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2/24/18 12:10 pm Nancy Jane Kern <kernscot...> [hmbirds] <hmbirds-noreply...> [HMBirds] eBird -- 105-109 Fort Miller Road, Greenwich, New York, US (43.153, -73.578) -- Feb 24, 2018
2/24/18 10:08 am 'Larry & Penny Alden' <overlook...> [hmbirds] <hmbirds-noreply...> [HMBirds] Harris's Sparrow - YES
2/24/18 5:49 am Alan <adfrench...> [hmbirds] <hmbirds-noreply...> [HMBirds] OT: Yellow Cardinal
2/23/18 1:41 pm Steve Mesick <stvmesick...> [hmbirds] <hmbirds-noreply...> [HMBirds] Wright’s Koop Pintails
2/22/18 9:31 am <maplemeadows1228...> [hmbirds] <hmbirds-noreply...> [HMBirds] Cackling Goose Fort Miller Washington Cty
2/22/18 7:10 am <philwhitney17...> [hmbirds] <hmbirds-noreply...> [HMBirds] February 21 Birdline
2/21/18 9:46 pm naomi lloyd <naomi_kestrel...> [hmbirds] <hmbirds-noreply...> [HMBirds] Fw: Destination This Week
2/21/18 7:53 pm Nancy Jane Kern <kernscot...> [hmbirds] <hmbirds-noreply...> [HMBirds] eBird -- 3052 Main Street, Valatie, New York, US (42.413, -73.674) -- Feb 20, 2018
2/21/18 6:20 pm naomi lloyd <naomi_kestrel...> [hmbirds] <hmbirds-noreply...> [HMBirds] Ross's Geese, Ft Miller
2/21/18 3:17 pm Nancy Jane Kern <kernscot...> [hmbirds] <hmbirds-noreply...> [HMBirds] eBird -- Flight Lock Riberty Lane, Waterford, New York, US (42.805, -73.713) -- Feb 21, 2018
2/21/18 3:17 pm Nancy Jane Kern <kernscot...> [hmbirds] <hmbirds-noreply...> [HMBirds] eBird -- 822 Eichybush Road, Kinderhook, New York, US (42.428, -73.729) -- Feb 20, 2018
2/21/18 11:12 am <ksclemmy...> [hmbirds] <hmbirds-noreply...> [HMBirds] Carolina Wren
2/20/18 11:23 pm naomi lloyd <naomi_kestrel...> [hmbirds] <hmbirds-noreply...> [HMBirds] Harris's Sparrow continues
2/20/18 9:26 pm B Inskeep <binskeep...> [hmbirds] <hmbirds-noreply...> [HMBirds] Four Mile Point Preserve, Coxsackie
2/20/18 6:49 pm Ronald Harrower <rharrower...> [hmbirds] <hmbirds-noreply...> [HMBirds] eBird Report - Stillwater Riverfront Park, Feb 17, 2018
2/20/18 5:29 pm <kernscot...> [hmbirds] <hmbirds-noreply...> [HMBirds] Kinderhook- Merlin
2/20/18 5:14 pm Nancy Jane Kern <kernscot...> [hmbirds] <hmbirds-noreply...> [HMBirds] eBird -- 1505 Eleanor Drive, Castleton-on-Hudson, New York, US (42.503, -73.691) -- Feb 20, 2018
2/20/18 2:37 pm <kernscot...> [hmbirds] <hmbirds-noreply...> [HMBirds] Valatie- Hooded Merganser
2/20/18 12:46 pm zach schwartz-weinstein <zachsw...> [hmbirds] <hmbirds-noreply...> [HMBirds] Fwd: [nysbirds-l] Harris’s Sparrow - Albany
2/20/18 8:44 am <jeffnadler01...> [hmbirds] <hmbirds-noreply...> [HMBirds] Geese to Owls - continued
2/20/18 8:37 am <jeffnadler01...> [hmbirds] <hmbirds-noreply...> [HMBirds] Geese to Owls
2/19/18 4:48 pm H Klinowski <hocka1...> [hmbirds] <hmbirds-noreply...> [HMBirds] TV and BBs
2/19/18 12:34 pm Tom <trwdsd...> [hmbirds] <hmbirds-noreply...> [HMBirds] HMBC Field Trip reminder- Birding By Snowshoes at Five Rivers
2/18/18 5:20 pm <kernscot...> [hmbirds] <hmbirds-noreply...> [HMBirds] Eleanor Drive- Brown-headed Cowbird, Grackle
2/18/18 5:15 pm <kernscot...> [hmbirds] <hmbirds-noreply...> [HMBirds] Valatie- Northern Harrier
2/18/18 4:11 pm naomi lloyd <naomi_kestrel...> [hmbirds] <hmbirds-noreply...> [HMBirds] Harris's Sparrow continues
2/18/18 12:18 pm <mushka_81...> [hmbirds] <hmbirds-noreply...> [HMBirds] Turkey Vulture 02.18.18
2/18/18 12:17 pm 'Ellen Morosoff Pemrick' <lnmp...> [hmbirds] <hmbirds-noreply...> RE: [HMBirds] Turkey Vulture- 2/18
2/18/18 10:03 am Tom <trwdsd...> [hmbirds] <hmbirds-noreply...> [HMBirds] Turkey Vulture- 2/18
2/18/18 9:25 am Ronald Harrower <rharrower...> [hmbirds] <hmbirds-noreply...> [HMBirds] eBird Report - Bald Eagle, Degraff Road, Feb 17, 2018
2/17/18 9:56 am Liz Curley <ecurley518...> [hmbirds] <hmbirds-noreply...> [HMBirds] Greater White-fronted Geese, Blockhouse Park, Stillwater
2/17/18 4:26 am Larry & Penny Alden <overlook...> [hmbirds] <hmbirds-noreply...> [HMBirds] Fwd: HARRIS'S SPARROW
2/16/18 3:48 pm <scottvarney1968...> [hmbirds] <hmbirds-noreply...> [HMBirds] Snowy Owl, SNHP, Stillwater, NY
2/16/18 2:12 pm Nancy Jane Kern <kernscot...> [hmbirds] <hmbirds-noreply...> [HMBirds] eBird -- 3567-3571 County Road 21, Stuyvesant, New York, US (42.43, -73.728) -- Feb 16, 2018
2/16/18 12:57 pm Nancy Jane Kern <kernscot...> [hmbirds] <hmbirds-noreply...> [HMBirds] eBird -- (42.413, -73.674) -- Feb 16, 2018
2/16/18 6:29 am Tom <trwdsd...> [hmbirds] <hmbirds-noreply...> [HMBirds] Blackbirds arriving- 2/16
2/15/18 9:29 am Nancy Jane Kern <kernscot...> [hmbirds] <hmbirds-noreply...> [HMBirds] eBird -- 1-99 Clark Avenue, Cohoes, New York, US (42.775, -73.693) -- Feb 15, 2018
2/15/18 8:49 am <philwhitney17...> [hmbirds] <hmbirds-noreply...> [HMBirds] February 14 Birdline
2/15/18 7:54 am Nancy Jane Kern <kernscot...> [hmbirds] <hmbirds-noreply...> [HMBirds] eBird -- 99 Clark Avenue, Cohoes, New York, US (42.775, -73.693) -- Feb 15, 2018
2/15/18 5:53 am Tom <trwdsd...> [hmbirds] <hmbirds-noreply...> [HMBirds] Song Sparrows, Red-winged Blackbirds- 2/15
2/14/18 8:58 pm Ronald Harrower <rharrower...> [hmbirds] <hmbirds-noreply...> [HMBirds] 2 Merlins E-Bird Report - Burt Road, Feb 13, 2018
2/14/18 8:54 pm Ronald Harrower <rharrower...> [hmbirds] <hmbirds-noreply...> [HMBirds] eBird Report - Ruckytucks Road, Feb 9, 2018
2/14/18 8:49 pm Ronald Harrower <rharrower...> [hmbirds] <hmbirds-noreply...> [HMBirds] eBird Report - Burt Road, Feb 13, 2018
2/14/18 8:49 pm Ronald Harrower <rharrower...> [hmbirds] <hmbirds-noreply...> [HMBirds] eBird Report - Rte 236 Halfmoon, Feb 14, 2018
2/14/18 8:49 pm Ronald Harrower <rharrower...> [hmbirds] <hmbirds-noreply...> [HMBirds] eBird Report - Henry Robens Rd, Feb 11, 2018
2/14/18 8:48 pm Ronald Harrower <rharrower...> [hmbirds] <hmbirds-noreply...> [HMBirds] eBird Report - Northumberland farmland, Feb 13, 2018
2/14/18 2:26 pm naomi lloyd <naomi_kestrel...> [hmbirds] <hmbirds-noreply...> [HMBirds] Tomorrow's destination, 2/15
2/14/18 11:35 am <mushka_81...> [hmbirds] <hmbirds-noreply...> [HMBirds] Black Vultures 2.14.18
2/13/18 4:18 pm Jim de Waal Malefyt <dewaalmalefyt...> [hmbirds] <hmbirds-noreply...> [HMBirds] Greater White-fronted Geese
2/13/18 12:53 pm Nancy Jane Kern <kernscot...> [hmbirds] <hmbirds-noreply...> [HMBirds] eBird -- 22-98 Clark Avenue, Cohoes, New York, US (42.775, -73.692) -- Feb 13, 2018
2/13/18 12:18 pm Nancy Jane Kern <kernscot...> [hmbirds] <hmbirds-noreply...> [HMBirds] eBird -- (42.748, -73.69) -- Feb 13, 2018
2/13/18 12:18 pm Larry & Penny Alden <overlook...> [hmbirds] <hmbirds-noreply...> Re: [HMBirds] Red Belly Woodpecker
2/13/18 8:25 am 'Mona Bearor' <conservebirds...> [hmbirds] <hmbirds-noreply...> [HMBirds] Bluebirds singing!
2/13/18 7:02 am <pseward...> [hmbirds] <hmbirds-noreply...> [HMBirds] Red Belly Woodpecker
2/12/18 2:40 pm Nancy Jane Kern <kernscot...> [hmbirds] <hmbirds-noreply...> [HMBirds] eBird -- 3861 County Road 21, Schodack Landing, New York, US (42.454, -73.735) -- Feb 12, 2018
2/12/18 2:00 pm Nancy Jane Kern <kernscot...> [hmbirds] <hmbirds-noreply...> [HMBirds] eBird -- 1505 Eleanor Drive, Castleton-on-Hudson, New York, US (42.503, -73.691) -- Feb 12, 2018
2/12/18 1:12 pm Nancy Jane Kern <kernscot...> [hmbirds] <hmbirds-noreply...> [HMBirds] eBird -- 6302 Augusta Avenue, Valatie, New York, US (42.419, -73.668) -- Feb 12, 2018
2/12/18 10:29 am <hersheyj...> [hmbirds] <hmbirds-noreply...> [HMBirds] Iceland, Glaucous Gulls
2/11/18 11:41 am <david.harrison...> [hmbirds] <hmbirds-noreply...> [HMBirds] Lapland Longspur at Schenectady County Airport
2/10/18 12:49 pm Nancy Jane Kern <kernscot...> [hmbirds] <hmbirds-noreply...> [HMBirds] eBird -- 3052 Main Street, Valatie, New York, US (42.413, -73.674) -- Feb 09, 2018
2/10/18 12:47 pm Nancy Jane Kern <kernscot...> [hmbirds] <hmbirds-noreply...> [HMBirds] eBird -- 3052 Main Street, Valatie, New York, US (42.413, -73.674) -- Feb 09, 2018
2/9/18 11:04 pm Nancy Jane Kern <kernscot...> [hmbirds] <hmbirds-noreply...> [HMBirds] eBird -- 3052 Main Street, Valatie, New York, US (42.413, -73.674) -- Feb 09, 2018
2/9/18 8:51 pm <kernscot...> [hmbirds] <hmbirds-noreply...> [HMBirds] Valatie- Hooded Mergansers
2/9/18 7:10 pm Nancy Jane Kern <kernscot...> [hmbirds] <hmbirds-noreply...> [HMBirds] eBird -- 3373 County Road 21, Kinderhook, New York, US (42.427, -73.719) -- Feb 09, 2018
2/8/18 7:12 am <philwhitney17...> [hmbirds] <hmbirds-noreply...> [HMBirds] February 7 Birdline
2/7/18 12:53 pm Ronald Harrower <rharrower...> [hmbirds] <hmbirds-noreply...> [HMBirds] eBird Report - Stillwater Bridge Rd., Feb 5, 2018
2/7/18 12:52 pm Ronald Harrower <rharrower...> [hmbirds] <hmbirds-noreply...> [HMBirds] eBird Report - Stillwater Bridge Rd., Feb 5, 2018
2/7/18 12:51 pm Ronald Harrower <rharrower...> [hmbirds] <hmbirds-noreply...> [HMBirds] eBird Report - Northumberland farmland, Feb 5, 2018
2/6/18 5:05 pm <ecurley518...> [hmbirds] <hmbirds-noreply...> [HMBirds] Fox Sparrow, Colonie
2/6/18 8:07 am zach schwartz-weinstein <zachsw...> [hmbirds] <hmbirds-noreply...> [HMBirds] Lesser black-backed gull, green mountain drive
2/5/18 4:14 pm Nancy Jane Kern <kernscot...> [hmbirds] <hmbirds-noreply...> [HMBirds] eBird -- 1101-1149 Schodack Landing Road, Schodack Landing, New York, US (42.478, -73.717) -- Feb 05, 2018
2/5/18 1:53 pm Nancy Jane Kern <kernscot...> [hmbirds] <hmbirds-noreply...> [HMBirds] eBird -- 500 McKnight Road, Schodack Landing, New York, US (42.481, -73.708) -- Feb 05, 2018
2/4/18 5:47 pm <ScottJStoner...> [hmbirds] <hmbirds-noreply...> [HMBirds] Monday program from HMBC - Birding Panama - 7 PM at Five Rivers
2/3/18 7:38 pm Scottjstoner <ScottJStoner...> [hmbirds] <hmbirds-noreply...> [HMBirds] Results from HMBC field trip to Fort Edward grasslands
2/3/18 5:04 pm naomi lloyd <naomi_kestrel...> [hmbirds] <hmbirds-noreply...> [HMBirds] Short-eared Owl, Fort Edward
2/3/18 1:37 pm <hersheyj...> [hmbirds] <hmbirds-noreply...> [HMBirds] Glaucous Gulls - Crescent Power Plant
2/2/18 5:46 pm <kernscot...> [hmbirds] <hmbirds-noreply...> [HMBirds] Austerlitz- Bald Eagles, Common Raven
2/1/18 10:14 am <jeffnadler01...> [hmbirds] <hmbirds-noreply...> [HMBirds] Around the Counties-today and past couple days
2/1/18 5:35 am <philwhitney17...> [hmbirds] <hmbirds-noreply...> [HMBirds] January 31 Birdline
1/31/18 5:43 pm zach schwartz-weinstein <zachsw...> [hmbirds] <hmbirds-noreply...> [HMBirds] Rensselaerville State Forest report
1/31/18 5:41 pm Alison Van Keuren <aev12159...> [hmbirds] <hmbirds-noreply...> [HMBirds] Schenectady County Airport-Snowy Owl-NOT
1/31/18 2:51 pm Ronald Harrower <rharrower...> [hmbirds] <hmbirds-noreply...> [HMBirds] eBird Report - Wrights Loop North, Jan 28, 2018
1/31/18 2:34 pm Ronald Harrower <rharrower...> [hmbirds] <hmbirds-noreply...> [HMBirds] eBird Report - Lock 2 Mechanicville, Jan 28, 2018
1/31/18 1:03 pm Ronald Harrower <rharrower...> [hmbirds] <hmbirds-noreply...> [HMBirds] eBird Report - Red Crossbills Lake Desolation SF, Jan 31, 2018
1/31/18 10:12 am Alan <adfrench...> [hmbirds] <hmbirds-noreply...> [HMBirds] Red-winged Blackbirds
1/30/18 10:50 pm Scottjstoner <ScottJStoner...> [hmbirds] <hmbirds-noreply...> [HMBirds] Monday evening program on Birding Panama
1/30/18 9:24 pm <david.harrison...> [hmbirds] <hmbirds-noreply...> [HMBirds] Snowy Owl at Schenectady County Airport
1/29/18 2:28 pm <birderjory...> [hmbirds] <hmbirds-noreply...> [HMBirds] Snowy Owl while landing at Albany Airport
1/28/18 1:20 pm Nancy Jane Kern <kernscot...> [hmbirds] <hmbirds-noreply...> [HMBirds] eBird -- 1485 Eleanor Drive, Castleton-on-Hudson, New York, US (42.503, -73.696) -- Jan 28, 2018
1/28/18 10:41 am <hersheyj...> [hmbirds] <hmbirds-noreply...> [HMBirds] American Wigeons - Ferry Drive
1/28/18 8:56 am Jim de Waal Malefyt <dewaalmalefyt...> [hmbirds] <hmbirds-noreply...> [HMBirds] Re: Bluebirds
1/28/18 8:06 am H Klinowski <hocka1...> [hmbirds] <hmbirds-noreply...> [HMBirds] Goldfinches
1/28/18 6:03 am Alan <adfrench...> [hmbirds] <hmbirds-noreply...> [HMBirds] Bluebirds
1/28/18 4:33 am zach schwartz-weinstein <zachsw...> [hmbirds] <hmbirds-noreply...> Re: [HMBirds] Barn Owl in Fort Edward, NY
1/28/18 4:31 am <scottvarney1968...> [hmbirds] <hmbirds-noreply...> [HMBirds] Barn Owl in Fort Edward, NY
1/27/18 6:06 pm <gregg_recer...> [hmbirds] <hmbirds-noreply...> [HMBirds] cohoes gulls
1/27/18 8:04 am zach schwartz-weinstein <zachsw...> [hmbirds] <hmbirds-noreply...> [HMBirds] Mohawk River Gulls
1/27/18 7:08 am naomi lloyd <naomi_kestrel...> [hmbirds] <hmbirds-noreply...> Re: [HMBirds] 2018 century run
1/27/18 7:05 am naomi lloyd <naomi_kestrel...> [hmbirds] <hmbirds-noreply...> Re: [HMBirds] 2018 century run
1/27/18 6:58 am george steele <unlessyoucare...> [hmbirds] <hmbirds-noreply...> [HMBirds] 2018 century run
1/26/18 12:22 pm Kathryn Schneider <fallline...> [hmbirds] <hmbirds-noreply...> [HMBirds] Northern Harriers, Rough-leg Wire Road
1/25/18 4:38 pm <hersheyj...> [hmbirds] <hmbirds-noreply...> [HMBirds] Redheads
1/25/18 3:53 pm <pcmjr...> [hmbirds] <hmbirds-noreply...> [HMBirds] Red-shouldered Hawk in West Sand Lake
1/25/18 2:18 pm naomi lloyd <naomi_kestrel...> [hmbirds] <hmbirds-noreply...> [HMBirds] Birds of prey at Albany airport
1/25/18 6:55 am zach schwartz-weinstein <zachsw...> [hmbirds] <hmbirds-noreply...> [HMBirds] Northern Shrike, Rensselaerville State Forest
1/25/18 5:56 am <philwhitney17...> [hmbirds] <hmbirds-noreply...> [HMBirds] January 24 Birdline
 
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Date: 2/24/18 12:10 pm
From: Nancy Jane Kern <kernscot...> [hmbirds] <hmbirds-noreply...>
Subject: [HMBirds] eBird -- 105-109 Fort Miller Road, Greenwich, New York, US (43.153, -73.578) -- Feb 24, 2018
105-109 Fort Miller Road, Greenwich, New York, US (43.153, -73.578)

Feb 24, 2018

2:25 PM

Traveling

15.83 miles

43 minutes

All birds reported? Yes

Comments:

Temperature 45 F


600 Canada Goose

90 Common Goldeneye

2 Rock Pigeon (Feral Pigeon)

1 Red-bellied Woodpecker

2 Black-capped Chickadee

1 Northern Cardinal


Number of Taxa: 6



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Date: 2/24/18 10:08 am
From: 'Larry & Penny Alden' <overlook...> [hmbirds] <hmbirds-noreply...>
Subject: [HMBirds] Harris's Sparrow - YES
I watched the Harris's Sparrow at the house at 596 Meadowdale Road this
morning for 15 minutes between 11:20 and 11:35. It flew in from the east
side of the road, and also retreated in that direction.



Larry Alden

Meadowdale

(southern Guilderland on the New Scotland border)






 

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Date: 2/24/18 5:49 am
From: Alan <adfrench...> [hmbirds] <hmbirds-noreply...>
Subject: [HMBirds] OT: Yellow Cardinal
This would be something to see at the feeder!

https://news.nationalgeographic.com/2018/02/birds-animals-cardinals-rare-yellow-spd/

Clear skies, Alan


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Date: 2/23/18 1:41 pm
From: Steve Mesick <stvmesick...> [hmbirds] <hmbirds-noreply...>
Subject: [HMBirds] Wright’s Koop Pintails
Stopped by Wright’s loop on my way to an appointment hoping for an unusual goose but picked through 400+ Canada’s with no other geese, but along with a few Mallards and Black Ducks there were over 20 Northern Pintails, the majority males. Through there may be a Green-winged Teal also but too far away to see for sure, did not have my scope. Nearby River Rd had a single male Hooded Merganser and a single female Common Merganser.

Steve Mesick, East Greenbush

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Date: 2/22/18 9:31 am
From: <maplemeadows1228...> [hmbirds] <hmbirds-noreply...>
Subject: [HMBirds] Cackling Goose Fort Miller Washington Cty
We just scanned a large group of geese along River Road in Fort Miller. We have not been successful in locating the previously reported Ross’s Geese but did find a Cackling swimming with the Canada Geese.

Stacy Robinson
Port Henry, NY

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Date: 2/22/18 7:10 am
From: <philwhitney17...> [hmbirds] <hmbirds-noreply...>
Subject: [HMBirds] February 21 Birdline


Birdline summary for week ending February 21:

28 reports; 43 species reported



Best of the week:

GREATER WHITE-FRONTED GOOSE: Stillwater 2/17 (2)

ROSS'S GOOSE: Schuylerville 2/21 (2)

ICELAND GULL: Waterford 2/21

SNOWY OWL: Stillwater 9/16

HARRIS'S SPARROW: Meadowdale 2/16 - 2/21



Other notables:

Mute Swan: Castleton 2/18

Northern Pintail: Stillwater 2/17

Turkey Vulture: 4 reports

Bald Eagle: Hudson River 2/14 (20); Coxsackie 2/14 (2); Cohoes 2/15; Charlton 2/18

Northern Harrier: Valatie 2/18; Kinderhook 2/20

Rough-legged Hawk: Coxsackie 2/14 (5)

Merlin: Cohoes 2/15; Kinderhook 2/18

Peregrine Falcon: Stuyvesant 2/16

Carolina Wren: Loudonville 2/21

Ruby-crowned Kinglet: Coxsackie 2/14

Eastern Bluebird: Troy 2/19 (6)

Hermit Thrush: Coxsackie 2/14

Yellow-rumped Warbler: Coxsackie 2/14

Rusty Blackbird: Niska Isle 2/16 (2)



Thanks to Larry Alden (Meadowdale), Kristin (Loudonville), Liz Curley (Stillwater), Ron Harrower (Charlton, Stillwater), Brenda Inskeep (Coxsackie), Michelle Joyce (Coxsackie), Nancy Kern (Cohoes, Stuyvesant, Valatie, Kinderhook, Castleton, Waterford), Heidi Klinowski (Troy), Naomi Lloyd (Meadowdale, Schuylerville), Ellen Pemrick (Wilton), Zach Schwartz-Weinstein (Meadowdale), Scott Varney (Stillwater) and Tom Williams (Niska Isle, Colonie, Meadowdale)

 

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Date: 2/21/18 9:46 pm
From: naomi lloyd <naomi_kestrel...> [hmbirds] <hmbirds-noreply...>
Subject: [HMBirds] Fw: Destination This Week



Hi, All,



           
Despite a few glitches last week, almost everybody received the destination e-mail. Hope it works this week! Let's
try the Mohawk River Cohoes - Crescent corridor for white winged gulls. Both Glaucous and Iceland Gulls were reported
last week and the current warm temperatures may hasten their departure for points northward.

If the recent rains and snow melt make gull concentrations impossible, I'll fall back on the
Meadowdale Rd. Harris's Sparrow, if still present and not all of you have seen it, with
nearby Black Creek Marsh as an alternative.

Meet at 8:00 a.m. at the end of Clark Ave. behind the U-Haul on Ontario
St.(NY Rt.470).


Bill Lee


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Date: 2/21/18 7:53 pm
From: Nancy Jane Kern <kernscot...> [hmbirds] <hmbirds-noreply...>
Subject: [HMBirds] eBird -- 3052 Main Street, Valatie, New York, US (42.413, -73.674) -- Feb 20, 2018
3052 Main Street, Valatie, New York, US (42.413, -73.674)

Feb 20, 2018

4:12 PM

Stationary

3 minutes

All birds reported? Yes

Comments:

Temperature 64 F sunny


6 Canada Goose

1 Common Goldeneye

2 Hooded Merganser

16 Rock Pigeon (Feral Pigeon)


Number of Taxa: 4



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Date: 2/21/18 6:20 pm
From: naomi lloyd <naomi_kestrel...> [hmbirds] <hmbirds-noreply...>
Subject: [HMBirds] Ross's Geese, Ft Miller
In my continuing adventures in confusing geese, I assumed the two white birds I saw today on River Rd were Snow Geese. Upon looking closer at the pictures, consensus says Ross's Goose!

I saw them near the end of River Rd northeast of Schuylerville, where the river widens. They were there about 11:30 but I couldn't refind them a few hours later. Sorry, I wish I'd known what I saw earlier!

eBird report with bad photos:
https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S43076060

Naomi Lloyd
West Sand Lake 


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Date: 2/21/18 3:17 pm
From: Nancy Jane Kern <kernscot...> [hmbirds] <hmbirds-noreply...>
Subject: [HMBirds] eBird -- Flight Lock Riberty Lane, Waterford, New York, US (42.805, -73.713) -- Feb 21, 2018
Flight Lock Riberty Lane, Waterford, New York, US (42.805, -73.713)

Feb 21, 2018

2:44 PM

Stationary

4 minutes

All birds reported? Yes

Comments:

Temperature 71F Flight lock Rd. Closed beyond Lock 2. Most birds on ice above the Crescent dam.


25 Canada Goose

7 Mallard

2 Common Merganser

100 Ring-billed Gull

60 Herring Gull

1 Iceland Gull

39 Great Black-backed Gull

26 American Crow

2 Fish Crow


Number of Taxa: 9



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Date: 2/21/18 3:17 pm
From: Nancy Jane Kern <kernscot...> [hmbirds] <hmbirds-noreply...>
Subject: [HMBirds] eBird -- 822 Eichybush Road, Kinderhook, New York, US (42.428, -73.729) -- Feb 20, 2018
822 Eichybush Road, Kinderhook, New York, US (42.428, -73.729)

Feb 20, 2018

5:23 PM

Traveling

6.74 miles

16 minutes

All birds reported? Yes

Comments:


23 Canada Goose

1 Northern Harrier

1 Red-tailed Hawk

2 Mourning Dove

2 Eastern Bluebird


Number of Taxa: 5



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Date: 2/21/18 11:12 am
From: <ksclemmy...> [hmbirds] <hmbirds-noreply...>
Subject: [HMBirds] Carolina Wren
I'd been hearing one for most of the day but hadn't seen it 'til just now. Hopped up on the top of the suet feeder and had a very lengthy snack.


Kristin
Loudonville
 

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Date: 2/20/18 11:23 pm
From: naomi lloyd <naomi_kestrel...> [hmbirds] <hmbirds-noreply...>
Subject: [HMBirds] Harris's Sparrow continues
Tom, Colleen and I got brief glimpses ( an hour apart! ) of the Harris's Sparrow on Meadowdale Rd. this morning. It has less of a black bib than the Loudonville bird two years ago, but its pink bill and large size are still good indicators.

Patience is advised if you go for it - the homeowners are friendly and told us as we were leaving that it was OK to walk up their driveway. Parking is possible in a few spots but beware of cars zipping by.

eBird list with bad photo:
https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S42946858

Naomi Lloyd
West Sand Lake


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Date: 2/20/18 9:26 pm
From: B Inskeep <binskeep...> [hmbirds] <hmbirds-noreply...>
Subject: [HMBirds] Four Mile Point Preserve, Coxsackie
On February 14, 2018, Tom Fiore and I visited Four Mile Point Preserve in Coxsackie. I just got around to entering my ebird report and now realize that two birds we observed, Ruby-crowned Kinglet and Yellow-rumped Warbler, are considered rare for that location during this time of year. These were associating with a nice flock of other small birds (chickadees, goldfinches, etc) in the parking lot area. We also observed a Hermit Thrush feeding on berries in a tree along the boardwalk to the pond and also a Yellow-bellied Sapsucker.

Along the Hudson shoreline of Coxsackie to Athens (from the house and a few other locations) we saw a minimum of 20 Bald Eagles both young and adult sitting on ice, in flight, and some interacting.

At Coxsackie Creek Grasslands Preserve mainly the area near the Save A Lot Warehouse on Industrial Parkway, we observed at least 5 different Rough-legged Hawks (including one gorgeous dark phase) and two more adult Bald Eagles that appeared to be migrating.

For anyone interested, we were fortunate to have observed a Golden Eagle in Dover Plains, NY at Ten Mile River Preserve (Lime Kiln Rd & Ten Mile River Dr). When we first pulled up the eagle took to flight as it was being continuously harassed by crows and 2 ravens. We followed it in the scope and saw it land in a tree snag, though somewhat distant, offering good, long views. It eventually took to flight again after a couple hours of watching and waiting offering awesome views of this bird in flight.

Brenda Inskeep with Tom Fiore
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Date: 2/20/18 6:49 pm
From: Ronald Harrower <rharrower...> [hmbirds] <hmbirds-noreply...>
Subject: [HMBirds] eBird Report - Stillwater Riverfront Park, Feb 17, 2018

> Stillwater Riverfront Park, Saratoga, New York, US
> Feb 17, 2018 12:00 PM - 12:20 PM
> Protocol: Traveling
> 0.1 mile(s)
> Comments: Met Naomi and Lindsey at the Park parking lot. They were able to relate the movements of the White -fronted Geese and pinpoint their present location. While talking and checking on geese, a drake Northern Pintail floated by and a Fish Crow went ahn-ehn, ahn-ehn! Notable in their absence after recent abundance were Common Goldeneyes. This was borne out as well around the bridge and Ferry Lane. None.
> 7 species
>
> Greater White-fronted Goose 2 With Canada Geese
> Canada Goose 75
> Mallard 12
> Northern Pintail 1
> American Crow 4
> Fish Crow 1
> House Sparrow 4
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> View this checklist online at https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S42913113
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Date: 2/20/18 5:29 pm
From: <kernscot...> [hmbirds] <hmbirds-noreply...>
Subject: [HMBirds] Kinderhook- Merlin
Nancy Kern

822 Eichybush Road, Kinderhook, New York, US (42.428, -73.729), Columbia, New York, US
Feb 18, 2018 5:36 PM - 5:37 PM
Protocol: Stationary
Comments: Temperature 36 F
1 species

Merlin 1


 

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Date: 2/20/18 5:14 pm
From: Nancy Jane Kern <kernscot...> [hmbirds] <hmbirds-noreply...>
Subject: [HMBirds] eBird -- 1505 Eleanor Drive, Castleton-on-Hudson, New York, US (42.503, -73.691) -- Feb 20, 2018
1505 Eleanor Drive, Castleton-on-Hudson, New York, US (42.503, -73.691)

Feb 20, 2018

4:50 PM

Traveling

0.52 miles

9 minutes

All birds reported? Yes

Comments:

Temperature 66 F


1 Mute Swan -- Juv. On partially open large pond not domestic

40 European Starling

5 Red-winged Blackbird

3 Common Grackle


Number of Taxa: 4



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Date: 2/20/18 2:37 pm
From: <kernscot...> [hmbirds] <hmbirds-noreply...>
Subject: [HMBirds] Valatie- Hooded Merganser
Nancy Kern

3052 Main Street, Valatie, New York, US (42.413, -73.674), Columbia, New York, US
Feb 18, 2018 4:29 PM - 4:33 PM
Protocol: Stationary
Comments: Temperature 38 F sunny breeze
4 species

Canada Goose 3
Mallard 2
Hooded Merganser 9
Rock Pigeon (Feral Pigeon) 11


 

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Date: 2/20/18 12:46 pm
From: zach schwartz-weinstein <zachsw...> [hmbirds] <hmbirds-noreply...>
Subject: [HMBirds] Fwd: [nysbirds-l] Harris’s Sparrow - Albany
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Date: Tue, Feb 20, 2018 at 3:42 PM
Subject: [nysbirds-l] Harris’s Sparrow - Albany
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Just seen around 3:30pm at base of feeders nearest red barn/garage and then
in bushes across driveway from said barn.

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Date: 2/20/18 8:44 am
From: <jeffnadler01...> [hmbirds] <hmbirds-noreply...>
Subject: [HMBirds] Geese to Owls - continued
And of course the typo corrections are snow owls is snowy owls and rough-legged hawk intended.




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Date: 2/20/18 8:37 am
From: <jeffnadler01...> [hmbirds] <hmbirds-noreply...>
Subject: [HMBirds] Geese to Owls
Thanks to Liz for sharing the Greater white-fronted geese sighting, a nice close encounter with photos to share. Also, the wintering snowy owls in multiple local counties have provided an opportunity to responsibly observe behavior and even natural harassment by other birds. I've observed snow owls screeching in response to harassment by red-tailed hawks, northern harrier, a ugh-legged hawk, and of course crows. The only time I saw a snowy owl go after another raptor was recently, a short-eared owl in hunting flight was briefly pursued by a snowy owl.


Also, male red-winged blackbirds are back at Collins Lake, Scotia, Schenectady County.


http://www.jnphoto.net/NEW/NEW/i-qNhQxg5 http://www.jnphoto.net/NEW/NEW/i-qNhQxg5


Jeff Nadler
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Date: 2/19/18 4:48 pm
From: H Klinowski <hocka1...> [hmbirds] <hmbirds-noreply...>
Subject: [HMBirds] TV and BBs
Had my FOS Turkey Vulture sail over my backyard today. Nice addition to my final GBBC report.

Yesterday I had one Eastern Bluebird in the yard but also saw a group of 5, all males, while birding in Oakwood Cemetery.

Heidi Klinowski
Troy/Brunswick

 

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Date: 2/19/18 12:34 pm
From: Tom <trwdsd...> [hmbirds] <hmbirds-noreply...>
Subject: [HMBirds] HMBC Field Trip reminder- Birding By Snowshoes at Five Rivers
Please note that you should register by Wednesday, Feb. 21st if you want to participate in the Birding By Snowshoes at Five Rivers field trip. That information is here:
hmbc.net/content/register-birding-snowshoe-five-rivers

With the warm weather upcoming over the next few days, it seems that this field trip will be conducted on foot rather than snowshoes. You can ask for further details when you register. Trip detail is below:
hmbc.net/content/birding-snowshoe-five-rivers-5


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Date: 2/18/18 5:20 pm
From: <kernscot...> [hmbirds] <hmbirds-noreply...>
Subject: [HMBirds] Eleanor Drive- Brown-headed Cowbird, Grackle
Nancy Kern

1505 Eleanor Drive, Castleton-on-Hudson, New York, US (42.503, -73.69), Rensselaer, New York, US
Feb 18, 2018 5:06 PM - 5:13 PM
Protocol: Traveling
1.05 mile(s)
6 species

Canada Goose 12
Red-tailed Hawk 2
Rock Pigeon (Feral Pigeon) 5
European Starling 120
Brown-headed Cowbird 2
Common Grackle 1


 

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Date: 2/18/18 5:15 pm
From: <kernscot...> [hmbirds] <hmbirds-noreply...>
Subject: [HMBirds] Valatie- Northern Harrier
Nancy Kern

447 County Road 28, Valatie, New York, US (42.458, -73.693), Columbia, New York, US
Feb 18, 2018 4:51 PM - 5:04 PM
Protocol: Traveling
3.97 mile(s)
Comments: Temperature 37 F sunny
4 species

Canada Goose 600 Feeding on a cornfield
Mallard 45 On cornfield with geese
Northern Harrier 1
European Starling 17


 

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Date: 2/18/18 4:11 pm
From: naomi lloyd <naomi_kestrel...> [hmbirds] <hmbirds-noreply...>
Subject: [HMBirds] Harris's Sparrow continues


Tom, Colleen and I got brief glimpses ( an
hour apart! ) of the Harris's Sparrow on Meadowdale Rd. this
morning. It has less of a black bib than the Loudonville
bird two years ago, but its pink bill and large size are
still good indicators.

Patience is advised if you go for it -
the homeowners are friendly and told us as we were leaving
that it was OK to walk up their driveway. Parking is
possible in a few spots but beware of cars zipping by.

eBird list with bad photo:
https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S42946858

Naomi Lloyd
West Sand Lake


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Date: 2/18/18 12:18 pm
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Subject: [HMBirds] Turkey Vulture 02.18.18
Just saw my FOS Turkey Vulture near 9W Coxsackie 😎

Spring is in the air!

Michelle Joyce
Greene County

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Date: 2/18/18 12:17 pm
From: 'Ellen Morosoff Pemrick' <lnmp...> [hmbirds] <hmbirds-noreply...>
Subject: RE: [HMBirds] Turkey Vulture- 2/18
I saw a Turkey Vulture in flight near Route 50 in Wilton about an hour ago.



Ellen



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Subject: [HMBirds] Turkey Vulture- 2/18





Colleen and I just watched a first-of-season Turkey Vulture soar over us along Rt. 155 in Colonie.



Tom Williams

Colonie


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Date: 2/18/18 10:03 am
From: Tom <trwdsd...> [hmbirds] <hmbirds-noreply...>
Subject: [HMBirds] Turkey Vulture- 2/18
Colleen and I just watched a first-of-season Turkey Vulture soar over us along Rt. 155 in Colonie. 
Tom Williams Colonie


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Date: 2/18/18 9:25 am
From: Ronald Harrower <rharrower...> [hmbirds] <hmbirds-noreply...>
Subject: [HMBirds] eBird Report - Bald Eagle, Degraff Road, Feb 17, 2018

> Degraff Road, Charlton, New York, US
> Feb 17, 2018 9:10 AM - 9:20 AM
> Protocol: Traveling
> 0.8 mile(s)
> Comments: Drove up DeGraff Rd from Western Rd. After seeing few birds of any species, it was quite a surprise to see an adult Bald Eagle sitting in a tree next to someone's driveway. Stayed there. Most other Bald Eagles I have seen have been near open water. Technically, Galway Lake is about 5 miles aways, but has been frozen solid for 2 months.
> 3 species
>
> Bald Eagle 1
> European Starling 250
> Dark-eyed Junco 5
>
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Date: 2/17/18 9:56 am
From: Liz Curley <ecurley518...> [hmbirds] <hmbirds-noreply...>
Subject: [HMBirds] Greater White-fronted Geese, Blockhouse Park, Stillwater
Two Greater White-fronted Geese at Blockhouse Park in Stillwater at 10:30 this morning. Hanging out with many Canada Geese near the park benches at the top of the riverbank. Probably same two seen earlier in the week...
https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S42881989
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Date: 2/17/18 4:26 am
From: Larry & Penny Alden <overlook...> [hmbirds] <hmbirds-noreply...>
Subject: [HMBirds] Fwd: HARRIS'S SPARROW
Re-posting since it didn’t come through yesterday.
>
> While walking the neighborhood doing a count for the Great Backyard Bird Count this morning, I happened upon a Harris’s Sparrow along Meadowdale Road. I knew what it was immediately, despite having seen my one and only one in Galway (Saratoga County) back in May 1998. This one was in non-breeding plumage, with a small black bib and black on the crown up to the peak. The large, pink bill really stood out. A truly handsome bird!
>
> There were a few American Tree Sparrows and White-throated Sparrows about, but the Harris’s did not seem to be directly associating with them.
>
> (Here I thought my best birds for the day would be a flicker and red-winged blackbird!)
>
> Larry Alden
> Meadowdale
> (southern Guilderland on the New Scotland border)
>
> (Note: I’m being a bit vague about location because, despite light traffic, there are few places to pull over on Meadowdale Road and it was not seen at anyone’s feeders.)
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Date: 2/16/18 3:48 pm
From: <scottvarney1968...> [hmbirds] <hmbirds-noreply...>
Subject: [HMBirds] Snowy Owl, SNHP, Stillwater, NY
Received a second hand report of a Snowy Owl from a teacher-friend today of a Snowy Owl found on Route 4 in Stillwater near the entrance to Saratoga National Historical Park today on his way into work. He was so excited about seeing his first ever Snowy Owl and provided awesome details about his observations. He couldn't wait to tell me about it at school this morning! It was one of those fantastic moments when you realize that our inner bird-nerd has affected our friends around us! I was elated to hear him tell his story with so much enthusiasm...and another birder is created!

Happy birding,

Scott Varney
Salem, NY

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Date: 2/16/18 2:12 pm
From: Nancy Jane Kern <kernscot...> [hmbirds] <hmbirds-noreply...>
Subject: [HMBirds] eBird -- 3567-3571 County Road 21, Stuyvesant, New York, US (42.43, -73.728) -- Feb 16, 2018
3567-3571<tel:3567-3571> County Road 21, Stuyvesant, New York, US (42.43, -73.728)

Feb 16, 2018

4:47 PM

Traveling

3.90 miles

17 minutes

All birds reported? Yes

Comments:

Overcast windy


8 Canada Goose

2 Red-tailed Hawk

1 Peregrine Falcon -- Eating on top of a pole probable1st year bird eventually flew west


Number of Taxa: 3



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Date: 2/16/18 12:57 pm
From: Nancy Jane Kern <kernscot...> [hmbirds] <hmbirds-noreply...>
Subject: [HMBirds] eBird -- (42.413, -73.674) -- Feb 16, 2018
(42.413, -73.674)

Feb 16, 2018

3:50 PM

Stationary

10 minutes

All birds reported? Yes

Comments:

Temperature 42 F overcast


6 Hooded Merganser

16 Rock Pigeon (Feral Pigeon)


Number of Taxa: 2



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Date: 2/16/18 6:29 am
From: Tom <trwdsd...> [hmbirds] <hmbirds-noreply...>
Subject: [HMBirds] Blackbirds arriving- 2/16
There were hundreds of blackbirds in the flooded fields at Burger’s Farm on Niska Isle this morning. At least 400 Red-winged Blackbirds, six Common Grackles, and two calling Rusty Blackbirds. Canada Geese and dozens of Mallards also present. Hungry robins were eating the sumac bobs along the bike path. I also watched a starling do a spot-on imitation of an Eastern Meadowlark’s “spring-is-here” song.
Tom Williams Colonie


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Date: 2/15/18 9:29 am
From: Nancy Jane Kern <kernscot...> [hmbirds] <hmbirds-noreply...>
Subject: [HMBirds] eBird -- 1-99 Clark Avenue, Cohoes, New York, US (42.775, -73.693) -- Feb 15, 2018
1-99 Clark Avenue, Cohoes, New York, US (42.775, -73.693)

Feb 15, 2018

12:21 PM

Stationary

6 minutes

All birds reported? Yes

Comments:

Temperature 49 F


3 Mallard

1 Bald Eagle -- Adult

18 Ring-billed Gull

1 Merlin -- On sandbar then in a tree


Number of Taxa: 4



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Date: 2/15/18 8:49 am
From: <philwhitney17...> [hmbirds] <hmbirds-noreply...>
Subject: [HMBirds] February 14 Birdline


Birdline summary for week ending February 14:

18 reports, 36 species reported



Best of the week:

GREATER WHITE-FRONTED GOOSE: Schaghticoke 2/13 (2)

ICELAND GULL: Crescent 2/12 (4)

GLAUCOUS GULL: Crescent 2/12

LAPLAND LONGSPUR: Kinderhook 2/9; Schenectady County Airport 2/11

SNOW BUNTING: Kinderhook 2/9 (90); Northumberland 2/13 (48); Saratoga 2/13 (37)



Other notables:

Black Vulture: Ravena 2/14 (8)

Bald Eagle: Cohoes 2/13, Schaghticoke 2/13; Troy 2/13 (2)

Rough-legged Hawk: Northumberland 2/13

American Kestrel: Halfmoon 2/13

Merlin: Saratoga 2/13 (2)

Horned Lark: Kinderhook 2/9 (11); Castleton 2/12; Saratoga 2/13 (12)

Eastern Bluebird: South Glens Falls 2/13; Northumberland 2/13 ; Saratoga 2/13 (7)

Fox Sparrow: Northumberland 2/13

Common Grackle: Castleton 2/12 (400)



Thanks to Mona Bearor (South Glens Falls), David Harrison (Schenectady Co. AP), John Hershey (Crescent), Ron Harrower (Northumberland, Saratoga Halfmoon), Michelle Joyce (Ravena), Nancy Kern (Kinderhook, Valatie, Castleton, Troy, Cohoes) and Jim de Waal Malefyt (Schaghticoke)

 

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Date: 2/15/18 7:54 am
From: Nancy Jane Kern <kernscot...> [hmbirds] <hmbirds-noreply...>
Subject: [HMBirds] eBird -- 99 Clark Avenue, Cohoes, New York, US (42.775, -73.693) -- Feb 15, 2018
99 Clark Avenue, Cohoes, New York, US (42.775, -73.693)

Feb 15, 2018

9:17 AM

Stationary

32 minutes

All birds reported? Yes

Comments:

Overcast temperature 43F


1 Canada Goose

7 Mallard

2 Common Goldeneye

5 Common Merganser

50 Ring-billed Gull

30 Herring Gull

1 Glaucous Gull

3 Great Black-backed Gull

15 American Crow

2 Fish Crow


Number of Taxa: 10



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Date: 2/15/18 5:53 am
From: Tom <trwdsd...> [hmbirds] <hmbirds-noreply...>
Subject: [HMBirds] Song Sparrows, Red-winged Blackbirds- 2/15
At least two singing Song Sparrows, and a small flock of singing and calling Red-winged Blackbirds in the Lishakill wetlands/farmlands near Ferry Rd. in Niskayuna this morning. Also cardinals singing the spring “cheer-cheer-cheer” song.
Tom Williams Colonie


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Date: 2/14/18 8:58 pm
From: Ronald Harrower <rharrower...> [hmbirds] <hmbirds-noreply...>
Subject: [HMBirds] 2 Merlins E-Bird Report - Burt Road, Feb 13, 2018

> Burt Road, Saratoga, New York, US
> Feb 13, 2018 8:15 AM - 8:25 AM
> Protocol: Traveling
> 1.0 mile(s)
> Comments: Drive up Burt Rd a short way and turned around. Found Red-tailed quickly and then saw a Merli sitting on a farm post, the take off and chase another Merlin out of a tree. I don't know of they were rivals or a pair forming
> 1 species
>
> Merlin 2
>
> View this checklist online at https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S42763880
>
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Date: 2/14/18 8:54 pm
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Subject: [HMBirds] eBird Report - Ruckytucks Road, Feb 9, 2018

> Ruckytucks Road, Saratoga, New York, US
> Feb 9, 2018 8:45 AM - 8:55 AM
> Protocol: Traveling
> 1.0 mile(s)
> Comments: I have wanted to make a report from Ruckytucks Road for a long time. Snow Buntings and Horned Larks made the effort worth it.
> 9 species
>
> Rock Pigeon (Feral Pigeon) 55
> Blue Jay 5
> American Crow 4
> Horned Lark 12
> Black-capped Chickadee 2
> White-breasted Nuthatch 2
> Eastern Bluebird 3
> European Starling 24
> Snow Bunting 11
>
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Date: 2/14/18 8:49 pm
From: Ronald Harrower <rharrower...> [hmbirds] <hmbirds-noreply...>
Subject: [HMBirds] eBird Report - Burt Road, Feb 13, 2018


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> Date: February 14, 2018 at 11:04:34 PM EST
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> Subject: eBird Report - Burt Road, Feb 13, 2018
>
> Burt Road, Saratoga, New York, US
> Feb 13, 2018 8:15 AM - 8:25 AM
> Protocol: Traveling
> 1.0 mile(s)
> Comments: Drive up Burt Rd a short way and turned around. Found Red-tailed quickly and then saw a Merli sitting on a farm post, the take off and chase another Merlin out of a tree. I don't know of they were rivals or a pair forming
> 1 species
>
> Merlin 2
>
> View this checklist online at https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S42763880
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Date: 2/14/18 8:49 pm
From: Ronald Harrower <rharrower...> [hmbirds] <hmbirds-noreply...>
Subject: [HMBirds] eBird Report - Rte 236 Halfmoon, Feb 14, 2018

> Rte 236 Halfmoon, Saratoga, New York, US
> Feb 14, 2018 2:10 PM
> Protocol: Incidental
> Comments: Driving toward the kestrel, I couldn't mistake it for anything else
> 1 species
>
> American Kestrel 1
>
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Date: 2/14/18 8:49 pm
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Subject: [HMBirds] eBird Report - Henry Robens Rd, Feb 11, 2018

> Henry Robens Rd, Saratoga, New York, US
> Feb 11, 2018 2:30 PM - 2:40 PM
> Protocol: Traveling
> 2.0 mile(s)
> Comments: Noticed Snow Buntings from a distance. What struck me is that after leaving the roadside for a car, they didn't return, but went to trees and stayed there. same thing around the corner on Gronczniak Rd.
> 2 species
>
> Eastern Bluebird 4
> Snow Bunting 26 in 2 flocks
>
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Date: 2/14/18 8:48 pm
From: Ronald Harrower <rharrower...> [hmbirds] <hmbirds-noreply...>
Subject: [HMBirds] eBird Report - Northumberland farmland, Feb 13, 2018

> Northumberland farmland, Saratoga, New York, US
> Feb 13, 2018 8:25 AM - 10:35 AM
> Protocol: Traveling
> 16.0 mile(s)
> Comments: Did the Northumberland ramble, zigzagging back and forth. Found Horned Larks and Snow Bunting, usually mixed, in many locations on roadsides along West River Road, Stone Bridge Rd, Goff Rd, and King Rd.
> 29 species
>
> Canada Goose 12
> Mallard 4
> Common Goldeneye 34 A lot of courting going on. Where there were only drakes, they seemed to practice on each other as in this apparently three-headed Duck!
> Hooded Merganser 4
> Common Merganser 8
> Red-tailed Hawk 7
> Rough-legged Hawk 1 Light Phase on Goff Rd
> Ring-billed Gull 3
> Herring Gull 4
> Rock Pigeon (Feral Pigeon) 235
> Mourning Dove 8
> Red-bellied Woodpecker 2
> Downy Woodpecker 3
> Blue Jay 14
> American Crow 325
> Common Raven 3
> Black-capped Chickadee 6
> Tufted Titmouse 2
> White-breasted Nuthatch 5
> Eastern Bluebird 12 On West River Rd, Purinton Rd, King Rd, Mott Rd
> American Robin 2
> European Starling 56
> Snow Bunting 48
> American Tree Sparrow 8
> Fox Sparrow 1 Mixed with other Sparrows and Buntings
> Dark-eyed Junco 42
> White-throated Sparrow 5
> Song Sparrow 1
> Northern Cardinal 4
>
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Date: 2/14/18 2:26 pm
From: naomi lloyd <naomi_kestrel...> [hmbirds] <hmbirds-noreply...>
Subject: [HMBirds] Tomorrow's destination, 2/15
Bill is having email issues so he asked me to forward tomorrow's trip info:

We'll meet at 8am at the Price Chopper in Mechanicville to explore on the Rensselaer side. Greater White-fronted Geese were found Tuesday along Kinderhook Rd on the Hoosic River.
See you there!

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Date: 2/14/18 11:35 am
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Subject: [HMBirds] Black Vultures 2.14.18
Saw 8 Black Vultures near Main Street in Ravena at 12 noon! 🌞

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Date: 2/13/18 4:18 pm
From: Jim de Waal Malefyt <dewaalmalefyt...> [hmbirds] <hmbirds-noreply...>
Subject: [HMBirds] Greater White-fronted Geese
Saw two Greater White-fronted Geese along the Hoosic River in Schaghticoke
viewed from Knickerbocker Road. They were with a flock of Canada Geese and
Mallards. Bald Eagles kept flying past them, but they never moved away.

https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S42735622

Jim de Waal Malefyt
Poestenkill

 

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Date: 2/13/18 12:53 pm
From: Nancy Jane Kern <kernscot...> [hmbirds] <hmbirds-noreply...>
Subject: [HMBirds] eBird -- 22-98 Clark Avenue, Cohoes, New York, US (42.775, -73.692) -- Feb 13, 2018
22-98 Clark Avenue, Cohoes, New York, US (42.775, -73.692)

Feb 13, 2018

3:33 PM

Stationary

17 minutes

All birds reported? Yes

Comments:

Cloudy icy Mohawk River


12 Mallard

1 Bald Eagle -- Adult

75 Ring-billed Gull

15 Herring Gull

6 Great Black-backed Gull

18 Rock Pigeon (Feral Pigeon)

2 American Crow

7 Fish Crow


Number of Taxa: 8



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Date: 2/13/18 12:18 pm
From: Nancy Jane Kern <kernscot...> [hmbirds] <hmbirds-noreply...>
Subject: [HMBirds] eBird -- (42.748, -73.69) -- Feb 13, 2018
(42.748, -73.69)

Feb 13, 2018

3:11 PM

Stationary

14 minutes

All birds reported? Yes

Comments:

Temperature 31 F sunny light breeze


2 Bald Eagle -- Pair of adults sitting in a tree overlooking the Hudson river below the Troy dam very vocal

2 Ring-billed Gull

4 Fish Crow


Number of Taxa: 3



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Date: 2/13/18 12:18 pm
From: Larry & Penny Alden <overlook...> [hmbirds] <hmbirds-noreply...>
Subject: Re: [HMBirds] Red Belly Woodpecker
It’s normal. My downies and red-bellies all seem to use particular cracks in nearby trees and the deck railing for opening sunflower seeds.

Larry Alden
Meadowdale

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> On Feb 13, 2018, at 10:02 AM, <pseward...> [hmbirds] <hmbirds-noreply...> wrote:
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> For the last couple years we have had a Red Belly Woodpecker in our backyard woods. He/She was always elusive never coming near the feeders until this year. He takes the sunflower seeds and flies to a tree where he appears to be putting them in a crotch or crack. He also goes to the ground for seeds. We noticed Downey's and Hairy's doing the same to the same crack. We have never seen this behavior before and was wondering if this s normal. Thanks for any info.
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Date: 2/13/18 8:25 am
From: 'Mona Bearor' <conservebirds...> [hmbirds] <hmbirds-noreply...>
Subject: [HMBirds] Bluebirds singing!
Anyone else hear Eastern Bluebirds singing? I have had them as regular
visitors to my Red Chokeberry all winter and yesterday afternoon I heard
singing from the treetops!

Such a sweet sound on a winter day.



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Date: 2/13/18 7:02 am
From: <pseward...> [hmbirds] <hmbirds-noreply...>
Subject: [HMBirds] Red Belly Woodpecker
For the last couple years we have had a Red Belly Woodpecker in our backyard woods. He/She was always elusive never coming near the feeders until this year. He takes the sunflower seeds and flies to a tree where he appears to be putting them in a crotch or crack. He also goes to the ground for seeds. We noticed Downey's and Hairy's doing the same to the same crack. We have never seen this behavior before and was wondering if this s normal. Thanks for any info.
 

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Date: 2/12/18 2:40 pm
From: Nancy Jane Kern <kernscot...> [hmbirds] <hmbirds-noreply...>
Subject: [HMBirds] eBird -- 3861 County Road 21, Schodack Landing, New York, US (42.454, -73.735) -- Feb 12, 2018
3861 County Road 21, Schodack Landing, New York, US (42.454, -73.735)

Feb 12, 2018

5:14 PM

Traveling

3.65 miles

11 minutes

All birds reported? Yes

Comments:

Temperature 33 F windy


17 Canada Goose

3 Red-tailed Hawk

2 American Tree Sparrow


Number of Taxa: 3



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Date: 2/12/18 2:00 pm
From: Nancy Jane Kern <kernscot...> [hmbirds] <hmbirds-noreply...>
Subject: [HMBirds] eBird -- 1505 Eleanor Drive, Castleton-on-Hudson, New York, US (42.503, -73.691) -- Feb 12, 2018
1505 Eleanor Drive, Castleton-on-Hudson, New York, US (42.503, -73.691)

Feb 12, 2018

4:35 PM

Traveling

2.51 miles

22 minutes

All birds reported? Yes

Comments:

Temperature 35 F sunny


270 Canada Goose -- On open pond at the Swartz Farm

2 Mallard

22 Rock Pigeon (Feral Pigeon)

1 Horned Lark

6 European Starling

400 Common Grackle -- On cornfield

3 House Sparrow


Number of Taxa: 7



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Date: 2/12/18 1:12 pm
From: Nancy Jane Kern <kernscot...> [hmbirds] <hmbirds-noreply...>
Subject: [HMBirds] eBird -- 6302 Augusta Avenue, Valatie, New York, US (42.419, -73.668) -- Feb 12, 2018
6302 Augusta Avenue, Valatie, New York, US (42.419, -73.668)

Feb 12, 2018

4:05 PM

Stationary

3 minutes

All birds reported? Yes

Comments:

Temperature 36 F sunny windy Kinderhook Creek water high and fast lots of ice breaking up with debris going over the dam


2 Hooded Merganser -- A pair

27 Rock Pigeon (Feral Pigeon)


Number of Taxa: 2



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Date: 2/12/18 10:29 am
From: <hersheyj...> [hmbirds] <hmbirds-noreply...>
Subject: [HMBirds] Iceland, Glaucous Gulls
This morning I found 4 Iceland Gulls among a cluster of about 300 gulls on the Mohawk River at the Crescent Bridge. A little further down the river at the Cohoes-Crescent Rd. pull-off I found 1 Glaucous Gull among another cluster of gulls.


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Date: 2/11/18 11:41 am
From: <david.harrison...> [hmbirds] <hmbirds-noreply...>
Subject: [HMBirds] Lapland Longspur at Schenectady County Airport
Arriving in Scotia this afternoon, I did my usual 10 minute swing along the roads bordering Schenectady County Airport and was rewarded with a Lapland Longspur, feeding alongside Tower Rd. with 3 Snow Buntings.
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Date: 2/10/18 12:49 pm
From: Nancy Jane Kern <kernscot...> [hmbirds] <hmbirds-noreply...>
Subject: [HMBirds] eBird -- 3052 Main Street, Valatie, New York, US (42.413, -73.674) -- Feb 09, 2018
3052 Main Street, Valatie, New York, US (42.413, -73.674)

Feb 09, 2018

4:31 PM

Stationary

5 minutes

All birds reported? Yes

Comments:

Temperature 28 F overcast breeze


2 Hooded Merganser


Number of Taxa: 1



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Date: 2/10/18 12:47 pm
From: Nancy Jane Kern <kernscot...> [hmbirds] <hmbirds-noreply...>
Subject: [HMBirds] eBird -- 3052 Main Street, Valatie, New York, US (42.413, -73.674) -- Feb 09, 2018
3052 Main Street, Valatie, New York, US (42.413, -73.674)

Feb 09, 2018

4:31 PM

Stationary

5 minutes

All birds reported? Yes

Comments:

Temperature 28 F overcast breeze


2 Hooded Merganser


Number of Taxa: 1



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Date: 2/9/18 11:04 pm
From: Nancy Jane Kern <kernscot...> [hmbirds] <hmbirds-noreply...>
Subject: [HMBirds] eBird -- 3052 Main Street, Valatie, New York, US (42.413, -73.674) -- Feb 09, 2018
3052 Main Street, Valatie, New York, US (42.413, -73.674)

Feb 09, 2018

4:31 PM

Stationary

5 minutes

All birds reported? Yes

Comments:

Temperature 28 F overcast breeze


2 Hooded Merganser


Number of Taxa: 1



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Date: 2/9/18 8:51 pm
From: <kernscot...> [hmbirds] <hmbirds-noreply...>
Subject: [HMBirds] Valatie- Hooded Mergansers
Nancy Kern

On the Kinderhook Creek north of the Rt. 203 dam.


 

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Date: 2/9/18 7:10 pm
From: Nancy Jane Kern <kernscot...> [hmbirds] <hmbirds-noreply...>
Subject: [HMBirds] eBird -- 3373 County Road 21, Kinderhook, New York, US (42.427, -73.719) -- Feb 09, 2018
3373 County Road 21, Kinderhook, New York, US (42.427, -73.719)

Feb 09, 2018

4:49 PM

Traveling

6.50 miles

39 minutes

All birds reported? Yes

Comments:

Temperature 27 F overcast some light rain


700 Canada Goose -- On cornfield

2 Mourning Dove

1 Blue Jay

11 Horned Lark

3 European Starling

1 Lapland Longspur

90 Snow Bunting -- Feeding on cracked corn spilled at a farm yard


Number of Taxa: 7



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Date: 2/8/18 7:12 am
From: <philwhitney17...> [hmbirds] <hmbirds-noreply...>
Subject: [HMBirds] February 7 Birdline


Birdline summary for week ending February 7:

11 reports; 49 species reported



Best of the week:

ICELAND GULL: Crescent Power Plant 2/1

LESSER BLACK-BACKED GULL: Cohoes 2/6

GLAUCOUS GULL: Crescent Power Plant 2/3

SNOWY OWL: Schenectady County Airport 2/1; Fort Edward 2/3

SHORT EARED OWL: Fort Edward 2/3

YELLOW-RUMPED WARBLER: Livingston 1/31 (2)

LAPLAND LONGSPUR: Northumberland 2/5 (3)

SNOW BUNTING: Northumberland 2/5 (45)



Other notables:

Northern Pintail: Vischer Ferry Power Plant 2/3 (2); Schodack Landing 2/5

Greater Scaup: Stillwater 2/5 (2)

Lesser Scaup: Stillwater 2/5

Bald Eagle: Austerlitz 2/1 (7); Fort Edward 2/3

Northern Harrier: Fort Edward 2/3 (5)

Rough-legged Hawk: Fort Edward 2/3 (6)

American Kestrel: Fort Edward 2/3

Common Raven: Austerlitz 2/1 (10); Northumberland 2/5 (3)

Horned Lark: Northumberland 2/5 (325)

Eastern Bluebird: Northumberland 2/5 (2)

American Robin: Schodack Landing 2/5 (20)

Northern Mockingbird: Schodack Landing 2/5

Fox Sparrow: Colonie 2/6



Thanks to Liz Curley (Colonie), Ron Harrower (Northumberland, Stillwater), John Hershey (Crescent Power Plant, Vischer Ferry Power Plant), Nancy Kern (Austerlitz, Schodack Landing), Naomi Lloyd (Fort Edward), Jeff Nadler (Crescent Power Plant, Schenectady County AP), Zach Schwartz-Weinstein (Cohoes), Scott Stoner (Fort Edward) and Will Yandik (Livingston)



 

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Date: 2/7/18 12:53 pm
From: Ronald Harrower <rharrower...> [hmbirds] <hmbirds-noreply...>
Subject: [HMBirds] eBird Report - Stillwater Bridge Rd., Feb 5, 2018

> Stillwater Bridge Rd., Saratoga, New York, US
> Feb 5, 2018 2:00 PM - 2:25 PM
> Protocol: Traveling
> 0.3 mile(s)
> Comments: With lots of sun, I wanted to get some photos of Goldeneye drakes reflecting green or purple. Most that I got were purple, with some mix. What was interesting was watching several drakes trying all the courting moves in the Goldeneye male playbook to impress a single hen. She in turn, sometimes assumed the head straight out, I'm ready, position. Not sure who the frontrunner was in her affections, but it was fun to watch.
> 16 species
>
> Canada Goose 24
> Mallard 14
> American Black Duck 4
> Ring-necked Duck 1
> Greater Scaup 2
> Lesser Scaup 1
> Common Goldeneye 26
> Hooded Merganser 21 Drakes were swimming around with head feathers up and making their graining noise. Females were nearby feigning disinterest
> Common Merganser 8
> Ring-billed Gull 4
> Herring Gull 1
> Rock Pigeon (Feral Pigeon) 34
> Blue Jay 3
> American Crow 7
> European Starling 25
> House Sparrow 4
>
> View this checklist online at https://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S42570907
>
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Date: 2/7/18 12:52 pm
From: Ronald Harrower <rharrower...> [hmbirds] <hmbirds-noreply...>
Subject: [HMBirds] eBird Report - Stillwater Bridge Rd., Feb 5, 2018

> Stillwater Bridge Rd., Saratoga, New York, US
> Feb 5, 2018 2:00 PM - 2:25 PM
> Protocol: Traveling
> 0.3 mile(s)
> Comments: With lots of sun, I wanted to get some photos of Goldeneye drakes reflecting green or purple. Most that I got were purple, with some mix. What was interesting was watching several drakes trying all the courting moves in the Goldeneye male playbook to impress a single hen. She in turn, sometimes assumed the head straight out, I'm ready, position. Not sure who the frontrunner was in her affections, but it was fun to watch.
> 16 species
>
> Canada Goose 24
> Mallard 14
> American Black Duck 4
> Ring-necked Duck 1
> Greater Scaup 2
> Lesser Scaup 1
> Common Goldeneye 26
> Hooded Merganser 21 Drakes were swimming around with head feathers up and making their graining noise. Females were nearby feigning disinterest
> Common Merganser 8
> Ring-billed Gull 4
> Herring Gull 1
> Rock Pigeon (Feral Pigeon) 34
> Blue Jay 3
> American Crow 7
> European Starling 25
> House Sparrow 4
>
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Date: 2/7/18 12:51 pm
From: Ronald Harrower <rharrower...> [hmbirds] <hmbirds-noreply...>
Subject: [HMBirds] eBird Report - Northumberland farmland, Feb 5, 2018

> Northumberland farmland, Saratoga, New York, US
> Feb 5, 2018 11:25 AM - 1:35 PM
> Protocol: Traveling
> 15.0 mile(s)
> Comments: Started near King Farm (They have a little store that sells the best chocolate milk I've ever had and other products they make and from other farms in the region) and tried to take in the species and their numbers as birds gathered at the side of the road and flw off every time a vehicle came by, which was about every 15 seconds. Horned Larks predominated, with a large flock of Snow Buntings and at least three Lapland Longspurs. Sadly, one time when all the birds flew up and away, one of the Horned Larks did not go with them. I went over to it and picked it up. No obvious trauma, but guess that its neck was broken. It was very warm and so soft. Hard to take in that it was alert and doing what it takes to survive just seconds before.
> Drove up West River Road and zigzagged along roads. Many Juncos and American Tree Sparrows and small flocks of Horned Larks along the road. At least 1500 American Crows in the area I saw. Water is opening up a bit on the river. Saw many Common Goldeneyes, a few each of Common Mergansers and Hooded Mergansers and a drake Ring-necked Duck near where Puritan Road meets best River Road. Not many raptors.
> 26 species
>
> Canada Goose 5
> Mallard 4
> American Black Duck 2
> Ring-necked Duck 1
> Common Goldeneye 25
> Hooded Merganser 5
> Common Merganser 8
> Red-tailed Hawk 3
> Ring-billed Gull 2
> Rock Pigeon (Feral Pigeon) 75
> Mourning Dove 14
> Downy Woodpecker 2
> Blue Jay 6
> American Crow 1500
> Common Raven 3
> Horned Lark 325
> Black-capped Chickadee 4
> Tufted Titmouse 1
> White-breasted Nuthatch 2
> Eastern Bluebird 2
> European Starling 150
> Lapland Longspur 3
> Snow Bunting 45
> American Tree Sparrow 15
> Dark-eyed Junco 18
> American Goldfinch 2
>
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Date: 2/6/18 5:05 pm
From: <ecurley518...> [hmbirds] <hmbirds-noreply...>
Subject: [HMBirds] Fox Sparrow, Colonie
Fox Sparrow under the feeder this morning in Colonie/Boght Corners. It’s been here at least twice before, but today was the first time I could photograph it to ID it.


Liz Curley
 

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Date: 2/6/18 8:07 am
From: zach schwartz-weinstein <zachsw...> [hmbirds] <hmbirds-noreply...>
Subject: [HMBirds] Lesser black-backed gull, green mountain drive
I had an adult lesser black-backed Gull sitting on the roof of the l&w
supply building on green mountain drive in Cohoes this morning. Things
were quiet, otherwise.
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Date: 2/5/18 4:14 pm
From: Nancy Jane Kern <kernscot...> [hmbirds] <hmbirds-noreply...>
Subject: [HMBirds] eBird -- 1101-1149 Schodack Landing Road, Schodack Landing, New York, US (42.478, -73.717) -- Feb 05, 2018
1101-1149<tel:1101-1149> Schodack Landing Road, Schodack Landing, New York, US (42.478, -73.717)

Feb 05, 2018

5:01 PM

Traveling

3.60 miles

40 minutes

All birds reported? Yes

Comments:

Temperature 22. F


20 American Robin

200 European Starling

1 Song Sparrow


Number of Taxa: 3



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Date: 2/5/18 1:53 pm
From: Nancy Jane Kern <kernscot...> [hmbirds] <hmbirds-noreply...>
Subject: [HMBirds] eBird -- 500 McKnight Road, Schodack Landing, New York, US (42.481, -73.708) -- Feb 05, 2018
500 McKnight Road, Schodack Landing, New York, US (42.481, -73.708)

Feb 05, 2018

4:25 PM

Traveling

2.91 miles

26 minutes

All birds reported? Yes

Comments:

Temperature 22 F sunny


180 Mallard -- Flying around cornfields most on a partially open farm pond at the Swartz Farm

5 American Black Duck

2 Mallard x American Black Duck (hybrid)

1 Northern Pintail

9 Wild Turkey -- Toms

4 Mourning Dove

25 American Crow

1 Northern Mockingbird

1 Northern Cardinal


Number of Taxa: 9



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Date: 2/4/18 5:47 pm
From: <ScottJStoner...> [hmbirds] <hmbirds-noreply...>
Subject: [HMBirds] Monday program from HMBC - Birding Panama - 7 PM at Five Rivers

PROGRAM MONDAY FEB 5 - BIRDING PANAMA
Leader or Speaker:
John Hershey

Location of Event:
Five Rivers EEC
Date:
February 5, 2018 - 7:00pm - 8:30pm
This program will describe a spring birding trip to Central Panama centered around two popular ecolodges: Canopy Lodge in El Valle de Anton and Canopy Tower in the lowland rainforest of Soberania National Park. Many colorful, iconic tropical birds will be illustrated with photos including: toucans, parrots, trogons, motmots, antbirds, oropendolas, hummingbirds, warblers, and tanagers. Other subjects will include tropical butterflies, reptiles, monkeys, and the quirky, painted “red devil” buses.
John Hershey is a former board member and Secretary of HMBC. He regularly leads HMBC field trips to Vischer Ferry Preserve as well as Cohoes Flats/Peebles Island and Fox Hill Rd. He is officially “semi-retired” but works part-time in private practice in psychology.

 

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Date: 2/3/18 7:38 pm
From: Scottjstoner <ScottJStoner...> [hmbirds] <hmbirds-noreply...>
Subject: [HMBirds] Results from HMBC field trip to Fort Edward grasslands
This afternoon about a dozen birders checked a variety of key sites in the Washington county grasslands  (fort edward grasslands) IBA. In chilly winds we found snowy owl.(photographed by several of us) about 5 northern harriers,  a half dozen rough legged hawks and an American Kestrel.  A quick detour to the Hudson river produced a bald eagle and about 20 common mergansers. Passerines were nearly absent. Thanks to all who braved the cold to join us on this fun afternoon! 
P.S. after the trip had formally ended, Naomi L. stayed and added one short-eared owl! 
Scott Stoner and Denise Hackert-Stoner Loudonville 

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Date: 2/3/18 5:04 pm
From: naomi lloyd <naomi_kestrel...> [hmbirds] <hmbirds-noreply...>
Subject: [HMBirds] Short-eared Owl, Fort Edward
I stuck around the grasslands after today's field trip and waited at Fitzpatrick Rd until dusk. At about 5:30 Stacy Robinson spotted a SEOW perched on a brush pile. It took off hunting and gave us good crepuscular views for about 10 minutes. At one point it was hunting in the field directly in front of us. Not the great displays of last winter, but still a satisfying look at a year bird.

Naomi Lloyd
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Date: 2/3/18 1:37 pm
From: <hersheyj...> [hmbirds] <hmbirds-noreply...>
Subject: [HMBirds] Glaucous Gulls - Crescent Power Plant
I found 2 GLAUCOUS GULLS just above the Crescent Power Plant around 3:30 this afternoon. They were among about 50 Herring and 10 Great Black-backed Gulls.


This morning I found the continuing pair of Northern Pintails at the Vischer Ferry Power Plant.


John H.






 

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Date: 2/2/18 5:46 pm
From: <kernscot...> [hmbirds] <hmbirds-noreply...>
Subject: [HMBirds] Austerlitz- Bald Eagles, Common Raven
Nancy Kern

Austerlitz, Columbia, New York, US
Feb 1, 2018 2:00 PM - 4:30 PM
Protocol: Stationary

Comments: Temperature above freezing with little snow cover, some sun. Coyotes dragged out deer carcass remains and the Bald Eagles and Common Ravens came in to feed. Rivers and streams are iced over or have ice and high water so the eagles come inland to look for carcasses. Photos with eBird report.
19 species

Bald Eagle 7 The eagles fed on scattered deer parts with some scuffles especially between the juveniles. There were 3 juv., 2 adults, a 2nd year, and a probable 4th year. It was hard to tell the adults, so it is possible there may have been more than 7 eagles

Red-tailed Hawk 1
Mourning Dove 2
Red-bellied Woodpecker 1
Downy Woodpecker (Eastern) 2
Hairy Woodpecker (Eastern) 1
Blue Jay 4
American Crow 7
Common Raven 10 feeding on parts of a deer carcass
Black-capped Chickadee 6
Tufted Titmouse 3
White-breasted Nuthatch (Eastern) 1
European Starling 1
American Tree Sparrow 1
Dark-eyed Junco (Slate-colored) 8
White-throated Sparrow 2
Northern Cardinal 2
House Finch 1 no eye disease
American Goldfinch 6

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Date: 2/1/18 10:14 am
From: <jeffnadler01...> [hmbirds] <hmbirds-noreply...>
Subject: [HMBirds] Around the Counties-today and past couple days
Sharing these observations and documentation photos from non-bird related travels but with camera gear usually with me.


Albany County - this morning


One adult Iceland gull and one immature Iceland gull, on ice just west of Crescent Power Plant on Mohawk R Photo of younger one.




Schenectady County - this morning


Snowy Owl-YES, with binoculars, a tiny stationery and flying white dot on the National Guard base as viewed from the airport . . . the only truly satisfying view might be if you are a member of The Guard. No photo. I'm not a poster of specific snowy or any owl locations but this one is not really accessible.






Saratoga County-this week


A couple pair of red crossbills gritting or in trees in Lake Desolation area, with attached photo of a drinking male.
A few bald eagles-in numerous places with open water




Washington County-yesterday


A few bald eagles as well in numerous open water river spots
Continuing snow owls and rough-legged hawks although snow buntings seem to have left.


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


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Date: 2/1/18 5:35 am
From: <philwhitney17...> [hmbirds] <hmbirds-noreply...>
Subject: [HMBirds] January 31 Birdline


Birdline summary for week ending January 31:

17 reports; 37 species reported



Best of the week:

REDHEAD: Vischer Ferry Power Plant 1/25; Stillwater 1/25

ICELAND GULL: Crescent Power Plant 1/27

GLAUCOUS GULL: Crescent Power Plant 1/27, 1/28; Colonie Landfill 1/28

SNOWY OWL: Albany Airport 1/25, 1/29; Schenectady County Airport 1/30

NORTHERN SHRIKE: Rensselaerville SF 1/25

RED CROSSBILL: Lake Desolation SF 1/31 (2)



Other notables:

Mute Swan: Lock 2 1/28

American Wigeon: Ferry Drive 1/28 (2)

Northern Pintail: Lock 2 1/28

Bald Eagle: Crescent Power Plant 1/27 (5); Wrights Loop 1/28

Northern Harrier: Albany Airport 1/25; Livingston 1/25 (3)

Rough-legged Hawk: Albany Airport 1/25 (2)l Livingston 1/25

Horned Lark: Wrights Loop 1/28 (2)

Common Raven: Albany Airport 1/25 (2); Lake Desolation SF 1/31 (2)

Eastern Bluebird: Glenville 1/27 (2); Poestenkill 1/28 (4)

Purple Finch: Lake Desolation SF 1/31

Pine Siskin: Lake Desolation SF 1/31 (2)



Thanks to Alan French (Glenville), David Harrison (Schenectady County Airport), Ron Harrower (Lake Desolation SF, Lock 2, Wrights Loop), John Hershey (Vischer Ferry Power Plant, Stillwater, Ferry Drive), Nancy Kern (Castleton), Jory Langner (Albany Airport), Naomi Lloyd (Albany Airport), Jim de Waal Malefyt (Poestenkill), Gregg Recer (Crescent Power Plant, Colonie Landfill), Kathy Schneider (Livingston) and Zach Schwartz-Weinstein (Rensselaerville SF, Crescent Power Plant)





 

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Date: 1/31/18 5:43 pm
From: zach schwartz-weinstein <zachsw...> [hmbirds] <hmbirds-noreply...>
Subject: [HMBirds] Rensselaerville State Forest report
I spent some time early this morning in Rensselaerville State Forest hoping
that the Shrike I found there on Thursday would reappear. It did not, and
it was mostly very cold and very quiet, but I did hear Siskins and Red
Crossbills again. Sorry for the late report.

ZSW
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Date: 1/31/18 5:41 pm
From: Alison Van Keuren <aev12159...> [hmbirds] <hmbirds-noreply...>
Subject: [HMBirds] Schenectady County Airport-Snowy Owl-NOT
Scanned SCA, Airport Road and Tower Road for 30 minutes starting at 4:15 PM and did not observe the Snowy Owl

Alison Van Keuren

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Date: 1/31/18 2:51 pm
From: Ronald Harrower <rharrower...> [hmbirds] <hmbirds-noreply...>
Subject: [HMBirds] eBird Report - Wrights Loop North, Jan 28, 2018

> Wrights Loop North, Saratoga, New York, US
> Jan 28, 2018 1:20 PM - 1:30 PM
> Protocol: Traveling
> 0.5 mile(s)
> Comments: Not a lot to see this time of the year. Always hoping the Screech Owl will return to nest box (not so far this year). Bald Eagle surveyed field and river and two Horned Larks were on last shank of road exactly where they were last week
> 3 species
>
> Bald Eagle 1
> Horned Lark 2
> European Starling 15
>
> View this checklist online at https://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S42391418
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Date: 1/31/18 2:34 pm
From: Ronald Harrower <rharrower...> [hmbirds] <hmbirds-noreply...>
Subject: [HMBirds] eBird Report - Lock 2 Mechanicville, Jan 28, 2018

> Lock 2 Mechanicville, Saratoga, New York, US
> Jan 28, 2018 1:40 PM - 2:05 PM
> Protocol: Traveling
> 0.1 mile(s)
> Comments: After seeing a bunch of waterfowl in the 'lagoon' near the Historic Mechanicville Dam, I pulled in and walked along the shore to get better views. Happy to see both Green-winged Teal and Northern Pintail in the mix in the water and in brush partially submerged.
> 10 species
>
> Mute Swan 1
> Mallard 45
> American Black Duck 4
> Northern Pintail 1
> Green-winged Teal 1
> Common Goldeneye 12
> Hooded Merganser 2
> Ring-billed Gull 5
> Rock Pigeon (Feral Pigeon) 14
> American Crow 4
>
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Date: 1/31/18 1:03 pm
From: Ronald Harrower <rharrower...> [hmbirds] <hmbirds-noreply...>
Subject: [HMBirds] eBird Report - Red Crossbills Lake Desolation SF, Jan 31, 2018


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> Date: January 31, 2018 at 2:40:09 PM EST
> To: <rharrower...>
> Subject: eBird Report - Lake Desolation SF, Jan 31, 2018
>
> Lake Desolation SF, Saratoga, New York, US
> Jan 31, 2018 8:45 AM - 9:55 AM
> Protocol: Traveling
> 7.0 mile(s)
> Comments: Have been driven of late to find Crossbills on Fox Hill Rd in Edinburgh. After many trip, I finally succeeded by find a pair literally on Fox Hill Rd by the Adirondack Bible College. Very happy. They were very tame and I was able to take any photos from about 15 feet away
> 13 species
>
> Mourning Dove 2
> Downy Woodpecker 2
> Blue Jay 15
> American Crow 3
> Common Raven 2
> Black-capped Chickadee 12
> Red-breasted Nuthatch 1
> White-breasted Nuthatch 5
> Dark-eyed Junco 17
> Purple Finch 1
> Red Crossbill 2 A pair were on the road gritting.
> Pine Siskin 2
> American Goldfinch 23
>
> View this checklist online at https://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S42390958
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Date: 1/31/18 10:12 am
From: Alan <adfrench...> [hmbirds] <hmbirds-noreply...>
Subject: [HMBirds] Red-winged Blackbirds
I just had a brief incursion of about 60 Red-winged Blackbirds. Until
now it has been far more modest numbers.

Clear skies, Alan
Glenville


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Date: 1/30/18 10:50 pm
From: Scottjstoner <ScottJStoner...> [hmbirds] <hmbirds-noreply...>
Subject: [HMBirds] Monday evening program on Birding Panama
Leader or Speaker: John HersheyLocation of Event: Five Rivers EECDate: February 5, 2018 - 7:00pm - 8:30pmThis program will describe a spring birding trip to Central Panama centered around two popular ecolodges: Canopy Lodge in El Valle de Anton and Canopy Tower in the lowland rainforest of Soberania National Park. Many colorful, iconic tropical birds will be illustrated with photos including: toucans, parrots, trogons, motmots, antbirds, oropendolas, hummingbirds, warblers, and tanagers. Other subjects will include tropical butterflies, reptiles, monkeys, and the quirky, painted “red devil” buses.John Hershey is a former board member and Secretary of HMBC. He regularly leads HMBC field trips to Vischer Ferry Preserve as well as Cohoes Flats/Peebles Island and Fox Hill Rd. He is officially “semi-retired” but works part-time in private practice in psychology.


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Date: 1/30/18 9:24 pm
From: <david.harrison...> [hmbirds] <hmbirds-noreply...>
Subject: [HMBirds] Snowy Owl at Schenectady County Airport
This afternoon, after about 15 tries since late November, my brother Michael and I saw a Snowy Owl at Schenectady County Airport. The bird was seen late in the day and was initially across the airport perched in the Air National Guard section. Over the next 45 minutes or so, it made several short flights and eventually made its way onto the public part of the airport, landing on runway markers and flying along the edges of swales. As darkness descended, it flew out of sight toward the north end of the airport. There's a good chance this is the individual that was seen and photographed at Mohawk Landing a couple weeks ago (as seen and reported in the Schenectady Gazette local section January 18).
David Harrison
Milford, NJ
 

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Date: 1/29/18 2:28 pm
From: <birderjory...> [hmbirds] <hmbirds-noreply...>
Subject: [HMBirds] Snowy Owl while landing at Albany Airport
My daughter landed today at Albany Airport and took pictures of a Snowy Owl standing on the grassy area next to the runway. No snow needed.


Jory Langner
 

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Date: 1/28/18 1:20 pm
From: Nancy Jane Kern <kernscot...> [hmbirds] <hmbirds-noreply...>
Subject: [HMBirds] eBird -- 1485 Eleanor Drive, Castleton-on-Hudson, New York, US (42.503, -73.696) -- Jan 28, 2018
1485 Eleanor Drive, Castleton-on-Hudson, New York, US (42.503, -73.696)

Jan 28, 2018

3:05 PM

Traveling

3.90 miles

16 minutes

All birds reported? Yes

Comments:

Temperature 48 F overcast calm


500 Canada Goose

100 Mallard

50 Rock Pigeon (Feral Pigeon)

7 Mourning Dove

1 Blue Jay

125 American Crow

1 White-breasted Nuthatch

8 European Starling


Number of Taxa: 8



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Date: 1/28/18 10:41 am
From: <hersheyj...> [hmbirds] <hmbirds-noreply...>
Subject: [HMBirds] American Wigeons - Ferry Drive
I could find no waterfowl at all at the Vischer Ferry Power Plant this morning, but one mile east at Ferry Drive I found a pair of American Wigeon along with about 40 Mallards. No Northern Pintails or Redheads this morning, but I've included a link to a shot of the Northern Pintail pair seen yesterday at the power plant.
https://www.flickr.com/photos/85391626@N07/39225819684/in/dateposted-public/ https://www.flickr.com/photos/85391626@N07/39225819684/in/dateposted-public/


John H.
 

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Date: 1/28/18 8:56 am
From: Jim de Waal Malefyt <dewaalmalefyt...> [hmbirds] <hmbirds-noreply...>
Subject: [HMBirds] Re: Bluebirds
Guess the birding world is in sync. Had two pairs of Bluebirds fighting
over one of our nest boxes this morning. Time to kick out the wintering
Deer Mice!

Jim de Waal Malefyt
Poestenkill

 

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Date: 1/28/18 8:06 am
From: H Klinowski <hocka1...> [hmbirds] <hmbirds-noreply...>
Subject: [HMBirds] Goldfinches
More at my feeder this morning.

Heidi K.
Troy

 

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Date: 1/28/18 6:03 am
From: Alan <adfrench...> [hmbirds] <hmbirds-noreply...>
Subject: [HMBirds] Bluebirds
A pair of Bluebirds is out by my boxes.

Clear skies, Alan
Glenville


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Date: 1/28/18 4:33 am
From: zach schwartz-weinstein <zachsw...> [hmbirds] <hmbirds-noreply...>
Subject: Re: [HMBirds] Barn Owl in Fort Edward, NY
The photos in the checklist show a snowy owl. I think the person who filed
the report got confused.

On Sun, Jan 28, 2018 at 7:31 AM <scottvarney1968...> [hmbirds] <
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> I thought I should spread the news to this group that a Barn Owl was
> reported this morning on Ebird. The location was listed as St. James Road
> in the Washington County Grasslands. I looked at Ebird records and there
> has never been a reported sighting in this area. Next nearest sightings
> were in Bennington County, VT and Albany County...both over 30 years ago!
> Awesome!
>
> Scott Varney
> Salem, NY
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Date: 1/28/18 4:31 am
From: <scottvarney1968...> [hmbirds] <hmbirds-noreply...>
Subject: [HMBirds] Barn Owl in Fort Edward, NY
I thought I should spread the news to this group that a Barn Owl was reported this morning on Ebird. The location was listed as St. James Road in the Washington County Grasslands. I looked at Ebird records and there has never been a reported sighting in this area. Next nearest sightings were in Bennington County, VT and Albany County...both over 30 years ago! Awesome!

Scott Varney
Salem, NY

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Date: 1/27/18 6:06 pm
From: <gregg_recer...> [hmbirds] <hmbirds-noreply...>
Subject: [HMBirds] cohoes gulls
cathy graichen and I spent a little while at the cohoes power station and adjacent areas this afternoon looking for reported white-winged gulls there. John Hershey arrived while we were there. We had a single iceland gull seen briefly in flight. I think it was roosting on top of the power building, it flew out over the river and fairly quickly went out of view -- it was clearly a first-cycle iceland in flight (relatively slight build, smallish all-black bill), but we did not have enough of a look to positively ID what 'flavor' iceland. It could well have been the same kumlien's zach SW reported earlier today. We did not find any glaucous.


There were at least 5 bald eagles in the vicinity of the power station. We saw a very dark immature bird while John was there, and then later one with much more white below; both were around the area of open water just below the dam. Subsequently, while driving cathy and I found two more immatures on the ice upstream of the dam near the landfill pull-off, and then an adult and another immature on the ice well downstream of the dam.


While we were in the area, we drove up fonda road to green mtn rd to check for gulls there. Many were perched on one roof top along the road, and many more were seen around the top of the landfill. Overall, there were many more gulls in this area than were down around the dam and power station. Most were Herring, with a few dozen great black-backs. We again saw a single first-cycle iceland gull that took off from the rooftop and flew quickly away toward the landfill. General features were the same as the first bird, but again we did not get much of a chance to study the bird.


gregg recer
malta


 

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Date: 1/27/18 8:04 am
From: zach schwartz-weinstein <zachsw...> [hmbirds] <hmbirds-noreply...>
Subject: [HMBirds] Mohawk River Gulls
At least one Glaucous and one Kumlieni Iceland right behind the Crescent
Power Plant on Cohoes-Crescent rd this morning.
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Date: 1/27/18 7:08 am
From: naomi lloyd <naomi_kestrel...> [hmbirds] <hmbirds-noreply...>
Subject: Re: [HMBirds] 2018 century run
Sorry, I meant to say

Saturday, May 19

with no editorializing.



Naomi  

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On Sat, 1/27/18, naomi lloyd <naomi_kestrel...> [hmbirds] <hmbirds-noreply...> wrote:

Subject: Re: [HMBirds] 2018 century run
To: "george steele" <unlessyoucare...>
Cc: "Hudson Mohawk Bird Club" <hmbirds...>
Date: Saturday, January 27, 2018, 10:05 AM


 









Saturday, May 19. like the really old late
19th/early 20th century books - the ones that
anthropomorphize the hell out of the birds.



Naomi  






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Date: 1/27/18 7:05 am
From: naomi lloyd <naomi_kestrel...> [hmbirds] <hmbirds-noreply...>
Subject: Re: [HMBirds] 2018 century run
Saturday, May 19. like the really old late 19th/early 20th century books - the ones that anthropomorphize the hell out of the birds.

Naomi  

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Subject: [HMBirds] 2018 century run
To: "HMBirds Yahoogroups" <hmbirds...>
Date: Saturday, January 27, 2018, 9:58 AM


 









When is the
Club's Century Run date? Thanks.
George




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Date: 1/27/18 6:58 am
From: george steele <unlessyoucare...> [hmbirds] <hmbirds-noreply...>
Subject: [HMBirds] 2018 century run
When is the Club's Century Run date? Thanks.
George
 

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Date: 1/26/18 12:22 pm
From: Kathryn Schneider <fallline...> [hmbirds] <hmbirds-noreply...>
Subject: [HMBirds] Northern Harriers, Rough-leg Wire Road
After the Thursday group's owl and raptor fest at the airport, I decided to check Wire Road in Livingston. In the wind and sun I enjoyed terrific views of 3 Northern Harriers, including one gray male, and a light phase Rough-leg that hovered and soared in view for almost 15 minutes. What fun to watch!

Kathy Schneider
Stuyvesant Falls

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Date: 1/25/18 4:38 pm
From: <hersheyj...> [hmbirds] <hmbirds-noreply...>
Subject: [HMBirds] Redheads
Two of the Redheads I reported on 1/14 at the Vischer Ferry Power Plant have been present every day I checked since then including this morning. There were 2 males and a female originally but now just a male and female. They reliably stay close to the shore just below the dam. Most days but not this morning (water was too high) there have been a collection of Mallards and a pair of Northern Pintails sometimes mingling with the Redheads.


Later, I went to Stillwater in search of the Barrow's Goldeneye reported by Ron H. but no luck. It's difficult scanning across the river with a scope and even harder to get on the east side. I did manage to make out the drake Redhead on the east side though. Could it be the same one that disappeared at Vischer Ferry?


John H.
 

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Date: 1/25/18 3:53 pm
From: <pcmjr...> [hmbirds] <hmbirds-noreply...>
Subject: [HMBirds] Red-shouldered Hawk in West Sand Lake
I went out to take a photo of the sunset last Friday (January 19) and was very surprised to see a Red-shouldered Hawk on my property.
https://www.dropbox.com/s/37qsiz78a2gc6o3/IMG_9684.jpg?dl=0 https://www.dropbox.com/s/37qsiz78a2gc6o3/IMG_9684.jpg?dl=0



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Date: 1/25/18 2:18 pm
From: naomi lloyd <naomi_kestrel...> [hmbirds] <hmbirds-noreply...>
Subject: [HMBirds] Birds of prey at Albany airport
The Thursday birders found a good assortment of birds of prey at Albany Airport this morning, including at least two light Rough-legged Hawks, a young male Northern Harrier with some brown remaining in his plumage, and a Snowy Owl well hidden in a swale. Not well hidden enough, though, to escape the notice of a pair of Common Ravens who dropped in to investigate. Both the Harrier and one of the Roughies were eating some small prey.

Naomi Lloyd
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Date: 1/25/18 6:55 am
From: zach schwartz-weinstein <zachsw...> [hmbirds] <hmbirds-noreply...>
Subject: [HMBirds] Northern Shrike, Rensselaerville State Forest
This morning, an adult Northern Shrike briefly perched atop one of the
Norway’s spruces at the north end of the clearing north of Scutt Road in
Rensselaerville State Forest.
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Date: 1/25/18 5:56 am
From: <philwhitney17...> [hmbirds] <hmbirds-noreply...>
Subject: [HMBirds] January 24 Birdline


Birdline summary for week ending January 24:

17 reports; 53 species reported



Best of the week:

REDHEAD: Stillwater 1/22

BARROWS GOLDENEYE: Stillwater 1/22

RED-SHOULDERED HAWK: Fort Edward 1/18 (6); Delmar 1/24; Palenville 1/24

ICELAND GULL: Albany 1/21; Crescent Power Plant 1/22 (5)

GLAUCOUS GULL: Crescent Power Plant (2)

SNOWY OWL: Fort Edward 1/18 (2), 1/20; Albany Airport 1/22

SNOW BUNTING: Kinderhook 1/18 (30); Northumberland 1/20 (200+)

LAPLAND LONGSPUR: Northumberland 1/20 (4)

RED CROSSBILL: Rensselaerville SF 1/24



Other notables:

Mute Swan: Lock 2 1/22

Grater Scaup: Stillwater 1/22

Wild Turkey: Chatham 1/21 (90)

Bald Eagle: Fort Edward 1/18; Crescent Power Plant 1/21 (4)

Rough-legged Hawk: Kinderhook 1/18; Fort Edward 1/18 (5), 1/20; Argyle 1/20

American Kestrel: Fort Edward 1/18, 1/20

Fish Crow: Waterford 1/22 (20)

Horned Lark: Kinderhook 1/18 (45); Northumberland 1/20 (150)

Golden-crowned Kinglet: Rensselaerville SF 1/24

Eastern Bluebird: Kinderhook 1/18 (6); Fort Edward 1/20

Northern Mockingbird: Kinderhook 1/18

Savannah Sparrow: Kinderhook 1/18 (3)

Pine Siskin: Rensselaerville SF 1/24



Thanks to Larry Federman (Palenville), Ron Harrower (Fort Edward, Stillwater, Waterford, Lock 2, Albany Airport), Nancy Kern (Chatham, Kinderhook, Austerlitz), Naomi Lloyd (Castleton), Alan Mapes (Delmar), Gregg Recer (Northumberland), Zach Schwartz-Weinstein (Northumberland, Rensselaerville SF). Scott Stoner (Northumberland, Fort Edward, Argyle) and Tom Williams (Crescent)

 

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