went into it thinking we would bail if the weather
got really nasty, but we ended up sticking it out until almost seven
o'clock in the evening, calling it a day just in time to watch the
Preakness. It was a tough slog in some lousy weather and not surprisingly,
we dipped on several species we usually get. But as always, there were a
few surprises and some last-minute saves, and we wound up finishing with a
decent 110 species, our third-worst (or third-best, for you optimists)
total in five Century Runs together.

We began our day at 4:30 at the Albany Pine Bush, where we heard an
American Woodcock peenting and displaying. At Black Creek Marsh before
sunrise, the very first marsh bird we heard was a Common Gallinule,
followed quickly by Sora and a few Virginia Rails, though we ended up
missing both bitterns. A singing first-year Orchard Oriole was a nice
surprise here, a species we've often had to scramble to get late in the day.

The rain continued to hold off for our entire visit to Five Rivers, which
was productive but brief and not particularly noteworthy. Things got more
interesting at Thacher Park where we heard a very vocal Barred Owl. We also
picked up Blue-headed Vireo, Red-breasted Nuthatch, Hermit Thrush, and
Dark-eyed Junco. But we missed Yellow-bellied Sapsucker and Black-throated
Green Warblers were notably silent as well (though we would go on to get
both species later).

The rain we had been dreading all morning began coming down just as we were
leaving Thacher and continued steadily for the rest of the day. We moved on
to Basic Creek Reservoir, where the only waterfowl we could find were Mute
Swans, a pair of late Buffleheads, and a Double-crested Cormorant. Much
more impressive were the hundreds of swallows crowding on the causeway
guide rails and gate house railings; in addition to the more common
species, we saw several Cliff Swallows.

Alcove Reservoir was also quiet - that is, aside from the raucous pair of
Common Ravens that always seems to hang around the spillway - and we only
added two waterfowl species here: the ever-reliable Common Loon and a
lingering Long-tailed Duck. This wasn't the first year the Gadwalls have
hidden from us at Stanton Pond and we couldn't find any migrating
shorebirds here either, besides a trio of Least Sandpipers.

After the steep uphill trudge at Louise E. Keir Wildlife Management Area,
we quickly found the Hooded Warblers there, singing and undeterred by the
rain. The downpour increased for our visit to Deer Mountain, which was the
first truly miserable experience of our day; with all the rain, the always
soggy paths became true quagmires, yet were an almost welcome break from
tripping and stumbling over slippery rocks and tree roots elsewhere along
the trail. Birds went dead quiet while we were here and after missing
Worm-eating Warbler on the east trail, we tried the west trail without any
luck. After only nine species in over an hour here, our only consolation
(or Pyrrhic victory, perhaps) was fantastic views of a Barred Owl perched
high above the swampy woods.

Our first Hudson River stop was at Coeymans Landing, where we found our
first Bank Swallows and Fish Crows, but no gulls or waterfowl. Upriver in
Albany, we caught a break after not seeing any Peregrine Falcons perched on
the USS Slater or the Dunn Memorial Bridge, but spotting one speeding over
I-87 just after we got on the interstate.

We finally caught up with gulls (only the three expected species) at Cohoes
Flats, which got us over 100 species at 15:30 - three hours later than we
reached the same plateau last year. Having seen Savannah Sparrows and
Eastern Meadowlarks earlier in the day - and with the morning sun a distant
memory at this point - we nearly decided to blow off an Albany
International Airport visit, assuming the often uncooperative Grasshopper
Sparrows there would be downright impossible with showers and overcast
skies. To our surprise, we were actually able to pick out a singing one
rather quickly.

After a quick stop to Ann Lee Pond for Blue-gray Gnatcatchers Tom had
staked out (as well as a fortuitous flock of Cedar Waxwings flying over),
we headed to Tom's house. At this point, we were ready to write off all but
five of the day's misses which were too embarassing to let go:
Ruby-throated Hummingbird, Yellow-bellied Sapsucker, Hairy Woodpecker,
White-breasted Nuthatch, and House Finch. Tom predicted the appearance of
these species in his yard with Namath-like confidence, and as we sipped
some much-needed bourbon in the driveway, we watched all but the nuthatch
show up in turn, getting us from 106 to 110.

I have to credit Tom's impressive knowledge of Albany County birds for a
few great saves for our day. We dipped on Louisiana Waterthrush at Five
Rivers after some half-hearted listening without actually bothering to
descend to the Vlomankill ("Oh well, we always get it at Thacher."), before
missing them at Thacher as well ("Well, I guess we'll just add it to all
our other misses for the day."). But as we approached the CR 111 crossing
over Hannacrois Creek on the way to Alcove Reservoir, Tom mentioned that
he'd heard a Louisiana Waterthrush there a few weeks ago. Tom slowed down
the car just enough for us to hear it still singing, as if on cue.

Our day would have been far worse if we hadn't done fairly well with
warblers, particularly through-migrants that we haven't always gotten on
the Century Run. We saw Tennessee Warblers, Bay-breasted Warblers, and
Blackpoll Warblers in several locations, as well as a Northern Waterthrush
at Basic Creek Reservoir and a Nashville Warbler at Thacher State Park.

In addition to the highlights and misses above, it's worth mentioning our
several notable dips (which we attribute to a combination of bad luck and
lousy weather), some of which we've gotten every year until now: Green
Heron (usually a "gimme" at Black Creek Marsh), Black Vulture, Turkey
Vulture, Solitary Sandpiper, Eastern Wood-Pewee (!), Yellow-throated Vireo,
and White-breasted Nuthatch (sadly, not our first time missing this
species). We were glad to get all six expected woodpecker species, all five
expected swallow species for the first time since 2014, and 19 species of
wood-warblers.

Let's hope for better weather for next year.

Tristan Lowery
Albany

 

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Date: 5/20/18 10:52 am
From: <hersheyj...> [hmbirds] <hmbirds-noreply...>
Subject: [HMBirds] Our Saratoga County Century Run


Ron Harrower and I did an HMBC Century Run in Saratoga County yesterday (5/19). We started at 4:50 am at the Malta Tech Park going on to Saratoga Airport, Daketown Forest, Fox Hill Rd., Saratoga Spa State Park, Saratoga Battlefield, Wright’s Loop, and quitting at the south end of Saratoga Lake at 3:15 pm as planned.

Highlights: Beginning at the Tech Park we quickly heard an AMERICAN WOODCOCK peent-ing, followed by a WHIPPOORWILL song, and then a BARRED OWL chiming in. Moving on to Saratoga Airport, we found a few HORNED LARKS and some Wild Turkeys gobbling. At Daketown Forest we quickly found an INDIGO BUNTING, PURPLE FINCH and PRAIRIE WARBLER. Then on to Fox Hill Rd. highlights included 2 singing MOURNING WARBLERS in different locations along the Mulleyville Trail. Further along on Fox Hill Rd. a singing CANADA WARBLER was making himself visible along the road by the marsh, and a BLACKPOLL WARBLER’s very thin song could be detected high in the trees. Other species in the area included Brown Creeper, Alder Flycatcher, RUFFED GROUSE, SCARLET TANAGER, Magnolia Warbler, Black-and-white Warbler, and a LOUISIANA WATERTHRUSH (singing by a stream near the road as we were leaving). At this point we were doing very well with 70 or so species and the weather was good, but as we approached Saratoga State Park the rain began. Here we managed to eventually hear a PINE WARBLER singing in the rain. Likewise, at Saratoga Battlefield with some patience we were able to find a singing BLUE-WINGED WARBLER in the rain. We also were pleased by the BOBOLINK and EASTERN MEADOWLARK at stop 2 who seemed to allow closer approach than normal because of the rain. At Waterfront Park on Saratoga Lake we got an easy PURPLE MARTIN at the martin house. We found Least and Solitary Sandpiper, and SEMIPALMATED PLOVER at Wright’s Loop along with a resident BALD EAGLE.

Mindful of the saying that the best-laid plans oft go astray, we had many big misses and disappointments based on the successes of previous days of scouting. For example, the “mega Tennessee warbler” experience (including Cape May and Bay-breasted) we had 2 days before in the driveway at Saratoga Airport was no more. And, we failed on 2 of the 3 usual sparrows (got only Savannah) there despite a return stop. The Sora and Virginia Rail that Ron had successfully scouted on a previous day at Saratoga State Park refused to show. Also, the Great Egret and both Yellowlegs present the day before at Wright’s Loop were gone. The Gulls and Common Terns previously found at the south end of Saratoga Lake were also gone. The Merlin at Blockhouse Park could not be located. We had only 2 raptors for the day, a Red-tailed Hawk and Bald Eagle. The cuckoos we heard at Saratoga Battlefield the previous day were also missing as was the Orchard Oriole at stop 6.

After Ron left at 3:15 pm I drove home with windshield wipers on high and changed into some dry clothes. At this point our species total was 95, and after a little rest, I decided to go to Vischer Ferry Preserve solo at around 5 pm to scrounge up a few more species, not so easy to do. After 2 hours or more of rain I still had come up with nothing new. Then as the rain stopped I began to hear quite a few MARSH WRENS and then see an orange-ish LEAST BITTERN fly a short distance in the pond to the east of the Whipple Bridge. It looked like it landed and straddled on 2 reeds one foot on each, something I had never seen before. This was a true highlight for the day! If I count these last 2 birds on our official Century Run that would make our total species count 97. Also, we can boast of having gotten a Woodpecker 6-pack, 5 swallow, and 16 warbler species. Ron will follow-up with a more detailed e-bird report.

John Hershey

 

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Date: 5/20/18 10:01 am
From: <d2siena...> [hmbirds] <hmbirds-noreply...>
Subject: [HMBirds] Notables from Saturday BLACKPOLL WARBLER
Yesterday, Mike P and I set out on a century run. While we can up short we did find the following birds of interest. The reported MERLINS at blockhouse park. 3 GREAT EGRETS at Wright’s loop. A single BLACKPOLL WARBLER about midway up river rd south in Ft Miller. SEMI-PALMATED PLOVERS at Wright’s and on exposed mud on the Hoosic viewed from Knickerbocker rd. A PEREGRINE perched on a power stanchion on Knickerbocker rd and lastly, a male ORCHARD ORIOLE in a hedge row on Cary rd in the Fort Edward grasslands.

David DiSiena

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Date: 5/19/18 4:26 am
From: gregg recer <gregg_recer...> [hmbirds] <hmbirds-noreply...>
Subject: [HMBirds] merlins blockhouse park stillwater
two birds, mate feeding observed this morning

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Date: 5/18/18 2:53 pm
From: John Kent <k2ent76...> [hmbirds] <hmbirds-noreply...>
Subject: [HMBirds] Red-throated Loon, warblers
I went to Basic Creek Reservoir in Westerlo (southern Albany County) this afternoon, mostly to check for terns or interesting gulls. I didn't find those, but I found a Red-throated Loon and a Common Loon. I had low expectations for songbirds, since it was the middle of a sunny afternoon, but I got by far the best warbler show I've seen this year. Multiple Bay-breasted, Blackpoll, Cape May, etc. My list is at https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S45802792

The loons were south of the causeway. Note that an access permit is required to be on the grounds of Basic Creek Reservoir. They are obtained from the Albany Water Department (for a fee, of course).

John Kent
Selkirk

 

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Date: 5/18/18 2:49 pm
From: zach schwartz-weinstein <zachsw...> [hmbirds] <hmbirds-noreply...>
Subject: [HMBirds] Louise Keir and Basic Creek
Besides the hooded Warbler, Louise Keir WMA had a number of migrants this
morning, including Tennessee and Nashville Warblers and several
Blackburnian, as well as some interesting probable breeders, like Indigo
Bunting, Black and White Warbler, Chestnut-Sided Warbler, and Veery. I
couldn’t stay long because I had to get the baby home, but in my few trips
to this location, on the backside of Blogett Hill, right next to Stanton
Pond, it’s always had interesting birds around.

This afternoon, after John Kent passed on word that he had found a
Red-throated Loon at Basic Creek Reservoir, we hopped in the car and found
the RTLO and the common loon with which it was associating both in the
southeastern section of the reservoir. This is the first Red-throated Loon
i’ve Managed to catch up with in Albany County, which is sort of
ridiculous, since they are at least annual in the reservoirs if not in the
rivers.
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Zach Schwartz-Weinstein
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Date: 5/18/18 2:23 pm
From: Alan Mapes <alanmapes...> [hmbirds] <hmbirds-noreply...>
Subject: Re: [HMBirds] century run rules/protocalls
George - I think the world series rule says no use of electronics to
attract or to get a response from birds. You can use recordings in the car
or with headphones, I would think, to confirm what you are hearing. Last I
knew, HMBC did not include to that rule for Century Run.

On Thu, May 17, 2018, 6:37 PM george steele <unlessyoucare...>
[hmbirds] <hmbirds-noreply...> wrote:

>
>
> Another W S of Birding rule I believe is no use of electronic recorded
> devices. Is that true for HMBC C R?
>
> George
>
>

 

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Date: 5/18/18 1:15 pm
From: <jeffnadler01...> [hmbirds] <hmbirds-noreply...>
Subject: [HMBirds] Tennessee warblers continue
Near my home this morning in Ballston, I still had Tennessee warblers singing away in blossomed apple trees. A private residence (that I have permission knowing the owner) with an old apple orchard had at least a dozen loudly singing Tennessees and with a bit better luck, I took a couple of photos of just one bird down lower . . . .Cape Mays and a few local breeding warbler species were also in the trees. A drive around the town in early morning tomorrow may still yield their loud song within blossomed apple trees. Photo:


https://www.jnphoto.net/GALLERIES/NEW-GALLERY/New-Images/New-Images/ https://www.jnphoto.net/GALLERIES/NEW-GALLERY/New-Images/New-Images/



Jeff Nadler


 

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Date: 5/18/18 4:32 am
From: zach schwartz-weinstein <zachsw...> [hmbirds] <hmbirds-noreply...>
Subject: [HMBirds]
Hooded Warbler continues at a Louise Keir WMA in coeyman’s hollow. Singing
frequently.
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Zach Schwartz-Weinstein
203 500 7774

 

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Date: 5/17/18 5:51 pm
From: <hersheyj...> [hmbirds] <hmbirds-noreply...>
Subject: [HMBirds] Re: Mega-Tennessee morning
Ron H. and I had a similar experience to Jeff this morning at Saratoga Airport. (not known particularly as a warbler hotspot.) We found a minimum of 5 Tennessee Warblers and perhaps there were many more because they are hard to spot. They were singing loudly and repeatedly with a clear, 3-part song. I watched one whose body would shake as he sang the ending trill (3rd part) of the song. We also saw many Yellow-rumps, at least one Cape May and Bay-breasted, and probably a few others as well.


John H.

 

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Date: 5/17/18 5:50 pm
From: Larry & Penny Alden <overlook...> [hmbirds] <hmbirds-noreply...>
Subject: Re: [HMBirds] century run rules/protocalls
It has not been a stated HMBC Century Run rule, but birders are expected to conform to the birder’s code of ethics.

If you’re not sure, err on the side of caution.

Larry

Sent from my iPhone

> On May 17, 2018, at 3:54 PM, george steele <unlessyoucare...> [hmbirds] <hmbirds-noreply...> wrote:
>
> Another W S of Birding rule I believe is no use of electronic recorded devices. Is that true for HMBC C R?
>
> George
>

 

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Date: 5/17/18 5:03 pm
From: rob snell <snell.rob...> [hmbirds] <hmbirds-noreply...>
Subject: [HMBirds] eBird -- Bog Meadow Brook Nature Trail -- May 17, 2018
Bog Meadow Brook Nature Trail
May 17, 2018
8:00 AM
Traveling
2.00 miles
180 Minutes
All birds reported? Yes
Comments: Cloudy to partly sunny. Notables: Alder,Willow, Least Flycatchers, Pewee, / Tennessee, Canada , B&W Warblers, Scarlet Tanager
Submitted from eBird for iOS, version 1.6.5 Build 36

4 Canada Goose
1 Wild Turkey -- Heard
2 Great Blue Heron
1 Turkey Vulture
5 Mourning Dove
3 Belted Kingfisher
4 Red-bellied Woodpecker
2 Yellow-bellied Sapsucker
2 Downy Woodpecker
2 Hairy Woodpecker
1 Northern Flicker
1 Eastern Wood-Pewee
3 Alder Flycatcher
1 Willow Flycatcher
1 Least Flycatcher
1 Eastern Phoebe
3 Great Crested Flycatcher
1 Eastern Kingbird
2 Yellow-throated Vireo
1 Blue-headed Vireo
3 Warbling Vireo
3 Red-eyed Vireo
8 Blue Jay
1 Common Raven
4 Tree Swallow
1 Barn Swallow
6 Black-capped Chickadee
2 Tufted Titmouse
1 White-breasted Nuthatch
1 Carolina Wren
10 Veery
1 Wood Thrush
12 American Robin
5 Gray Catbird
4 Ovenbird
1 Black-and-white Warbler
1 Tennessee Warbler -- Heard
20 Common Yellowthroat
7 Yellow Warbler
1 Palm Warbler
1 Yellow-rumped Warbler
2 Canada Warbler
5 Song Sparrow
10 Swamp Sparrow
2 Scarlet Tanager
3 Northern Cardinal
5 Baltimore Oriole
8 Red-winged Blackbird
5 Common Grackle
10 American Goldfinch

Number of Taxa: 50


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Date: 5/17/18 4:57 pm
From: John Kent <k2ent76...> [hmbirds] <hmbirds-noreply...>
Subject: [HMBirds] Common Nighthawk, Bethlehem
At 5:48 PM today, I saw a Common Nighthawk take off from what I assume was its day roost, high in a tree at Hollyhock Hollow Sanctuary in South Bethlehem. It circled briefly, then went on its way. A couple of Bald Eagles appeared to be looking for fish in Onesquethaw Creek, even though it is heavily wooded. I heard three Black-throated Green Warblers in different spots. It seemed like they might be on territories. I don't know if they breed there, but they do at nearby Deer Mountain (which, despite its name, is at about 400 feet elevation). Otherwise it was very quiet, with only local breeding species found.

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Date: 5/17/18 1:07 pm
From: george steele <unlessyoucare...> [hmbirds] <hmbirds-noreply...>
Subject: [HMBirds] century run rules/protocalls
Another W S of Birding rule I believe is no use of electronic recorded devices. Is that true for HMBC C R?
George
 

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Date: 5/17/18 12:54 pm
From: Jackson Mesick <jacksonmesick...> [hmbirds] <hmbirds-noreply...>
Subject: [HMBirds] Tuesday May 15th, Century Run Summary
Hi Everyone,

My dad (Steve Mesick) and I along with two long-term friends who are newish
birders (Rich White and David Luck) attempted an Albany County-only century
run on Tuesday. We scouted a good bit, which helped a lot, especially with
songbirds in the morning. Our day began at ~2:15 AM and we were out until
10:45 PM, ending the day with 129 species. I apologize for this super long
description of our day, but I know a lot of people are doing big days on
Saturday, so I figured I'd be detailed.

We started with barred owls and then at pre-dawn Black Creek Marsh picked
up sora and common gallinule (way to the East), along with great horned
owl. We had a willow flycatcher at Black Creek and an alder and a willow at
the marsh on Tygert Rd.

We then picked up savannah sparrows, meadowlark and bobolink at the fields
along Tygert Rd. but missed the grasshopper sparrows that had been there in
scouting. We had a very productive time at Thatcher Park (pine siskin,
ruffed grouse, winter wren, blue-headed vireo, etc.) and Thompson's Lake
(purple finch, ruby-crowned kinglet, magnolia warbler). Cole Hill State
Forest provided the rest of our woodpecker six-pack, and we finished our
morning birding at Five Rivers.

We then went looking for migrants. Normanskill Farm provided northern
waterthrush, various warblers, and a Lincoln's sparrow, which was
unfortunately only seen by one of our party so didn't count for our list
based on the rules we set (every bird identified by at least two members of
the party). Swainson's thrush and a Cooper's hawk were at Washington Park,
and we broke 100 species at Corning Preserve in Albany around 1 PM with a
cormorant, and shortly thereafter had a surprise gadwall.

We had a reasonably unproductive afternoon on the Hudson and Mohawk, not
being able to find any type of shorebird that wasn't a spotted sandpiper or
a killdeer nor abnormal waterfowl other than a common loon at Tibbits Ave.
in Cohoes and a hooded merganser at Moh-He-Con-Nuck Preserve.

A thunderstorm prevented our scouted worm-eating warbler at Deer Mountain
Nature Trail in Coeymans from doing anything, but that same storm knocked
birds down onto the Alcove and Basic Creek Reservoirs, providing
buffleheads and bank and cliff swallows at Basic Creek and long-tailed and
ring necked ducks at Alcove. We also snagged the hooded warbler at Louise
E. Keir WMA in Coeymans.

We ended the day back at Black Creek Marsh, where we picked up a flyover
Merlin and the Virginia rails that we had missed in the morning. We also
had a common nighthawk going back and forth over the marsh. American
woodcock was our 129th bird at dusk at Black Creek, and despite trying for
a couple other birds, we struck out on everything else and ended the day at
129.

As a side note, we had a very probable but not confirmed king rail at the
marsh at the southern end of Tygert Rd. Two of our party heard a very clear
rail grunting, which sounded like a car-engine turning over and not at all
the slightly nasal grunting of a Virginia rail. We only heard it once,
which wasn't enough for us to conclusively call it, but we plan on going
back to check again, and I figured other birders might be interested in it.
It reminded me strongly of the clapper rails we hear along the coast when
we do the World Series.

Lastly, if anyone decides to go to black creek marsh at night and decides
to walk east from Hennessey road, know that on the right side of the path
there is a killdeer nesting, so walk along the left side or the middle.

Overall, it was a great day, and we were sorry not to be able to join the
club event but hope to do another one in the future. If anyone, especially
those doing big days on Saturday, wants details on anything we saw or
heard, please let me know.

Good birding,

Jackson Mesick
East Greenbush, NY and Chicago, IL

 

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Date: 5/17/18 9:21 am
From: <jeffnadler01...> [hmbirds] <hmbirds-noreply...>
Subject: [HMBirds] Mega-Tennessee morning
The town of Ballston, Saratoga County was seemingly bursting with Tennessee warblers this morning, singing loudly until about 11AM. Starting out in a backyard blooming apple tree with one singing loudly, to a few more trees in town, to a climax of a large property with a small grouping of old apple trees ( where I have permission), I counted 18 Tennessee warblers in 7 different tall blossoming trees. It was incredibly loud there! With frustration, the warblers were feeding high at the top branches and within, leaving teasing looks and no photos. Given the insect activity in apple trees, I'm curious why I never find this species in migration in flowering crabapples with red-pink blossoms, including my own yard.


Jeff Nadler
 

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Date: 5/17/18 9:19 am
From: <smbeaudoin1...> [hmbirds] <hmbirds-noreply...>
Subject: [HMBirds] Black Tern
One Black Tern is visible with binoculars from route 9P at the south end of Saratoga Lake. It is flying with a group of Bonaparte and Ring-billed gulls near the line of mailboxes.
Susan Beaudoin

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Date: 5/17/18 7:00 am
From: <philwhitney17...> [hmbirds] <hmbirds-noreply...>
Subject: [HMBirds] May 16 Birdline


Birdline summary for week ending May 16:

44 reports ; 137 species reported



Best of the week:

RED-THROATED LOON: Sacandaga 5/12; Ballston Lake 5/13

HORNED GREBE: Crescent 5/12

LEAST BITTERN: Vischer Ferry 5/13

VIRGINIA RAIL: Five Rivers 5/12; Vischer Ferry 5/13; Bog Meadow 5/14; Black Creek Marsh 5/16

SORA: Black Creek Marsh 5/16

BLACK-BELLIED PLOVER: Wrights Loop 5/13 (2); Stillwater 5/14 (2)

SEMIPALMATED PLOVER: Wrights Loop 5/12 (5); Stillwater 5/14 (8)

SHORT-BILLED DOWITCHER: Wrights Loop 5/13; Stillwater 5/14

BONAPARTES GULL: Saratoga Lake 5/14 (35)

COMMON TERN: Saratoga Lake 5/14 (4)

BLACK-BILLED CUCKOO: Black Creek Marsh 5/16

YELLOW-BILLED CUCKOO: Saratoga Spa SP 5/16

BARRED OWL: Coeymans 5/12

WHIP-POOR-WILL: Malta 5/14

SWAINSONS THRUSH: Coeymans 5/12 (3); Albany 5/12; Hannacroix Creek 5/16

TENNESSEE WARBLER: Fox Hill 5/8; Albany 5/12; Pine Bush 5/15 (6), 5/16

MOURNING WARBLER: Albany 5/12

HOODED WARBLER: Coeymans 5/12

CAPE MAY WARBLER: Selkirk 5/10 (2); Thatcher Park 5/13 (2); Pine Bush 5/15 (4), 5/16

NORTHERN PARULA: Palenville 5/12; Albany 5/12, Pine Bush 5/16

BAY-BREASTED WARBLER: Albany 5/10, 5/11, 5/12; Vischer Ferry 5/13; Pine Bush 5/15 (2), 5/16

CANADA WARBLER: 6 reports

WILSONS WARBLER: Five Rivers 5/12; Wrights Loop 5/12; Albany 5/12; Saratoga NHP 5/13

GRASSHOPPER SPARROW: Saratoga Co. AP 5/8 (3); Albany AP 5/10; Colonie 5/12

LINCOLNS SPARROW: Albany 5/12

ORCHARD ORIOLE: Schagticoke 5/10



New arrivals and transients: Black-billed Cuckoo, Yellow-billed Cuckoo, Whip-Poor-Will, Alder Flycatcher, Willow Flycatcher, Mourning Warbler, Hooded Warbler, Bay-breasted Warbler, Blackpoll Warbler



Thanks to Susan Beaudoin (Wrights Loop, Saratoga NHP, Stillwater, Malta, Vischer Ferry, Pine Bush), David DiSiena (Schagticoke, Saratoga NHP, Wrights Loop), Lindsey Duval (Wrights Loop), Larry Federman (Palenville), Rich Guthrie (Coxsackie, Hannacroix Creek), Ron Harrower (Daketown Forest, Saratoga AP, Fox Hill, Galway, Charlton, Bog Meadow, Saratoga Lake, Wilton, Saratoga Spa SP), John Kent (Coeymans, Selkirk), Nancy Kern (Stuyvesant, Old Chatham), Tristan Lowery (Albany), Alan Mapes (Black Creek), Jackson Mesick (Albany AP, Albany, Colonie, Crescent, Cohoes, Thatcher Park), Jeff Nadler (Ballston Lake), Robert Pastel (Albany), Gregg Recer (Vischer Ferry), Zach Schwartz-Weinstein (Albany, Pine Bush), Rob Snell (Sacandaga, Bog Meadow), Scott Stoner (Five Rivers) and Vincent Sturn (Schodack)

 

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Date: 5/17/18 6:58 am
From: <philwhitney17...> [hmbirds] <hmbirds-noreply...>
Subject: [HMBirds] May 16 Birdline


Birdline summary for week ending May 16:

44 reports ; 137 species reported



Best of the week:

RED-THROATED LOON: Sacandaga 5/12; Ballston Lake 5/13

HORNED GREBE: Crescent 5/12

LEAST BITTERN: Vischer Ferry 5/13

VIRGINIA RAIL: Five Rivers 5/12; Vischer Ferry 5/13; Bog Meadow 5/14; Black Creek Marsh 5/16

SORA: Black Creek Marsh 5/16

BLACK-BELLIED PLOVER: Wrights Loop 5/13 (2); Stillwater 5/14 (2)

SEMIPALMATED PLOVER: Wrights Loop 5/12 (5); Stillwater 5/14 (8)

SHORT-BILLED DOWITCHER: Wrights Loop 5/13; Stillwater 5/14

BONAPARTES GULL: Saratoga Lake 5/14 (35)

COMMON TERN: Saratoga Lake 5/14 (4)

BLACK-BILLED CUCKOO: Black Creek Marsh 5/16

YELLOW-BILLED CUCKOO: Saratoga Spa SP 5/16

BARRED OWL: Coeymans 5/12

WHIP-POOR-WILL: Malta 5/14

SWAINSONS THRUSH: Coeymans 5/12 (3); Albany 5/12; Hannacroix Creek 5/16

TENNESSEE WARBLER: Fox Hill 5/8; Albany 5/12; Pine Bush 5/15 (6), 5/16

MOURNING WARBLER: Albany 5/12

HOODED WARBLER: Coeymans 5/12

CAPE MAY WARBLER: Selkirk 5/10 (2); Thatcher Park 5/13 (2); Pine Bush 5/15 (4), 5/16

NORTHERN PARULA: Palenville 5/12; Albany 5/12, Pine Bush 5/16

BAY-BREASTED WARBLER: Albany 5/10, 5/11, 5/12; Vischer Ferry 5/13; Pine Bush 5/15 (2), 5/16

CANADA WARBLER: 6 reports

WILSONS WARBLER: Five Rivers 5/12; Wrights Loop 5/12; Albany 5/12; Saratoga NHP 5/13

GRASSHOPPER SPARROW: Saratoga Co. AP 5/8 (3); Albany AP 5/10; Colonie 5/12

LINCOLNS SPARROW: Albany 5/12

ORCHARD ORIOLE: Schagticoke 5/10



New arrivals and transients: Black-billed Cuckoo, Yellow-billed Cuckoo, Whip-Poor-Will, Alder Flycatcher, Willow Flycatcher, Mourning Warbler, Hooded Warbler, Bay-breasted Warbler, Blackpoll Warbler



Thanks to Susan Beaudoin (Wrights Loop, Saratoga NHP, Stillwater, Malta, Vischer Ferry, Pine Bush), David DiSiena (Schagticoke, Saratoga NHP, Wrights Loop), Lindsey Duval (Wrights Loop), Larry Federman (Palenville), Rich Guthrie (Coxsackie, Hannacroix Creek), Ron Harrower (Daketown Forest, Saratoga AP, Fox Hill, Galway, Charlton, Bog Meadow, Saratoga Lake, Wilton, Saratoga Spa SP), John Kent (Coeymans, Selkirk), Nancy Kern (Stuyvesant, Old Chatham), Tristan Lowery (Albany), Alan Mapes (Black Creek), Jackson Mesick (Albany AP, Albany, Colonie, Crescent, Cohoes, Thatcher Park), Jeff Nadler (Ballston Lake), Robert Pastel (Albany), Gregg Recer (Vischer Ferry), Zach Schwartz-Weinstein (Albany, Pine Bush), Rob Snell (Sacandaga, Bog Meadow), Scott Stoner (Five Rivers) and Vincent Sturn (Schodack)

 

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Date: 5/17/18 5:45 am
From: 'Ellen Morosoff Pemrick' <lnmp...> [hmbirds] <hmbirds-noreply...>
Subject: [HMBirds] FWD: Annual Fort Drum trip
This was posted to the NNY Birds Group recently, and I thought some of you
might be interested. I went on this trip a couple of years ago, and it was
excellent.



I'm just passing on the info, so please contact Jeff directly for more
details.



Ellen P.








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Annual Fort Drum trip





On Saturday, 26 May I will be running my annual Fort Drum birding trip. This
is a 6-8 hour tour of the installation targeting many of the local
specialties, such as Red-headed Woodpecker, Sedge Wren, Golden-winged
Warbler, and Clay-colored and Henslow's Sparrows. I still have room for 6-8
people; f you are interested in the trip please contact me at
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Date: 5/17/18 5:40 am
From: Ronald Harrower <rharrower...> [hmbirds] <hmbirds-noreply...>
Subject: [HMBirds] Black Tern. eBird Report - Saratoga Lake, May 15, 2018


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Begin forwarded message:

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> Date: May 17, 2018 at 7:52:26 AM EDT
> To: <rharrower...>
> Subject: eBird Report - Saratoga Lake, May 15, 2018
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> Saratoga Lake, Saratoga, New York, US
> May 15, 2018 3:25 PM - 3:40 PM
> Protocol: Traveling
> 1.0 mile(s)
> Comments: Came just before strong storm. The shy was dark in some places, yet the sun was till shining on Bonaparte's Gulls and Common Terns, making a cool visual effect. After going out Riley Cove Road, I caught sight of a very dark bird flitting about, which I soon realized was a Black Tern. The first 6 photos I took focused on the far shore in great detail, but had a black smudge where the tern was. Final auto focus got it right and I was able to share this pic.
> 12 species
>
> Canada Goose 2
> Mallard 6
> Double-crested Cormorant 1
> Bonaparte's Gull 22
> Ring-billed Gull 2
> Black Tern 1
> Common Tern 3
> House Wren 1
> Carolina Wren 1
> Baltimore Oriole 1 Singing like crazy before the impending storm
> Common Grackle 7
> House Sparrow 4
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> View this checklist online at https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S45759835
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Date: 5/17/18 5:39 am
From: Ronald Harrower <rharrower...> [hmbirds] <hmbirds-noreply...>
Subject: [HMBirds] Yellow-billed Cuckoo, Cape May and Bay-breasted Warbler pairseBird Report - Saratoga Spa SP Hemlock Trail, May 16, 2018

> Saratoga Spa SP Hemlock Trail, Saratoga, New York, US
> May 16, 2018 7:45 AM - 10:05 AM
> Protocol: Traveling
> 2.3 mile(s)
> Comments: Arrived at the Hemlock Trail parking lot to find Wally and my first real Warbler fall out this Spring. I'm guessing 75% of the birds went unidentified, but even the ones we got were fun to see with my first good glimpse at Mr and Mrs Cape May and Mr and Mrs Bay-breasted Warblers.
> Taking the right fork, we were just about to reach the second wooden bridge when the weird opening sounds of a Yellow-billed Cuckoo sounded followed by the galloping. He kept calling every 2 minutes or so, but after 20 minutes, we could not locate him. They are very good ventriloquists, projecting their call in a way that sounded like it could be coming from more than one direction. Hit a patch of Chestnut-sided Warblers in the Walnut grove around the middle of the walk. Wood Thrushes, Ovenbirds and Titmice seemed to compete for most frequently encountered bird.
> 38 species (+1 other taxa)
>
> Wood Duck 1
> Great Blue Heron 1
> Turkey Vulture 2
> Red-shouldered Hawk 1 Heard then briefly seen near parking lot at the end of our walk.
> Mourning Dove 2
> Yellow-billed Cuckoo 1 As mentioned in general notes, this guy was loud and regular, but not willing to be seen by us
> Red-bellied Woodpecker 3
> Yellow-bellied Sapsucker 3
> Downy Woodpecker 1
> Eastern Wood-Pewee 2
> Eastern Phoebe 1
> Great Crested Flycatcher 4
> Warbling Vireo 2
> Red-eyed Vireo 5
> Blue Jay 1
> American Crow 1
> Black-capped Chickadee 5
> Tufted Titmouse 6
> White-breasted Nuthatch 1
> House Wren 1
> Veery 1
> Wood Thrush 6
> American Robin 1
> Gray Catbird 4
> Ovenbird 6
> Common Yellowthroat 2
> Cape May Warbler 2
> Bay-breasted Warbler 2
> Yellow Warbler 2
> Chestnut-sided Warbler 5
> Black-throated Blue Warbler 2
> Yellow-rumped Warbler 4
> Black-throated Green Warbler 3
> warbler sp. (Parulidae sp.) 15 As mentioned in preamble, it is realistic to see large numbers of warblers in a fallout and only get to identify a fraction of them. This is a good estimate based on how many birds I saw flitting around
> Song Sparrow 1
> Scarlet Tanager 4
> Northern Cardinal 4
> Rose-breasted Grosbeak 1
> American Goldfinch 4
>
> View this checklist online at https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S45760183
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Date: 5/16/18 6:14 pm
From: Richard Guthrie <richardpguthrie...> [hmbirds] <hmbirds-noreply...>
Subject: [HMBirds] Fwd: eBird -- Hannacroix Creek Preserve -- May 16, 2018
New Baltimore Conservancy evening walk at the Hannacroix Creek Preserve. We
did the Hudson River Interpretative Trail.

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Date: Wed, May 16, 2018 at 8:48 PM
Subject: eBird -- Hannacroix Creek Preserve -- May 16, 2018
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Hannacroix Creek Preserve
May 16, 2018
5:40 PM
Traveling
0.40 miles
120 Minutes
All birds reported? Yes
Comments: Overcast; Mostly calm; Cool; 64. F; Tide high. Very little black
fly or mosquito action
Submitted from eBird for iOS, version 1.6.5 Build 36

2 Wood Duck - flyovers (from the Creek towards the River)
4 Great Blue Heron
1 Bald Eagle (Immature)
2 Mourning Dove
1 Belted Kingfisher
2 Red-bellied Woodpecker
2 Northern Flicker
1 Pileated Woodpecker
1 Eastern Phoebe (Nesting under the recycled plastic jug bridge)
2 Great Crested Flycatcher
1 Yellow-throated Vireo
1 Warbling Vireo
1 Red-eyed Vireo
1 Blue Jay
1 American Crow
2 Tree Swallow
2 Black-capped Chickadee
1 Tufted Titmouse
1 Carolina Wren
4 Veery
1 Swainson's Thrush
4 Wood Thrush
1 American Robin
3 Gray Catbird
6 Cedar Waxwing
2 Ovenbird
1 Black-and-white Warbler
2 Common Yellowthroat
4 American Redstart
4 Yellow Warbler
3 Song Sparrow
1 Swamp Sparrow
2 Northern Cardinal
4 Rose-breasted Grosbeak
2 New Baltimore Oriole
6 Red-winged Blackbird
3 Common Grackle
2 American Goldfinch

Number of Taxa: 38


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Date: 5/16/18 12:52 pm
From: <naomi_kestrel...> [hmbirds] <hmbirds-noreply...>
Subject: [HMBirds] Destination this week


Hi, All,


Susan B, and Zach S-W have had a fairly large and varied wave of warblers at the Pine Bush Preserve's Karner Barrens East (Yellow?) trail this and yesterday morning respectively. It's worth a try as successive migrant warbler waves are likely. Meet at 8:00 a.m. at the Preserve's parking lot off the traffic light at Rt. 155 and Old State Rd. Be prepared for ticks which have been common in past Springs. Hope to see you there if my periodic episodes of gastro-intestinal problems doesn't return. If I should be delayed or don't show, please start without me as I'm never sure I'll be malady free on any given morning.



Bill Lee



 

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Date: 5/16/18 10:41 am
From: <smbeaudoin1...> [hmbirds] <hmbirds-noreply...>
Subject: [HMBirds] Bank Swallows
Bank Swallows are once again nesting at the Malta Tech Park. Thankfully, it does not look like the area is being actively excavated this year and there are no construction vehicles parked here as in past years. This area is across from the Trailhead Parking on Stonebreak Rd. It's necessary to cross over a wire keeping vehicles out to get back to see the nests in the sand cliffs.
Susan Beaudoin


 

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Date: 5/16/18 8:57 am
From: <smbeaudoin1...> [hmbirds] <hmbirds-noreply...>
Subject: [HMBirds] Pine Bush Warblers
I was on the yellow trail at the Pine Bush preserve from 9:30 to noon. Tons of warblers, most in the oak trees that are just leafing out. Saw or heard the following: Cape May, Blackburnian, Baybreasted, Parula, Magnolia, Tennessee, Black-throated Blue and Green Yellow-rumped. A birder I talked with had a Blackpoll. By far the most numerous were black throated green And bay-breasted warblers.
Susan Beaudoin

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Date: 5/16/18 8:33 am
From: Alan Mapes <alanmapes...> [hmbirds] <hmbirds-noreply...>
Subject: [HMBirds] Black Creek - black-billed, willow, sora
Stopped at Black Creek Marsh in Voorheesville mid-morning. Black-billed
cuckoo, willow flycatcher, sora & Virginia rails were present.

Alan Mapes
Delmar

 

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Date: 5/16/18 6:39 am
From: george steele <unlessyoucare...> [hmbirds] <hmbirds-noreply...>
Subject: Re: [HMBirds] Century Run
Wondering if anyone might be interested in joining me for Century Run covering Fulton/Montgomery County. Thanks.
 

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Date: 5/16/18 6:20 am
From: Ron Harrower <rharrower...> [hmbirds] <hmbirds-noreply...>
Subject: [HMBirds] Yellow-billed Cuckoo
My phone auto corrected the species name. Yellow-billed Cuckoo
obviously. He is calling ever couple of minutes, but is hard to
locate. Ron H

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Date: 5/16/18 5:51 am
From: Ron Harrower <rharrower...> [hmbirds] <hmbirds-noreply...>
Subject: [HMBirds] Yellow-rumped Cuckoo
Am at Hemlock Trail of Saratoga Spa State Park. Going down right fork
of trail, the Cuckoo is just before the second bridge. Calling loudly,
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Date: 5/15/18 9:12 am
From: <smbeaudoin1...> [hmbirds] <hmbirds-noreply...>
Subject: [HMBirds] Canada, Nashville, Magnolia Warblers, Report of Prothonotary VFNHP
I birded Vischer Ferry NHP this morning. From 6:40-10:30. Marsh Wrens were calling near the bridge. A short distance from the spruce grove I encountered a nice mixed flock of warblers that hung around for about a half hour. I got great, looks at a Canada and Blackburnian warblers. Also around were Black-throated Blues and Greens, Chestnut-sided, Redstart, Yellow-rumps and a Nashville. Interestingly, all the Black-throated Blues I saw were female. There were also lots of female Rose-breasted Grosbeaks around. I heard my FOY E. Wood –Peewees singing and saw several Red-eyed Vireos. (still don’t have them in my yard). Talking a left (south ) turn at the spruce grove, I followed the trail going right and wound up on the banks of the Mohawk. There were wide mud flats here and 6 Least Sandpipers, along with a Bald Eaglewho flushed them.

The most interesting bird of the day, was one shown to me on a camera by another birder, Steve. It was a Prothonotary Warbler! He took in on the trail leading to the spruce grove last week, He found it low in the bushes.


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Date: 5/15/18 8:46 am
From: rob snell <snell.rob...> [hmbirds] <hmbirds-noreply...>
Subject: [HMBirds] eBird -- Bog Meadow Brook Nature Trail -- May 15, 2018
Bog Meadow Brook Nature Trail
May 15, 2018
7:15 AM
Traveling
2.00 miles
120 Minutes
All birds reported? Yes
Comments: Submitted from eBird for iOS, version 1.6.4 Build 31

5 Canada Goose
4 Wood Duck
2 Mallard
3 Great Blue Heron
1 Turkey Vulture
1 Mourning Dove
1 Belted Kingfisher
4 Red-bellied Woodpecker
2 Yellow-bellied Sapsucker
1 Downy Woodpecker
1 Hairy Woodpecker
1 Northern Flicker
1 Pileated Woodpecker
1 Eastern Wood-Pewee
2 Alder Flycatcher
1 Willow Flycatcher
1 Least Flycatcher
4 Great Crested Flycatcher
2 Yellow-throated Vireo
1 Blue-headed Vireo
1 Warbling Vireo
2 Red-eyed Vireo
8 Blue Jay
4 Tree Swallow
7 Black-capped Chickadee
4 Tufted Titmouse
2 White-breasted Nuthatch
2 House Wren
2 Blue-gray Gnatcatcher
9 Veery
1 Wood Thrush
7 American Robin
8 Gray Catbird
2 Ovenbird
2 Northern Waterthrush
8 Common Yellowthroat
1 American Redstart
7 Yellow Warbler
3 Canada Warbler
1 White-throated Sparrow
3 Song Sparrow
5 Swamp Sparrow
1 Scarlet Tanager
4 Northern Cardinal
3 Rose-breasted Grosbeak
3 Baltimore Oriole
6 Red-winged Blackbird
3 Common Grackle
1 Purple Finch
3 American Goldfinch

Number of Taxa: 50


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Date: 5/15/18 8:19 am
From: Ronald Harrower <rharrower...> [hmbirds] <hmbirds-noreply...>
Subject: [HMBirds] Prairie Warbler, Broad-winged Hawk. eBird Report - Wilton Wildlife Preserve and Park--Camp Saratoga-Opdahl Farm, May 11, 2018

> Wilton Wildlife Preserve and Park--Camp Saratoga-Opdahl Farm, Saratoga, New York, US
> May 11, 2018 9:20 AM - 11:15 AM
> Protocol: Traveling
> 3.0 mile(s)
> Comments: John H and I walked through various habitats to find certain species we were looking for. Prairie Warblers obliged us right away and a Braid-winged Hawk sat right on a brach close to the trail. Not a huge number of birds, but a very nice day and we were able to appreciate Brown Elfin butterflies and various flowers an ferns.
> 38 species
>
> Turkey Vulture 2
> Broad-winged Hawk 1
> Mourning Dove 6
> Red-bellied Woodpecker 1
> Yellow-bellied Sapsucker 3
> Downy Woodpecker 2
> Northern Flicker 1
> Pileated Woodpecker 1
> Eastern Phoebe 2
> Great Crested Flycatcher 3
> Eastern Kingbird 1
> Blue-headed Vireo 2
> Red-eyed Vireo 2
> Blue Jay 7
> American Crow 3
> Common Raven 1
> Black-capped Chickadee 8
> Tufted Titmouse 2
> Red-breasted Nuthatch 1
> White-breasted Nuthatch 2
> Hermit Thrush 2
> American Robin 5
> Gray Catbird 2
> Ovenbird 6
> Common Yellowthroat 2
> Magnolia Warbler 1
> Yellow Warbler 2
> Pine Warbler 1
> Prairie Warbler 3
> Field Sparrow 2
> Song Sparrow 2
> Eastern Towhee 4
> Scarlet Tanager 2
> Northern Cardinal 2
> Indigo Bunting 1
> Baltimore Oriole 1
> Red-winged Blackbird 2
> American Goldfinch 4
>
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Date: 5/15/18 8:16 am
From: Ronald Harrower <rharrower...> [hmbirds] <hmbirds-noreply...>
Subject: [HMBirds] Common Terns eBird Report - Saratoga Lake, May 14, 2018

> Saratoga Lake, Saratoga, New York, US
> May 14, 2018 3:15 PM - 3:35 PM
> Protocol: Traveling
> 1.0 mile(s)
> Comments: Did my annual check of Riley Cove area for Terns. Saw lots of white birds flying around and diving and made initially report of mixed Bonaparte's Gulls and Common Terns. It turned out to be mostly Bonaparte's Gulls in various plumages, but there were 4 Common Terns mixed in.
> 4 species (+1 other taxa)
>
> Mallard 4
> Bonaparte's Gull 35
> Ring-billed Gull 7
> Common Tern 4
> swallow sp. 45
>
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Date: 5/15/18 8:09 am
From: Ronald Harrower <rharrower...> [hmbirds] <hmbirds-noreply...>
Subject: [HMBirds] Redstart, Eastern Wood Pewee. eBird Report - Bog Meadow Brook Nature Trail, May 14, 2018

> Bog Meadow Brook Nature Trail, Saratoga, New York, US
> May 14, 2018 10:28 AM - 1:18 PM
> Protocol: Traveling
> 3.0 mile(s)
> Comments: Been building stamina with walking and with the help of well placed benches, I was able to walk back to the rich folks' easement, 1.5 miles back, and return without too much difficulty. The weather was cloudy to start, but slowly cleared into a beautiful, sunny day. A male American Redstart put on a feather fashion show by staying in one little area and kinda showing off his beautiful plumage in many angles. Canada Warbler was heard and briefly seen near 3/4 mile bench as has been the case the last three years at least. Heard first Eastern Wood Pewees in fortes part of my walk, and Ruffed Grouse is still drumming. A great walk!
> 44 species
>
> Canada Goose 7
> American Black Duck 1
> Ruffed Grouse 1 Drumming heard between 1 and 1 1/4 mile markers
> Great Blue Heron 1
> Virginia Rail 1
> Mourning Dove 6
> Red-bellied Woodpecker 1
> Yellow-bellied Sapsucker 3
> Downy Woodpecker 2
> Hairy Woodpecker 2
> Northern Flicker 1
> Pileated Woodpecker 11
> Eastern Wood-Pewee 2
> Eastern Phoebe 3
> Great Crested Flycatcher 4
> Eastern Kingbird 1
> Yellow-throated Vireo 3
> Warbling Vireo 5
> Red-eyed Vireo 2
> Blue Jay 9
> American Crow 3
> Common Raven 1
> Black-capped Chickadee 6
> Tufted Titmouse 2
> White-breasted Nuthatch 3
> House Wren 2
> Marsh Wren 1
> Veery 1
> Wood Thrush 2
> American Robin 7
> Gray Catbird 7
> Ovenbird 2
> Common Yellowthroat 6
> American Redstart 1
> Yellow Warbler 9
> Yellow-rumped Warbler 7
> Canada Warbler 1
> Song Sparrow 4
> Swamp Sparrow 5
> Scarlet Tanager 3
> Baltimore Oriole 2
> Red-winged Blackbird 17
> Common Grackle 12
> American Goldfinch 7
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Date: 5/15/18 8:07 am
From: Ronald Harrower <rharrower...> [hmbirds] <hmbirds-noreply...>
Subject: [HMBirds] Least Flycatcher, Black-throated Blue Warbler ebird Report - SSSP Carlsbad Rec Area, May 14, 2018

> SSSP Carlsbad Rec Area, Saratoga, New York, US
> May 14, 2018 6:15 AM - 8:35 AM
> Protocol: Traveling
> 2.0 mile(s)
> Comments: Did usual grand tour of southern end of the park, going back as far as possible on old railway right of way and up to pond. Gloomy weather, which made photography difficult. Fortunately, two new birds for me this year announced their presence, Black-throated Blue Warbler and Least Flycatcher. Wood Thrush greeted me to the picnic table, rattan pool furniture graveyard. Was surprised my a Wood Duck flying out of woods by East-West Rd.
> 38 species
>
> Canada Goose 5 Flyovers
> Wood Duck 1
> Mallard 1
> Wild Turkey 2 1 at picnic area, one at far end of road that flew out grouse style and scared me!
> Mourning Dove 2
> Red-bellied Woodpecker 1
> Yellow-bellied Sapsucker 2
> Downy Woodpecker 1
> Northern Flicker 1
> Pileated Woodpecker 2
> Least Flycatcher 1 By Carlsbad Picnic area
> Eastern Phoebe 2
> Great Crested Flycatcher 4
> Yellow-throated Vireo 4
> Blue-headed Vireo 1
> Blue Jay 6
> American Crow 17 Seemed to be ore cruising around than usual this time of year
> Black-capped Chickadee 2
> Tufted Titmouse 3
> White-breasted Nuthatch 1
> House Wren 1
> Wood Thrush 1
> American Robin 6
> Gray Catbird 4
> Ovenbird 6
> Common Yellowthroat 4
> Magnolia Warbler 1
> Yellow Warbler 2
> Black-throated Blue Warbler 3
> Song Sparrow 5
> Swamp Sparrow 1
> Scarlet Tanager 4
> Northern Cardinal 2
> Rose-breasted Grosbeak 1
> Baltimore Oriole 2
> Red-winged Blackbird 7
> Common Grackle 2
> American Goldfinch 2
>
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Date: 5/15/18 5:07 am
From: zach schwartz-weinstein <zachsw...> [hmbirds] <hmbirds-noreply...>
Subject: [HMBirds] Pine Bush TEWApalooza
There is a very large mixed flock of warblers right now at the Albany Pine
Bush preserve Karner Barrens East trail. From the trailhead of the yellow
trail to just past the first hill, i’ve Had something like six Tennessee
warblers, 4 or 5 cape mays, 2 Bay Breasted, and 9 additional species
including many through-migrants. Get out if you can.
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Date: 5/14/18 6:47 pm
From: <d2siena...> [hmbirds] <hmbirds-noreply...>
Subject: [HMBirds] Knickerbocker rd
I found a single MAGNOLIA WABLER and a singing BLUE-WINGED WARBLER along the road just east of the area where you can observe the Hoosic backwater/marsh feature. Also on the exposed river bed there were a few SPOTTED and at least 6 LEAST SANDPIPERS. A HOODED MERGANSER pair flew in as well.

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Date: 5/14/18 6:07 pm
From: <smbeaudoin1...> [hmbirds] <hmbirds-noreply...>
Subject: [HMBirds] Whip-poor-wills and Woodcocks
I drove through Malta Tech Park at 8:45 tonight and heard whip-poor-wills all along Rocket Way and Luther Forest Boulevard. I also heard three Woodcocks. One was a cross from the 100 Acre Wood parking lot and the other two were on either side of Luther Forest Boulevard, east of the roundabout intersection with Rocket Way.
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Date: 5/14/18 2:09 pm
From: <smbeaudoin1...> [hmbirds] <hmbirds-noreply...>
Subject: [HMBirds] Stillwater Riverfront Park
The two black-bellied plovers and the short-billed dowitcher seen from Wrights Loop yesterday are still present, but are much better seen from the Riverfront park. There are also 8 semi palmated plovers, several least sandpipers and both species of yellow legs. One of the black-bellies plovers is in gorgeous breeding plumage and is really worth a trip out to see.
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Date: 5/14/18 9:11 am
From: Ron Harrower <rharrower...> [hmbirds] <hmbirds-noreply...>
Subject: [HMBirds] Canada Warbler Bog Meadow Brook Trail
Talking slow walk on BMBT and haven't been overwhelmed with birds, but
have enjoyed the encounters I have had. A male American Redstart put
on a feather fashion show by flitting around near me. Canada Warbler
calling strongly near 3/4 mile bench, making brief appearances.
Roughed Grouse drumming and two Eastern Wood Pewees are announcing
that they have made the journey and are glad to be here. Now it's time
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Date: 5/13/18 5:18 pm
From: gregg recer <gregg_recer...> [hmbirds] <hmbirds-noreply...>
Subject: [HMBirds] HMBC Vischer Ferry Mother's Day field trip report
A large group spent a full morning into early afternoon birding the 3 mile
loop from the main VF entrance south to the river, west and north through
the woods, and back east along the towpath trail. The group collectively
tallied over 60 species. Highlights included several virginia rails calling
and making brief forays into the open for most to see; least bittern seen
and heard near the main preserve road; 11 species of wood warblers
including blackburnian, bay-breasted, magnolia, and chestnut-sided; and
good numbers of several summer breeders including eastern kingbird,
yellow-throated vireo, rose-breasted grosbeak, and baltimore oriole.

Thanks to everyone who joined us for a successful outing today.
Gregg Recer
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Date: 5/13/18 4:59 pm
From: <naomi_kestrel...> [hmbirds] <hmbirds-noreply...>
Subject: [HMBirds] Scouting Schodack Island SP
I'm be scouting SISP tomorrow for Sunday's trip. Company is always welcome if anyone wants to lend me your ears. You can be in charge of counting Redstarts...
I'll be in the parking lot at 7AM.

Naomi Lloyd


 

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Date: 5/13/18 4:26 pm
From: Lindsey Duval <lindsey.duval...> [hmbirds] <hmbirds-noreply...>
Subject: [HMBirds] Black bellied Plovers
Also at Wrights Loop are two Black-bellied Plovers found by Ted, one in
beautiful breeding plumage. They are closer to playset at Riverfront Park.

 

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Date: 5/13/18 4:18 pm
From: Lindsey Duval <lindsey.duval...> [hmbirds] <hmbirds-noreply...>
Subject: [HMBirds] UPDATE to Stilt, is SB Dowitcher
With scoped views this bird at Wrights Loop is a pretty solid Short Billed
Dowitcher (state bird for me) rather than Stilt Sandpiper

 

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Date: 5/13/18 3:32 pm
From: Lindsey Duval <lindsey.duval...> [hmbirds] <hmbirds-noreply...>
Subject: [HMBirds] Stilt Sandpiper at Wrights Loop
There is currently a STILT SANDPIPER at Wrights Loop, at eastern end of
pond at edge of mud. Look for big rectangular chunk of wood on mudflat and
look around that general area. I found it by noticing redder and buffier
tones than Yellowlegs.

 

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Date: 5/13/18 1:56 pm
From: B Inskeep <binskeep...> [hmbirds] <hmbirds-noreply...>
Subject: Re: [HMBirds] Red-throated loon
This morning at 0545 while walking the dog along S. River St. just south of Coxsackie Boat Launch a Common Loon vocalized what is described by the Sibley app as a “yodel.” That quickly caught my attention; otherwise I might not have known it was there. Two hours later when my son was on a training swim from the house in the same area to the boat launch (presumably) the same loon was there and slowly made its way north (photos).

There was also an Osprey kiting over the river this afternoon (south of the boat launch - a yard bird) and I have had several Indigo Buntings; there is also a pair of Eastern Bluebirds nesting inside the plastic owl in the yard as they have for several years in a row. Two Common Mergansers were on the river this morning as well and a Rose-breasted Grosbeak singing from a tree in the yard. Lighting was poor at that hour and out of a feeding flock of about 10 Warblers I could identify Parula and Yellow; many Great-crested Flycatchers are around this year compared to last.

Surprisingly I saw only one (immature) Bald Eagle today, on Mother’s Day.

Bobolinks are abundant at Coxsackie Creek Grasslands on River Rd.

Happy Mother’s Day!

Brenda Inskeep
Coxsackie

> On May 13, 2018, at 3:09 PM, Richard Guthrie <richardpguthrie...> [hmbirds] <hmbirds-noreply...> wrote:
>
> I found a "runt" Common Loon at the Coxsackie Boat Launch on the Hudson River at Coxsackie last evening. It was still in "winter" or immature plumage. But it was with two Common Loons in breeding plumage for direct size comparison.
>
> I studied it for quite a while and took many photos. Unfortunately, they were very distant and the light was fading fast.
>
> It was clear that it was not a Red-throated Loon, but I was hoping for an exotic species such as the Pacific Loon. But after looking at the poor quality photos, and consulting with Andrew, we decided that was not to be. The size really threw us off.
>
> For what they're worth, I can try to post some of those photos later when I can download them.
>
> Rich Guthrie
> New Baltimore,
> The Greener County,
> New York
>
>
>
>> On Sun, May 13, 2018 at 2:36 PM, rob snell <snell.rob...> [hmbirds] <hmbirds-noreply...> wrote:
>>
>> Oddly enough , I had a Red Throated loon of similar plumage in front of our house on Sacandaga yesterday. Equally unusual, I have had Pine Siskin and Purple Finches at my feeder. Rob
>>
>>
>> Sent from my iPad
>>
>>> On May 13, 2018, at 10:55 AM, Alan Mapes <alanmapes...> [hmbirds] <hmbirds-noreply...> wrote:
>>>
>>>
>>> I agree, Jeff. Red-throated.
>>>
>>>> On Sun, May 13, 2018 at 10:50 AM, <jeffnadler01...> [hmbirds] <hmbirds-noreply...> wrote:
>>>>
>>>> I'm assessing that I just photographed a red-throated loon in adult nonbreeding plumage from the fishing dock at Ballston Lake, just now. It's whiter face distinguishes it from common loon. It was moving south on the water and getting more distant from the dock It is probably even with the Villago restaurant right now. May need to take kaytak out for a better view. Appreciate agreement/disagreement. Photo:
>>>>
>>>>
>>>> https://www.jnphoto.net/GALLERIES/NEW-GALLERY/New-Images/New-Images/i-KqkCvk3/A
>>>>
>>>> Jeff Nadler
>>>>
>>>>
>>>>
>>>>
>>>
>>
>
>
>
> --
> Richard Guthrie
>
>

 

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Date: 5/13/18 1:37 pm
From: Tristan Lowery <tristanlowery...> [hmbirds] <hmbirds-noreply...>
Subject: [HMBirds] City of Albany - 5/12 & 5/13
I had good luck with through-migrant warblers at two sites in the City of
Albany this weekend, first at Normanskill Farm on Saturday, and again on
the Hudson-Helderberg Rail Trail this morning (this segment of the trail
does start in the Town of Bethlehem but all the good birds were on the
Albanian side of the creek).

I tallied 11 species of wood-warblers at Normanskill Farm, including
*Black-and-white
Warbler, Tennessee Warbler, Northern Parula, Magnolia Warbler, Bay-breasted
Warbler, Chestnut-sided Warbler, Black-throated Blue Warbler*, and*
Yellow-rumped Warbler*. Non-parulid through-migrants included a *White-crowned
Sparrow* and a handful of *Swainson's Thrushes*. More prosaic was my
first-of-year *Red-eyed Vireo*, a sighting that seemed several days overdue
by now.

My morning at the Hudson-Helderberg Rail Trail (from Rockefeller Road to
South Pearl Street) was even more productive with 14 species of
wood-warblers, including *Ovenbird, Blue-winged Warbler, Black-and-white
Warbler, Nashville Warbler, Mourning Warbler, Northern Parula, Magnolia
Warbler, Chestnut-sided Warbler, Black-throated Blue Warbler, Yellow-rumped
Warbler, *and *Wilson's Warble*r. The real highlight, however, was a
singing *Lincoln's Sparrow*, a bird I anticipate finding without fail each
autumn, but which I'd never seen on northbound migration before today.
Other first-of-year birds for me this morning were *Eastern
Wood-pewee*, *Yellow-throated
Vireo*, and* Indigo Bunting*.'

Good birding!

Tristan Lowery
Albany

 

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Date: 5/13/18 12:19 pm
From: Richard Guthrie <richardpguthrie...> [hmbirds] <hmbirds-noreply...>
Subject: Re: [HMBirds] Red-throated loon
I found a "runt" Common Loon at the Coxsackie Boat Launch on the Hudson
River at Coxsackie last evening. It was still in "winter" or immature
plumage. But it was with two Common Loons in breeding plumage for direct
size comparison.

I studied it for quite a while and took many photos. Unfortunately, they
were very distant and the light was fading fast.

It was clear that it was not a Red-throated Loon, but I was hoping for an
exotic species such as the Pacific Loon. But after looking at the poor
quality photos, and consulting with Andrew, we decided that was not to be.
The size really threw us off.

For what they're worth, I can try to post some of those photos later when I
can download them.

Rich Guthrie
New Baltimore,
The Greener County,
New York



On Sun, May 13, 2018 at 2:36 PM, rob snell <snell.rob...> [hmbirds] <
<hmbirds-noreply...> wrote:

>
>
> Oddly enough , I had a Red Throated loon of similar plumage in front of
> our house on Sacandaga yesterday. Equally unusual, I have had Pine Siskin
> and Purple Finches at my feeder. Rob
>
> Sent from my iPad
>
> On May 13, 2018, at 10:55 AM, Alan Mapes <alanmapes...> [hmbirds] <
> <hmbirds-noreply...> wrote:
>
>
>
> I agree, Jeff. Red-throated.
>
> On Sun, May 13, 2018 at 10:50 AM, <jeffnadler01...> [hmbirds] <
> <hmbirds-noreply...> wrote:
>
>>
>>
>> I'm assessing that I just photographed a red-throated loon in adult
>> nonbreeding plumage from the fishing dock at Ballston Lake, just now. It's
>> whiter face distinguishes it from common loon. It was moving south on the
>> water and getting more distant from the dock It is probably even with the
>> Villago restaurant right now. May need to take kaytak out for a better
>> view. Appreciate agreement/disagreement. Photo:
>>
>> https://www.jnphoto.net/GALLERIES/NEW-GALLERY/New-Images/
>> New-Images/i-KqkCvk3/A
>>
>> Jeff Nadler
>>
>>
>> <https://www.jnphoto.net/GALLERIES/NEW-GALLERY/New-Images/New-Images/i-KqkCvk3/A>
>>
>>
>> <https://www.jnphoto.net/GALLERIES/NEW-GALLERY/New-Images/New-Images/i-KqkCvk3/A>
>>
>>
>
>



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Date: 5/13/18 11:36 am
From: rob snell <snell.rob...> [hmbirds] <hmbirds-noreply...>
Subject: Re: [HMBirds] Red-throated loon
Oddly enough , I had a Red Throated loon of similar plumage in front of our house on Sacandaga yesterday. Equally unusual, I have had Pine Siskin and Purple Finches at my feeder. Rob

Sent from my iPad

> On May 13, 2018, at 10:55 AM, Alan Mapes <alanmapes...> [hmbirds] <hmbirds-noreply...> wrote:
>
> I agree, Jeff. Red-throated.
>
>> On Sun, May 13, 2018 at 10:50 AM, <jeffnadler01...> [hmbirds] <hmbirds-noreply...> wrote:
>>
>> I'm assessing that I just photographed a red-throated loon in adult nonbreeding plumage from the fishing dock at Ballston Lake, just now. It's whiter face distinguishes it from common loon. It was moving south on the water and getting more distant from the dock It is probably even with the Villago restaurant right now. May need to take kaytak out for a better view. Appreciate agreement/disagreement. Photo:
>>
>>
>> https://www.jnphoto.net/GALLERIES/NEW-GALLERY/New-Images/New-Images/i-KqkCvk3/A
>>
>> Jeff Nadler
>>
>>
>>
>>
>
>

 

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Date: 5/13/18 10:41 am
From: Jackson Mesick <jacksonmesick...> [hmbirds] <hmbirds-noreply...>
Subject: [HMBirds] Horned grebe, grasshopper sparrows, migrants - Albany County
Hi everyone,

Apologies for this delayed email. I've been out scouting for the Century
Run a few times since Thursday (we have to do ours Tuesday due to
conflicts, so unfortunately we can't be part of the club event this year),
and I wanted to mention some highlights:

Grasshopper sparrows are at both the airport (5/10/18, on the east side,
just before the curve on Sicker Rd.; savannah sparrows also present there)
and at the Crossings (5/12/18, in the grassy lawn / weedy areas just
northwest of the southern parking lot).

Single bay-breasted and magnolia warblers were at Normanskill Farm on
5/11/18. Just past the first buildings, there's a little wooden bridge over
a gully near the stream that's broken down and roped off. Both birds were
around there.

Yesterday, a horned grebe was seen by looking upstream from the crescent
power plant (by walking along the road over to the north shore of that
peninsula, around the fenced off area). A solitary sandpiper was in the
same vicinity.

Also yesterday, a common loon was at Tibbits Avenue and all five swallows
(not purple martin) were at Cohoes Flats. Cohoes Flats also hosted a male
northern shoveler as well as a single semipalmated plover and about 15-20
least sandpipers.

Lastly, I was at Thatcher Park this morning and had a nice pocket of
migrant warblers including two Cape Mays, a magnolia, a blackburnian
(probably a migrant) and a Nashville (also probably a migrant). There was
also a drumming ruffed grouse, a brown creeper building a nest, and various
other expected breeders (hermit thrush, red-breasted nuthatch, Louisiana
Waterthrush, other breeding blackburnians, etc.).

Again, sorry for sending all of this in one big chunk and much of it
belatedly. I literally got off a plane on Thursday and was at Ann Lee Pond
within a half an hour or so. Happy to provide more details on any of these
birds if anyone is curious.

Good birding! And good luck to everyone doing the club century run!

Jackson Mesick
East Greenbush, NY and Chicago, IL

 

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Date: 5/13/18 10:04 am
From: <smbeaudoin1...> [hmbirds] <hmbirds-noreply...>
Subject: [HMBirds] Wilson’s warbler Saratoga Battlefield
Birded the loop road from Stop 1-4, stopping periodically to walk. Stop 1 had the Wilson’s warbler and several black throated green and yellow rumped warblers. Blue winged were heard throughout. Stop 6-8 were devastated by the May 4th wind storm. Luckily the deciduous trees at Stop 6 that the Orchard Orioles favor were untouched. Louisiana waterthrush was calling at Stop 3.
Susan Beaudoin

May 13, 2018
9:39 AM
Traveling
4.50 miles
142 Minutes
All birds reported? Yes
Submitted from eBird for iOS, version 1.6.5 Build 36

2 Canada Goose
1 Turkey Vulture
2 Sharp-shinned Hawk -- One with nesting material.
2 Mourning Dove
4 Red-bellied Woodpecker
2 Yellow-bellied Sapsucker
1 Downy Woodpecker
1 Hairy Woodpecker
4 Northern Flicker
2 Pileated Woodpecker
3 Eastern Phoebe
2 Great Crested Flycatcher
2 Eastern Kingbird
2 Yellow-throated Vireo
3 Blue Jay
5 Tree Swallow
5 Black-capped Chickadee
3 Tufted Titmouse
1 White-breasted Nuthatch
1 House Wren
1 Eastern Bluebird
6 Wood Thrush
10 American Robin
7 Gray Catbird
3 European Starling
7 Ovenbird
1 Louisiana Waterthrush -- Heard at Stop three, north side
7 Blue-winged Warbler -- Three in a swampy area before stop one and one near the Morgan monument before stop two , one near stop 3.
23 Common Yellowthroat
2 Yellow Warbler
4 Chestnut-sided Warbler
8 Yellow-rumped Warbler
6 Black-throated Green Warbler
1 Wilson's Warbler
3 Chipping Sparrow
8 Field Sparrow
12 Song Sparrow
11 Eastern Towhee
1 Scarlet Tanager
4 Northern Cardinal
1 Rose-breasted Grosbeak
5 Eastern Meadowlark
1 Baltimore Oriole
9 Red-winged Blackbird
7 Brown-headed Cowbird
5 American Goldfinch

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Date: 5/13/18 7:55 am
From: Alan Mapes <alanmapes...> [hmbirds] <hmbirds-noreply...>
Subject: Re: [HMBirds] Red-throated loon
I agree, Jeff. Red-throated.

On Sun, May 13, 2018 at 10:50 AM, <jeffnadler01...> [hmbirds] <
<hmbirds-noreply...> wrote:

>
>
> I'm assessing that I just photographed a red-throated loon in adult
> nonbreeding plumage from the fishing dock at Ballston Lake, just now. It's
> whiter face distinguishes it from common loon. It was moving south on the
> water and getting more distant from the dock It is probably even with the
> Villago restaurant right now. May need to take kaytak out for a better
> view. Appreciate agreement/disagreement. Photo:
>
> https://www.jnphoto.net/GALLERIES/NEW-GALLERY/New-
> Images/New-Images/i-KqkCvk3/A
>
> Jeff Nadler
>
>
> <https://www.jnphoto.net/GALLERIES/NEW-GALLERY/New-Images/New-Images/i-KqkCvk3/A>
>
>
> <https://www.jnphoto.net/GALLERIES/NEW-GALLERY/New-Images/New-Images/i-KqkCvk3/A>
>
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Date: 5/13/18 7:50 am
From: <jeffnadler01...> [hmbirds] <hmbirds-noreply...>
Subject: [HMBirds] Red-throated loon
I'm assessing that I just photographed a red-throated loon in adult nonbreeding plumage from the fishing dock at Ballston Lake, just now. It's whiter face distinguishes it from common loon. It was moving south on the water and getting more distant from the dock It is probably even with the Villago restaurant right now. May need to take kaytak out for a better view. Appreciate agreement/disagreement. Photo:


https://www.jnphoto.net/GALLERIES/NEW-GALLERY/New-Images/New-Images/i-KqkCvk3/A https://www.jnphoto.net/GALLERIES/NEW-GALLERY/New-Images/New-Images/i-KqkCvk3/A


Jeff Nadler
https://www.jnphoto.net/GALLERIES/NEW-GALLERY/New-Images/New-Images/i-KqkCvk3/A


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Date: 5/13/18 6:24 am
From: <smbeaudoin1...> [hmbirds] <hmbirds-noreply...>
Subject: [HMBirds] Semi-palmated Plovers
Five Semi-palmated Plovers are at Wrights Loop along with 20-30 Least Sandpipers and both Yellowlegs species.
Susan Beaudoin

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Date: 5/12/18 6:25 pm
From: <d2siena...> [hmbirds] <hmbirds-noreply...>
Subject: [HMBirds] Wilson’s warbler Wright’s loop
Lindsey D and Ted K found a singing/skulking Wilson’s warbler on Wright’s loop north moving east along the road in the hedge row. They helped me find it in the late morning. I went back around 5:30 or so and was not able to relocate it. However, the flooded field is alive with many shorebirds. Both yellowlegs, solitary and least sandpiper and killdeer. I didn’t locate the reported white-rumped sandpipers and semi-palmated plovers (be aware of killdeer chicks that resemble the aforementioned plovers)

Afterwards I traveled up and down Phillips road in SNHP. I found many ovenbirds, a singing blue-winged warbler, a lone female Canada warbler, an American Redstart, a Blackburnian and Chest-nut sided warbler. Great-crested flycatcher, Rose-breasted grosbeak and many wood thrush were also present.

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Date: 5/12/18 1:29 pm
From: John Kent <k2ent76...> [hmbirds] <hmbirds-noreply...>
Subject: [HMBirds] Hooded Warbler, Coeymans
It was quite birdy in the rain this afternoon at Louise E. Keir WMA in the Town of Coeymans. I saw a Hooded Warbler singing an alternate song. The cadence and pattern were quite different from their primary song, but the loud, ringing quality was recognizable. Other warblers were Black-and-White, Black-throated Green, Magnolia, Yellow-rumped, Blackburnian, Pine, Chestnut-sided, and Ovenbird. I saw three Swainson's Thrushes, and heard a Hermit Thrush. For the second time today, I saw a Barred Owl fly by. (The other one was on Orchard Street near Five Rivers at 5:26 AM). My list is at https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S45596451

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Date: 5/12/18 10:48 am
From: Larry Federman <birderlarry...> [hmbirds] <hmbirds-noreply...>
Subject: [HMBirds] Post-Rain Fallout, Sat. 5/12/18 - Palenville

I just watched a feeding frenzy of mostly warblers high in the treetops at my house from 12:45-1:00pm - and then almost all were gone! Species included American Redstart, Black-throated "Greene", Black-throated Blue, Blackburnian, Northern Parula, Magnolia, Nashville Warblers and the FOS Red-eyed Vireos (at least 5), observed from 6 feet high to treetops.



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Date: 5/12/18 8:27 am
From: Scottjstoner <ScottJStoner...> [hmbirds] <hmbirds-noreply...>
Subject: [HMBirds] Field trip synopsis from five rivers today
74 species despite the rain. Highlights include Virginia rail,  Blackburnian,  Wilson's,  magnolia and Canada warblers.  Rails in the heron pond.  Scott and Denise Stoner 


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Date: 5/11/18 6:25 am
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Subject: [HMBirds] State may triple size of Washington County birding refuge - Times Union
State may triple size of Washington County birding refuge
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Date: 5/10/18 5:08 pm
From: John Kent <k2ent76...> [hmbirds] <hmbirds-noreply...>
Subject: [HMBirds] Cape Mays, etc.
In my yard in Selkirk as the sun set this evening, I saw a pair of Cape May Warblers traveling around from tree to tree and foraging together. Other birds of note were Black-throated Green Warbler, Yellow-rumped Warbler, and Purple Finch. Most of the local breeders were making themselves known, including Scarlet Tanager, Rose-breasted Grosbeak, Wood Thrush, Great Crested Flycatcher, Ovenbird, and Baltimore Oriole.

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Date: 5/10/18 4:07 pm
From: Scottjstoner <ScottJStoner...> [hmbirds] <hmbirds-noreply...>
Subject: Re: [HMBirds] Century Run
I dont believed HMBC has adopted the 95 percent rule...


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Thanks for the note, Rich. I can shed some light on the percent rule. The New Jersey World Series of Birding uses the 95% rule. 95% of the claimed birds on your team list must have been seen or heard by every team member. That gives you a 5% margin for birds ID'd by one or more people, but not gotten by everyone.
I don't think HMBC has adopted that rule for Century Run - can anyone enlighten us on that? 
Alan



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Since this question came up elsewhere, I thought I'd offer the following:
For anyone not familiar with the Century Run, it is a time honored effort to challenge area birders to team up to see who can come up with 100 or more species in one predetermined date and within the HMBC Region (NYSOA's11-county Region 8).  There is also a competitive air to the event, seeing which group can come up with the highest number of species for that day and perhaps the highest number for all time relevant to prior Century Runs. To maximize on the timing of migration, the date is sometime mid-May. The day is defined as midnight to midnight on that chosen date. A team can consist of any number of individuals but they all have to stay together (within sight or ear-shout of the rest of the team).  To count for the team total, any claimed species must be seen or heard by a certain number (90%?) of that team's participants.

Team results are forwarded to the HMBC coordinator by a certain date and are then published in the club's newsletter.
I'm sure I've left a pertinent point or two out - and I'm not sure of that 90% rule. So if anyone has additional info to add, feel free to chime in.
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Date: 5/10/18 3:09 pm
From: Nancy Jane Kern <kernscot...> [hmbirds] <hmbirds-noreply...>
Subject: [HMBirds] eBird -- 271 Hollow Road, Stuyvesant, New York, US (42.418, -73.751) -- May 10, 2018
271 Hollow Road, Stuyvesant, New York, US (42.418, -73.751)

May 10, 2018

5:27 PM

Traveling

1.92 miles

39 minutes

All birds reported? Yes

Comments:

Temperature 70 F rain buggy


1 Wild Turkey - S1

1 Eastern Kingbird

1 Warbling Vireo

2 Barn Swallow

2 Blue-gray Gnatcatcher

1 Wood Thrush

4 American Robin

2 Gray Catbird

1 Northern Mockingbird

1 Ovenbird

1 Louisiana Waterthrush

4 Common Yellowthroat

3 Yellow Warbler

1 Yellow-rumped Warbler

1 Chipping Sparrow

1 White-throated Sparrow

2 Song Sparrow

1 Eastern Towhee

1 Northern Cardinal

1 Rose-breasted Grosbeak

1 Eastern Meadowlark

5 Red-winged Blackbird

3 American Goldfinch


Number of Taxa: 23



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Date: 5/10/18 2:54 pm
From: Nancy Jane Kern <kernscot...> [hmbirds] <hmbirds-noreply...>
Subject: [HMBirds] eBird -- 900-926 Highland Road, Old Chatham, New York, US (42.406, -73.577) -- May 10, 2018
900-926 Highland Road, Old Chatham, New York, US (42.406, -73.577)

May 10, 2018

3:17 PM

Traveling

3.44 miles

36 minutes

All birds reported? Yes

Comments:

Temperature 71 F windy sunny


5 Mallard

1 Broad-winged Hawk

2 Spotted Sandpiper

1 Solitary Sandpiper

2 Greater Yellowlegs

9 Rock Pigeon (Feral Pigeon)

2 Mourning Dove

1 Yellow-bellied Sapsucker

1 Least Flycatcher

1 Eastern Phoebe

3 Great Crested Flycatcher

1 Eastern Kingbird

2 Warbling Vireo

2 Blue Jay

2 American Crow

4 Tree Swallow

3 Barn Swallow

1 Black-capped Chickadee

1 House Wren

2 American Robin

4 Gray Catbird

3 Ovenbird

1 Common Yellowthroat

4 Yellow Warbler

3 Song Sparrow

2 Eastern Towhee

1 Northern Cardinal

6 Bobolink

1 Eastern Meadowlark

8 Red-winged Blackbird

11 American Goldfinch

3 House Sparrow


Number of Taxa: 32



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Date: 5/10/18 2:21 pm
From: Ronald Harrower <rharrower...> [hmbirds] <hmbirds-noreply...>
Subject: [HMBirds] Scarlet Tanager hunting eBird Report - Consaul Rd, Galway, May 8, 2018

> Consaul Rd, Galway, Saratoga, New York, US
> May 8, 2018 2:15 PM - 2:58 PM
> Protocol: Traveling
> 3.0 mile(s)
> Comments: Though it was very warm by this point, we continued on the grand tour of west central Saratoga County. When I taught at Galway Schools, I became aware of Consaul Rd and while the caretaker was alive, I had access to a hunting camp that has a dirt road that meets Consaul. Alas, I dare not venture there now, but even in mid afternoon, we saw and heard a fair number of birds. The most striking was a male Scarlet Tanager that was sitting 20 feet up in a tree behind us in full sun. It flew around in the marshy woods, but was always in sight. I watched it check and spider web and grab a bug. The road is with a return trip.
> 14 species
>
> Canada Goose 7
> Mallard 1
> Rock Pigeon (Feral Pigeon) 2
> Hairy Woodpecker 1
> Barn Swallow 2
> Gray Catbird 1
> European Starling 5
> Ovenbird 1
> Yellow-rumped Warbler 5
> Song Sparrow 1
> Scarlet Tanager 1
> Red-winged Blackbird 2
> Common Grackle 2
> House Finch 1
>
> View this checklist online at https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S45529130
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Date: 5/10/18 2:19 pm
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Subject: [HMBirds] Bobolinks in trees. eBird Report - Westline Rd/Western Avenue, Charlton, May 8, 2018

> Westline Rd/Western Avenue, Charlton, Saratoga, New York, US
> May 8, 2018 1:43 PM - 2:07 PM
> Protocol: Traveling
> 1.0 mile(s)
> Comments: After taking a snack break following Trip over Lake Desolation/Fox Hill Rd, Wally and I continued on to Galway Lake which had essentially nothing and went to Westline Rd and Western Avenue, mentioned by Ellen recently. Was much warmer now, but field birds were still active. We heard Bobolinks before seeing them due to a thick treelike by the road, but then saw several in trees. Was kind of funny as they are so associated with fields and hovering over them while singing.
> 16 species
>
> Mourning Dove 5
> Northern Flicker 1
> American Kestrel 2 On Westline Rd, leapfrogging each other on the telephone wires
> Eastern Kingbird 1
> Barn Swallow 4
> American Robin 5
> Gray Catbird 2
> European Starling 7
> Yellow Warbler 2
> Field Sparrow 1
> Northern Cardinal 2
> Bobolink 15
> Baltimore Oriole 1
> Red-winged Blackbird 3
> Brown-headed Cowbird 3
> American Goldfinch 2
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Date: 5/10/18 2:18 pm
From: Ronald Harrower <rharrower...> [hmbirds] <hmbirds-noreply...>
Subject: [HMBirds] CS Warblers Fighting. eBird Report - West Galway Rd, May 8, 2018

> West Galway Rd, Saratoga, New York, US
> May 8, 2018 2:58 PM - 3:30 PM
> Protocol: Traveling
> 2.0 mile(s)
> Comments: West Galway Rd is another spot I remember from my Galway teaching days. It is a dirt rd that is closed Nov-Apr. As we were both tired from the grand tour, it took some active birds to grab out attention. 4 male Chestnut-sided Warblers were all chasing each other around. 2 Baltimore Orioles sang loudly, as did a House Wren. As mentioned with Consaul Rd, this road is worth a fresh start in the morning some day as there is a good variety of habitat
> 14 species
>
> Red-bellied Woodpecker 2
> Northern Flicker 1
> Great Crested Flycatcher 2
> Blue Jay 2
> American Crow 3
> Barn Swallow 2
> Black-capped Chickadee 4
> House Wren 1
> Gray Catbird 3
> Yellow Warbler 1
> Chestnut-sided Warbler 4
> Yellow-rumped Warbler 3
> Baltimore Oriole 2
> Red-winged Blackbird 2
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Date: 5/10/18 2:18 pm
From: Ronald Harrower <rharrower...> [hmbirds] <hmbirds-noreply...>
Subject: [HMBirds] Grasshopper Sparrow. eBird Report - Saratoga County Airport, May 8, 2018

> Saratoga County Airport, Saratoga, New York, US
> May 8, 2018 7:40 AM - 7:55 AM
> Protocol: Traveling
> 0.5 mile(s)
> Comments: Met up with Wally E at the airport. A Horned Lark was sitting on the fence in the back. It joined another Lark and foraged on the ground in oval. Two Grasshopper Sparrows darted in and out of the fence and landed on the ground. Saw another at far end where Turkeys were viewed. Three tom Turkeys were in full display and strutted around, seemingly trying the get the attention of hens who seemed more inclined to forage!
> 7 species
>
> Wild Turkey 7
> American Crow 2
> Horned Lark 2
> European Starling 2
> Grasshopper Sparrow 3
> Savannah Sparrow 3
> House Sparrow 5
>
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Date: 5/10/18 2:17 pm
From: Ronald Harrower <rharrower...> [hmbirds] <hmbirds-noreply...>
Subject: [HMBirds] Red-shouldered Hawks. eBird Report - Fox Hill Rd., Edinburg, May 8, 2018

> Fox Hill Rd., Edinburg, Saratoga, New York, US
> May 8, 2018 9:10 AM - 11:20 AM
> Protocol: Traveling
> 9.0 mile(s)
> Comments: Wally and I drove and listened along the route. Made three longer stops. The first was Archer Fly which had another Solitary Sandpiper and singing Hermit Thrush. Light was just right for "Purple-headed Mallard" Next, we walked down to West Vly, (also know as Redneck Heaven with all the shogun shells and shot up appliances) Lake was very low which allowed 3 Greater Yellowlegs to cruise around. Palm Warbler and scads of Yellow-rumped Warblers. Made very slow progress up Mulleyville Trail. Not as much activity as I expected, but did have a Chestnut-sided Warbler. Had fly-over pair of Red-shouldered Hawks and an unusual Hawk that reminded me of a Northern Goshawk missing a tail. ( Photos attached to misc hawks. Comments welcome) Finally tired out of walking so moved on.
> 38 species (+1 other taxa)
>
> Canada Goose 4
> Mallard 3
> American Black Duck 1
> Red-shouldered Hawk 2
> hawk sp. 1 Not sure, but think it might be a Northern Goshawk who lost their tail feathers.
> Solitary Sandpiper 1
> Greater Yellowlegs 3
> Mourning Dove 3
> Red-bellied Woodpecker 1
> Downy Woodpecker 1
> Northern Flicker 1
> Pileated Woodpecker 1
> Eastern Phoebe 3
> Yellow-throated Vireo 1
> Blue-headed Vireo 3
> Red-eyed Vireo 1
> Blue Jay 4
> American Crow 2
> Fish Crow 1 At West Vly
> Common Raven 3
> Black-capped Chickadee 6
> Red-breasted Nuthatch 2
> Winter Wren 1
> Hermit Thrush 2
> American Robin 4
> Ovenbird 15
> Tennessee Warbler 1
> Chestnut-sided Warbler 1
> Palm Warbler 1
> Yellow-rumped Warbler 13
> Dark-eyed Junco 1
> White-throated Sparrow 3
> Song Sparrow 1
> Rose-breasted Grosbeak 2
> Baltimore Oriole 1
> Red-winged Blackbird 3
> Common Grackle 6
> Purple Finch 2
> American Goldfinch 3
>
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Date: 5/10/18 2:16 pm
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Subject: [HMBirds] Black and White Warbler E Bird Report - Daketown Forest, May 8, 2018

> Daketown Forest, Saratoga, New York, US
> May 8, 2018 8:20 AM - 8:45 AM
> Protocol: Traveling
> 0.6 mile(s)
> Comments: We walked into main path and between rows of trees. Encountered singing Purple Finch and an active Black and White Warbler. The site warrants more extensive exploration, but was not the primary objective for the morning. Fox Hill Rd was next.
> 10 species
>
> Blue Jay 3
> Common Raven 1
> Black-capped Chickadee 4
> Red-breasted Nuthatch 1
> House Wren 1
> Gray Catbird 2
> Ovenbird 3
> Black-and-white Warbler 1
> Field Sparrow 1
> Eastern Towhee 1
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Date: 5/10/18 1:36 pm
From: Larry & Penny Alden <overlook...> [hmbirds] <hmbirds-noreply...>
Subject: Re: [HMBirds] Century Run
Thanks, Rich. The date of this year’s Century Run is Saturday, May 19.

I’m the coordinator and while I don’t know if HMBC has set a percentage of birds which must be identified by all team members, I’ve personally operated on a 95% rule. Efforts should be made to get all team members on each species.

Any team or individual taking part should email their results (species seen, team members, hours afield, and geographic area covered [i.e., Schenectady and Saratoga counties]) to me within a few days of the event.

Larry Alden

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> On May 10, 2018, at 3:46 PM, Richard Guthrie <richardpguthrie...> [hmbirds] <hmbirds-noreply...> wrote:
>
> Since this question came up elsewhere, I thought I'd offer the following:
>
> For anyone not familiar with the Century Run, it is a time honored effort to challenge area birders to team up to see who can come up with 100 or more species in one predetermined date and within the HMBC Region (NYSOA's11-county Region 8). There is also a competitive air to the event, seeing which group can come up with the highest number of species for that day and perhaps the highest number for all time relevant to prior Century Runs. To maximize on the timing of migration, the date is sometime mid-May. The day is defined as midnight to midnight on that chosen date. A team can consist of any number of individuals but they all have to stay together (within sight or ear-shout of the rest of the team). To count for the team total, any claimed species must be seen or heard by a certain number (90%?) of that team's participants.
>
> Team results are forwarded to the HMBC coordinator by a certain date and are then published in the club's newsletter.
>
> I'm sure I've left a pertinent point or two out - and I'm not sure of that 90% rule. So if anyone has additional info to add, feel free to chime in.
>
> Rich Guthrie
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>
>
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Date: 5/10/18 1:34 pm
From: Richard Guthrie <richardpguthrie...> [hmbirds] <hmbirds-noreply...>
Subject: [HMBirds] Century Run
Since this question came up elsewhere, I thought I'd offer the following:

For anyone not familiar with the Century Run, it is a time honored effort
to challenge area birders to team up to see who can come up with 100 or
more species in one predetermined date and within the HMBC Region
(NYSOA's11-county Region 8). There is also a competitive air to the event,
seeing which group can come up with the highest number of species for that
day and perhaps the highest number for all time relevant to prior Century
Runs. To maximize on the timing of migration, the date is sometime mid-May.
The day is defined as midnight to midnight on that chosen date. A team can
consist of any number of individuals but they all have to stay together
(within sight or ear-shout of the rest of the team). To count for the team
total, any claimed species must be seen or heard by a certain number (90%?)
of that team's participants.

Team results are forwarded to the HMBC coordinator by a certain date and
are then published in the club's newsletter.

I'm sure I've left a pertinent point or two out - and I'm not sure of that
90% rule. So if anyone has additional info to add, feel free to chime in.

Rich Guthrie



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Date: 5/10/18 1:34 pm
From: Alan Mapes <alanmapes...> [hmbirds] <hmbirds-noreply...>
Subject: Re: [HMBirds] Century Run
Thanks for the note, Rich. I can shed some light on the percent rule. The
New Jersey World Series of Birding uses the 95% rule. 95% of the claimed
birds on your team list must have been seen or heard by every team member.
That gives you a 5% margin for birds ID'd by one or more people, but not
gotten by everyone.

I don't think HMBC has adopted that rule for Century Run - can anyone
enlighten us on that?

Alan



On Thu, May 10, 2018, 3:47 PM Richard Guthrie <richardpguthrie...>
[hmbirds] <hmbirds-noreply...> wrote:

>
>
> Since this question came up elsewhere, I thought I'd offer the following:
>
> For anyone not familiar with the Century Run, it is a time honored effort
> to challenge area birders to team up to see who can come up with 100 or
> more species in one predetermined date and within the HMBC Region
> (NYSOA's11-county Region 8). There is also a competitive air to the event,
> seeing which group can come up with the highest number of species for that
> day and perhaps the highest number for all time relevant to prior Century
> Runs. To maximize on the timing of migration, the date is sometime mid-May.
> The day is defined as midnight to midnight on that chosen date. A team can
> consist of any number of individuals but they all have to stay together
> (within sight or ear-shout of the rest of the team). To count for the team
> total, any claimed species must be seen or heard by a certain number (90%?)
> of that team's participants.
>
> Team results are forwarded to the HMBC coordinator by a certain date and
> are then published in the club's newsletter.
>
> I'm sure I've left a pertinent point or two out - and I'm not sure of that
> 90% rule. So if anyone has additional info to add, feel free to chime in.
>
> Rich Guthrie
>
>
>
> --
> Richard Guthrie
>
>
>

 

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Date: 5/10/18 12:17 pm
From: John Roosenberg II <mail4john2...> [hmbirds] <hmbirds-noreply...>
Subject: Re: [HMBirds] Birder seeking Century Run team/partner
Any interest?


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On Thursday, May 10, 2018, 2:49 PM, Robert S Pastel <rspastel...> [hmbirds] <hmbirds-noreply...> wrote:

 
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On May 10, 2018, at 2:40 PM, Tom <trwdsd...> [hmbirds] <hmbirds-noreply...> wrote:


 
Hello all,

An excellent birder, new to our area, would like to participate in the Century Run next Saturday, and is seeking teammates who know the area/ have an established route. If you can accommodate him, please contact me and I’ll get you in touch with him. He found the area’s first Mew Gull recently, so you might want to grab him quick.
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Date: 5/10/18 12:09 pm
From: John Roosenberg II <mail4john2...> [hmbirds] <hmbirds-noreply...>
Subject: Re: [HMBirds] Birder seeking Century Run team/partner
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On Thursday, May 10, 2018, 3:07 PM, John Roosenberg II <mail4john2...> [hmbirds] <hmbirds-noreply...> wrote:

 
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Hello all,

An excellent birder, new to our area, would like to participate in the Century Run next Saturday, and is seeking teammates who know the area/ have an established route. If you can accommodate him, please contact me and I’ll get you in touch with him. He found the area’s first Mew Gull recently, so you might want to grab him quick.
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Date: 5/10/18 12:06 pm
From: Robert S Pastel <rspastel...> [hmbirds] <hmbirds-noreply...>
Subject: Re: [HMBirds] Birder seeking Century Run team/partner
And a genuine nice person says his uncle.

Robert S. Pastel


> On May 10, 2018, at 2:40 PM, Tom <trwdsd...> [hmbirds] <hmbirds-noreply...> wrote:
>
> Hello all,
>
>
> An excellent birder, new to our area, would like to participate in the Century Run next Saturday, and is seeking teammates who know the area/ have an established route. If you can accommodate him, please contact me and I’ll get you in touch with him. He found the area’s first Mew Gull recently, so you might want to grab him quick.
>
> Tom Williams
> <trwdsd...>
>
>
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Date: 5/10/18 11:41 am
From: Tom <trwdsd...> [hmbirds] <hmbirds-noreply...>
Subject: [HMBirds] Birder seeking Century Run team/partner
Hello all,
An excellent birder, new to our area, would like to participate in the Century Run next Saturday, and is seeking teammates who know the area/ have an established route. If you can accommodate him, please contact me and I’ll get you in touch with him. He found the area’s first Mew Gull recently, so you might want to grab him quick.
Tom Williams <trwdsd...>


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Date: 5/10/18 8:51 am
From: <d2siena...> [hmbirds] <hmbirds-noreply...>
Subject: [HMBirds] Phillips Rd SNHP. CHESTNUT-SIDED and MAGNOLIA WARBLER
I traveled Phillips rd through SNHP last evening (5/9) and found about 40 species. Highlights 3 GREAT CRESTED FLYCATCHERS, CHESTNUT-SIDED, MAGNOLIA, BLACK-THROATED GREEN, BLACK AND WHITE WABLERS, AMERICAN REDSTART, BLUE-HEADED VIREO, 8 ROSE-BREASTED GROSBEAK, many WOOD THRUSH and 5 BALTIMORE ORIOLES.

David DiSiena

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Date: 5/10/18 8:41 am
From: <d2siena...> [hmbirds] <hmbirds-noreply...>
Subject: [HMBirds] Knickerbocker rd. ORCHARD ORIOLE, BLACKBURNIAN
I traveled knickerbocker rd this morning and it was again quite productive. I would suggest heavily birding the area from the mansion, east until the road joins the Hoosic river then continue to the area after the corn fields where you start to hit more homes. In this area I found three GREAT-CRESTED FLYCATCHERS, ORCHARD and BALTIMORE ORIOLES, COOPERS HAWK, BLACKBURNIAN and many YELLOW WARBLERS a few BANK SWALLOWS and a few ROSE BREASTED GROSBEAK.

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Date: 5/10/18 6:05 am
From: Robert S Pastel <rspastel...> [hmbirds] <hmbirds-noreply...>
Subject: [HMBirds] Nornanskill farm
Very obliging indigo bunting near the first outbuildings.

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Date: 5/10/18 5:52 am
From: zach schwartz-weinstein <zachsw...> [hmbirds] <hmbirds-noreply...>
Subject: [HMBirds] Washington Park, Thursday AM
I once again birded Washington Park this morning, joined for part of the
time by Tristan Lowery. Noteworthy birds included a Scarlet tanager,
Blue-winged, Bay-breasted, chestnut-sided, yellow, and black-throated green
Warblers, an obliging Blue-headed vireo, and a pair of Cooper’s Hawks.

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Date: 5/10/18 5:51 am
From: <philwhitney17...> [hmbirds] <hmbirds-noreply...>
Subject: [HMBirds] May 9 Birdline


Birdline summary for week ending May 9:

56 reports; 139 species reported; 25 Warbler species



Best of the week:

SURF SCOTER: Alcove Reservoir 5/9 (2)

LONG-TAILED DUCK: Alcove Reservoir 5/9

RED-BREASTED MERGANSER: Saratoga Lake 5/6 (4)

AMERICAN BITTERN: Vischer Ferry 5/3 (2), 5/7(2); Five Rivers 5/5

BLACK-CROWNED NIGHT-HERON: Vischer Ferry 5/3

VIRGINIA RAIL: Vischer Ferry 5/3, 5/7 (4); Nutten Hooke 5/4; Saratoga Spa SP 5/5 (2)

SORA: Saratoga Spa SP 5/4, 5/5 (2)

AMERICAN COOT: Vischer Ferry 5/6

WHITE-RUMPED SANDPIPER: Stillwater 5/7

RED-NECKED PHALAROPE: Alcove Reservoir 5/9

BARRED OWL: Old Chatham 5/5 (3); Saratoga Spa SP 5/5

WORM-EATING WARBLER: Coeymans 5/5

TENNESSEE WARBLER: Papscanee 5/7 (2)

CAPE MAY WARBLER: Albany 5/5, 5/7, 5/9 (2); Papscanee 5/7 (5); Bog Meadow 5/9 (2).

CERULEAN WARBLER: Harlem Valley Rail Trail 5/6

WILSONS WARBLER: Bog Meadow 5/9

CLAY-COLORED SPARROW: Albany 5/7

VESPER SPARROW: Stuyvesant 5/4 (2)

LINCOLNS SPARROW: Albany 5/9

ORCHARD ORIOLE: 6 reports



New arrivals and transients:

White-rumped Sandpiper, Eastern Wood-pewee, Least Flycatcher, Red-eyed Vireo, Cliff Swallow, Veery, Swainsons Thrush, Worm-eating Warbler, Tennessee Warbler, American Redstart, Cerulean Warbler, Magnolia Warbler, Chestnut-sided Warbler, Blackpoll Warbler, Black-throated Blue Warbler, Canada Warbler, Wilsons Warbler, Scarlet Tanager, Lincolns Sparrow, Orchard Oriole



Thanks to Susan Beaudoin (Saratoga Spa SP, Stillwater, Vischer Ferry, Schagticoke),Barbara Brabetz (Florida), Nancy Castillo (Providence), Kristin Clemmy (Loudonville), David DiSiena (Schagticoke, Schuylerville, Wrights Loop), Pete Doherty (Sharon), Lindsey Duval (Bog Meadow), Ron Harrower (Vischer Ferry, Saratoga Spa SP, Wrights Loop, Stillwater, Saratoga Lake), John Hershey (Vischer Ferry), John Kent (Coeymans), Nancy Kern (Hudson, Chatham Old Chatham, Nutten Hooke, Stuyvesant, Austerlitz), Naomi Lloyd (Papscanee), Tristan Lowery (Albany), Alan Mapes (Delmar), Marne Onderdonk (Wilton), Robert Pastel (Albany), Ellen Pemrick (West Charlton), Kathy Schneider (Harlem Valley ), Zach Schwartz-Weinstein (Albany), Rob Snell (Vischer Ferry, Stillwater), Jamie Taft (Woodlawn), Scott Varney (Hudson Crossing) and Tom Williams (Five Rivers, Alcove)

 

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Date: 5/9/18 2:51 pm
From: John Kent <k2ent76...> [hmbirds] <hmbirds-noreply...>
Subject: [HMBirds] Phalaropes - No
At least three birders visited Alcove between 1 and 3 PM. None of us were able to find the phalaropes. That certainly doesn't mean they're gone, as there are a lot of areas that can't be viewed from the roadside, and trespassing is strictly prohibited anywhere else around the reservoir. When I was there around 3:00, the Long-tailed Ducks were very distant, barely identifiable in the scope due to shimmer. I didn't see any other ducks besides Mallards, no loons, and the only gull was a Ring-billed.

John Kent
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On May 9, 2018, at 3:05 PM, Tom <trwdsd...><mailto:<trwdsd...> [hmbirds] <hmbirds-noreply...><mailto:<hmbirds-noreply...>> wrote:



I stopped at Alcove Reservoir this morning, primarily to look for the Cliff Swallows that have nested there for the last few years, near the spillway. I found Barn and N. Rough-winged Swallows, but no Cliff. There was no wind to speak of, and the surface of the reservoir was like glass. With a spotting scope I could pick out three Common Loons, and a group of Long-tailed Ducks, the males displaying said-attribute very nicely. Farther from shore, I watched a gull fly around and eventually land, the white leading edge to the outer wings and lack of black primary tips suggested Bonaparte's Gull, minus the black hood of breeding plumage. As I scoped the gull (it was Bonaparte's, with a black bill and dark smudge behind the eye) I saw two dark waterfowl swimming nearby, and two smaller swimmers behind them. I figured the smaller ones might be grebes, so I concentrated on the dark ones, which turned out to be female/non-breeding plumage Surf Scoters. The small swimmers gradually drew closer, right up next to the gull. They were very small, maybe 1/3 to 1/2 the size of the Bonaparte's. They exhibited unique behavior, swimming in circles, zig-zagging from side to side, and poking their heads forward when they swam in a straight line. One bird was more darkly plumaged overall than the other. They had dark caps and necks, grayish upperparts and breasts, white throats, and white undersides at the water line. They held their short necks very upright, and I couldn't see much of a bill at the distance. I had seen the Red-necked Phalarope found by Naomi L. last year, and these birds acted very similarly, and had the same shape and plumage pattern, especially the darker one. I concluded these were also Red-necked Phalaropes, as Red Phalarope would have a much thicker neck and different head shape, and Wilson's Phalarope would have a long neck and striped hind crown, which these birds did not. I hope someone else can re-find them, and get some good images.

Tom Williams

Colonie


 

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Date: 5/9/18 12:11 pm
From: Tom <trwdsd...> [hmbirds] <hmbirds-noreply...>
Subject: [HMBirds] Red-necked Phalaropes, Alcove Reservoir- 5/9
I stopped at Alcove Reservoir this morning, primarily to look for the Cliff Swallows that have nested there for the last few years, near the spillway. I found Barn and N. Rough-winged Swallows, but no Cliff. There was no wind to speak of, and the surface of the reservoir was like glass. With a spotting scope I could pick out three Common Loons, and a group of Long-tailed Ducks, the males displaying said-attribute very nicely. Farther from shore, I watched a gull fly around and eventually land, the white leading edge to the outer wings and lack of black primary tips suggested Bonaparte's Gull, minus the black hood of breeding plumage. As I scoped the gull (it was Bonaparte's, with a black bill and dark smudge behind the eye) I saw two dark waterfowl swimming nearby, and two smaller swimmers behind them. I figured the smaller ones might be grebes, so I concentrated on the dark ones, which turned out to be female/non-breeding plumage Surf Scoters. The small swimmers gradually drew closer, right up next to the gull. They were very small, maybe 1/3 to 1/2 the size of the Bonaparte's. They exhibited unique behavior, swimming in circles, zig-zagging from side to side, and poking their heads forward when they swam in a straight line. One bird was more darkly plumaged overall than the other. They had dark caps and necks, grayish upperparts and breasts, white throats, and white undersides at the water line. They held their short necks very upright, and I couldn't see much of a bill at the distance. I had seen the Red-necked Phalarope found by Naomi L. last year, and these birds acted very similarly, and had the same shape and plumage pattern, especially the darker one. I concluded these were also Red-necked Phalaropes, as Red Phalarope would have a much thicker neck and different head shape, and Wilson's Phalarope would have a long neck and striped hind crown, which these birds did not. I hope someone else can re-find them, and get some good images.

Tom Williams

Colonie

 

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Date: 5/9/18 9:40 am
From: 'Ellen Morosoff Pemrick' <lnmp...> [hmbirds] <hmbirds-noreply...>
Subject: [HMBirds] Indigo Bunting
Just had an Indigo Bunting (male) at my feeder - beautiful!



Ellen P.

West Charlton


 

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Date: 5/9/18 8:11 am
From: Lindsey Duval <lindsey.duval...> [hmbirds] <hmbirds-noreply...>
Subject: [HMBirds] Saratoga County 5/9
Having missed checking the radar at all last night, I went to Bog Meadow
with only the expectation of the regulars and got quite a surprise.

While thinking about how I'd really like to see a WILSON'S WARBLER a male
one sang from a nearby bush and gave great views.

Things didn't really get good until I got into the woods. There I had 5
MAGNOLIA WARBLERS, 4 BLACK-THROATED GREEN WARBLERS, a BLACK-THROATED BLUE
WARBLER, 10 BLACKBURNIAN WARBLERS, 2 CAPE MAY WARBLERS, a NORTHERN PARULA,
and a BLACK-AND-WHITE WARBLER. Further down I had 2 CANADA WARBLERS,
multiple SCARLET TANAGERS, and multiple ROSE-BREASTED GROSBEAKS. Also back
in the woods were a bunch of RED-EYED VIREOS.

On the Meadowbrook side of the trail I had a male BLACKPOLL WARBLER singing
while eating, at just above my head.

I also went to Orra Phelps Preserve on Parkhurst Rd in Wilton and found a
LOUISIANA WATERTHRUSH (this place has a fast-flowing stream) and a
CHESTNUT-SIDED WARBLER.

Lindsey D.

 

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Date: 5/9/18 7:22 am
From: Tristan Lowery <tristanlowery...> [hmbirds] <hmbirds-noreply...>
Subject: [HMBirds] Normanskill Farm - 5/8
I birded Normanskill Farm this morning. It wasn’t a particularly busy
morning – two *Yellow-rumped Warblers* and a *Cape May Warbler* (all males)
being the only through-migrant warblers – but I did note a handful of new
arrivals to the farm. A male *Orchard Oriole* was singing on territory, and
I picked out a single *Cliff Swallow* among several *Barn Swallows*. I also
saw at least two singing *Bobolinks* with the more common blackbirds in the
grassy field north of the community garden. In addition to the smattering
of warblers, I also spotted a *Swainson’s Thrush* and a pair of *White-crowned
Sparrows* passing through on their northbound journey.

One last note: early on in my visit, I saw a presumed Albany Police
Department employee (he was on property restricted to APD employees and
wearing an APD sweatshirt) taking potshots with a crossbow at the
flock of *Wild
Turkeys* that often feeds on the APD horse paddock just west of the Whipple
truss bridge off Normanskill Drive. I know it’s turkey season and it’s
legal to hunt turkeys with a crossbow, but I wondered about the legality of
hunting on City property near APD buildings, even by City employees.
Crossbow regulations on the NYSDEC website state that “Without landowner
permission, crossbows may not be discharged within 250 feet of any home,
school, building or playground, public structure, farm structure in use or
occupied factory or church.”

Whether or not this person had permission from the APD or the City, or
whether he was on duty at the time would be nothing but speculation on my
part. I will state that I have nothing against hunting and while I’m not a
turkey hunter, I’m familiar with the usual practices involved: what
bothered me about this incident is that it seemed less a serious turkey
hunting effort and more like an impromptu, idle round of target practice.

Tristan Lowery

Albany

 

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Date: 5/9/18 7:19 am
From: <smbeaudoin1...> [hmbirds] <hmbirds-noreply...>
Subject: [HMBirds] Knickerbocker Rd
After reading David D’s post I headed out o Knickerbocker Rd in the town of Schagticoke. While I wasn’t able to relocate the Orchard Oriole or the Peregrine, I did find a White-crowned Sparrow near the Knickerbocker Mansion. Further down in the section close to the river I had a FOY Scarlet Tanager. This is a lovely road with farmland, ponds, the Hoosic River and woods. There were singing wood thrushes most of the way and lots of bird activity. Besides wall to wall yellow Warblers and warbling vireos,there were also redstarts and yellow-rumps.
Susan Beaudoin

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Date: 5/9/18 6:24 am
From: zach schwartz-weinstein <zachsw...> [hmbirds] <hmbirds-noreply...>
Subject: [HMBirds] Washington Park Wednesday AM
At Washington Park in downtown Albany this morning I took the stroller out
and found a couple birds on an overall very quiet morning. The
unquestionable highlight was a Lincoln’s sparrow, probably the only one
that I’ve ever seen during spring migration – they seem to be much easier
to find during fall (and on their breeding territory in the bogs north of
us. Other notable birds for the park were a Least Flycatcher, Eastern
wood-pewee, Yellow Warbler, Common yellowthroat, American redstart, and
probable Blackpoll Warbler. Several ruby-crowned kinglets are still
hanging around. The park is about to become unbirdable this weekend due to
the tulip festival.
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Zach Schwartz-Weinstein
203 500 7774

 

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Date: 5/8/18 7:29 pm
From: Scottjstoner <ScottJStoner...> [hmbirds] <hmbirds-noreply...>
Subject: [HMBirds] Birds and Breakfast this Saturday May 12
At Five Rivers,  groups go out at 6, 7, and 8 a.m..  meet in or next to the new visitor center. Or, go out on your own!  Free Breakfast following the birding! No reservations needed. Hope to see you there! Scott and Denise 


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Date: 5/8/18 11:03 am
From: <smbeaudoin1...> [hmbirds] <hmbirds-noreply...>
Subject: [HMBirds] Vischer Ferry Preserve
At Vischer Ferry this morning I ran into a nice flock of mixed warblers in the area of the spruce grove. There were several Black-throated Blue warblers, a Nashville, a Magnolia, and a Black-throated Green. Redstart and Ovenbird were seen or heard in other areas. Yellow-rumped and Yellow warblers are everywhere. It was nice to hear Wood Thrushes singing. A silent Veery was on the edge of the path to the grove. I ran into several small flocks of White-throated Sparrows in several locations. Also saw a female rose-breasted grosbeak on nest with the male near by. Lots of Baltimore Orioles

Susan Beaudoin


Vischer Ferry Nature & Historic Preserve
May 8, 2018
7:43 AM
Incidental
All birds reported? yes
Comments: Submitted from eBird for iOS, version 1.6.5 Build 36

10 Canada Goose
2 Wood Duck
1 Great Blue Heron
1 Solitary Sandpiper
1 Mourning Dove
3 Red-bellied Woodpecker
4 Downy Woodpecker
1 Northern Flicker
1 Eastern Kingbird
2 Yellow-throated Vireo
14 Warbling Vireo
4 Blue Jay
3 Blue-gray Gnatcatcher
1 Veery
4 Wood Thrush
15 American Robin
16 Gray Catbird
2 Ovenbird
1 Nashville Warbler
8 Common Yellowthroat
1 American Redstart
1 Northern Parula
1 Magnolia Warbler
17 Yellow Warbler
4 Black-throated Blue Warbler
21 Yellow-rumped Warbler
1 Black-throated Green Warbler
12 White-throated Sparrow
8 Song Sparrow
4 Northern Cardinal
2 Rose-breasted Grosbeak -- Female on a nest
5 Baltimore Oriole
100 Red-winged Blackbird
4 Brown-headed Cowbird
10 Common Grackle


 

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Date: 5/8/18 10:08 am
From: rob snell <snell.rob...> [hmbirds] <hmbirds-noreply...>
Subject: [HMBirds] eBird -- Stillwater School Nature Trail -- May 8, 2018
Stillwater School Nature Trail
May 8, 2018
8:56 AM
Traveling
1.50 miles
180 Minutes
All birds reported? Yes
Comments: Beautiful Sunny and Calm. Highlight was 4 kit foxes playing in St Peters Cemetery
Submitted from eBird for iOS, version 1.6.5 Build 36

8 Canada Goose
1 Wood Duck -- Heard on other side of river
1 Mallard
1 Pied-billed Grebe
1 Double-crested Cormorant
4 Great Blue Heron
3 Mourning Dove
3 Red-bellied Woodpecker
3 Yellow-bellied Sapsucker
2 Downy Woodpecker
2 Hairy Woodpecker
3 Northern Flicker
1 Pileated Woodpecker
1 Eastern Phoebe
1 Great Crested Flycatcher
1 Yellow-throated Vireo -- Heard only by Rob
4 Warbling Vireo
3 Blue Jay
2 American Crow
10 Tree Swallow
6 Black-capped Chickadee
4 Tufted Titmouse
2 White-breasted Nuthatch
2 Eastern Bluebird
1 Veery
2 Wood Thrush -- Singing
8 American Robin
4 Gray Catbird
1 Black-and-white Warbler
1 Yellow Warbler
2 Palm Warbler
2 Pine Warbler
20 Yellow-rumped Warbler -- Everywhere
1 Chipping Sparrow
1 White-throated Sparrow
2 Song Sparrow
2 Swamp Sparrow -- Heard not seen
6 Northern Cardinal
1 Rose-breasted Grosbeak -- Heard by Rob
2 Baltimore Oriole
8 Red-winged Blackbird
2 Brown-headed Cowbird
11 Common Grackle
1 House Finch
4 American Goldfinch

Number of Taxa: 45


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Date: 5/8/18 7:20 am
From: <d2siena...> [hmbirds] <hmbirds-noreply...>
Subject: [HMBirds] Knickerbocker rd Orchard orioles White-crowned sparrows
Knickerbocker rd was quite birdy this morning. Along the course were numerous yellow warblers a few wood thrush and a few brown thrasher, as well as a single Savannah sparrow a lone ruby-crowned kinglet and a singing rose-breasted grosbeak. At the intersection of the rd and the Hoosic I found a peregrine and a green heron. A few bank and many barn swallows were perched on the wires just after the peregrine if one were heading east on the road. Around the mansion I again found some white-crowned sparrow and a few male orchard Orioles. This road has been quite productive for me, I recommend an early morning or evening trip down it.

David DiSiena

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Date: 5/7/18 5:24 pm
From: 'Ellen Morosoff Pemrick' <lnmp...> [hmbirds] <hmbirds-noreply...>
Subject: [HMBirds] Blue-Winged Warbler, Bobolinks, and other birds - West Charlton
I walked Western Avenue between Jolly & Westline in West Charlton late this
afternoon, where I found Blue-Winged Warblers and a Chestnut-Sided Warbler,
both first-of-spring for me.



Other highlights included Bobolinks (in 3 separate fields, though not in
large numbers), Eastern Towhees, Field Sparrows, Yellow Warblers, and Common
Yellowthroat.



No Kingbirds or Brown Thrashers yet.



Ellen P.

West Charlton




 

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Date: 5/7/18 2:55 pm
From: Tristan Lowery <tristanlowery...> [hmbirds] <hmbirds-noreply...>
Subject: [HMBirds] Clay-colored Sparrow at Washington Park - 5/7
Currently viewing and photographing a CLAY-COLORED SPARROW feeding in the
larches along Englewood Place in Washington Park in downtown Albany.

Good urban birding!

Tristan Lowery
Albany

 

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Date: 5/7/18 10:38 am
From: <naomi_kestrel...> [hmbirds] <hmbirds-noreply...>
Subject: [HMBirds] Tennessee, Cape May etc at Papscannee
I walked the length of Papscannee this morning. Best birds of the day were two Tennessee Warblers, one at each trailhead, and five male Cape May Warblers. In addition I saw/heard five Northern Waterthrush, Black-throated Blue, Black&White, and Nashville Warblers, plus the expected superabundance of Yellow Warblers and American Redstarts. Wood Thrushes are singing but Veery is still stuck at 'veer!'

Naomi Lloyd
West Sand Lake


 

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Date: 5/7/18 9:56 am
From: Marne Onderdonk <marne37...> [hmbirds] <hmbirds-noreply...>
Subject: [HMBirds] Late report Wilton Wildlife 5/6/18
Took a spin around the WWP last evening for about two hours... was hoping for walls of warblers but no such luck. It was pretty quiet overall, except for the firing at the shooting range next door.

The list:

The Usual Suspects (loads of blue jays and chickadees)
Eastern phoebes
American robins
American goldfinch
Song sparrow
Field sparrow
Chipping sparrow
Hermit thrush (nice views)
YB sapsucker
Red-bellied woodpecker
Brown creepers
Ruby-crowned kinglet
Eastern towhee
Ovenbird (3)
Red-shouldered Hawk
Broad-winged Hawk
American crow
Winter wren
FOS magnolia warbler
FOS Black-throated blue warbler
At the pond:
Pair of nesting Canada geese
Pair of belted kingfishers
Green heron
Great blue heron

Also please beware of ticks... one hitched a ride on my clothing even though I used repellant, stayed in middle of the trail and did not put my backpack down. Somehow they find a way... Best to tuck pant legs into socks!

Happy birding,

Marne

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Date: 5/7/18 9:55 am
From: <smbeaudoin1...> [hmbirds] <hmbirds-noreply...>
Subject: [HMBirds] White-rumped Sandpipers
Saw two White-rumped Sandpipers at the Stillwater Riverside Park. They were smaller than the lesser yellowlegs in the same area, had a medium brown back and tail separated by a distinct wide white band. I saw one bird fly into the grassy flooded area to the right/ south of the entrance gate and saw another fly out from a different location.
Susan Beaudoin
 

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Date: 5/7/18 9:27 am
From: <d2siena...> [hmbirds] <hmbirds-noreply...>
Subject: [HMBirds] Louisiana waterthrush SNHP
At least three calling and singing along the stream on the north side of Philips rd. Wrights loop had a gadwall hanging out with about 10 mallards.

David DiSiena

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Date: 5/7/18 8:32 am
From: <hersheyj...> [hmbirds] <hmbirds-noreply...>
Subject: [HMBirds] American Bitterns, Virginia Rails
I walked the 3 mile western loop this morning at Vischer Ferry Preserve. Yellow-rumped Warblers were almost wall-to-wall for those 3 miles but no new warblers that I could detect. The excitement was mostly on the main path going south from the Whipple Bridge. At the first pond to the west I spotted 2 Virginia Rails chasing each other in and around the crumpled down reeds. Then at the back pond I heard an American Bittern and a Virginia Rail calling. Finally at the end of the walk I heard another American Bittern not far from the main path calling. According to Liz C. it flew right over her head to the east pond where we then watched it do the water pump. Also, apparently a 4th Virginia Rail was calling from that side. There also was a Solitary Sandpiper near the Whipple Bridge.


In addition walking along the towpath I spotted 2 Blue-winged Teal and a Great Egret (without the green wing patches reported on previous occasions).


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Date: 5/7/18 5:49 am
From: Richard Guthrie <richardpguthrie...> [hmbirds] <hmbirds-noreply...>
Subject: Re: [HMBirds] Washington Park - Cape May and Nashvilles
Wait! did you tell her about the mnemonic for the Nashville's song?
"Pizza-pizza-pizza - chew-chew-chew" ? Do it out loud a few times and
she'll be mightyly impressed.

Rich

On Mon, May 7, 2018 at 8:13 AM, zach schwartz-weinstein <zachsw...>
[hmbirds] <hmbirds-noreply...> wrote:

>
>
> Currently an adult male cape May Warbler and two nashville warblers at the
> south end of Englewood Place in Washington Park, downtown Albany. Many
> ruby-crowned kinglets are still moving through.. The baby is unimpressed..
>
> --
> Zach Schwartz-Weinstein
> 203 500 7774
>
>
>



--
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Date: 5/7/18 5:13 am
From: zach schwartz-weinstein <zachsw...> [hmbirds] <hmbirds-noreply...>
Subject: [HMBirds] Washington Park - Cape May and Nashvilles
Currently an adult male cape May Warbler and two nashville warblers at the
south end of Englewood Place in Washington Park, downtown Albany. Many
ruby-crowned kinglets are still moving through. The baby is unimpressed.

--
Zach Schwartz-Weinstein
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Date: 5/7/18 5:10 am
From: Andrew Mason <andymason...> [hmbirds] <hmbirds-noreply...>
Subject: [HMBirds] Birding Challenge--Schoharie and Delaware Cos.
Folks--

See below for an upcoming birding event at three local state parks in
Schoharie and Delaware Cos.*_

_*Andy Mason*_

The Greater Mine Kill Birding Challenge, May 19-20, 2018_*
**
*A 24+ hour competition to count the greatest number of bird species by
sight or sound in our three local State Parks: Mine Kill State Park, Max
V. Shaul State Park and the John Burroughs Memorial Historic Site. The
competition will kick off at 7am on Saturday, May 19, and culminate at
11am on Sunday, May 20 with the kick-off of Mine Kill State Park's
Spring Bird Festival. Winners will be announced at the festival.
Prizes will be awarded in both Youth (15 and under) and Adult Classes!*
**
***Pre-register now to receive your official bird checklist, or register
at Mine Kill State Park Saturday, May 19, between 7am and 11am. Then go
out and count as many bird species as you can in the 24+ hours till the
start of Mine Kill's Spring Bird Festival! There is no entry fee for
this challenge. To pre-register, simply email **<minekillsp...>
<mailto:<minekillsp...>**and request an official Greater Mine
Kill Birding Challenge checklist. We will also send maps if you aren't
too familiar with our parks.*

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Andrew Mason
1039 Peck St.
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(607) 652-2162
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Date: 5/6/18 8:00 pm
From: Ronald Harrower <rharrower...> [hmbirds] <hmbirds-noreply...>
Subject: [HMBirds] Sora, Virginia Rail, Owls. eBird Report - SSSP Carlsbad Rec Area, May 5, 2018

> SSSP Carlsbad Rec Area, Saratoga, New York, US
> May 5, 2018 6:55 PM - 8:40 PM
> Protocol: Traveling
> 1.2 mile(s)
> Comments: Went from SW gate of the Park down past the pond with the decaying boy scout blind, and down to old Landfill area. Heard, then saw my first Rose-breasted Grosbeak and the a Wood Thrush calling. Several years ago, I sat down at the base of the old landfill hill that fronts onto a large marsh that surrounds Geyser Brook as it meanders through. I heard a Sora, a Virginia Rail and an American Bittern calling at the same time. I have tried many times since and had none of them, Susan B's report earlier this week reporting a Sora heard there encouraged this trip. I didn't hear the American Bittern this time, but I did hear two Soras and 2 Virginia Rails, though not all at the the same time. I moved back up the hill and sat and listened as it turned dusk for Woodcock. Alas, none by the time I had to go. I did hear a Barred owl off to the far right side looking down the hill and a Great-horned Owl behind my and to the right. A very happy evening
> 32 species
>
> Canada Goose 5
> Mallard 2 waddling down the trail ahead of me until they went off into a vernal pool
> Great Blue Heron 1
> Virginia Rail 2
> Sora 2
> Mourning Dove 2
> Great Horned Owl 1
> Barred Owl 1
> Red-bellied Woodpecker 1
> Yellow-bellied Sapsucker 1 Heard squeaky toy sound as I waited for Woodcock
> Downy Woodpecker 1
> Northern Flicker 1
> Pileated Woodpecker 1
> Eastern Phoebe 1
> Great Crested Flycatcher 2
> Warbling Vireo 1
> Blue Jay 2
> American Crow 3
> Tree Swallow 2
> Black-capped Chickadee 2
> Tufted Titmouse 2
> White-breasted Nuthatch 1
> Wood Thrush 1
> American Robin 4
> Yellow-rumped Warbler 4
> Song Sparrow 3
> Swamp Sparrow 2
> Rose-breasted Grosbeak 1
> Baltimore Oriole 1
> Red-winged Blackbird 5
> Common Grackle 4
> American Goldfinch 3
>
> View this checklist online at https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S45396001
>
> This report was generated automatically by eBird v3 (http://ebird.org)



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Date: 5/6/18 7:58 pm
From: Ronald Harrower <rharrower...> [hmbirds] <hmbirds-noreply...>
Subject: [HMBirds] Red-breasted. eBird Report - Saratoga Lake, May 6, 2018

> Saratoga Lake, Saratoga, New York, US
> May 6, 2018 3:35 PM
> Protocol: Incidental
> Comments: Noticed Waterfowl on the Lake and stopped to see 4 Red-breasted Mergansers at Riley Cove
> 1 species
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> Red-breasted Merganser 4
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Date: 5/6/18 5:10 pm
From: Kathryn Schneider <fallline...> [hmbirds] <hmbirds-noreply...>
Subject: [HMBirds] Harlem Valley Rail Trail

Marian Sole and Mike Nicosia led a joint HMBC/Alan Devoe Bird Club field trip today to the far corners of Region 8 in Columbia County. Six of us started out in a steady rain that soon stopped and we saw 46 species including Yellow-throated Vireo, Veery, Wood Thrush, Blackburnian Warbler, Scarlet Tanager, and for those of us who lingered, killer looks at Cerulean Warbler on the way back that others only heard or saw briefly. Complete list on eBird.

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Date: 5/6/18 3:44 pm
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Subject: [HMBirds] reminder - Monday May 7 HMBC evening program - How to Photograph Birds - 7 PM at Five Rivers
Free and the Public is welcome - Hope to see you there:


Details of this event of the Hudson-Mohawk Bird Club:



Leader or Speaker:

Scott Stoner & Denise Hackert-Stoner


Location of Event:

Five Rivers EEC


Date:

May 7, 2018 - 7:00pm - 8:30pm

In this fast-paced one hour workshop we will cover the key elements of bird photography including light, composition, and focus. We’ll discuss equipment, ways to approach and attract birds, how to get the best angles and composition in the field, and simple editing techniques.
Scott and Denise are professional nature photographers based in Albany. Their award-winning photography has been exhibited widely across New York’s Capital Region and published in National Wildlife Magazine, five times on the cover of The Kingbird, in the New York State Conservationist, and in several books including the New York Wildlife Viewing Guide. Many of their photos are featured in the permanent exhibits at the new Visitor Center at the Five Rivers Environmental Education Center in Delmar, NY. They have taught numerous nature photography workshops throughout the Capital Region, from Dyken Pond to Cobleskill, and have served as the judges for the Albany Pine Bush photo contest for the past 3 years. They are long-time members and past officers of the HMBC. For more information or to view some of their work, please visit www.naturelogues.com or find Naturelogues on Facebook.


 

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Date: 5/6/18 2:16 pm
From: Nancy Jane Kern <kernscot...> [hmbirds] <hmbirds-noreply...>
Subject: [HMBirds] eBird -- 106 West Hill Road, Austerlitz, New York, US (42.295, -73.49) -- May 06, 2018
106 West Hill Road, Austerlitz, New York, US (42.295, -73.49)

May 06, 2018

3:56 PM

Traveling

7.03 miles

77 minutes

All birds reported? Yes

Comments:

Temperature 57 F cloudy some rain


2 Canada Goose

3 Common Merganser

1 Bald Eagle -- At Beaver Dam Pond perched in dead tree over the water

1 Yellow-bellied Sapsucker

4 Blue Jay

1 Common Raven

25 Tree Swallow

6 Barn Swallow

1 Wood Thrush

5 American Robin

2 Ovenbird

1 Black-and-white Warbler

3 American Redstart

2 Yellow Warbler

1 Pine Warbler

1 Yellow-rumped Warbler

1 Black-throated Green Warbler

6 Eastern Towhee

2 Scarlet Tanager

18 Red-winged Blackbird

8 Brown-headed Cowbird

1 American Goldfinch


Number of Taxa: 22



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Date: 5/6/18 8:28 am
From: <hersheyj...> [hmbirds] <hmbirds-noreply...>
Subject: [HMBirds] American Coot - Vischer Ferry
I found an American Coot this morning along the west towpath at Vischer Ferry Preserve. I had 2 other FOY's: White-crowned Sparrow and Nashville Warbler but not much else of great interest.


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Date: 5/5/18 4:51 pm
From: Ron Harrower <rharrower...> [hmbirds] <hmbirds-noreply...>
Subject: [HMBirds] Soras and Virginia Rails
Thanks to Susan B for posting Sora report at Saratoga Spa State Park.
Am listening to at least 2Soras and 2 Virginia Rails at base of old
landfill at South end of Park. Very grateful for the reassuring cycles
of Nature that bring birds back every year, and all the flowers,
insects... Am also grateful for the friends, many I rarely see, that
go out often and report. In the insane political and cultural world we
live in, in is a salve for the spirits. Ron. Ron H

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Date: 5/5/18 3:46 pm
From: Nancy Jane Kern <kernscot...> [hmbirds] <hmbirds-noreply...>
Subject: [HMBirds] eBird -- US-New York-Stuyvesant-271 Hollow Rd - 42.413x-73.765 -- May 05, 2018
US-New York-Stuyvesant-271 Hollow Rd - 42.413x-73.765

May 05, 2018

6:11 PM

Traveling

2.40 miles

28 minutes

All birds reported? Yes

Comments:

Temperature 75 F sunny


1 Red-bellied Woodpecker

1 Northern Flicker

1 Black-capped Chickadee

1 Tufted Titmouse

2 House Wren

1 Blue-gray Gnatcatcher

2 American Robin

2 Gray Catbird

1 Louisiana Waterthrush

1 Common Yellowthroat

4 Yellow Warbler

1 White-throated Sparrow

1 Song Sparrow

1 Swamp Sparrow

1 Baltimore Oriole

2 Red-winged Blackbird

6 American Goldfinch


Number of Taxa: 17



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Date: 5/5/18 1:53 pm
From: Nancy Jane Kern <kernscot...> [hmbirds] <hmbirds-noreply...>
Subject: [HMBirds] eBird -- 900-926 Highland Road, Old Chatham, New York, US (42.408, -73.577) -- May 05, 2018
900-926 Highland Road, Old Chatham, New York, US (42.408, -73.577)

May 05, 2018

3:32 PM

Traveling

1.51 miles

77 minutes

All birds reported? Yes

Comments:

Temperature 73F sunny


3 Canada Goose

2 Wild Turkey - S1

2 Killdeer

1 Spotted Sandpiper

2 Solitary Sandpiper

7 Greater Yellowlegs

1 Lesser Yellowlegs

3 Rock Pigeon (Feral Pigeon)

2 Mourning Dove

3 Barred Owl -- Amazing 3 owls calling and with growls.2 close by and 1in the distance

1 Northern Flicker

1 Eastern Phoebe

2 Eastern Kingbird

1 Warbling Vireo

4 Blue Jay

2 Common Raven

4 Tree Swallow

6 Barn Swallow

1 Black-capped Chickadee

6 American Robin

2 Gray Catbird

3 European Starling

1 Ovenbird

6 Yellow Warbler

6 Chipping Sparrow

1 Field Sparrow

6 Song Sparrow

1 Eastern Towhee

3 Northern Cardinal

7 Bobolink

1 Eastern Meadowlark

5 Red-winged Blackbird

2 Common Grackle

17 American Goldfinch

15 House Sparrow


Number of Taxa: 35



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Date: 5/5/18 1:13 pm
From: <j.taft69...> [hmbirds] <hmbirds-noreply...>
Subject: [HMBirds] Woodlawn Preserve Birding
I Birded The Woodlawn Preserve solo earlier, had the following Green Heron,Multiple Gray Catbirds, Multiple Rose-breasted Grosbeaks,Multiple Warbling Vireo's, along with the following, Baltimore Oriole, Killdeer,Spotted Sandpiper,Blue-headed Vireo, Chestnut sided,Blackburnian, Yellow rumped Warblers multiple Ovenbirds etc. Jamie Taft Schenectady
 

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Date: 5/5/18 11:08 am
From: <lnmp...> [hmbirds] <hmbirds-noreply...>
Subject: [HMBirds] Black-throated Green
Heard, and then spotted, a Black-throated Green Warbler in my backyard this morning.

Ellen P.
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Date: 5/5/18 8:39 am
From: Robert S Pastel <rspastel...> [hmbirds] <hmbirds-noreply...>
Subject: [HMBirds] Cape May; Orchard Oriole
We have a cape May warbler in the cherry tree across the street, Park Ave Albany. And a Baltimore and orchard oriole.

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Date: 5/5/18 8:33 am
From: John Kent <k2ent76...> [hmbirds] <hmbirds-noreply...>
Subject: [HMBirds] Southern Albany County, 5/5
I birded this morning at Deer Mountain Nature Trail and Louise E. Keir WMA in the Town of Coeymans. I didn't see much in the way of through-migrants, just Blue-headed Vireo, Yellow-rumped Warbler, and Ruby-crowned Kinglet. Most of the expected species were present, including Red-shouldered Hawk, Black-throated Green Warbler, and Worm-eating Warbler (WEWA) at Deer Mountain. At Keir, I wasn't able to find the WEWAs that Tom had yesterday, and the Hooded Warblers that were there last year don't seem to be back. There were Pine and Black-and-White Warblers, Ovenbirds, a Yellow-throated Vireo, and a Black-throated Green Warbler. A Broad-winged Hawk was perched in a tree and calling. In the area at the top of the hill where DEC conducted a controlled burn in the past week or two, Chipping Sparrows and a Veery were foraging in the ashes.

John Kent
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Date: 5/5/18 7:43 am
From: <d2siena...> [hmbirds] <hmbirds-noreply...>
Subject: [HMBirds] Schuylerville trail
The trail is just south of Schuyler street on route 4 heading towards Stillwater. Great-crested flycatcher, green heron, solitary sandpiper just as you head in. Yellow warbler, a seemingly infinite amount of yellow rumps, a few black-throated blue warblers, many blue-gray gnatcatchers and at least four warbling vireo on the trail. This seems like it could be a quite productive trail.

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Date: 5/5/18 7:39 am
From: Tom <trwdsd...> [hmbirds] <hmbirds-noreply...>
Subject: [HMBirds] Five Rivers EEC- 18 warbler sp., report of Golden-winged Warbler 5/5
Colleen and I birded Five Rivers in Delmar this morning with John R., Zack D. and Ted K. (last names redacted in case they were dodging other responsibilities.) We observed 70 species, 18 of which were Wood-warblers. Highlights were:
American BitternRed-shouldered HawkGreat Crested FlycatcherNashville WarblerNorthern ParulaBlackburnian WarblerBlack-throated Blue Warbler (4)White-crowned Sparrow (4)
There was also a report of a Golden-winged Warbler-type, seen and heard at the head of the Wild Turkey Trail.

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Date: 5/5/18 7:07 am
From: Ronald Harrower <rharrower...> [hmbirds] <hmbirds-noreply...>
Subject: [HMBirds] Orchard Oriole eBird Report - Stillwater Riverfront Park, May 4, 2018

> Stillwater Riverfront Park, Saratoga, New York, US
> May 4, 2018 8:05 AM - 9:15 AM
> Protocol: Traveling
> 0.5 mile(s)
> Comments: Glowery day, with threat of rain that actually never came. Parked at gate and walked across shallow water to get to continue on main driveway. Large group of Yellowlegs and Solitary Sandpipers were around huge puddles where parts of the grave path headed to the river. Walked to pavilion and started toward muddy field that is Wright's Loop North. I could write two reports, but many birds went back and forth and all were visible from Waterfront Park paths. (Even had Green-winged Teals in the water on flooded parts of path) I heard oriole calls coming from tall Cottonwoods beyond pavilion. I saw Baltimore Oriole male first, but heard Orchard Oriole as well and found them too. They were all working the flowers. Bald Eagles continue in the area. Osprey flew by. Heard first Great-crested Flycatcher "preep"ing and Green Heron squawking.
> 49 species
>
> Canada Goose 8
> Wood Duck 4
> Mallard 5
> Green-winged Teal 18
> Great Blue Heron 1
> Green Heron 1
> Osprey 1
> Red-tailed Hawk 2
> Killdeer 7
> Least Sandpiper 2
> Pectoral Sandpiper 2
> Wilson's Snipe 4 Hiding on shoreline of muddy field
> Spotted Sandpiper 2
> Solitary Sandpiper 4
> Greater Yellowlegs 14
> Lesser Yellowlegs 5
> Mourning Dove 6
> Belted Kingfisher 1
> Red-bellied Woodpecker 2
> Downy Woodpecker 2
> Northern Flicker 1
> Pileated Woodpecker 1
> Eastern Phoebe 2
> Great Crested Flycatcher 1
> Eastern Kingbird 1
> Yellow-throated Vireo 2
> Warbling Vireo 1
> Blue Jay 2
> American Crow 6
> Fish Crow 1
> Tree Swallow 11
> Barn Swallow 2
> Black-capped Chickadee 2
> Tufted Titmouse 1
> White-breasted Nuthatch 1
> Carolina Wren 1
> Ruby-crowned Kinglet 2
> Eastern Bluebird 2
> American Robin 9
> European Starling 23
> Yellow Warbler 2
> Song Sparrow 5
> Northern Cardinal 2
> Orchard Oriole 2
> Baltimore Oriole 2
> Red-winged Blackbird 12
> Common Grackle 14
> House Finch 2
> American Goldfinch 6
>
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Date: 5/4/18 7:16 pm
From: Scottjstoner <ScottJStoner...> [hmbirds] <hmbirds-noreply...>
Subject: [HMBirds] Monday 7 pm. How to Photograph Birds | Hudson-Mohawk Bird Club
1 hour workshop,  7 PM at Five Rivers
With Scott Stoner and Denise Hackert-Stoner 

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Date: 5/4/18 5:12 pm
From: Nancy Jane Kern <kernscot...> [hmbirds] <hmbirds-noreply...>
Subject: [HMBirds] eBird -- 1330 New York 9J, Stuyvesant, New York, US (42.408, -73.771) -- May 04, 2018
1330 New York 9J, Stuyvesant, New York, US (42.408, -73.771)

May 04, 2018

7:04 PM

Traveling

7.06 miles

49 minutes

All birds reported? Yes

Comments:


4 Canada Goose

2 Wood Duck

2 Mallard

1 Great Blue Heron

1 Solitary Sandpiper

5 Rock Pigeon (Feral Pigeon)

2 Red-bellied Woodpecker

1 Northern Flicker

2 American Crow

1 Eastern Bluebird

1 Wood Thrush

5 American Robin

3 Gray Catbird

1 Ovenbird

4 Yellow Warbler

1 White-throated Sparrow

2 Vesper Sparrow

2 Song Sparrow

2 Eastern Towhee

4 Northern Cardinal

1 Eastern Meadowlark

8 Red-winged Blackbird

2 Common Grackle


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Date: 5/4/18 4:39 pm
From: <d2siena...> [hmbirds] <hmbirds-noreply...>
Subject: [HMBirds] White-crowned sparrow Knickerbocker rd, Schaghticoke
5 WCSP this evening just east of Knickerbocker mansion between the farmhouse and the old cemetery. Just before the mansion around the marshy area I found both orchard and Baltimore orioles. A few green herons, solitary sandpiper and a mass of yellow rumps. Further along the road—American redstart, Brown thrasher a few vireo species that were too swift and high to identify

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Date: 5/4/18 4:10 pm
From: Nancy Jane Kern <kernscot...> [hmbirds] <hmbirds-noreply...>
Subject: [HMBirds] eBird -- 1788 New York 9J, Stuyvesant, New York, US (42.435, -73.771) -- May 04, 2018
1788 New York 9J, Stuyvesant, New York, US (42.435, -73.771)

May 04, 2018

6:48 PM

Stationary

6 minutes

All birds reported? Yes

Comments:

Temperature 77 F


1 Bald Eagle - CM -- Adult flying west toward the Hudson river

15 Bank Swallow -- Nest holes in sandy bank east of Rt. 9J

1 American Robin

1 Song Sparrow

2 American Goldfinch


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Date: 5/4/18 3:35 pm
From: Nancy Jane Kern <kernscot...> [hmbirds] <hmbirds-noreply...>
Subject: [HMBirds] eBird -- Nutten Hooke -- May 04, 2018
Nutten Hooke

May 04, 2018

6:09 PM

Traveling

0.23 miles

22 minutes

All birds reported? Yes

Comments:

Temperature 78 F breeze some sun


2 Canada Goose

4 Wood Duck

2 Double-crested Cormorant

1 Green Heron

1 Bald Eagle -- Adult in tree over the Hudson river

1 Virginia Rail

1 Belted Kingfisher

1 Red-bellied Woodpecker

1 Pileated Woodpecker

2 Eastern Phoebe

1 Blue Jay

1 House Wren

1 Wood Thrush

1 American Robin

1 Gray Catbird

11 Cedar Waxwing

3 Yellow Warbler

1 Chipping Sparrow

1 Song Sparrow

2 Swamp Sparrow

7 Red-winged Blackbird

4 Common Grackle

2 American Goldfinch


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Date: 5/4/18 3:31 pm
From: Nancy Jane Kern <kernscot...> [hmbirds] <hmbirds-noreply...>
Subject: [HMBirds] eBird -- 309-329 Rigor Hill Road, Chatham, New York, US (42.291, -73.581) -- May 04, 2018
309-329 Rigor Hill Road, Chatham, New York, US (42.291, -73.581)

May 04, 2018

3:02 PM

Traveling

9.55 miles

24 minutes

All birds reported? Yes

Comments:

Temperature 82 F windy overcast


3 Domestic goose sp. (Domestic type)

2 Mallard

1 Wild Turkey

1 Turkey Vulture

1 Northern Harrier

2 Rock Pigeon (Feral Pigeon)

2 Mourning Dove

1 Downy/Hairy Woodpecker

3 Eastern Phoebe

2 Blue Jay

3 American Crow

1 Tree Swallow

1 Barn Swallow

2 Black-capped Chickadee

1 Tufted Titmouse

1 House Wren

4 American Robin

1 European Starling

1 Common Yellowthroat

2 Yellow Warbler

6 Chipping Sparrow

2 Field Sparrow

1 White-throated Sparrow

1 Song Sparrow

7 Eastern Towhee

1 Northern Cardinal

3 Bobolink

2 Eastern Meadowlark

3 Red-winged Blackbird

1 Common Grackle

1 House Finch

5 American Goldfinch

4 House Sparrow


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Date: 5/4/18 3:31 pm
From: Nancy Jane Kern <kernscot...> [hmbirds] <hmbirds-noreply...>
Subject: [HMBirds] eBird -- 200 Station Road, Hudson, New York, US (42.31, -73.772) -- May 04, 2018
200 Station Road, Hudson, New York, US (42.31, -73.772)

May 04, 2018

5:03 PM

Traveling

0.16 miles

13 minutes

All birds reported? Yes

Comments:

Temperature 79 F Windy Overcast


2 Wood Duck

1 Double-crested Cormorant

1 Bald Eagle - ON

2 Rock Pigeon (Feral Pigeon)

1 Belted Kingfisher

1 Eastern Phoebe

4 American Crow

2 Fish Crow

2 American Robin

1 Common Yellowthroat

1 Yellow Warbler

2 Song Sparrow

3 American Goldfinch


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Date: 5/4/18 2:46 pm
From: Nancy Jane Kern <kernscot...> [hmbirds] <hmbirds-noreply...>
Subject: [HMBirds] eBird -- 164-298 Southers Road, Hudson, New York, US (42.315, -73.762) -- May 04, 2018
164-298 Southers Road, Hudson, New York, US (42.315, -73.762)

May 04, 2018

5:22 PM

Traveling

1.48 miles

22 minutes

All birds reported? Yes

Comments:

Temperature 78 F Windy Overcast


3 Mourning Dove

1 Eastern Phoebe

1 Eastern Kingbird

3 American Crow

1 Black-capped Chickadee

1 Tufted Titmouse

1 House Wren

1 Carolina Wren

5 American Robin

2 Gray Catbird

1 Northern Mockingbird

1 European Starling

1 Common Yellowthroat

2 American Redstart

1 Yellow Warbler

1 Black-throated Green Warbler

2 Song Sparrow

1 Eastern Towhee

2 Northern Cardinal

1 Bobolink

2 Red-winged Blackbird

3 Common Grackle

1 House Finch

2 American Goldfinch


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Date: 5/4/18 2:06 pm
From: Alan <adfrench...> [hmbirds] <hmbirds-noreply...>
Subject: [HMBirds] Ruby-throated Hummingbird
First appearance of the year at my feeder just now by a male
Ruby-throated Hummingbird.

Clear skies, Alan
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Date: 5/4/18 11:43 am
From: <smbeaudoin1...> [hmbirds] <hmbirds-noreply...>
Subject: [HMBirds] Sora and more
Heard the ker-wee call of a Sora late this morning at the swamp below the old landfill in Saratoga Spa SP, accessed from the parking lot of the Carlsbad Pavillion. A Hermit Thrush was on the edge of the road leading to the picnic table pile, and two Veeries followed Tom and I along the road to the landfill. Going past the landfill, we had Black-throated Greens, Yellow-rumps, Ruby-crowned Kinglet and a lingering Golden-crowned Kinglet. Baltimore Oriole and Catbirds were back on territory and I could hear White-throated
sparrows.
At home on Luther Rd in the town of Stillwater, we have a Red-shouldered Hawk nesting in our yard! Pretty exciting, but once the leaves come out it will be invisible. Also had my FOY Great-crested Flycatcher and a Ruby-throated Hummingbird in the yard.
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Date: 5/4/18 10:27 am
From: Alan Mapes <alanmapes...> [hmbirds] <hmbirds-noreply...>
Subject: [HMBirds] RB Grosbeak, White-crowned Sparrow and Destruction
Two new birds yesterday in my yard. Feeders wrecked overnight - a bear ends
the feeding season.

Alan Mapes
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Date: 5/4/18 10:22 am
From: 'Brabetz, Barbara L' <BRABETBL...> [hmbirds] <hmbirds-noreply...>
Subject: [HMBirds] Birdy morning
I woke to the trills of ovenbird, wood thrush, rose breasted grosbeak and later heard the chatting call of a scarlet tanager. Although I didn’t hear his song, a male Baltimore Oriole happened to the feeder and was promptly bullied by the grosbeaks.

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Lost Valley, NY
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Date: 5/4/18 10:19 am
From: <ksclemmy...> [hmbirds] <hmbirds-noreply...>
Subject: [HMBirds] Ruby-throated Hummingbird
I put my feeders out the other day, not expecting anything yet but a little male just found them.


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Loudonville
 

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Date: 5/4/18 7:46 am
From: 'Ellen Morosoff Pemrick' <lnmp...> [hmbirds] <hmbirds-noreply...>
Subject: [HMBirds] Wood thrush
Included in this morning's sunrise cacophony was a singing Wood Thrush,
another first of spring for me.



I also saw a Yellow-Rumped Warbler here yesterday evening.



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Date: 5/4/18 7:27 am
From: <ksclemmy...> [hmbirds] <hmbirds-noreply...>
Subject: [HMBirds] Rose Breasted Grosbeak
New yard bird! Two males are cleaning out my sunflower seed feeder.


Kristin
Loudonville
 

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Date: 5/4/18 7:13 am
From: Peter Doherty <leasttern...> [hmbirds] <hmbirds-noreply...>
Subject: [HMBirds] Bobolinks Arrive!!
Three male BOBO observed along Staleyville Rd, Town of Sharon, Schoharie County this morning by Rich Vandyke. Right on schedule! More to come.
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Date: 5/4/18 6:44 am
From: zach schwartz-weinstein <zachsw...> [hmbirds] <hmbirds-noreply...>
Subject: [HMBirds] Washington Park,Albany 5/4
I took the baby out in the stroller this morningbefore the rain to
Washington Park. The Merlins that have nested in the Park for the last few
years seem to have elected to go somewhere else this spring, and one of
their old nests has been repurposed by some of the local Cooper’s Hawks.
Last night’s migration brought a number of new arrivals for the park,
including multiple black and white warblers, Great crested and Least
Flycatchers, many yellow-rumped warblers and ruby-crowned kinglets, and
one each of Black-throated blue and chestnut-sided warblers, Blue-headed
vireo, and Wood Thrush.

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Date: 5/4/18 6:20 am
From: Ron Harrower <rharrower...> [hmbirds] <hmbirds-noreply...>
Subject: [HMBirds] Orchard and Baltimore Orioles
Am at Stillwater Riverfront Park, observing both species of Oriole
working through the Cottonwood trees near the pavillion, heading
toward muddy field. A few Yellow Warblers floating around too. Lots of
shorebirds on mud flats, but I'll wait to say anything beyond
Yellowlegs, Spotted, Solitary and Killdeer. Ron Harrower

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Date: 5/3/18 6:15 pm
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Subject: [HMBirds] Hudson Crossing: American Redstart and Warbling Vireos
On a quick lunch break to Hudson Crossing, found 2 Warbling Vireos and a single American Redstart right in the Honeysuckle bushes at the Western side of the parking lot, directly opposite the latrine. Also 3 Osprey were exceptionally vocal and displaying high in the air...they didn't stop calling for the 20 minutes I was there. Best find was a fully bloomed Bloodroot plant right on the edge of the woods trail leading toward the big iron bridge. Someday, I need to research bird migration timings with plant bloom times! Perhaps in my next lifetime!

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Date: 5/3/18 4:59 pm
From: Ronald Harrower <rharrower...> [hmbirds] <hmbirds-noreply...>
Subject: [HMBirds] Shorebirds continue eBird Report - Wrights Loop North, May 2, 2018

> Wrights Loop North, Saratoga, New York, US
> May 2, 2018 11:00 AM - 11:45 AM
> Protocol: Traveling
> 0.4 mile(s)
> Comments: Water in main "pond" had receded quite a bit in the intense sun and heat. Not as many Yellowlegs as previous days. I saw two small shorebirds that looked and acted like Buff-breasted Sandpipers. I will list them as "other shorebird sp" for now pending confirmation. Loud calling Louisiana Waterthrush was fun to track down in swampy hedgerow on edge of big field.
> 30 species (+1 other taxa)
>
> Canada Goose 2
> Mallard 4
> Green-winged Teal 24
> Great Blue Heron 1
> Bald Eagle 2
> Red-tailed Hawk 1
> Killdeer 5
> Wilson's Snipe 3
> Spotted Sandpiper 1
> shorebird sp. 2 My view through the scope was better as I watched 2 small shorebirds working the dried grass in the field beyond the water and muddy edges where the other shorebirds were. My impression visually and behaviorally, was that there were Buff-breasted Sandpipers. My photos across the water and field leave much to be desired for clarity.
> Ring-billed Gull 2 After 75 the day before, there were only 2, and they weren't chasing the shorebirds
> Mourning Dove 1
> Belted Kingfisher 1
> Red-bellied Woodpecker 3
> Downy Woodpecker 1
> Northern Flicker 4
> Eastern Kingbird 1
> Blue Jay 3
> American Crow 3
> Fish Crow 1
> Tree Swallow 3
> Black-capped Chickadee 1
> Ruby-crowned Kinglet 2
> American Robin 7
> European Starling 12
> Louisiana Waterthrush 1
> Song Sparrow 2
> Northern Cardinal 1
> Red-winged Blackbird 6
> Common Grackle 17
> American Goldfinch 4
>
> View this checklist online at https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S45207783
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Date: 5/3/18 4:57 pm
From: Ronald Harrower <rharrower...> [hmbirds] <hmbirds-noreply...>
Subject: [HMBirds] FOS Warbling and Blue-headed Vireos eBird Report - SSSP Carlsbad Rec Area, May 2, 2018

> SSSP Carlsbad Rec Area, Saratoga, New York, US
> May 2, 2018 7:55 AM - 10:00 AM
> Protocol: Traveling
> 1.3 mile(s)
> Comments: After hearing about the wave of birds coming with the warm front, Wally and I decided to check out the area south of Carlsbad Rec Area. Only problem was that the birds didn't get the memo. Despite seeing or hearing some FOS birds, it was pretty quiet overall, more notably so after reading the bonanza others had in the area.
> 32 species
>
> Canada Goose 8 mostly flyovers
> Mallard 3
> Turkey Vulture 3
> Red-tailed Hawk 1
> Mourning Dove 4
> Belted Kingfisher 1
> Red-bellied Woodpecker 3
> Yellow-bellied Sapsucker 1
> Downy Woodpecker 2
> Northern Flicker 2
> Pileated Woodpecker 1
> Eastern Phoebe 1
> Blue-headed Vireo 1
> Warbling Vireo 2
> Blue Jay 2
> American Crow 3
> Tree Swallow 4
> Black-capped Chickadee 4
> Tufted Titmouse 2
> White-breasted Nuthatch 2
> Ruby-crowned Kinglet 2
> Eastern Bluebird 1
> American Robin 8
> European Starling 6
> Pine Warbler 3 Singing in pine woods near Hathorn 7 spring
> Field Sparrow 1 Calling in back open area, formerly landfill
> Song Sparrow 5
> Northern Cardinal 2
> Red-winged Blackbird 9
> Common Grackle 13
> House Finch 3
> American Goldfinch 6
>
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Date: 5/3/18 4:55 pm
From: Ronald Harrower <rharrower...> [hmbirds] <hmbirds-noreply...>
Subject: [HMBirds] Scads of Yellow-rumpeds, eBird Report - Vischer Ferry Nature & Historic Preserve, May 1, 2018

> Vischer Ferry Nature & Historic Preserve, Saratoga, New York, US
> May 1, 2018 8:03 AM - 9:51 AM
> Protocol: Traveling
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> Comments: With strong sun behind me, I walked down West Path. I had warm coat on and needed it initially. It was open on return with rapid temp rise. There were at least 67 Yellow-rumped Warblers on the way out (and oddly enough about the same on the way back!) Encountered a few Ruby-crowned Kinglets and a Pine Warbler opposite 1832 house on Canal.
> 30 species
>
> Canada Goose 14
> Wood Duck 8
> Mallard 6
> American Bittern 1 Calling form back of first pond section
> Mourning Dove 7
> Belted Kingfisher 1
> Red-bellied Woodpecker 4
> Downy Woodpecker 2
> Northern Flicker 3
> Pileated Woodpecker 1
> Eastern Phoebe 2
> Eastern Kingbird 1
> Blue Jay 3
> American Crow 4
> Northern Rough-winged Swallow 4
> Tree Swallow 17
> Barn Swallow 6
> Black-capped Chickadee 3
> Tufted Titmouse 1
> White-breasted Nuthatch 1
> Ruby-crowned Kinglet 12
> Eastern Bluebird 1
> American Robin 6
> Pine Warbler 1
> Yellow-rumped Warbler 67
> Song Sparrow 4
> Northern Cardinal 4
> Red-winged Blackbird 11
> Common Grackle 9
> American Goldfinch 4
>
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Date: 5/3/18 12:34 pm
From: Ron Harrower <rharrower...> [hmbirds] <hmbirds-noreply...>
Subject: [HMBirds] Great Egret and some VF
Found the green-tagged Great Egret in a slough about a half mile up
the road from main Vischer Ferry entrance. Last saw it near Clamsteam
Rd a couple of weeks ago. Didn't have a lot of time to explore Vischer
Ferry proper, but heard and saw a few interesting birds: 2 American
Bitterns, one in first pond, the other in the last pond on the right
going down main path. A Pied-billed Grebe was making the classic
jungle noise on far left pond. Saw and heard several Yellow Warblers
and Yellow-throated Vireos. The light was strange and air hot and
humid. Heard a couple of Warbler calls that haven't reloaded yet this
year. Hope to get back soon. Ron Harrower

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Date: 5/3/18 11:48 am
From: <hersheyj...> [hmbirds] <hmbirds-noreply...>
Subject: [HMBirds] Vischer Ferry
The Thursday Morning group also met at Vischer Ferry Preserve this morning and found many of the same birds reported by Rob. In addition we walked east on the trail that goes under the Whipple Bridge and saw a House Wren, heard a Virginia Rail, and spotted 2 juvenile Black-crowned Night-Herons. Also, on the dead-end trail on the south side of the west pond we heard but did not see a Northern Waterthrush.


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Date: 5/3/18 10:10 am
From: rob snell <snell.rob...> [hmbirds] <hmbirds-noreply...>
Subject: [HMBirds] eBird -- Vischer Ferry Nature & Historic Preserve -- May 3, 2018
Vischer Ferry Nature & Historic Preserve
May 3, 2018
8:00 AM
Traveling
2.40 miles
180 Minutes
All birds reported? Yes
Comments: Hot humid calm /
Submitted from eBird for iOS, version 1.6.4 Build 31

10 Canada Goose
3 Wood Duck
2 Blue-winged Teal
4 Mallard
2 Great Blue Heron
1 Bald Eagle
2 Broad-winged Hawk
2 Spotted Sandpiper
3 Mourning Dove
1 Belted Kingfisher
5 Red-bellied Woodpecker
2 Downy Woodpecker
1 Hairy Woodpecker
3 Northern Flicker
1 Eastern Phoebe
3 Yellow-throated Vireo
6 Warbling Vireo
4 Blue Jay
2 American Crow
6 Tree Swallow
4 Black-capped Chickadee
2 Blue-gray Gnatcatcher
1 Ruby-crowned Kinglet
8 American Robin
9 Gray Catbird
2 Cedar Waxwing
1 Common Yellowthroat
8 Yellow Warbler
2 Palm Warbler
25 Yellow-rumped Warbler
1 White-throated Sparrow
10 Song Sparrow
5 Swamp Sparrow
4 Northern Cardinal
2 Rose-breasted Grosbeak
4 Baltimore Oriole
10 Red-winged Blackbird
3 Brown-headed Cowbird
11 Common Grackle
8 American Goldfinch

Number of Taxa: 40


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Date: 5/3/18 5:41 am
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Subject: [HMBirds] May 2 Birdline


Birdline summary for week ending May 2:

34 reports; 120 species reported



Best of the week:

AMERICAN BITTERN: Vischer Ferry 5/1, 5/2

BLACK-CROWNED NIGHT-HERON: Vischer Ferry 4/27 (2), 4/28, 4/30

SHORT-BILLED DOWITCHER: Wrights Loop 4/26, 4/28

RUSTY BLACKBIRD: Niskayuna 4/26 (2); Vischer Ferry 4/30; Five Rivers 5/2



First arrivals this week:

Green Heron, Ruby-throated Hummingbird, Great Crested Flycatcher, Eastern Kingbird, Yellow-throated Vireo, Warbling Vireo, Bank Swallow, Blue-gray Gnatcatcher, Wood Thrush, Gray Catbird, Ovenbird, Northern Waterthrush, Blue-winged Warbler, Black-and-White Warbler, Nashville Warbler, Common Yellowthroat, Cape May Warbler, Northern Parula, Blackburnian Warbler, Yellow Warbler, Black-throated Green Warbler, White-crowned Sparrow, Rose-breasted Grosbeak, Bobolink and Baltimore Oriole.



Thanks to Susan Beaudoin (Vischer Ferry), Lindsey Duval (Bog Meadow), David DiSiena (Wrights Loop), Alan French (Glenville), Ron Harrower (Lock 2, Wrights Loop), John Hershey (Vischer Ferry), Fransje Holloway (Amsterdam), John Kent (Five Rivers), Nancy Kern (Stockport, Old Chatham, Ghent), Naomi Lloyd (Peebles Island), Tristan Lowery (Five Rivers), Ellen Pemrick (West Charlton), Stacy Robinson (Wrights Loop), Kathryn Schneider (Chatham), Rob Snell (Niskayuna, Betar Byway), Louis Suarato (Basic Creek), Scott Varney (Fort Edward, Wrights Loop, Salem) and Tom Williams (Five Rivers)

 

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Date: 5/2/18 3:14 pm
From: Nancy Jane Kern <kernscot...> [hmbirds] <hmbirds-noreply...>
Subject: [HMBirds] eBird -- 451-559 Eichybush Road, Kinderhook, New York, US (42.406, -73.737) -- May 02, 2018
451-559 Eichybush Road, Kinderhook, New York, US (42.406, -73.737)

May 02, 2018

4:56 PM

Traveling

9.83 miles

74 minutes

All birds reported? Yes

Comments:

Temperature 89 F


2 Wood Duck

1 Black Vulture

2 Turkey Vulture

1 Blue Jay

3 American Crow

3 Eastern Bluebird

2 Northern Mockingbird

5 Yellow Warbler

4 Song Sparrow

2 Eastern Towhee

1 Northern Cardinal

3 Eastern Meadowlark

1 Baltimore Oriole

10 Red-winged Blackbird

6 American Goldfinch

2 House Sparrow


Number of Taxa: 16



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Date: 5/2/18 2:30 pm
From: <naomi_kestrel...> [hmbirds] <hmbirds-noreply...>
Subject: [HMBirds] Re: Destination this week


Hi, All,

After 10 weeks or so of no Thursday Birding, I'm taking the "bull by the horns" and crying enough. While the cough is almost totally gone and I now sleep well at night, I still have some after effects of the course of anti-biotics I took. Effect is variable - some days good, somedays not-so-good or bad, but I can't let Spring migration pass me by. So, let's try Vischer Ferry N&HP. Meet at the Whipple Bridge at 8:00. If I have to turn back for home, go on without me if I haven't shown by 8:15. If I'm delayed in getting started, I'll try catching up to you on the western loop. Hope I get there to see you all!

Bill Lee



 

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Date: 5/2/18 2:25 pm
From: Scottjstoner <ScottJStoner...> [hmbirds] <hmbirds-noreply...>
Subject: Re: [HMBirds] Five Rivers, 5/2
Adding a non avian observations to this, American toads have discovered the new pond in front of the new visitor center and are actively vocalizing and mating. Pickeral frogs are there too. Also, a large bear damaged several feeders and poles at the new bird feeding area by the visitor center overnight; needless to say feeding operations are being suspended! Scott Stoner 


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Adding to Tom's post, I was at Five Rivers for over five hours this morning. In addition to the warblers Tom listed, I had Nashville, Yellow, and Prairie Warblers. I saw both types of Palm Warbler (western and yellow). Other new arrivals included Baltimore

Oriole, Rose-breasted Grosbeak, Eastern Kingbird, and Solitary Sandpiper. My list is at



https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S45171981





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Date: 5/2/18 12:53 pm
From: Nancy Jane Kern <kernscot...> [hmbirds] <hmbirds-noreply...>
Subject: [HMBirds] eBird -- 1315 New York 66, Ghent, New York, US (42.291, -73.686) -- May 02, 2018
1315 New York 66, Ghent, New York, US (42.291, -73.686)

May 02, 2018

2:40 PM

Traveling

2.01 miles

65 minutes

All birds reported? Yes

Comments:

Temperature 72 F sunny wind gusts up to 40 mph


16 Canada Goose

1 Turkey Vulture

1 Red-tailed Hawk

1 Red-bellied Woodpecker

2 Downy Woodpecker

2 Northern Flicker

1 Eastern Phoebe

3 American Crow

1 Tree Swallow

2 Barn Swallow

1 Black-capped Chickadee

2 House Wren

1 Carolina Wren

2 Eastern Bluebird

3 American Robin

1 Gray Catbird

4 European Starling

1 Yellow-rumped Warbler

3 Chipping Sparrow

2 White-crowned Sparrow

1 White-throated Sparrow

2 Song Sparrow

2 Eastern Towhee

3 Northern Cardinal

7 Red-winged Blackbird

1 House Finch

1 Purple Finch

7 American Goldfinch


Number of Taxa: 28



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Date: 5/2/18 12:24 pm
From: Nancy Jane Kern <kernscot...> [hmbirds] <hmbirds-noreply...>
Subject: [HMBirds] eBird -- 309-329 Rigor Hill Road, Chatham, New York, US (42.291, -73.581) -- May 02, 2018
309-329 Rigor Hill Road, Chatham, New York, US (42.291, -73.581)

May 02, 2018

2:01 PM

Stationary

3 minutes

All birds reported? Yes

Comments:

Temperature 64 F windy sunny


2 Canada Goose

2 Mallard

1 Eastern Phoebe

2 Tree Swallow

2 Song Sparrow

1 Eastern Towhee

1 Northern Cardinal

1 Rose-breasted Grosbeak

3 American Goldfinch

2 House Sparrow


Number of Taxa: 10



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Date: 5/2/18 11:31 am
From: Nancy Jane Kern <kernscot...> [hmbirds] <hmbirds-noreply...>
Subject: [HMBirds] eBird -- 14-70 Maple Avenue, Ghent, New York, US (42.33, -73.614) -- May 02, 2018
14-70 Maple Avenue, Ghent, New York, US (42.33, -73.614)

May 02, 2018

2:26 PM

Stationary

3 minutes

All birds reported? Yes

Comments:

Temperature 68 F windy sunny


1 House Wren

1 Gray Catbird

1 Song Sparrow

1 House Finch

1 American Goldfinch


Number of Taxa: 5



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Date: 5/2/18 10:35 am
From: 'Ellen Morosoff Pemrick' <lnmp...> [hmbirds] <hmbirds-noreply...>
Subject: [HMBirds] Orioles
Two Baltimore Orioles just showed up at my suet feeder!



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Date: 5/2/18 10:18 am
From: <smbeaudoin1...> [hmbirds] <hmbirds-noreply...>
Subject: [HMBirds] Vischer Ferry
Adding to John’s post, I also saw a Blackburnian, Black and White, and two Black-throated Greens
Susan Beaudoin

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Date: 5/2/18 9:11 am
From: Lindsey Duval <lindsey.duval...> [hmbirds] <hmbirds-noreply...>
Subject: [HMBirds] Bog Meadow Brook Trail 5/2
The activity at Bog Meadow followed what I saw on the early morning radar -
more modest migration than just south of the Capital Region. The place was
birdy though, with a sudden movement of Palm Warblers (9 Yellow and one
unseen) and White-throated Sparrows. Still lots of Ruby-crowned Kinglets,
and more Yellow-rumped Warblers, and a few more Hermit Thrushes.

New arrivals there included even more Northern Waterthrushes to add to
those already there, Yellow Warblers, Common Yellowthroats, a Warbling
Vireo, Black-and-White Warblers, two Green Herons, Blackburnian Warblers, a
Black-throated Green Warbler, and a Ruby-throated Hummingbird flying around
the pond, probably alarmed with the complete lack of flowers.

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Date: 5/2/18 9:03 am
From: John Kent <k2ent76...> [hmbirds] <hmbirds-noreply...>
Subject: [HMBirds] Five Rivers, 5/2
Adding to Tom's post, I was at Five Rivers for over five hours this morning. In addition to the warblers Tom listed, I had Nashville, Yellow, and Prairie Warblers. I saw both types of Palm Warbler (western and yellow). Other new arrivals included Baltimore Oriole, Rose-breasted Grosbeak, Eastern Kingbird, and Solitary Sandpiper. My list is at https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S45171981

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Date: 5/2/18 8:58 am
From: <hersheyj...> [hmbirds] <hmbirds-noreply...>
Subject: [HMBirds] Vischer Ferry Arrivals
Vischer Ferry this morning wasn't hopping like 5 Rivers but I still had to refresh my memory for the songs of the new arrivals. Warblers included: Palm, Yellow, Yellow-rumped, Northern Waterthrush, Northern Parula, Ovenbird. Other songbirds (all FOY): Baltimore Oriole, Rose-breasted Grosbeak, Yellow-throated Vireo, Warbling Vireo. In the back pond I easily spotted an American Bittern that had some white feathers showing on the wings, rendering the camouflage useless.


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Date: 5/2/18 8:52 am
From: <hersheyj...> [hmbirds] <hmbirds-noreply...>
Subject: [HMBirds] Vischer Ferry Arrivals
Vischer Ferry this morning wasn't hopping like 5 Rivers but I still had to refresh my memory for the songs of the new arrivals. Warblers included: Palm, Yellow, Yellow-rumped, Northern Waterthrush, Northern Parula, Ovenbird. Other songbirds (all FOY): Baltimore Oriole, Rose-breasted Grosbeak, Yellow-throated Vireo, Warbling Vireo. In the back pond I easily spotted an American Bittern that had some white feathers showing on the wings, rendering the camouflage useless.


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Date: 5/2/18 8:24 am
From: Tom <trwdsd...> [hmbirds] <hmbirds-noreply...>
Subject: [HMBirds] Five Rivers EEC- 13 warbler species and more 5/2
Favorable conditions for migration brought in a slew of new arrivals at Five Rivers EEC in Delmar today. I birded with Scott & Denise S., and later John K. for part of the morning. The warbler list was:

Louisiana Waterthrush, Northern Waterthrush, Ovenbird, Blue-winged Warbler, Black-and-white Warbler, Common Yellowthroat, Cape May Warbler, Northern Parula, Cape May Warbler, Palm Warbler (Western), Pine Warbler, Yellow-rumped Warbler, Black-throated Green Warbler.

Other notables were Great Crested Flycatcher, Eastern Kingbird, a singing Wood Thrush, a singing White-crowned Sparrow, and FOY Gray Catbird, Baltimore Oriole, and Rose-breasted Grosbeak.

eBird checklist with an image of the Cape May Warbler, found by Denise (thank you!) below.

https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S45168252


Tom Williams

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Date: 5/2/18 6:54 am
From: Fransje Holloway <fransje_holloway...> [hmbirds] <hmbirds-noreply...>
Subject: [HMBirds] Bobolinks
Three males returned today to my yard. Wonderful to hear their crazy song. Hello spring!
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Date: 5/2/18 3:40 am
From: <scottvarney1968...> [hmbirds] <hmbirds-noreply...>
Subject: [HMBirds] Baltimore Oriole and Ovenbird, Salem 5/2/18 6:30 am
Woke up to the sounds of Baltimore Oriole and Ovenbird this morning with my bedroom window purposely cracked in light of the bird cast for today and tomorrow. I went outside and found both, singing as loudly as they can! Apparently, they were anxious to announce their arrival. A school field trip to SPA Park today for the annual high school Envirothon demands my camera!

Scott Varney
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Date: 5/1/18 7:34 am
From: <d2siena...> [hmbirds] <hmbirds-noreply...>
Subject: [HMBirds] Wright’s loop shore birds
This morning there were at least 50 yellowlegs on the exposed muddy field. ~12 lesser the rest greater. Also I spotted at least 11 Wilson’s snipe. I was without a scope so I am sure an observant person could find other species. Yellow-rumped and RCKI also made an appearance. FOY kingbird as well.

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Date: 5/1/18 5:57 am
From: Ron Harrower <rharrower...> [hmbirds] <hmbirds-noreply...>
Subject: [HMBirds] Details
I implied, but didn't say that I am at Vischer Ferry Preserve. Myrtle
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Date: 5/1/18 5:54 am
From: Ron Harrower <rharrower...> [hmbirds] <hmbirds-noreply...>
Subject: [HMBirds] Myrtles galore
I am standing on West trail just before it goes into the woods and
turns toward the river. I have seen at least 67 Yellow-rumped Warblers
( probably missed a lot more.) There are 15 or so in sight right now!
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Date: 5/1/18 3:28 am
From: Ronald Harrower <rharrower...> [hmbirds] <hmbirds-noreply...>
Subject: [HMBirds] Dunlin, Pectoral Sandpiper, Least SP. eBird Report - Wrights Loop North, Apr 30, 2018

> Wrights Loop North, Saratoga, New York, US
> Apr 30, 2018 1:15 PM - 2:24 PM
> Protocol: Traveling
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> Comments: I arrived to find the field still fully flooded. What had been the farthest part of the field, was now the "shoreline and was inhabited by lots of gulls and shorebirds.I observed a few times when the gulls seemed to bully the shorebirds by chasing them away. Took a while to find "peeps" on the midst of all these bigger birds. I had originally come out today because of Scott's report about seeing a Blue-gray Gnatcatcher. I was also so fortunate while walking Wright's loop and looking on the wooded side of the road, also extensively flooded.
> 36 species
>
> Canada Goose 12
> Wood Duck 8 several swimming around in the flooded woods
> Mallard 5
> Green-winged Teal 34
> Bufflehead 2
> Great Blue Heron 1 Flew in looking like a pterodactyl, with raggedy feathers looking like claws
> Turkey Vulture 1
> Bald Eagle 2
> Red-tailed Hawk 1
> Killdeer 4
> Dunlin 1
> Least Sandpiper 2
> Pectoral Sandpiper 1
> Solitary Sandpiper 3
> Greater Yellowlegs 21
> Lesser Yellowlegs 6
> Ring-billed Gull 75
> Mourning Dove 3
> Belted Kingfisher 1
> Northern Flicker 1
> Eastern Phoebe 1
> Eastern Kingbird 1
> Blue Jay 1
> American Crow 4
> Black-capped Chickadee 2
> Carolina Wren 1
> Blue-gray Gnatcatcher 1
> Ruby-crowned Kinglet 2
> Eastern Bluebird 1
> American Robin 8
> European Starling 17
> Palm Warbler 1
> Yellow-rumped Warbler 8
> Song Sparrow 6
> Red-winged Blackbird 7
> Common Grackle 14
>
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Date: 4/30/18 11:24 am
From: Ron Harrower <rharrower...> [hmbirds] <hmbirds-noreply...>
Subject: [HMBirds] Wright's Loop goodies
Despite a general wish to stay in a cozy, warm place, Scott's email
about a Blue-gray Gnatcatcher stressing him in a good way (eustess),
got me out. I found a or perhaps the BG Gnatcatcher and many other
birds. There are about 75 Ring-billed Gulls on the mud flats,
frequently chasing the shorebirds. There are a lot of Greater and
Lesser Yellowlegs, a few Solitary Sandpipers, a Spotted Sandpiper, 2
Least Sandpipers, a Dunlin, 2 Pectoral Sandpipers and many Killdeer.
Two Bald Eagles, 8 Yellow-rumped Walbers, a Palm Warbler, 34
Green-winged Teal and several Wood Ducks swimming around in the
flooded woods. It's cold and just started raining, s time to
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Date: 4/30/18 9:49 am
From: <hersheyj...> [hmbirds] <hmbirds-noreply...>
Subject: [HMBirds] Vischer Ferry - New Arrivals, etc.
The best birds late this morning at Vischer Ferry Preserve were Eastern Kingbird, Blue-gray Gnatcatcher, Yellow Warbler, and Northern Waterthrush. Others more familiar by now include a juvenile Black-crowned Night-Heron (east of the Whipple Bridge), Wood Duck (8), Hooded Merganser (1); Tree, Barn, and Northern Rough-winged Swallows; Northern Mockingbird, Ruby-crowned Kinglets, Carolina Wren, Palm Warbler (2), Yellow-rumped Warblers, and Rusty Blackbird.


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Date: 4/30/18 7:10 am
From: <scottvarney1968...> [hmbirds] <hmbirds-noreply...>
Subject: [HMBirds] Wright's Loop New Arrivals: Gnatcatcher/Kingbird
In preparation for a stress test later today, I decided to reduce my stress at Wright's Loop. Got great photos of Greater and Lesser Yellowlegs but could not find the Dowitcher.

My good stress levels were high as I discovered a Blue Gray Gnatcatcher and an Eastern Kingbird and got spectacular photos! 9:58 on 4/30/18.

Scott Varney
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Date: 4/29/18 3:32 pm
From: Nancy Jane Kern <kernscot...> [hmbirds] <hmbirds-noreply...>
Subject: [HMBirds] eBird -- Highland Rd., N of Rock City Rd., Old Chatham -- Apr 29, 2018
Highland Rd., N of Rock City Rd., Old Chatham

Apr 29, 2018

5:41 PM

Traveling

0.37 miles

14 minutes

All birds reported? Yes

Comments:

Temperature 40 F rain


4 Canada Goose

2 Blue-winged Teal

2 Mallard

7 Green-winged Teal

4 Wild Turkey

2 Killdeer

10 Red-winged Blackbird

4 Common Grackle

6 House Sparrow


Number of Taxa: 9



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Date: 4/29/18 12:15 pm
From: Kathryn Schneider <fallline...> [hmbirds] <hmbirds-noreply...>
Subject: [HMBirds] HMBC field trip to Wilson M. Powell Wildlife Sanctuary, 4/29/2018
On Sunday, nine hearty souls from Albany, Columbia, and Rensselaer Counties gave their rain gear a workout while birding the Powell Sanctuary in a steady 40 degree rain. Not one of these troopers bailed early even when given the opportunity, and our efforts were rewarded with a FOY Blackburnian Warbler, the only warbler seen the entire morning. We had a nice mix of sparrows including Chipping and White-throated and Eastern Towhee was heard. Most of us got decent looks at Brown Creeper and Yellow-bellied Sapsucker. I’m still hoping lead a trip to this lovely site sometime in nice weather. Maybe next year!

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Date: 4/28/18 8:10 pm
From: Ronald Harrower <rharrower...> [hmbirds] <hmbirds-noreply...>
Subject: [HMBirds] Dowitcher and Friends. eBird Report - Wrights Loop North, Apr 26, 2018

> Wrights Loop North, Saratoga, New York, US
> Apr 26, 2018 1:25 PM - 2:00 PM
> Protocol: Traveling
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> Comments: Was amazed when I arrived to find the entire area north of Wright's Loop flooded including Riverfront Park. The shorebirds that were spread out over pond and tussocks were forced to the edges on west parallel to rte 4. Green-winged Teal were still around, but were farther away on the eastern edges.
> Liz C arrived about 10 minutes after I did and then Stacy and Mark Robinson came. We observed shorebirds and nesting Bald Eagle.
> I went to the entrance to Riverfront Park and walked a few feet beyond the gate and was able to look back at the rest of the group and saw a few Yellowlegs that were not visible form Wright's Loop. Alas, I had to leave sooner than I wanted for family responsibilities.
> 32 species
>
> Canada Goose 6
> Wood Duck 4
> Green-winged Teal 32
> Hooded Merganser 3
> Turkey Vulture 2
> Bald Eagle 1
> Killdeer 3
> Pectoral Sandpiper 2
> Short-billed Dowitcher 1 Several others saw it as well. Well documented throughout the day
> Wilson's Snipe 3
> Solitary Sandpiper 1
> Greater Yellowlegs 8
> Lesser Yellowlegs 3
> Belted Kingfisher 1
> Red-bellied Woodpecker 1
> Downy Woodpecker 1
> Northern Flicker 1
> Pileated Woodpecker 1
> Eastern Phoebe 1
> Blue Jay 3
> American Crow 3
> Tree Swallow 4
> Black-capped Chickadee 2
> Tufted Titmouse 1
> Eastern Bluebird 1 Flew right past me as I was standing looking back at Wrights Loop
> American Robin 5
> European Starling 9
> Song Sparrow 2
> Red-winged Blackbird 4
> Common Grackle 16
> House Finch 2
> American Goldfinch 4
>
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Date: 4/28/18 8:09 pm
From: Ronald Harrower <rharrower...> [hmbirds] <hmbirds-noreply...>
Subject: [HMBirds] 4 Swallow Species. eBird Report - Lock 2 Mechanicville, Apr 27, 2018


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> Subject: eBird Report - Lock 2 Mechanicville, Apr 27, 2018
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> Lock 2 Mechanicville, Saratoga, New York, US
> Apr 27, 2018 11:20 AM - 12:05 PM
> Protocol: Traveling
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> Comments: Arrived at the closed gate and parked the car. walked over bridge and checked out the "island of the lock property out to the dam and overflow. Main attraction despite sometimes heavy rain, were the swallows at the south end, best viewed from the bridge. 100s were flying around over the water, but periodically they would land on the jetty or trees. Sometimes they would gather as species, sometimes they were mixed. At one point there were about 20 Barn Swallows together on on spot and 6 Rough-winged Swallows a few feet away. Saw 4 species today, but in past have seen 5. Definitely want to come back on a nicer day.
> 18 species (+1 other taxa)
>
> Canada Goose 7 Mostly at Northern end.
> Mallard 4
> Bufflehead 2
> Common Merganser 2 pair about 100 feet South of bridge gate
> Great Blue Heron 1
> Bald Eagle 1
> Ring-billed Gull 3
> Rock Pigeon (Feral Pigeon) 9 One roof off main power house
> American Crow 3
> Northern Rough-winged Swallow 25
> Tree Swallow 50 Mixed in. The trees had more Tree Swallows.
> Bank Swallow 1
> Barn Swallow 45
> swallow sp. 800
> Black-capped Chickadee 2
> American Robin 7
> European Starling 15
> Red-winged Blackbird 4
> Common Grackle 8
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Date: 4/28/18 5:22 pm
From: <naomi_kestrel...> [hmbirds] <hmbirds-noreply...>
Subject: [HMBirds] Peebles Island field trip, 4/28
More than twenty birders met at Peebles Island on a cool damp morning that felt more like late March than late April. The clouds soon broke and we had lovely weather for our walk - unfortunately the birds thought it was too soon to show up. We had only one Palm Warbler - not one species, but a single bird! Very few other migrants - not even the ubiquitous Kinglets were here. Swallows were well represented in species if not number, with Barn, American Tree, and No. Rough-winged, plus a dozen or so Chimney Swifts. Despite raging waters we saw a few Spotted Sandpipers teetering along the shore.

Our most interesting sightings were of raptors. We had flyby looks at a Peregrine Falcon, Cooper's Hawk, and (probable) Red-tail. Two Osprey carried sticks to and copulated on a transmission tower near the south end of the Rt 32 bridge. It will be worth watching to see if this is a serious nest-building attempt, or just a young pair practicing. Next we particularly wanted to check the Bald Eagle nest on Second Island to confirm whether it had chicks. After watching the massive adult eagle in the nest, we could see two fluffy gray heads against her dark breast. One was noticeably larger than the other and bumped the smaller one when the adult appeared to be feeding it. For now at least the nest is not blocked by foliage and is very easily watched. Stop by and check the nestlings' progress through the summer!

We ended our walk with a surprising 45 species. It certainly didn't feel like we'd seen that many! Thanks to all who turned out and keep thinking SPRING!

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Date: 4/28/18 2:43 pm
From: rob snell <snell.rob...> [hmbirds] <hmbirds-noreply...>
Subject: [HMBirds] Snow Geese on Betar Byway



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Date: 4/28/18 2:39 pm
From: 'Ellen Morosoff Pemrick' <lnmp...> [hmbirds] <hmbirds-noreply...>
Subject: [HMBirds] Gnatcatcher
I haven't seen many spring migrants up here (other than sapsuckers and
phoebes), but I did find my FOS Blue-Gray Gnatcatcher in the neighborhood
when I went out for a walk this afternoon!



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Date: 4/28/18 1:46 pm
From: rob snell <snell.rob...> [hmbirds] <hmbirds-noreply...>
Subject: [HMBirds] eBird -- Betar Byway -- Apr 28, 2018
Betar Byway
Apr 28, 2018
2:00 PM
Traveling
1.85 miles
108 Minutes
All birds reported? No
Comments: Submitted from eBird for iOS, version 1.6.4 Build 31

1 Snow Goose
1 Canada Goose
1 Mallard
1 Common Merganser
1 Common Loon
1 Broad-winged Hawk
1 Red-tailed Hawk
1 Spotted Sandpiper
1 Ring-billed Gull
1 Rock Pigeon (Feral Pigeon)
1 Mourning Dove
1 Red-bellied Woodpecker
1 Downy Woodpecker
1 Hairy Woodpecker
1 Northern Flicker
1 Pileated Woodpecker
1 Blue-headed Vireo
1 Blue Jay
1 American Crow
1 Fish Crow
1 Northern Rough-winged Swallow
1 Tree Swallow
1 Barn Swallow
1 Black-capped Chickadee
1 Tufted Titmouse
1 Winter Wren
1 Ruby-crowned Kinglet
1 Eastern Bluebird
1 American Robin
1 European Starling
1 Black-and-white Warbler
1 Yellow-rumped Warbler
1 Field Sparrow
1 Song Sparrow
1 Northern Cardinal
1 Red-winged Blackbird
1 Brown-headed Cowbird
1 Common Grackle
1 American Goldfinch

Number of Taxa: 39


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Date: 4/28/18 12:11 pm
From: <smbeaudoin1...> [hmbirds] <hmbirds-noreply...>
Subject: [HMBirds] Black-crowned night heron, Vischers Ferry Preserve
Tom and I saw a juvenile Black-crowned Night Heron flying along the canal toward the Whipple Bridge. We had walked under the bridge and were heading east when the bird flew west. It came from the area where a small wooden bridge is located. This was at 11:40 this morning.

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Date: 4/28/18 12:10 pm
From: <scottvarney1968...> [hmbirds] <hmbirds-noreply...>
Subject: [HMBirds] Brown Trashers & Savannah Sparrows, FE Grasslands
Found 4 Brown Thrashers and 6 Savannah Sparrows at the trail to the observation platform on Black house Road in FE Grasslands. Also had Merlin, Kestrel, RT Hawk, Tree Swallows, Bluebirds, displaying Turkey and Song Sparrows.

Scott Varney
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Date: 4/28/18 11:53 am
From: Nancy Jane Kern <kernscot...> [hmbirds] <hmbirds-noreply...>
Subject: [HMBirds] eBird -- Highland Rd., N of Rock City Rd., Old Chatham -- Apr 28, 2018
Highland Rd., N of Rock City Rd., Old Chatham

Apr 28, 2018

1:30 PM

Traveling

10.02 miles

66 minutes

All birds reported? No

Comments:

Temperature 66 F sunny breeze


2 Blue-winged Teal

1 Red-tailed Hawk

2 Eastern Phoebe

1 Blue Jay

1 American Crow

1 Common Raven

1 Red-breasted Nuthatch

1 Carolina Wren

1 Ruby-crowned Kinglet

1 Cedar Waxwing

2 Louisiana Waterthrush

2 Yellow-rumped Warbler

4 Song Sparrow

2 Eastern Towhee

5 Northern Cardinal

2 Brown-headed Cowbird


Number of Taxa: 16



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Date: 4/28/18 11:34 am
From: Nancy Jane Kern <kernscot...> [hmbirds] <hmbirds-noreply...>
Subject: [HMBirds] eBird -- Highland Rd., N of Rock City Rd., Old Chatham -- Apr 28, 2018
Highland Rd., N of Rock City Rd., Old Chatham

Apr 28, 2018

12:29 PM

Traveling

2.74 miles

42 minutes

All birds reported? Yes

Comments:

Temperature 61 F sunny insects out


2 Canada Goose

2 Mallard

2 Green-winged Teal

1 Ring-necked Pheasant

1 Turkey Vulture

1 Red-tailed Hawk

3 Killdeer

16 Rock Pigeon (Feral Pigeon)

1 Northern Flicker

1 Eastern Phoebe

4 American Crow

1 Common Raven

2 Tree Swallow

3 Barn Swallow

1 Black-capped Chickadee

4 American Robin

8 European Starling

3 Chipping Sparrow

1 Field Sparrow

1 White-throated Sparrow

4 Song Sparrow

5 Northern Cardinal

6 Red-winged Blackbird

4 Common Grackle

3 American Goldfinch

10 House Sparrow


Number of Taxa: 26



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Date: 4/28/18 10:09 am
From: Tristan Lowery <tristanlowery...> [hmbirds] <hmbirds-noreply...>
Subject: [HMBirds] 4/28 - Five Rivers
John Kent, Tom and Colleen Williams, and I birded spent just under three
hours birding Five Rivers this morning, finding 53 species, including
several first-of-year birds for all of us.

Highlights included seven species of wood-warblers: both waterthrush
species (at least two *Louisiana Waterthrushes* and one *Northern
Waterthrush* - all singing), a singing *Black-throated Green Warbler*,
a *Black-and-White
Warbler*, a few *Palm Warblers*, *Pine Warblers* (including one female),
and several *Yellow-rumped Warblers* (also singing).

We picked out a singing male *Bobolink* far out in the field off the Wild
Turkey Trail, as well as one *Eastern Meadowlark*. Other expected April
arrivals included a *Blue-gray Gnatcatcher*, a *Green Heron*, two *Spotted
Sandpipers*, and several singing *House Wrens*, *Eastern Towhees*, *Swamp
Sparrows*, and *Field Sparrows*. We also found both kinglets, with
Ruby-crowneds greatly outnumbering Golden-crowneds.

A much briefer stop at Normanskill Farm before heading to Five Rivers was
quieter, but we did find a single *Blue-headed Vireo*, a somewhat late year
bird for all of us.

Complete Five Rivers checklist with photos
<https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S45021535>.

Good birding!

Tristan Lowery
Albany

 

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Date: 4/28/18 7:23 am
From: Louis Suarato <lsuarato...> [hmbirds] <hmbirds-noreply...>
Subject: [HMBirds] Basic Creek Reservoir
Buffleheads, lesser scaups, and loons on the Basic Creek Reservoir in Westerlo this morning.

Louis J. Suarato


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Date: 4/27/18 5:29 pm
From: <kernscot...> [hmbirds] <hmbirds-noreply...>
Subject: [HMBirds] Station Road Stockport- Ring-necked Pheasant, Bald Eagle
Nancy Kern


200 Station Road, Hudson, New York, US (42.311, -73.768), Columbia, New York, US
Apr 27, 2018 6:23 PM - 7:16 PM
Protocol: Traveling
2.55 mile(s)
Comments: Rain temperature 51 F
25 species

Canada Goose 2
Wood Duck 1
Ring-necked Pheasant 1
Double-crested Cormorant 1
Bald Eagle 3 1 first year 1 adult on nest 1 adult flew to nest
Rock Pigeon (Feral Pigeon) 2
Mourning Dove 2
Red-bellied Woodpecker 1
Downy Woodpecker 1
Northern Flicker 1
Blue Jay 1
American Crow 1
Tree Swallow 4
Black-capped Chickadee 2
Tufted Titmouse 1
Carolina Wren 1
Eastern Bluebird 1
American Robin 7
European Starling 1
Song Sparrow 2
Eastern Towhee 2
Northern Cardinal 4
Red-winged Blackbird 8
Common Grackle 2
American Goldfinch 5

 

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Date: 4/27/18 5:12 pm
From: Nancy Jane Kern <kernscot...> [hmbirds] <hmbirds-noreply...>
Subject: [HMBirds] eBird -- Cedar Park Cemetery -- Apr 27, 2018
Cedar Park Cemetery

Apr 27, 2018

5:35 PM

Stationary

30 minutes

All birds reported? Yes

Comments:

Rain temperature 51 F light breeze


2 Canada Goose

1 Turkey Vulture

1 Ring-billed Gull

2 Northern Flicker

1 Eastern Phoebe

1 Blue Jay

2 American Crow

1 Black-capped Chickadee

2 Tufted Titmouse

3 American Robin

1 European Starling

4 Chipping Sparrow

1 White-throated Sparrow

1 Northern Cardinal

1 Red-winged Blackbird

2 House Finch

6 American Goldfinch


Number of Taxa: 17



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Date: 4/27/18 2:23 pm
From: <hersheyj...> [hmbirds] <hmbirds-noreply...>
Subject: [HMBirds] Re: Black-crowned Night-Herons - Vischer Ferry
Here is a photo I took of the juvenile Black-crowned Night-Heron this morning at Vischer Ferry.
https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/1tq3--yYCfO904xKkbbDJ8hY4le0JApXe https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/1tq3--yYCfO904xKkbbDJ8hY4le0JApXe


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Date: 4/27/18 7:41 am
From: Ron Harrower <rharrower...> [hmbirds] <hmbirds-noreply...>
Subject: [HMBirds] First Eastern Kingbird
I am at Wright's Loop and there is a lot of water here now. The area
where shorebirds we're hanging out yesterday is flooded. A few are on
edges of muddy field: Greater Yellowlegs, a Pectoral Sandpiper and
Killdeer. There are 3 Buffleheads on the pond along with a pair of
Hooded Mergansers, 36 Green-winged Teal, 4 Mallards and 4 Wood Ducks.
I was just about to leave when I saw the Eastern Kingbird on a pole on
far side of pond. Ron Harrower

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Date: 4/27/18 7:36 am
From: <hersheyj...> [hmbirds] <hmbirds-noreply...>
Subject: [HMBirds] Black-crowned Night-Herons - Vischer Ferry
I found 2 BLACK-CROWNED NIGHT-HERONS (one adult and one immature) at Vischer Ferry Preserve this morning before it started to rain. They were seen from the trail that goes under the Whipple Bridge and east.
I didn't find much else of interest. There were lots of Yellow-rumped Warblers and Ruby-crowned Kinglets as usual.


John H.
 

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Date: 4/26/18 2:59 pm
From: <kennykij...> [hmbirds] <hmbirds-noreply...>
Subject: [HMBirds] White-Throated Sparrow
2 under my feeder 5:40 PM!

East Glenville


 

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Date: 4/26/18 1:28 pm
From: <maplemeadows1228...> [hmbirds] <hmbirds-noreply...>
Subject: [HMBirds] Short-billed Dowitcher Wright’s Loop
Earlier today a Short-billed Dowitcher was found along Wright’s loop by Naomi Lloyd. The bird was subsequently flushed by a Peregrine Falcon.

We returned later this afternoon to find the bird resting on the southwest side of the flooded field. Still present at 4pm

Stacy & Mark Robinson
Port Henry, NY

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Date: 4/26/18 12:58 pm
From: rob snell <snell.rob...> [hmbirds] <hmbirds-noreply...>
Subject: [HMBirds] Fwd: eBird Report - Niskayuna Railroad Station at Lions Park, Apr 26, 2018


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> Date: April 26, 2018 at 3:22:46 PM EDT
> To: <birdbrane1...>
> Subject: eBird Report - Niskayuna Railroad Station at Lions Park, Apr 26, 2018
>
> Niskayuna Railroad Station at Lions Park, Schenectady, New York, US
> Apr 26, 2018 8:00 AM - 11:00 AM
> Protocol: Traveling
> 2.0 mile(s)
> Comments: Breezy, cool 55degrees, partly sunny.
> 42 species
>
> Canada Goose 20
> Wood Duck 14
> Mallard 12
> Green-winged Teal 2
> Ring-necked Duck 2
> Great Blue Heron 1
> Bald Eagle 1
> Red-tailed Hawk 3
> Mourning Dove 5
> Belted Kingfisher 2
> Red-bellied Woodpecker 2
> Downy Woodpecker 1
> Northern Flicker 1
> Blue-headed Vireo 1
> Blue Jay 6
> American Crow 8
> Fish Crow 1
> Northern Rough-winged Swallow 5
> Tree Swallow 14
> Barn Swallow 5
> Black-capped Chickadee 8
> Tufted Titmouse 2
> White-breasted Nuthatch 3
> Ruby-crowned Kinglet 10
> Eastern Bluebird 1
> American Robin 15
> Northern Mockingbird 1
> European Starling 1
> Palm Warbler 1
> Pine Warbler 1
> Yellow-rumped Warbler 5
> White-throated Sparrow 1
> Song Sparrow 25
> Swamp Sparrow 1
> Northern Cardinal 5
> Red-winged Blackbird 20
> Brown-headed Cowbird 1
> Rusty Blackbird 2
> Common Grackle 10
> House Finch 1
> American Goldfinch 10
> House Sparrow 2
>
> View this checklist online at https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S44962771
>
> This report was generated automatically by eBird v3 (http://ebird.org)

 

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Date: 4/26/18 9:08 am
From: Alan <adfrench...> [hmbirds] <hmbirds-noreply...>
Subject: [HMBirds] Rose-breasted Grosbeak
Spotted the first male Rose-breasted Grosbeak of 2018 on one of my
feeders this morning.

Clear skies, Alan
Glenville


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Date: 4/26/18 8:50 am
From: <philwhitney17...> [hmbirds] <hmbirds-noreply...>
Subject: [HMBirds] April 25 Birdline


Birdline summary for week ending April 25:

36 reports; 85 species reported



Best of the week:

AMERICAN BITTERN: Vischer Ferry 4/23; Black Creek Marsh 4/23 (3); Bog Meadow 4/23 (2)

BLACK-CROWNED NIGHT-HERON: Albany 4/23; Halfmoon 4/23 (5)

COMMON GALLINULE: Carters Pond 4/23

CASPIAN TERN: Saratoga Lake 4/19

VESPER SPARROW: Schenectady County AP 4/19; Colonie 4/20

RUSTY BLACKBIRD: Wrights Loop 4/21 (3); Bog Meadow 4/23 (48); Vischer Ferry 4/23



Other notables:

Pied-billed Grebe: South Glens Falls 4/19; Vischer Ferry 4/21

Great Egret: Vischer Ferry 4/21; Halfmoon 4/23 (2)

Osprey: Vischer Ferry 4/23; Bog Meadow 4/23; Niskayuna 4/23 (2)

Northern Harrier: Carters Pond 4/23

Virginia Rail: Black Creek Marsh 4/23 (6)

Greater Yellowlegs: Wrights Loop 4/20 (2), 4/24 (7); Stillwater 4/21 (4)

Pectoral Sandpiper: Wrights Loop 4/21 (4); 4/24 (3)

Dunlin: Wrights Loop 4/18 (2)

Wilsons Snipe: Wrights Loop 4/18 (10), 4/24 (8); Staats Island Road 4/20; Black Creek Marsh 4/23

Chimney Swift: Stillwater 4/22

Blue-headed Vireo: Lake Lauderdale 4/22

Winter Wren: South Glens Falls 4/19; Five Rivers 4/23 (2)

Marsh Wren: Black Creek Marsh 4/23 (2); Nutten Hooke 4/23 (2)

Hermit Thrush: South Glens Falls 4/19; Vischer Ferry 4/23; Saratoga NHP 4/24

American Pipit: Colonie 4/20; Staats Island Road 4/20

Pine Warbler: Five Rivers 4/23; Vischer Ferry 4/23; Niskayuna 4/23

Palm Warbler: Wrights Loop 4/18 (2); Vischer Ferry 4/21 (20), 4/23; Niskayuna 4/23 (2)

Louisiana Waterthrush: Five Rivers 4/23

Fox Sparrow: Five Rivers 4/23

Eastern Meadowlark: Saratoga NHP 4/24 (3)

Purple Finch: Edinburg 4/18 (4); Kinderhook 4/23



Thanks to Liz Curley (Vischer Ferry, Halfmoon), David DiSiena (Wrights Loop), Lindsey Duval (Bog Meadow, Carters Pond), Alan French (Glenville)Ron Harrower (Saratoga Lake, Stillwater, Wrights Loop, Edinburg, Saratoga Co. AP, Saratoga NHP), John Hershey (Vischer Ferry), Michelle Joyce (Earlton), John Kent (Black Creek Marsh, Five Rivers), Nancy Kern (Staats Island Road, Kinderhook), Tristan Lowery (Albany), Rob Snell (Niskayuna, Vischer Ferry), Scott Varney (South Glens Falls, Saratoga NHP, Stillwater, Wrights Loop, Vischer Ferry) and Janet Wolken (Wynantskill)

 

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Date: 4/26/18 7:48 am
From: george steele <unlessyoucare...> [hmbirds] <hmbirds-noreply...>
Subject: [HMBirds] spring hawk watch
I start my nature programs at the Landis Arboretum every year with a spring hawk watch. Come join me this Saturday, April 28, anytime between 10:00 AM and 4:00 PM to observe hawks in migration over the Schoharie Valley. Contact the Landis Arboretum at landisarboretum.org for information or to register. I will do a hawk identification session at 2:00 PM.
George Steele

 

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Date: 4/25/18 10:31 am
From: Scottjstoner <ScottJStoner...> [hmbirds] <hmbirds-noreply...>
Subject: [HMBirds] Fwd: April 2018 Monthly program
From our friends at Audubon and of interest to HMBC members and the wider capital region birding community 


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April 2018  Monthly Public Program                                                    View this email in your browser




























Tomorrow Night!

DATE: 4/26/18 - Starting at 7:00pm



The Adirondack Archipelago:

Bird Evolution at the Edge of the Boreal Forest

presented by Dr. Jeremy Kirchman

Curator of Birds at the NYS Museum
















































In conjunction with our special 3-week exhibition of the 2017 National Audubon Society Photography Awards at the Union College Kelly Adirondack Center...



 Audubon Society of the Capital Region is co-hosting this special free and open to the public program with Southern Adirondack Audubon Society, tonight on the Union College campus at the Old Chapel located at the end of Liberty Lane, in Schenectady, NY.



Program Description:

The great swath of spruce-fir forest that stretches from Alaska to the Canadian Maritimes reaches its southern limit in the mountains of New York. Here you find the southern outpost for the Boreal Chickadee, Bicknell’s Thrush, and other boreal forest specialists, their populations isolated as if on an archipelago of islands that rise above a sea of temperate deciduous forest. The evolution of these bird populations is the focus of research led by Dr. Jeremy Kirchman, Curator of Birds at the New York State Museum. In this talk, Kirchman will describe his work catching and sampling birds in the field and sequencing their genes in the DNA lab, examining the geographic patterns of genetic diversity in the boreal forest archipelagos of northeastern North America.

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NOTE: Prior to the 7:00pm program there will be a free and open to the public speaker's reception at the

Kelly Adirondack Center

897 St. David's Lane, Niskayuna, NY



Time:  5:30pm to 6:30pm.



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Date: 4/25/18 6:49 am
From: Ronald Harrower <rharrower...> [hmbirds] <hmbirds-noreply...>
Subject: [HMBirds] Towhees, Meadowlarks. eBird Report - Saratoga National Historical Park, Apr 24, 2018

> Saratoga National Historical Park, Saratoga, New York, US
> Apr 24, 2018 3:30 PM - 4:35 PM
> Protocol: Traveling
> 11.5 mile(s)
> Comments: Drove the tour road with a strong wind hindering my ability to listen for birds. The clouds were pretty wild looking. I did encounter a bunch of Towhees. Want to come back with calm conditions
> 23 species
>
> Red-tailed Hawk 1
> Mourning Dove 6
> Red-bellied Woodpecker 1
> Downy Woodpecker 1
> Northern Flicker 1
> Blue Jay 3
> American Crow 9
> Common Raven 2 Interesting to watch American Crow chasing and attacking Common Raven.
> Tree Swallow 2
> Black-capped Chickadee 6
> Tufted Titmouse 1
> White-breasted Nuthatch 1
> Hermit Thrush 1
> American Robin 7
> Field Sparrow 1 Singing near stop 4
> Song Sparrow 4
> Eastern Towhee 9
> Northern Cardinal 11
> Eastern Meadowlark 3
> Red-winged Blackbird 12
> Common Grackle 3
> House Finch 2
> American Goldfinch 5
>
> View this checklist online at https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S44925445
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Date: 4/25/18 6:29 am
From: Ronald Harrower <rharrower...> [hmbirds] <hmbirds-noreply...>
Subject: [HMBirds] Pectoral, Solitary Sandpipers, Wilson’s Snipe. eBird Report - Wrights Loop North, Apr 24, 2018

> Wrights Loop North, Saratoga, New York, US
> Apr 24, 2018 4:40 PM - 5:20 PM
> Protocol: Traveling
> 0.5 mile(s)
> Comments: Watched shorebirds moving around large pond, poke in mud and rest in tussock areas.
> 20 species (+1 other taxa)
>
> Canada Goose 14 In field
> Mallard 2
> Green-winged Teal 36
> Turkey Vulture 2
> Killdeer 3
> Pectoral Sandpiper 3 1 was active near the road, while other 2 were preening and resting with Wilson's Snipe on tussocks "island"
> Wilson's Snipe 8 Last two visits, the snipe have only appeared briefly as they flew away along West "shoreline" Today, they popped out from the ditch by the road and poked around and rested.
> Solitary Sandpiper 1
> Greater Yellowlegs 6
> shorebird sp. 3 these may just be yellowlegs distorted by distance and looking at them straight on, but I want to report them
> Mourning Dove 1
> Northern Flicker 1
> Blue Jay 2
> American Crow 2
> Tree Swallow 3
> American Robin 4
> European Starling 8
> Song Sparrow 2
> Red-winged Blackbird 9
> Common Grackle 35
> American Goldfinch 2
>
> View this checklist online at https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S44925780
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