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11/24/17 8:13 am <scottvarney1968...> [hmbirds] <hmbirds-noreply...> [HMBirds] Golden Eagle in Salem at 11:10 am
11/24/17 7:56 am <andymason...> [hmbirds] <hmbirds-noreply...> [HMBirds] Golden Eagle conditions good at Franklin Mt.
11/24/17 7:00 am 'Mona Bearor' <conservebirds...> [hmbirds] <hmbirds-noreply...> [HMBirds] Harlequin Duck Photo?
11/24/17 6:55 am John Kent <k2ent76...> [hmbirds] <hmbirds-noreply...> [HMBirds] Harlequin Duck - No
11/24/17 2:09 am John Kent <k2ent76...> [hmbirds] <hmbirds-noreply...> [HMBirds] Fort Edward - Friends of the IBA
11/23/17 5:22 pm Mona Bearor <conservebirds...> [hmbirds] <hmbirds-noreply...> [HMBirds] Harlequin Duck photo anyone?
11/23/17 5:13 pm Lindsey Duval <lindsey.duval...> [hmbirds] <hmbirds-noreply...> [HMBirds] Fort Edward Grasslands general
11/23/17 1:04 pm 'Mona Bearor' <conservebirds...> [hmbirds] <hmbirds-noreply...> [HMBirds] Photo of harlequin Duck anyone?
11/23/17 10:47 am <hersheyj...> [hmbirds] <hmbirds-noreply...> [HMBirds] Vischer Ferry - Dabbling Ducks
11/23/17 5:58 am Mona Bearor <conservebirds...> [hmbirds] <hmbirds-noreply...> [HMBirds] Harlequin Duck still present
11/23/17 5:45 am <philwhitney17...> [hmbirds] <hmbirds-noreply...> [HMBirds] November 22 Birdline
11/22/17 8:16 pm Ronald Harrower <rharrower...> [hmbirds] <hmbirds-noreply...> [HMBirds] eBird Report - Loughberry Lake, Nov 21, 2017
11/22/17 8:13 pm Ronald Harrower <rharrower...> [hmbirds] <hmbirds-noreply...> [HMBirds] eBird Report - Farmland immediately West of Saratoga Lake, Nov 21, 2017
11/22/17 8:12 pm Ronald Harrower <rharrower...> [hmbirds] <hmbirds-noreply...> [HMBirds] eBird Report - Saratoga Lake, Nov 21, 2017
11/22/17 1:58 pm Nancy Jane Kern <kernscot...> [hmbirds] <hmbirds-noreply...> [HMBirds] eBird -- 42.413x-73.673 - Jul 11, 2017 4:53 PM -- Nov 22, 2017
11/22/17 1:08 pm gregg recer <gregg_recer...> [hmbirds] <hmbirds-noreply...> [HMBirds] harlequin duck Saratoga lake
11/22/17 7:51 am <hersheyj...> [hmbirds] <hmbirds-noreply...> [HMBirds] Harlequin Duck - Saratoga Lake
11/21/17 5:41 pm Ronald Harrower <rharrower...> [hmbirds] <hmbirds-noreply...> [HMBirds] eBird Report - Saratoga Lake, Nov 21, 2017
11/21/17 2:35 pm Jackson Mesick <jacksonmesick...> [hmbirds] <hmbirds-noreply...> [HMBirds] Brant - Farm Pond near Tomhannock Reservoir
11/20/17 7:52 am Alison Van Keuren <aev12159...> [hmbirds] <hmbirds-noreply...> [HMBirds] Harlequin Duck continues
11/19/17 7:42 am <hersheyj...> [hmbirds] <hmbirds-noreply...> [HMBirds] Harlequin Duck - YES
11/18/17 10:38 pm <kernscot...> [hmbirds] <hmbirds-noreply...> [HMBirds] Saratoga Lake- Harlequin Duck
11/18/17 2:49 pm John Loz <stellersjayjohn...> [hmbirds] <hmbirds-noreply...> [HMBirds] Bird Calendar - local artist - gift for your favorite birder?
11/18/17 2:43 pm Ronald Harrower <rharrower...> [hmbirds] <hmbirds-noreply...> [HMBirds] eBird Report - Saratoga Lake, Nov 16, 2017
11/18/17 2:43 pm Ronald Harrower <rharrower...> [hmbirds] <hmbirds-noreply...> [HMBirds] eBird Report - Galway Lake, Nov 17, 2017
11/18/17 2:42 pm Ronald Harrower <rharrower...> [hmbirds] <hmbirds-noreply...> [HMBirds] eBird Report - Lake Desolation SF, Nov 17, 2017
11/18/17 12:00 pm gregg recer <gregg_recer...> [hmbirds] <hmbirds-noreply...> [HMBirds] harlequin duck Saratoga lake
11/18/17 9:51 am zach schwartz-weinstein <zachsw...> [hmbirds] <hmbirds-noreply...> [HMBirds] Harlequin Duck, Saratoga Lake
11/18/17 8:45 am Tom <trwdsd...> [hmbirds] <hmbirds-noreply...> [HMBirds] Northern Shrike, Coxsackie Grasslands- 11/18
11/17/17 1:06 pm Nancy Jane Kern <kernscot...> [hmbirds] <hmbirds-noreply...> [HMBirds] eBird -- 77 Louden Road, Ghent, New York, US (42.285, -73.597) -- Nov 17, 2017
11/16/17 2:17 pm Peter Doherty <leasttern...> [hmbirds] <hmbirds-noreply...> [HMBirds] Cattle Egret not seen ...Montgomery County
11/16/17 2:11 pm <richardpguthrie...> [hmbirds] <hmbirds-noreply...> [HMBirds] , Northern Shrike. Coxsackie Grasslands Nov. 17, 2017 IMG_5592.JPG
11/16/17 12:51 pm <hersheyj...> [hmbirds] <hmbirds-noreply...> [HMBirds] Vischer Ferry - Dabbling Ducks
11/16/17 4:43 am <philwhitney17...> [hmbirds] <hmbirds-noreply...> [HMBirds] November 15 Birdline
11/15/17 6:40 am Alan <adfrench...> [hmbirds] <hmbirds-noreply...> [HMBirds] Morning Visitors
11/15/17 5:38 am Peter Doherty <leasttern...> [hmbirds] <hmbirds-noreply...> [HMBirds] Cattle Egret continues, Montgomery County, NY
11/15/17 5:34 am Tom <trwdsd...> [hmbirds] <hmbirds-noreply...> [HMBirds] Cattle Egret continues-11/15
11/14/17 5:31 pm Peter Doherty <leasttern...> [hmbirds] <hmbirds-noreply...> [HMBirds] Cattle Egret, Montgomery County, Town of Canajoharie
11/14/17 12:39 pm Nancy Jane Kern <kernscot...> [hmbirds] <hmbirds-noreply...> [HMBirds] eBird -- Wilson M. Powell Wildlife Sanctuary -- Nov 14, 2017
11/14/17 12:00 pm Nancy Jane Kern <kernscot...> [hmbirds] <hmbirds-noreply...> [HMBirds] eBird -- (42.415, -73.577) Highland Rd Chatham NY -- Nov 14, 2017
11/14/17 9:38 am Tom <trwdsd...> [hmbirds] <hmbirds-noreply...> [HMBirds] Dunlin, Cohoes Flats- 11/14
11/14/17 7:23 am Tom <trwdsd...> [hmbirds] <hmbirds-noreply...> [HMBirds] Red-throated Loons, Saratoga Lake- 11/14
11/13/17 2:28 pm Nancy Jane Kern <kernscot...> [hmbirds] <hmbirds-noreply...> [HMBirds] eBird -- US-New York-Kinderhook-451 Eichybush Road - 42.407x-73.737 -- Nov 12, 2017
11/12/17 5:09 pm <gregg_recer...> [hmbirds] <hmbirds-noreply...> [HMBirds] mohawk river from halfmoon to cohoes
11/12/17 4:44 pm <hersheyj...> [hmbirds] <hmbirds-noreply...> [HMBirds] HMBC Vischer Ferry Field Trip
11/12/17 4:18 pm <kernscot...> [hmbirds] <hmbirds-noreply...> [HMBirds] Kinderhook- Ring-necked Pheasant
11/12/17 4:09 pm <kernscot...> [hmbirds] <hmbirds-noreply...> [HMBirds] Valatie- Bufflehead
11/12/17 10:50 am Nancy Jane Kern <kernscot...> [hmbirds] <hmbirds-noreply...> [HMBirds] eBird -- 127 Queechy Lake Drive, Canaan, New York, US (42.41, -73.419) -- Nov 12, 2017
11/12/17 8:03 am 'Larry & Penny Alden' <overlook...> [hmbirds] <hmbirds-noreply...> [HMBirds] Tomhannock Reservoir - 11/11/17
11/10/17 6:46 pm <scottvarney1968...> [hmbirds] <hmbirds-noreply...> [HMBirds] Birding the Fort Miller area in Fort Edward, Schuylerville
11/10/17 5:29 pm 'Mona Bearor' <conservebirds...> [hmbirds] <hmbirds-noreply...> [HMBirds] Notice about field work in the Washington County Grasslands WMA
11/10/17 5:27 pm <kernscot...> [hmbirds] <hmbirds-noreply...> [HMBirds] Austerlitz- Bald Eagle, Junco
11/10/17 12:47 pm Nancy Jane Kern <kernscot...> [hmbirds] <hmbirds-noreply...> [HMBirds] eBird -- Nassau Lake -- Nov 10, 2017
11/9/17 4:58 am <philwhitney17...> [hmbirds] <hmbirds-noreply...> [HMBirds] November 8 Birdline
11/9/17 4:07 am zach schwartz-weinstein <zachsw...> [hmbirds] <hmbirds-noreply...> Re: [HMBirds] Re: Fw: [nysbirds-l] Corn Crake at Cedar Beach (Suffolk Co.)
11/8/17 3:45 pm Neal Reilly <neal.f.reilly...> [hmbirds] <hmbirds-noreply...> [HMBirds] Re: Fw: [nysbirds-l] Corn Crake at Cedar Beach (Suffolk Co.)
11/8/17 12:31 pm Jim de Waal Malefyt <dewaalmalefyt...> [hmbirds] <hmbirds-noreply...> [HMBirds] Corn Crake
11/8/17 8:19 am <hersheyj...> [hmbirds] <hmbirds-noreply...> [HMBirds] Vischer Ferry Dabbling Ducks
11/7/17 4:38 pm <pcmjr...> [hmbirds] <hmbirds-noreply...> [HMBirds] This Week's Upcoming Big Day For Migrating Golden Eagles
11/7/17 12:54 pm naomi lloyd <naomi_kestrel...> [hmbirds] <hmbirds-noreply...> [HMBirds] Fw: [nysbirds-l] Corn Crake at Cedar Beach (Suffolk Co.)
11/7/17 11:48 am <ksclemmy...> [hmbirds] <hmbirds-noreply...> [HMBirds] Hermit thrush and Juncos
11/7/17 5:27 am Ronald Harrower <rharrower...> [hmbirds] <hmbirds-noreply...> [HMBirds] Red-throated Loon eBird Report - Saratoga Lake, Nov 6, 2017
11/6/17 1:37 pm Nancy Jane Kern <kernscot...> [hmbirds] <hmbirds-noreply...> [HMBirds] eBird -- Eichybush Rd. Grassland, Kinderhook -- Nov 06, 2017
11/6/17 12:47 pm <billdcat333...> [hmbirds] <hmbirds-noreply...> [HMBirds] Brant at The Crossings
11/5/17 2:52 pm <ScottJStoner...> [hmbirds] <hmbirds-noreply...> [HMBirds] HMBC program Monday night at Five River - Birding the Rio Grande Valley
11/5/17 1:38 pm Nancy Jane Kern <kernscot...> [hmbirds] <hmbirds-noreply...> [HMBirds] eBird -- Cedar Park Cemetery Hudson, NY -- Nov 05, 2017
11/5/17 1:22 pm Robert S Pastel <rspastel...> [hmbirds] <hmbirds-noreply...> [HMBirds] 2 wood ducks at Washington Park lake
11/5/17 1:18 pm naomi lloyd <naomi_kestrel...> [hmbirds] <hmbirds-noreply...> [HMBirds] Tomhannock field trip, 11/4
11/4/17 9:15 pm <scottvarney1968...> [hmbirds] <hmbirds-noreply...> [HMBirds] Yellow-billed Cuckoo at Betar Byway in South Glen's Falls and 3 Golden Eagles in Salem, NY
11/4/17 2:45 pm <kernscot...> [hmbirds] <hmbirds-noreply...> [HMBirds] Kinderhook- Northern Harrier
11/4/17 1:03 pm Nancy Jane Kern <kernscot...> [hmbirds] <hmbirds-noreply...> [HMBirds] eBird -- New St. Overlook Park -- Nov 04, 2017
11/4/17 9:57 am John Kent <k2ent76...> [hmbirds] <hmbirds-noreply...> [HMBirds] Albany County reservoirs, 11/4
11/3/17 6:28 am H Klinowski <hocka1...> [hmbirds] <hmbirds-noreply...> [HMBirds] Junco!
11/2/17 6:50 pm naomi lloyd <naomi_kestrel...> [hmbirds] <hmbirds-noreply...> [HMBirds] Tomhannock fieldtrip, 11/4
11/2/17 5:52 am <philwhitney17...> [hmbirds] <hmbirds-noreply...> [HMBirds] November 1 Birdline
11/1/17 5:20 pm Ronald Harrower <rharrower...> [hmbirds] <hmbirds-noreply...> [HMBirds] eBird Report - Loughberry Lake, Oct 31, 2017
11/1/17 5:19 pm Ronald Harrower <rharrower...> [hmbirds] <hmbirds-noreply...> [HMBirds] eBird Report - Saratoga Lake, Nov 1, 2017
11/1/17 2:48 pm naomi lloyd <naomi_kestrel...> [hmbirds] <hmbirds-noreply...> [HMBirds] Fw: Destination this Week
11/1/17 2:39 pm Nancy Jane Kern <kernscot...> [hmbirds] <hmbirds-noreply...> [HMBirds] eBird -- (42.415, -73.577) Highland Rd Chatham NY -- Nov 01, 2017
11/1/17 2:35 pm Nancy Jane Kern <kernscot...> [hmbirds] <hmbirds-noreply...> [HMBirds] eBird -- 30 Lake Shore Circle Drive, Nassau, New York, US (42.538, -73.601) -- Nov 01, 2017
11/1/17 2:34 pm Nancy Jane Kern <kernscot...> [hmbirds] <hmbirds-noreply...> [HMBirds] eBird -- Schodack, NY, Eleanor Dr. -- Nov 01, 2017
11/1/17 2:10 pm Richard Guthrie <richardpguthrie...> [hmbirds] <hmbirds-noreply...> [HMBirds] "Lucky" Brant
11/1/17 1:40 pm Richard Guthrie <richardpguthrie...> [hmbirds] <hmbirds-noreply...> [HMBirds] Brant - New Baltimore & Coxsackie
11/1/17 1:25 pm Nancy Jane Kern <kernscot...> [hmbirds] <hmbirds-noreply...> [HMBirds] eBird -- Nassau Lake -- Nov 01, 2017
11/1/17 1:24 pm Nancy Jane Kern <kernscot...> [hmbirds] <hmbirds-noreply...> [HMBirds] eBird -- Nassau Lake -- Nov 01, 2017
10/31/17 6:04 pm <kernscot...> [hmbirds] <hmbirds-noreply...> [HMBirds] ADBC Chatham CBC
10/31/17 4:06 pm Scottjstoner <ScottJStoner...> [hmbirds] <hmbirds-noreply...> Re: [HMBirds] cbc
10/31/17 10:22 am Larry & Penny Alden <overlook...> [hmbirds] <hmbirds-noreply...> Re: [HMBirds] cbc
10/31/17 8:15 am Andrew Mason <andymason...> [hmbirds] <hmbirds-noreply...> Re: [HMBirds] cbc
10/31/17 7:33 am george steele <unlessyoucare...> [hmbirds] <hmbirds-noreply...> [HMBirds] cbc
10/31/17 7:02 am Andrew Mason <andymason...> [hmbirds] <hmbirds-noreply...> Re: [HMBirds] christmas bird counts
10/31/17 3:16 am forsythnature <forsythnature...> [hmbirds] <hmbirds-noreply...> Re: [HMBirds] christmas bird counts
10/30/17 8:07 pm Naomi Lloyd <naomi_kestrel...> [hmbirds] <hmbirds-noreply...> Re: [HMBirds] christmas bird counts
10/30/17 8:07 pm <ScottJStoner...> [hmbirds] <hmbirds-noreply...> [HMBirds] HMBC program - Birding the Rio Grande Valley - Monday November 6 at Five Rivers
10/30/17 8:00 pm george steele <unlessyoucare...> [hmbirds] <hmbirds-noreply...> [HMBirds] christmas bird counts
10/30/17 10:43 am Ronald Harrower <rharrower...> [hmbirds] <hmbirds-noreply...> [HMBirds] eBird Report - Laughing Gull Saratoga Lake, Oct 30, 2017
10/30/17 7:32 am Tom <trwdsd...> [hmbirds] <hmbirds-noreply...> [HMBirds] Laughing Gulls, Saratoga Lake- 10/30
10/30/17 5:49 am Lindsey Duval <lindsey.duval...> [hmbirds] <hmbirds-noreply...> [HMBirds] Brown's Beach 10/30
10/29/17 3:17 pm <scottvarney1968...> [hmbirds] <hmbirds-noreply...> [HMBirds] Long-tailed Ducks on the Battenkill in Greenwich
10/29/17 6:30 am <ScottJStoner...> [hmbirds] <hmbirds-noreply...> [HMBirds] Renseaerville State Forest yesterday - red crossbills
10/28/17 5:26 pm Lindsey Duval <lindsey.duval...> [hmbirds] <hmbirds-noreply...> [HMBirds] Waterfowl and such 10/28
10/28/17 4:25 pm zach schwartz-weinstein <zachsw...> [hmbirds] <hmbirds-noreply...> [HMBirds] Albany County 10/28
10/28/17 2:08 pm Richard Guthrie <richardpguthrie...> [hmbirds] <hmbirds-noreply...> [HMBirds] Turkey vultures roost Ravena
10/28/17 4:38 am 'Mona Bearor' <conservebirds...> [hmbirds] <hmbirds-noreply...> RE: [HMBirds] Charles Carralt & HMBC CBC
10/27/17 5:37 pm Richard Guthrie <richardpguthrie...> [hmbirds] <hmbirds-noreply...> [HMBirds] Charles Carralt & HMBC CBC
10/27/17 3:05 pm Richard Guthrie <richardpguthrie...> [hmbirds] <hmbirds-noreply...> [HMBirds] Cave Swallow - a possibility
10/27/17 1:24 pm naomi lloyd <naomi_kestrel...> [hmbirds] <hmbirds-noreply...> [HMBirds] Saratoga Lake waterfowl
10/27/17 1:01 pm John Kent <k2ent76...> [hmbirds] <hmbirds-noreply...> [HMBirds] Friday waterfowl
10/26/17 5:52 am Lindsey Duval <lindsey.duval...> [hmbirds] <hmbirds-noreply...> [HMBirds] Bog Meadow - Fox Sparrow
10/26/17 5:51 am Ronald Harrower <rharrower...> [hmbirds] <hmbirds-noreply...> [HMBirds] Manning and Riley Coves
10/26/17 5:41 am <philwhitney17...> [hmbirds] <hmbirds-noreply...> [HMBirds] October 25 Birdline
10/25/17 12:29 pm Richard Guthrie <richardpguthrie...> [hmbirds] <hmbirds-noreply...> [HMBirds] Ruby-throated Hummingbird - New Baltimore
10/25/17 11:41 am <smbeaudoin1...> [hmbirds] <hmbirds-noreply...> [HMBirds] Rileys Cove
10/25/17 12:14 am <pcmjr...> [hmbirds] <hmbirds-noreply...> [HMBirds] Golden Eagle Migration
 
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Date: 11/24/17 8:13 am
From: <scottvarney1968...> [hmbirds] <hmbirds-noreply...>
Subject: [HMBirds] Golden Eagle in Salem at 11:10 am
Just took photos of another juvenile Golden Eagle flying above the intersection of Route 29 and Black Creek Road in Salem today. Distant photos with a 300 mm zoom. White band on tail and dark brown head.

Scott Varney
Salem, NY


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Date: 11/24/17 7:56 am
From: <andymason...> [hmbirds] <hmbirds-noreply...>
Subject: [HMBirds] Golden Eagle conditions good at Franklin Mt.
Conditions look very good this Sunday and Monday for migrating Golden Eagles and other late season raptors at the Franklin Mt. Hawkwatch near Oneonta, NY. Sunday's forecast is 10-20 mph northwest winds with a 15-20% chance of precipitation. Monday is similar WNW winds with a 30% chance of snow.

We have had a good string of GE flights over the past week, with five double-digit days. Red-tailed Hawks are overdue for a big day also.

As always--be sure to dress warmly if you visit the hawkwatch, especially with northerly winds.

More information and directions to the Franklin Mt. Hawkwatch can be found at www.doas.us/research/franklin-mountain-hawkwatch/ http://www.doas.us/research/franklin-mountain-hawkwatch/.
 

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Date: 11/24/17 7:00 am
From: 'Mona Bearor' <conservebirds...> [hmbirds] <hmbirds-noreply...>
Subject: [HMBirds] Harlequin Duck Photo?
Tom Lake of NYSDEC is looking for a good photo of the Harlequin Duck - I
think for the Hudson River Estuary newsletter. Anyone have one they are
willing to share? I'm sure photo credit will be given.



If so, let me know and I'll get you in touch privately.



Mona Bearor

S Glens Falls


 

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Date: 11/24/17 6:55 am
From: John Kent <k2ent76...> [hmbirds] <hmbirds-noreply...>
Subject: [HMBirds] Harlequin Duck - No
I spent close to two hours early this morning looking for the Harlequin Duck at Saratoga Lake and didn't find it. There were plenty of Common Goldeneyes and Buffleheads to look through in the area between the pump station and the mailboxes. A Pied-billed Grebe was with one group of Buffleheads, and there were a couple of rafts of Long-tailed Ducks and scoters out in the distance. I saw at least 10 White-winged and I believe there may have been some other scoter species mixed in as well. Too distant to be sure. I also checked from Brown's Beach. From there, looking back toward the pump station, I saw a Red-necked Grebe. Before giving up, I went back to the pump station area and ran into John Hershey. We searched some more from that area to no avail. My list is at http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S40693731

John Kent
Selkirk

 

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Date: 11/24/17 2:09 am
From: John Kent <k2ent76...> [hmbirds] <hmbirds-noreply...>
Subject: [HMBirds] Fort Edward - Friends of the IBA
Speaking of the Fort Edwards grasslands, the Friends of the IBA (Important Bird Area) has just kicked off a fundraising campaign for the last $60,000 they need to protect a 64-acre parcel, which includes an area where Upland Sandpipers bred in 2016. See their website at https://www.ibafriends.org/ -- donate if you can, and spread the word. Thanks.

John Kent
Selkirk


 

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Date: 11/23/17 5:22 pm
From: Mona Bearor <conservebirds...> [hmbirds] <hmbirds-noreply...>
Subject: [HMBirds] Harlequin Duck photo anyone?
Tom Lake of NYSDEC is looking for a good photo of the Harlequin Duck that
someone is willing to share. If anyone has one let me know off line and
I’ll get you in touch with Tom privately.



Mona Bearor

S Glens Falls

 

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Date: 11/23/17 5:13 pm
From: Lindsey Duval <lindsey.duval...> [hmbirds] <hmbirds-noreply...>
Subject: [HMBirds] Fort Edward Grasslands general
Just a heads up as we watch the movement of Snowy Owls (and Rough-legged
Hawks) south on eBird, I took advantage of the lack of traffic due to
Thanksgiving and really focused on solidly birding the grasslands. I
included all of the previous spots we've found Snowys, and included
lesser-birded roads, these being: Mahaffey, Hinds, Townline, most of Rt
197, Crowley, Kingsbury, Hartman, and Hendee. I found neither of these two
target species anywhere. I also scoured the place for Shrikes with no luck.

Species that did stand out at all were Tree Sparrows, Horned Larks on a
manure field on Crowley, a Kestrel, a Harrier, a bunch of Red-tailed Hawks,
Ravens, Brown-headed Cowbirds, and Mockingbirds. A lovely dinner made me
unable to watch for Short-eared Owls.

Let there be owls,

Lindsey D.

 

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Date: 11/23/17 1:04 pm
From: 'Mona Bearor' <conservebirds...> [hmbirds] <hmbirds-noreply...>
Subject: [HMBirds] Photo of harlequin Duck anyone?
I received an email from Tom Lake of NYSDEC hoping someone has a good photo
of the Harlequin Duck that they are willing to share. Anyone?

Please reply off list and I'll put you in touch,

Thanks,

Mona





Mona Bearor

South Glens Falls






 

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Date: 11/23/17 10:47 am
From: <hersheyj...> [hmbirds] <hmbirds-noreply...>
Subject: [HMBirds] Vischer Ferry - Dabbling Ducks
The west pond (s) along the towpath at Vischer Ferry Preserve this morning is still mostly ice-free with an excellent variety of dabbling ducks. As usual Mallards were abundant as well as Canada Geese and a few American Black Ducks. Other dabbling ducks include: American Wigeon (12), Northern Shoveler (9), Green-winged Teal (50), Gadwall (4), Northern Pintail (3). Blue-winged Teal was the only regular dabbling species missing along with all of the diving ducks. Lots of families were out walking on the towpath prior to Turkey dinner.
Happy Thanksgiving!
John H.


 

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Date: 11/23/17 5:58 am
From: Mona Bearor <conservebirds...> [hmbirds] <hmbirds-noreply...>
Subject: [HMBirds] Harlequin Duck still present
Viewed from pullout by treatment plant gate

Mona Bearor
S Glens Falls

 

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Date: 11/23/17 5:45 am
From: <philwhitney17...> [hmbirds] <hmbirds-noreply...>
Subject: [HMBirds] November 22 Birdline


Birdline summary for week ending November 22:

20 reports; 52 species reported including 29 waterfowl species



Best of the week:

HARLEQUIN DUCK: Saratoga Lake 11/18-11/22

CANVASBACK: Saratoga Lake 11/21

REDHEAD: Loughberry Lake 11/21

LONG-TAILED DUCK: Saratoga Lake 11/19, 11/21 (12)

RED-BREASTED MERGANSER: Saratoga Lake 11/16, 11/21

RED-THROATED LOON: Saratoga Lake 11/21 (2)

NORTHERN SHRIKE: Coxsackie Grasslands 11/17, 11/18



Other notables:

Brant: Pittstown 11/21

Northern Shoveler: Vischer Ferry 11/16 (5)

Northern Pintail: Vischer Ferry 11/16 (12)

Greater Scaup: Galway Lake 11/17 (2); Loughberry Lake 11/21 (20)

Lesser Scaup: Galway Lake 11/17 (4); Saratoga Lake 11/21 (6); Loughberry Lake 11/21 (90)

Surf Scoter: Saratoga Lake 11/21 (3)

White-winged Scoter: Galway Lake 11/17; Saratoga Lake 11/19, 11/21 (5)

Black Scoter: Saratoga Lake 11/21 (6)

Common Loon: Tomhannock 11/21; Saratoga Lake 11/21 (5)

Horned Grebe: Saratoga Lake 11/16 (15)

Northern Harrier: Coxsackie Grasslands 11/18; Saratoga Lake 11/21

Horned Lark: Coxsackie Grasslands 11/18

Brown Creeper: Lake Desolation SF 11/17 (2)

Golden-crowned Kinglet: Lake Desolation SF 11/17

Eastern Meadowlark: Coxsackie Grasslands 11/18



Thanks to Rich Guthrie (Coxsackie Grasslands),Ron Harrower (Saratoga Lake, Lake Desolation, Galway Lake, Loughberry Lake), John Hershey (Vischer Ferry, Saratoga Lake), Nancy Kern (Ghent, Saratoga Lake), Alison Van Keuren (Saratoga Lake), Jackson Mesick (Tomhannock, Pittstown), Gregg Recer (Saratoga Lake ), Stacy Robinson (Saratoga Lake), Zach Schwartz-Weinstein (Saratoga Lake) and Tom Williams (Coxsackie Grasslands)

 

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Date: 11/22/17 8:16 pm
From: Ronald Harrower <rharrower...> [hmbirds] <hmbirds-noreply...>
Subject: [HMBirds] eBird Report - Loughberry Lake, Nov 21, 2017
Was overwhelmed by all the photos I took yesterday and the physical effort that demands corresponding rest. I did find my Redhead friend again and am still going through each Ring-necked Duck in hopes if finding a Tufted Duck. Not yet!
> Loughberry Lake, Saratoga, New York, US
> Nov 21, 2017 9:15 AM - 10:00 AM
> Protocol: Traveling
> 1.0 mile(s)
> Comments: With sun in good position for observing waterfowl, I went to Loughberry Lake and was initially surprised to see somewhat fewer ducks in central section, though still composed of mostly Ring-necked Ducks, Lesser and Greater Scaups, male Common Mergansers and a single Redhead drake. It wasn't until I was driving back along Loughberry Road that I saw where the large part of the waterfowl was: to the south of the big opening opposite Howe Street. I went to Rte 9 and turned off right away before car wash. I walked a ways and looked up north from close to the dam on Rte 50. Wow, packed with almost entirely Ring-necked Ducks with a layer of Canada Geese beyond and occasionally peppered with Ring-billed Gulls and a female Hooded Merganser. I had to take three photos to get breadth of raft. Must be a lot of snails there!
> 20 species
>
> Canada Goose 450
> Mallard 24
> American Black Duck 8
> Redhead 1
> Ring-necked Duck 900 I really needed a panoramic photo to capture how many Ring-neckeds were in this area below Howe Road. There were still 300+ north of Howe Road. It is the most I have ever seen here.
> Greater Scaup 20 Based on Head shape, thicker bill and just having seen so many of each species.
> Lesser Scaup 90
> Hooded Merganser 14
> Common Merganser 16 all drakes
> Ring-billed Gull 17
> Mourning Dove 4
> Downy Woodpecker 1
> Blue Jay 7
> American Crow 5
> Black-capped Chickadee 4
> Tufted Titmouse 2
> White-breasted Nuthatch 1
> Eastern Bluebird 5
> European Starling 16
> American Goldfinch 4
>
> View this checklist online at http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S40674469
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Date: 11/22/17 8:13 pm
From: Ronald Harrower <rharrower...> [hmbirds] <hmbirds-noreply...>
Subject: [HMBirds] eBird Report - Farmland immediately West of Saratoga Lake, Nov 21, 2017

> Farmland immediately West of Saratoga Lake, Saratoga, New York, US
> Nov 21, 2017 10:30 AM
> Protocol: Incidental
> Comments: Was driving to double check Manning Cove. Saw two Red-tailed Hawks in trees and a female Northern Harrier butterflying over fields and flying directly over me
> 2 species
>
> Northern Harrier 1
> Red-tailed Hawk 2
>
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Date: 11/22/17 8:12 pm
From: Ronald Harrower <rharrower...> [hmbirds] <hmbirds-noreply...>
Subject: [HMBirds] eBird Report - Saratoga Lake, Nov 21, 2017
Want to add a few words to first report. As I have been delaying reports until I get photos processed, I have generally not turned in my sightings lately. In excitement to report Harlequin Duck, I left some birds off the report. I also found female Canvasback off Stoney Pointe Rd and 9P spot where so much else has been reported in search of Harlequin. I think it is same bird I saw several weeks back at Silver Beach. This whole experience has retaught me the wisdom of “bird every bird” as my ornithology professor used to tell us. Also taking 915 photos at Saratoga And Loughberry Lakes gives some visual support!
> Saratoga Lake, Saratoga, New York, US
> Nov 21, 2017 7:30 AM - 8:50 AM
> Protocol: Traveling
> 6.0 mile(s)
> Comments: I started my 4th day of looking for Harlequin Duck behind the mailboxes at Stoney Pointe Rd and Rte 9P. First thing of not was a flock of at least 600 gulls on sandbar. I scanned and started taking photos of all rafts of Buffleheads and Common Goldeneyes. I also checked out outliers that could be a lone duck. To be honest, I wasn't sure I'd seen it until I got home and looked through photos. It was near a raft of Buffleheads coming out of little cove on Stoney Pointe Rd. It turned up again a bit closer with Common Goldeneyes up near the pump house half an hour later. A Red-throated Loon was out a ways from pump house as were Long-tailed Ducks and all three Scoters.
> 33 species (+1 other taxa)
>
> Canada Goose 250
> Mallard 140
> American Black Duck 20
> Canvasback 1 I had noted larger duck near Bufflehead raft, but was focused on finding Harlequin. A review of photos revealed this friend. My guess is same bird seen 5 weeks ago at Silver Beach
> Lesser Scaup 6 all females. One with Buffleheads in cove, the other 5 near marine below Nostalgia Restaurant
> Harlequin Duck 1 Have spent many hours i last 4 days looking for this bird, well documented by others. Seen first near raft of Buffleheads, later in the midst of Common Goldeneyes.
> Surf Scoter 3
> White-winged Scoter 5
> Black Scoter 6
> Long-tailed Duck 12 I took many photos and counted them
> Bufflehead 107 Yes, I counted them!
> Common Goldeneye 135 Yes, I counted them too. The main rafts were near south end of lake, but a large raft of males were seen in middle of lake. (later seen from Silver Beach more directly)
> Hooded Merganser 34
> Common Merganser 2
> Red-breasted Merganser 1
> Red-throated Loon 2 One off south shore. One in Fish Creek outlet near boat launch in North
> Common Loon 5
> Horned Grebe 18 At Silver Beach. I suspect there are many more, but they keep popping up and down, are all over and are small and hard to see when there is a chop to the water.
> Red-necked Grebe 2 Hanging out with Horned Grebes at Silver Beach
> Ring-billed Gull 450
> Herring Gull 18
> Great Black-backed Gull 2
> gull sp. X I am accounting for species, but am using this forum to show the large flock
> Mourning Dove 2
> Belted Kingfisher 1
> Downy Woodpecker 1
> Blue Jay 3
> American Crow 15
> Black-capped Chickadee 3
> Eastern Bluebird 2
> European Starling 24
> Dark-eyed Junco 2
> American Goldfinch 1
> House Sparrow 8
>
> View this checklist online at http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S40652685
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Date: 11/22/17 1:58 pm
From: Nancy Jane Kern <kernscot...> [hmbirds] <hmbirds-noreply...>
Subject: [HMBirds] eBird -- 42.413x-73.673 - Jul 11, 2017 4:53 PM -- Nov 22, 2017
42.413x-73.673 - Jul 11, 2017 4:53 PM

Nov 22, 2017

3:04 PM

Stationary

3 minutes

All birds reported? Yes

Comments:

Temperature 42 F overcast windy


2 Bufflehead

1 Great Blue Heron (Blue form)


Number of Taxa: 2



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Date: 11/22/17 1:08 pm
From: gregg recer <gregg_recer...> [hmbirds] <hmbirds-noreply...>
Subject: [HMBirds] harlequin duck Saratoga lake
still present at 3:30 this afternoon

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Date: 11/22/17 7:51 am
From: <hersheyj...> [hmbirds] <hmbirds-noreply...>
Subject: [HMBirds] Harlequin Duck - Saratoga Lake
I found the male Harlequin Duck this morning around 8:30 at the south end of Saratoga Lake in the usual area between the pump station and the mailboxes. I sometimes think of this beautiful duck as the diving duck counterpart to the Wood Duck. I met Megan there who was also looking for it but unfortunately she left right before I found it. I posted one pic for i.d. purposes only on this website.


https://groups.yahoo.com/neo/groups/hmbirds/photos/albums/77752785/lightbox/1076844737#zax/1076844737 https://groups.yahoo.com/neo/groups/hmbirds/photos/albums/77752785/lightbox/1076844737#zax/1076844737
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Date: 11/21/17 5:41 pm
From: Ronald Harrower <rharrower...> [hmbirds] <hmbirds-noreply...>
Subject: [HMBirds] eBird Report - Saratoga Lake, Nov 21, 2017
Restored self confidence in birding skills, though it really was bad luck. Beautiful bird. Will process more photos, but wanted to get the report out with the star.
> Saratoga Lake, Saratoga, New York, US
> Nov 21, 2017 7:30 AM - 8:50 AM
> Protocol: Traveling
> 6.0 mile(s)
> Comments: I started my 4th day of looking for Harlequin Duck behind the mailboxes at Stoney Pointe Rd and Rte 9P. First thing of not was a flock of at least 600 gulls on sandbar. I scanned and started taking photos of all rafts of Buffleheads and Common Goldeneyes. I also checked out outliers that could be a lone duck. To be honest, I wasn't sure I'd seen it until I got home and looked through photos. It was near a raft of Buffleheads coming out of little cove on Stoney Pointe Rd. It turned up again a bit closer with Common Goldeneyes up near the pump house half an hour later. A Red-throated Loon was out a ways from pump house as were Long-tailed Ducks and all three Scoters.
> 23 species
>
> Canada Goose 250
> Mallard 140
> American Black Duck 20
> Lesser Scaup 6 all females. One with Buffleheads in cove, the other 5 near marine below Nostalgia Restaurant
> Harlequin Duck 1 Have spent many hours i last 4 days looking for this bird, well documented by others. Seen first near raft of Buffleheads, later in the midst of Common Goldeneyes.
> Surf Scoter 3
> White-winged Scoter 5
> Black Scoter 6
> Long-tailed Duck 12 I took many photos and counted them
> Bufflehead 107 Yes, I counted them!
> Common Goldeneye 135 Yes, I counted them too. The main rafts were near south end of lake, but a large raft of males were seen in middle of lake. (later seen from Silver Beach more directly)
> Hooded Merganser 34
> Common Merganser 2
> Red-breasted Merganser 1
> Red-throated Loon 2 One off south shore. One in Fish Creek outlet near boat launch in North
> Common Loon 5
> Mourning Dove 2
> Downy Woodpecker 1
> Blue Jay 3
> American Crow 15
> Black-capped Chickadee 3
> Eastern Bluebird 2
> American Goldfinch 1
>
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Date: 11/21/17 2:35 pm
From: Jackson Mesick <jacksonmesick...> [hmbirds] <hmbirds-noreply...>
Subject: [HMBirds] Brant - Farm Pond near Tomhannock Reservoir
Hi everyone,

My dad and I birded Tomhannock Reservoir this afternoon. In general we had
the expected: common goldeneyes, common and hooded mergansers, mallards,
buffleheads, a couple ruddy ducks, and about 1500 Canada Geese. We did have
a single common loon from the northern end of the lake as well as a few
active pileated woodpeckers.

We also went looking for the golden eagle that Naomi and co had on November
4th, and although we did not find it, we did find a BRANT in a small farm
pond on Croll Rd. amongst a group of ~50 Canada geese. I'm including links
to the ebird checklist for the spot (with bad photos) as well as the
location of the pond in google maps. I'm happy to provide further details
on where it is if these links aren't enough and someone wants to chase it.

http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S40647295

https://www.google.com/maps/place/42%C2%B051'39.3%22N+73%C2%B030'32.5%22W/@42.860925,-73.509034,13z/data=!4m5!3m4!1s0x0:0x0!8m2!3d42.860925!4d-73.509034

Have a good evening and good birding!

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Date: 11/20/17 7:52 am
From: Alison Van Keuren <aev12159...> [hmbirds] <hmbirds-noreply...>
Subject: [HMBirds] Harlequin Duck continues
The Harlequin Duck continues in Saratoga Lake. Seen at 8:45 AM. I was
below the mail boxes at intersection of 9P and Stony Point Road. The bird
was with a flock of Common Goldeneye and Bufflehead.

Alison Van Keuren

 

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Date: 11/19/17 7:42 am
From: <hersheyj...> [hmbirds] <hmbirds-noreply...>
Subject: [HMBirds] Harlequin Duck - YES
A group of us were looking at the male Harlequin Duck from the pump station on the south end of Saratoga Lake around 9:30 am. Earlier I ran into a woman who proceeded to chase away 4 duck hunters near the pump station because they had parked in her driveway. The Harlequin Duck initially was by itself but close to a raft of Common Goldeneye and easy to see in the scope when it was up. Later it joined the string of Goldeneye. The flock moved further out in the lake and became harder to see. There also was a string of White-winged Scoters and another of Long-tailed Ducks. Other birders present were David H. Zack, Lindsay D., and Mark F.


Altogether it was not the best birding conditions because of rain, wind, and cold.


John H.
 

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Date: 11/18/17 10:38 pm
From: <kernscot...> [hmbirds] <hmbirds-noreply...>
Subject: [HMBirds] Saratoga Lake- Harlequin Duck
Nancy Kern

Saratoga Lake, Saratoga, New York, US
Nov 18, 2017 2:30 PM - 2:45 PM
Protocol: Stationary
Comments: Overcast, some intermittent light rain
3 species

Canada Goose 10
Harlequin Duck 1 by itself, diving, nearest ducks were Common Goldeneye, seen by 4 others, some took photos
Common Goldeneye 20
 

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Date: 11/18/17 2:49 pm
From: John Loz <stellersjayjohn...> [hmbirds] <hmbirds-noreply...>
Subject: [HMBirds] Bird Calendar - local artist - gift for your favorite birder?
Hi Fellow HMBirders!
I thought I'd pass along a 'birding gift find' to get yourself or a gift for your favorite birder, a really incredible 2018 bird calendar from a young artist out of Delmar. I found out about this from chatting with her at the Troy Farmer's Market where she only does a limited run of this calendar through pre-order. I just received the link today and after finally seeing the images, I was blown away by her work.
I just pre-ordered my own and one as a gift. Here's the link she sent me: https://www.greymountpress.com/products/2018-bird-calendar-preorders-2018-wall-calendar
Happy Thanksbirding!
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Date: 11/18/17 2:43 pm
From: Ronald Harrower <rharrower...> [hmbirds] <hmbirds-noreply...>
Subject: [HMBirds] eBird Report - Saratoga Lake, Nov 16, 2017

> Saratoga Lake, Saratoga, New York, US
> Nov 16, 2017 3:20 PM - 3:30 PM
> Protocol: Stationary
> Comments: Stopped by Solver Beach to see what was there. Immediately picked up Horned Grebes.
> 5 species
>
> Canada Goose 2
> Mallard 2
> Bufflehead 4
> Red-breasted Merganser 1
> Horned Grebe 15 13 in photo, at least two more farther away to left. Probably more total as they were diving a lot
>
> View this checklist online at http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S40580130
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Date: 11/18/17 2:43 pm
From: Ronald Harrower <rharrower...> [hmbirds] <hmbirds-noreply...>
Subject: [HMBirds] eBird Report - Galway Lake, Nov 17, 2017

> Galway Lake, Saratoga, New York, US
> Nov 17, 2017 12:15 PM - 1:25 PM
> Protocol: Traveling
> 3.0 mile(s)
> Comments: John Hershey and I braved the incredibly cold wind while doing our best to observe tons of waterfowl at Galway Lake. Canada Geese predominated, but there were significant numbers of Hooded Mergansers, Mallards, Ring-necked Ducks and Buffleheads. I few Scaups of both species, Green-winged Teal, Ruddy Duck and Gadwall were also present. A less windy day and perhaps earlier when sun isn't silhouetting the ducks in some views would be better.
> 19 species
>
> Canada Goose 1200
> Gadwall 4
> Mallard 110
> American Black Duck 9
> Green-winged Teal 12
> Ring-necked Duck 36
> Greater Scaup 2
> Lesser Scaup 4
> White-winged Scoter 1
> Bufflehead 18
> Common Goldeneye 2
> Hooded Merganser 180
> Common Merganser 6
> Ruddy Duck 2
> Ring-billed Gull 4
> Downy Woodpecker 1
> American Crow 4
> Black-capped Chickadee 2
> White-breasted Nuthatch 1
>
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Date: 11/18/17 2:42 pm
From: Ronald Harrower <rharrower...> [hmbirds] <hmbirds-noreply...>
Subject: [HMBirds] eBird Report - Lake Desolation SF, Nov 17, 2017

> Lake Desolation SF, Saratoga, New York, US
> Nov 17, 2017 9:20 AM - 11:45 AM
> Protocol: Traveling
> 5.0 mile(s)
> Comments: John H and I headed across Lake Desolation/Fox Hill Road in search of Winter finches. We didn't find any, but had some good looks at birds, including 2 Brown Creepers. Cold wind was a serious problem at times despite the sun.
> 13 species
>
> Common Merganser 1
> Red-tailed Hawk 1
> Downy Woodpecker 1
> Hairy Woodpecker 1
> Pileated Woodpecker 1
> Blue Jay 7
> American Crow 12
> Black-capped Chickadee 11
> Red-breasted Nuthatch 5
> White-breasted Nuthatch 4
> Brown Creeper 2 These two birds were a mile apart. I haven't actually seen a creeper for two years, so it was exciting to have two on the same trip
> Golden-crowned Kinglet 1
> Dark-eyed Junco 2
>
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Date: 11/18/17 12:00 pm
From: gregg recer <gregg_recer...> [hmbirds] <hmbirds-noreply...>
Subject: [HMBirds] harlequin duck Saratoga lake
still present near southwest shore mingling with c. goldeneye. best viewed
by walking on shoulder north about 50 yards from pump station pull off to
area free of brushy growth.

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Date: 11/18/17 9:51 am
From: zach schwartz-weinstein <zachsw...> [hmbirds] <hmbirds-noreply...>
Subject: [HMBirds] Harlequin Duck, Saratoga Lake
Just received the following text message from Stacy Robinson:

Good morning!
Gary and I found a male Harlequin Duck on Saratoga Lake. We last viewed it
from a small pull off in front of Sewage Treatment Plant gate on the south
side of the Lake just a little north of Nostalgia Restaurant.
--
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Date: 11/18/17 8:45 am
From: Tom <trwdsd...> [hmbirds] <hmbirds-noreply...>
Subject: [HMBirds] Northern Shrike, Coxsackie Grasslands- 11/18
Colleen and I observed a juvenile Northern Shrike at the Coxsackie Creek Grassland Preserve late this morning. We watched it perch atop a group of trees behind the farm silos visible from the pull off area at Garland Rd. & Technology Dr. It briefly chased a small bird that landed in an adjacent tree. This is likely the same bird found by Rich Guthrie at this location on Nov. 5th. Other species noted included Horned Larks, a Northern Harrier, and a heard-only Eastern Meadowlark.
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Date: 11/17/17 1:06 pm
From: Nancy Jane Kern <kernscot...> [hmbirds] <hmbirds-noreply...>
Subject: [HMBirds] eBird -- 77 Louden Road, Ghent, New York, US (42.285, -73.597) -- Nov 17, 2017
77 Louden Road, Ghent, New York, US (42.285, -73.597)

Nov 17, 2017

4:01 PM

Traveling

0.26 miles

3 minutes

All birds reported? Yes

Comments:

Temperature 37 F sunny breezy


12 Mallard

2 American Black Duck

1 Great Blue Heron (Blue form)

1 Blue Jay


Number of Taxa: 4



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Date: 11/16/17 2:17 pm
From: Peter Doherty <leasttern...> [hmbirds] <hmbirds-noreply...>
Subject: [HMBirds] Cattle Egret not seen ...Montgomery County
Today, 15 Nov, the Maring Road Cattle Egret was not seen during three visits at 0730, 1100& 1600. Peter Doherty

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Date: 11/16/17 2:11 pm
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Subject: [HMBirds] , Northern Shrike. Coxsackie Grasslands Nov. 17, 2017 IMG_5592.JPG


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Date: 11/16/17 12:51 pm
From: <hersheyj...> [hmbirds] <hmbirds-noreply...>
Subject: [HMBirds] Vischer Ferry - Dabbling Ducks
I walked west along the towpath at Vischer Ferry Preserve this afternoon and found a better collection of ducks than on the Sunday field trip. The ice in the ponds is all melted again. I estimate the following numbers of dabbling ducks: American Wigeon - 20, American Black Duck - 30, Green-winged Teal - 50, Northern Shoveler - 5, Northern Pintail - 12, Wood Duck - 5. Also, many Mallards and Canada Geese but no diving ducks. I also counted 6 Eastern Bluebirds.


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Date: 11/16/17 4:43 am
From: <philwhitney17...> [hmbirds] <hmbirds-noreply...>
Subject: [HMBirds] November 15 Birdline


Birdline summary for week ending November 15:

15 reports; 63 species reported



Best of the week:

CACKLING GOOSE: Schuylerville 11/10

LONG-TAILED DUCK: Tomhannock 11/11 (19); Queechy Lake 11/12

RED-THROATED LOON: Saratoga Lake 11/9 (2), 11/14 (2)

RED-NECKED GREBE: Saratoga Lake 11/9 (2)

CATTLE EGRET: Canajoharie 11/14, 11/15

BONAPARTES GULL: Saratoga Lake 11/9 (2)

SNOW BUNTING: Saratoga Lake 11/9 (25-30)

RUSTY BLACKBIRD: Vischer Ferry 11/12



Other notables:

Northern Pintail: Vischer Ferry 11/12 (5)

Ring-necked Pheasant: Kinderhook 11/12 (2)

Common Loon: Saratoga Lake 11/9 (8); Tomhannock 11/11

Pied-billed Grebe: Tomhannock 11/11; Crescent 11/12

Horned Grebe: Saratoga Lake 11/9 (10)

Bald Eagle: 6 reports

Northern Harrier: Fort Edward 11/10

American Coot: Saratoga Lake 11/9 (30)

Greater Yellowlegs: Waterford 11/12

Dunlin: Waterford 11/12 (2); Cohoes Flats 11/14 (2)

American Kestrel: Fort Edward 11/10

Carolina Wren: Saratoga Lake 11/9 (2)

Marsh Wren: Vischer Ferry 11/12

Pine Siskin: Glenville 11/15



Thanks to Larry Alden (Tomhannock), Peter Doherty (Canajoharie), Alan French (Glenville), John Hershey (Vischer Ferry), Nancy Kern (Austerlitz, Canaan, Queechy Lake, Kinderhook), Bill Lee (Saratoga Lake), Gregg Recer (Waterford, Crescent), Scott Varney (Schuylerville, Fort Edward) and Tom Williams (Saratoga Lake, Cohoes Flats, Canajoharie)

 

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Date: 11/15/17 6:40 am
From: Alan <adfrench...> [hmbirds] <hmbirds-noreply...>
Subject: [HMBirds] Morning Visitors
Three Bluebirds, 2 males and a female, and a lone Pine Siskin.

Clear skies, Alan
Glenville


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Date: 11/15/17 5:38 am
From: Peter Doherty <leasttern...> [hmbirds] <hmbirds-noreply...>
Subject: [HMBirds] Cattle Egret continues, Montgomery County, NY
At 0800 Egret seen off Maring Road in wet area on South side ~40 yards beyond unopened agbag. Peter Doherty

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Date: 11/15/17 5:34 am
From: Tom <trwdsd...> [hmbirds] <hmbirds-noreply...>
Subject: [HMBirds] Cattle Egret continues-11/15
A Cattle Egret is present again this morning along Maring Rd. near Ridgedale Farm, just east of Ames in Montgomery County.
Tom Williams Colonie


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Date: 11/14/17 5:31 pm
From: Peter Doherty <leasttern...> [hmbirds] <hmbirds-noreply...>
Subject: [HMBirds] Cattle Egret, Montgomery County, Town of Canajoharie
This afternoon, 14 Nov, found a Cattle Egret was seen in a wet pasture on the east side of Making Road about 1/3 mile from intersection with Button Street. Peter Doherty

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Date: 11/14/17 12:39 pm
From: Nancy Jane Kern <kernscot...> [hmbirds] <hmbirds-noreply...>
Subject: [HMBirds] eBird -- Wilson M. Powell Wildlife Sanctuary -- Nov 14, 2017
Wilson M. Powell Wildlife Sanctuary

Nov 14, 2017

3:28 PM

Traveling

0.35 miles

8 minutes

All birds reported? Yes

Comments:

Temperature 41 F Overcast


1 Red-tailed Hawk

1 Belted Kingfisher

1 Downy Woodpecker

3 Blue Jay

2 Black-capped Chickadee

1 White-breasted Nuthatch (Eastern)

1 Northern Cardinal


Number of Taxa: 7



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Date: 11/14/17 12:00 pm
From: Nancy Jane Kern <kernscot...> [hmbirds] <hmbirds-noreply...>
Subject: [HMBirds] eBird -- (42.415, -73.577) Highland Rd Chatham NY -- Nov 14, 2017
(42.415, -73.577) Highland Rd Chatham NY

Nov 14, 2017

2:34 PM

Traveling

0.99 miles

24 minutes

All birds reported? Yes

Comments:

Temperature 39 F overcast calm


34 Domestic goose sp. (Domestic type) -- On farm pond

22 Mallard

1 American Black Duck

8 Wild Turkey -- Toms 6 hens 2

3 Rock Pigeon (Feral Pigeon)

4 Blue Jay

3 American Crow

2 Black-capped Chickadee

100 European Starling

2 White-throated Sparrow

5 House Sparrow


Number of Taxa: 11



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Date: 11/14/17 9:38 am
From: Tom <trwdsd...> [hmbirds] <hmbirds-noreply...>
Subject: [HMBirds] Dunlin, Cohoes Flats- 11/14
Two Dunlin are foraging on the rocks, among the loafing gulls, at 12:30 p.m.
Tom Williams Colonie 


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Date: 11/14/17 7:23 am
From: Tom <trwdsd...> [hmbirds] <hmbirds-noreply...>
Subject: [HMBirds] Red-throated Loons, Saratoga Lake- 11/14
At 10:15 a.m. there are two Red-throated Loons visible at the northern end of Saratoga Lake. One seen from Saratoga Springs Waterfront Park on Crescent Ave., the other from the state boat launch at Saratoga Lake Marine Park at the bridge on Rt. 9P.
Tom Williams Colonie


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Date: 11/13/17 2:28 pm
From: Nancy Jane Kern <kernscot...> [hmbirds] <hmbirds-noreply...>
Subject: [HMBirds] eBird -- US-New York-Kinderhook-451 Eichybush Road - 42.407x-73.737 -- Nov 12, 2017
US-New York-Kinderhook-451 Eichybush Road - 42.407x-73.737

Nov 12, 2017

3:50 PM

Traveling

6.00 miles

52 minutes

All birds reported? Yes

Comments:


50 Canada Goose

4 Mallard

2 Ring-necked Pheasant (Ring-necked) -- Cocks

3 Red-tailed Hawk

5 Mourning Dove

25 European Starling

10 Red-winged Blackbird

40 Common Grackle


Number of Taxa: 8



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Date: 11/12/17 5:09 pm
From: <gregg_recer...> [hmbirds] <hmbirds-noreply...>
Subject: [HMBirds] mohawk river from halfmoon to cohoes
scott stoner, denise hackert-stoner, and I spent a few hours this afternoon checking out spots on both side of the lower Mohawk river including crescent, flight-lock road, cohoes flats, cohoes falls overlook, and the crescent power station. We also ran down to the end of Tibbets ave. in Green Island. to check the Hudson.


the best finds were a pair of dunlin and one greater yellowlegs at flight lock road. We had a pie-billed grebe at the power station and one adult bald eagle near cohoes falls. Large numbers of ring-billed gulls are starting to be joined by herring and great black-backed, but no other gulls were found.


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Date: 11/12/17 4:44 pm
From: <hersheyj...> [hmbirds] <hmbirds-noreply...>
Subject: [HMBirds] HMBC Vischer Ferry Field Trip


The HMBC Vischer Ferry field trip this morning was scheduled to maximize fall waterfowl sightings at the Preserve, and a pretty good selection of dabbling ducks had been seen during the previous week. However, this morning it was below freezing and the ponds were mostly frozen solid allowing for only a limited number of ducks and geese concentrated in a very small area. We had 6 birders including a new member who was proudly attending her second HMBC field trip. In the small unfrozen area about a half mile west of the Whipple Bridge we did find 5 Northern Pintails and about 50 Green-winged Teal along with some Canada Geese, Mallards, and American Black Ducks. One species seen by the leader before the field trip began was a Rusty Blackbird near the Whipple Bridge and a Wood Duck. In my opinion, the best bird of the morning was a Marsh Wren which we heard calling in the reeds just past the Whipple Bridge. After first hearing the bird, we then spotted it hiding in a bush. Our lone photographer then began clicking away with her camera after which the bird began to slowly climb to the top of the bush where we eventually got a full view of it. It dawned on us that it most likely was the camera’s repeated clicking resembling the bird’s call notes that prompted the bird to come out of hiding. We also enjoyed watching a Swamp Sparrow show itself in a similar way.

The group then drove a couple miles to a parking spot directly under the Twin Bridges in Halfmoon. We then walked west on the new Halfmoon Connector trail behind Wager’s Pond and into the Preserve from the extreme eastern side. No doubt our group was the first HMBC field trip to bird on this Connector trail. It is a beautiful trail providing great views of the Old Erie Canal, marsh habitat, and the Mohawk River, not to mention the impressive Twin Bridges. Unfortunately we didn’t have a lot of birds on this trail this morning but we did spot 2 adult Bald Eagles soaring above and heard a Belted Kingfisher and Fish Crow. Eventually getting back to the main entrance on foot we compiled a very modest list of 29 species but a good time was had by all.
John Hershey, trip coordinator
 

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Date: 11/12/17 4:18 pm
From: <kernscot...> [hmbirds] <hmbirds-noreply...>
Subject: [HMBirds] Kinderhook- Ring-necked Pheasant
Nancy Kern

Kinderhook- Eichybush Road, Columbia, New York, US
Nov 12, 2017 3:50 PM - 4:42 PM
Protocol: Traveling
6.0 mile(s)
8 species

Canada Goose 50
Mallard 4
Ring-necked Pheasant (Ring-necked) 2 Cocks
Red-tailed Hawk 3
Mourning Dove 5
European Starling 25
Red-winged Blackbird 10
Common Grackle 40



 

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Date: 11/12/17 4:09 pm
From: <kernscot...> [hmbirds] <hmbirds-noreply...>
Subject: [HMBirds] Valatie- Bufflehead
Nancy Kern

Valatie Columbia, New York, US
Nov 12, 2017 3:17 PM - 3:23 PM
Protocol: Stationary
Comments: Temperature 43 F Sunny Valatie NY Kinderhook Creek New St. Overlook
2 species

Canada Goose 200
Bufflehead 1


 

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Date: 11/12/17 10:50 am
From: Nancy Jane Kern <kernscot...> [hmbirds] <hmbirds-noreply...>
Subject: [HMBirds] eBird -- 127 Queechy Lake Drive, Canaan, New York, US (42.41, -73.419) -- Nov 12, 2017
127 Queechy Lake Drive, Canaan, New York, US (42.41, -73.419)

Nov 12, 2017

1:39 PM

Traveling

0.50 miles

15 minutes

All birds reported? Yes

Comments:

Temperature 43 F SUNNY.


1 Long-tailed Duck -- White plumage, alone and rapidly swimming as if searching around the lake

1 Bald Eagle -- Adult flying

3 American Crow

1 Common Raven


Number of Taxa: 4



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Date: 11/12/17 8:03 am
From: 'Larry & Penny Alden' <overlook...> [hmbirds] <hmbirds-noreply...>
Subject: [HMBirds] Tomhannock Reservoir - 11/11/17
Continuing my annual tradition of circumnavigating Tomhannock Reservoir
every Veterans' Day, Jackie Bogardus and I found 51 species, bettering my
totals from the last three years and exceeding the 10-year average by one.
Waterfowl highlights included the usual duck species plus Wood Duck, Gadwall
(a pair), Green-winged Teal, Ring-necked Duck, and a distant flock of 19
Long-tailed Ducks which perplexed us for a time until we figured out what
they were, a single Common Loon at Otter Creek, and Pied-billed Grebe.



Other highlights included 2 immature Bald Eagles, a Sharper's Hawk (aka an
unidentified accipiter species), Herring Gull (2), Tree Swallow (about 25 or
so despite the sub-freezing temperature), Brown Creeper, Golden-crowned
Kinglet, Cedar Waxwing, and Red-winged Blackbird.



Nothing really super-exciting, but a nice variety that took a bit of work to
finally get to.



I have records for 17 of the last 18 years and I know I've done this for at
least five years before that. The cumulative list of species from the years
I have records for stands at exactly 100 species.



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Date: 11/10/17 6:46 pm
From: <scottvarney1968...> [hmbirds] <hmbirds-noreply...>
Subject: [HMBirds] Birding the Fort Miller area in Fort Edward, Schuylerville
Followed the Hudson River from Schuylerville to Fort Edward today and then the FE Grasslands. Had 1 Cackling Goose on River Road and 4 Bufflehead. American Kestrel on Cary Road followed by Male Grey Ghost (Northern Harrier) on Plum Road. Then some beautifully marked European Starlings (despite their invasiveness) on Towpath Road in Kingsbury. Best of the day was a female adult Cooper's Hawk on New Swamp Road, chasing songbirds with the precision of a falcon! Amazing views over open grassland!

Scott Varney
Salem, NY

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Date: 11/10/17 5:29 pm
From: 'Mona Bearor' <conservebirds...> [hmbirds] <hmbirds-noreply...>
Subject: [HMBirds] Notice about field work in the Washington County Grasslands WMA
Notice to all those birders searching for migrating raptors in the
Washington County Grasslands Wildlife Management Area!

Southern Adirondack Audubon has been contacted by the New York State
Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) that there will be activity
in the next few weeks as hedgerows are cleared between the fields in the
Washington County Grasslands. This work is necessary to make the fields
safer for both wintering and breeding bird species. The hedgerow corridors
are good cover for predators as they travel in search of Short-eared Owls
roosting on the ground in winter and nestling species in Summer, such as the
Grasshopper and Savannah Sparrow. Most of the vegetation in the hedgerows
will be cleared, leaving snags and cavity trees whenever possible.
Although this may not be the idea time to do this work, the local BOCES has
generously offered to complete the job at no cost, so although there will
most likely be an effect on the foraging activity of raptors in that area
due to the disturbance, it is believed that the overall benefit of the
improved habitat definitely outweighs the possible short term impacts. So
as you see this work being done, be grateful for BOCES students who care
about the environment and look forward to an even better habitat for our
grassland birds in years to come.

Mona Bearor

South Glens Falls



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Date: 11/10/17 5:27 pm
From: <kernscot...> [hmbirds] <hmbirds-noreply...>
Subject: [HMBirds] Austerlitz- Bald Eagle, Junco
Nancy Kern

Austerlitz, Columbia, New York, US
Nov 9, 2017 11:00 AM - 12:40 PM
Protocol: Traveling
4.0 mile(s)
Comments: Sunny, temp. 40 F
21 species

Canada Goose 12
Wild Turkey 7
Great Blue Heron (Blue form) 1
Bald Eagle 2
Red-tailed Hawk 2
Mourning Dove 1
Downy Woodpecker (Eastern) 2
Hairy Woodpecker (Eastern) 1
Pileated Woodpecker 1
Blue Jay 6
American Crow 7
Common Raven 1
Black-capped Chickadee 3
Tufted Titmouse 2
American Robin 2
Dark-eyed Junco (Slate-colored) 30
White-throated Sparrow 2
Song Sparrow 1
Northern Cardinal 2
Red-winged Blackbird 4
Common Grackle 25

 

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Date: 11/10/17 12:47 pm
From: Nancy Jane Kern <kernscot...> [hmbirds] <hmbirds-noreply...>
Subject: [HMBirds] eBird -- Nassau Lake -- Nov 10, 2017
Nassau Lake

Nov 10, 2017

3:12 PM

Traveling

2.17 miles

31 minutes

All birds reported? Yes

Comments:

Temperature 28 F sunny windy lake rough waves


90 Canada Goose

2 Wood Duck

16 Mallard

5 Green-winged Teal (American)

4 Ring-necked Duck

2 Hooded Merganser

54 Common Merganser (North American)

67 Ring-billed Gull


Number of Taxa: 8



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Date: 11/9/17 4:58 am
From: <philwhitney17...> [hmbirds] <hmbirds-noreply...>
Subject: [HMBirds] November 8 Birdline


Birdline summary for week ending November 8:

12 reports; 69 species reported



Best of the week:

LONG-TAILED DUCK: Alcove Reservoir 11/4 (12)

RED-THROATED LOON: Saratoga Lake 11/6

GOLDEN EAGLE: Salem 11/4 (3); Tomhannock 11/4

YELLOW-BILLED CUCKOO: South Glens Falls 11/4



Other notables:

Snow Goose: Kinderhook 11/6

Brant: Colonie 11/6

Northern Shoveler: Vischer Ferry 11/8 (18)

Northern Pintail: Stanton Pond 11/4; Saratoga Lake 11/6; Vischer Ferry 11/8 (21)

Ruddy Duck: Basic Creek 11/4 (450)

Red-breasted Merganser: Saratoga Lake 11/6 (2)

Ring-necked Pheasant: Tomhannock 11/4

Common Loon: Saratoga Lake 11/6 (4)

Horned Grebe: Basic Creek 11/4; Saratoga Lake 11/6

Black Vulture: Hudson 11/5

Bald Eagle: Tomhannock 11/4 (6)

Northern Harrier: Kinderhook 11/4

American Coot: Basic Creek 11/4 (5); Alcove Reservoir 11/4

Greater Yellowlegs: Tomhannock 11/4 (3)

American Kestrel: Kinderhook 11/4

Tree Swallow: Tomhannock 11/4 (30)

Carolina Wren: South Glens Falls 11/4; Saratoga Lake 11/6 (3)

Hermit Thrush: Loudonville 11/7 (2)

American Pipit: Kinderhook 11/6 (7)

Fox Sparrow: Saratoga Lake 11/6

Purple Finch: Tomhannock 11/4

Pine Siskin: Tomhannock 11/4



Thanks to Kristin Clemmy (Loudonville), Ron Harrower (Saratoga Lake), John Hershey (Vischer Ferry), John Kent (Basic Creek, Alcove Reservoir, Stanton Pond); Nancy Kern (Kinderhook, Hudson), Naomi Lloyd (Tomhannock), Robert Pastel (Albany) and Scott Varney (South Glens Falls, Salem)



 

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Date: 11/9/17 4:07 am
From: zach schwartz-weinstein <zachsw...> [hmbirds] <hmbirds-noreply...>
Subject: Re: [HMBirds] Re: Fw: [nysbirds-l] Corn Crake at Cedar Beach (Suffolk Co.)
For those who haven’t heard the news yet, the crake was found dead this
morning and the specimen is being brought to the American Museum of Natural
History. May it finally find some rest after such a long journey.

There are still some good birds in the area, including several Hudsonian
Godwits and a Lomg-Billed Dowitcher at nearby Heckscher State Park, field
7. A say’s phoebe was also observed there yesterday.

On Wed, Nov 8, 2017 at 5:45 PM Neal Reilly <neal.f.reilly...>
[hmbirds] <hmbirds-noreply...> wrote:

>
>
> Hi all,
> I am thinking of trying for the Corn Crake on Friday morning. I would be
> happy to drive but would not mind taking up to three other people. Let me
> know off list at <neal.f.reilly...>
> Thanks
> Neal Reilly
>
>
>
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Date: 11/8/17 3:45 pm
From: Neal Reilly <neal.f.reilly...> [hmbirds] <hmbirds-noreply...>
Subject: [HMBirds] Re: Fw: [nysbirds-l] Corn Crake at Cedar Beach (Suffolk Co.)
Hi all,
I am thinking of trying for the Corn Crake on Friday morning. I would be
happy to drive but would not mind taking up to three other people. Let me
know off list at <neal.f.reilly...>
Thanks
Neal Reilly

 

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Date: 11/8/17 12:31 pm
From: Jim de Waal Malefyt <dewaalmalefyt...> [hmbirds] <hmbirds-noreply...>
Subject: [HMBirds] Corn Crake
Below is my eBird report on out-of-region Mega-Rarity Corn Crake seen this
morning Nov. 8 on north side of Ocean Parkway - just look for cars on south
side (East traffic) and birders on north-facing shoulder of West going
traffic.on the north side of Parkway.

http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S40380063

Jim de Waal Malefyt

 

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Date: 11/8/17 8:19 am
From: <hersheyj...> [hmbirds] <hmbirds-noreply...>
Subject: [HMBirds] Vischer Ferry Dabbling Ducks
I went to Vischer Ferry Preserve this morning where I ran into Liz C. We walked the towpath west of the Whipple Bridge for the length of the west pond. Although lacking a scope, we saw an excellent variety of dabbling ducks. Besides the usual Mallards, a few American Black Ducks, and Canada Geese we had with estimates the following: Wood Duck (4), American Wigeon (13), Northern Pintail (21), Northern Shoveler (18), Green-winged Teal (100?), Gadwall (1). About the only thing missing was Blue-winged Teal and Eurasian Wigeon. Also, no diving ducks or grebes. Also, 3 Yellow-rumped Warblers, at least one Eastern Bluebird, 4 House Finches, and a Pileated Woodpecker were highlights. Liz had 3 lifebirds.


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Date: 11/7/17 4:38 pm
From: <pcmjr...> [hmbirds] <hmbirds-noreply...>
Subject: [HMBirds] This Week's Upcoming Big Day For Migrating Golden Eagles
This is an extralimital report for those who would like to see a good number of Golden Eagles at Franklin Mountain above Oneonta, NY. This coming Friday (November 10) is forecasted the most ideal conditions for migrating Golden Eagles at this location-- strong and steady Northwest winds following a storm. So far the temperatures seem to have been too warm and winds too often south for larger numbers of migrating Goldens. Today with north winds, eight were seen and recorded, but Friday has a far better forecast than today. If you plan to go, wear the warmest clothes that you have. If you need more information check out their website at http://doas.us/research/franklin-mountain-hawkwatch/ http://doas.us/research/franklin-mountain-hawkwatch/
 

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Date: 11/7/17 12:54 pm
From: naomi lloyd <naomi_kestrel...> [hmbirds] <hmbirds-noreply...>
Subject: [HMBirds] Fw: [nysbirds-l] Corn Crake at Cedar Beach (Suffolk Co.)
Anyone thinking of making a run for this mega-rare? (Aside from Zach, who's already on his way)

Naomi  




--- On Tue, 11/7/17, <suefeustel...> wrote:

> From: <suefeustel...>
> Subject: [nysbirds-l] Corn Crake at Cedar Beach (Suffolk Co.)
> To: "<NYSBIRDS-L...>" <NYSBIRDS-L...>
> Date: Tuesday, November 7, 2017, 11:43 AM
> A Corn Crake (this is no joke) is currently feeding on the north shoulder of the Ocean Parkway east of
> the Cedar Beach marina. The bird is staying close to the shrubline. From the west bound lane line up the Cedar
> Overlook cell tower to your left. Also, there is a south facing “Emergency Stopping Only” sign on the north side
> of the parkway. Sue and I are watching the bird with Shai Mitra and Pat Lindsay. Photos later on my Flickr site.
>
> Ken @ Sue Feustel
>
> Sent from my iPhone
>
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>
> NYSbirds-L List Info:
> http://www.NortheastBirding.com/NYSbirdsWELCOME.htm
> http://www.NortheastBirding.com/NYSbirdsRULES.htm
> http://www.NortheastBirding.com/NYSbirdsSubscribeConfigurationLeave.htm
>
> ARCHIVES:
> 1) http://www.mail-archive.com/<nysbirds-l...>/maillist.html
> 2) http://www.surfbirds.com/birdingmail/Group/NYSBirds-L
> 3) http://birding.aba.org/maillist/NY01
>
> Please submit your observations to
> eBird:
> http://ebird.org/content/ebird/
>
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Date: 11/7/17 11:48 am
From: <ksclemmy...> [hmbirds] <hmbirds-noreply...>
Subject: [HMBirds] Hermit thrush and Juncos
There is a pair of Hermit thrush flipping through the leaves while the Juncos are gathering on the brick patio. A few Juncos showed up the other day, now I have a lot. I've not seen any Hermits for a while so it's a nice surprise on a gray day.


Kristin
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Date: 11/7/17 5:27 am
From: Ronald Harrower <rharrower...> [hmbirds] <hmbirds-noreply...>
Subject: [HMBirds] Red-throated Loon eBird Report - Saratoga Lake, Nov 6, 2017

> Saratoga Lake, Saratoga, New York, US
> Nov 6, 2017 9:50 AM - 11:15 AM
> Protocol: Traveling
> 8.0 mile(s)
> Comments: Started cloudy, became more and more rainy and windy. Red-throated Loon was most exciting bird to me.
> 36 species (+1 other taxa)
>
> Canada Goose 850
> Gadwall 2
> Mallard 75
> American Black Duck 12
> Northern Pintail 1
> Greater/Lesser Scaup 1
> Bufflehead 12
> Common Merganser 4
> Red-breasted Merganser 2
> Red-throated Loon 1 seen from Saratoga Lake Road looking toward Kayderosseras Creek outlet
> Common Loon 4
> Horned Grebe 1 At Manning Cove. Could be one of five seen there last week
> Double-crested Cormorant 1
> American Coot 3
> Ring-billed Gull 155
> Herring Gull 15
> Great Black-backed Gull 1
> Rock Pigeon (Feral Pigeon) 14
> Mourning Dove 5
> Blue Jay 7
> American Crow 24
> Fish Crow 1
> Black-capped Chickadee 2
> Tufted Titmouse 2
> White-breasted Nuthatch 1
> Carolina Wren 3 All calling. 1 at Brown's Beach, One at Keyderossas Park, 1 at Riley Cove
> Golden-crowned Kinglet 1
> Eastern Bluebird 1
> American Robin 14
> European Starling 250
> Fox Sparrow 1
> Dark-eyed Junco 4
> White-throated Sparrow 4
> Song Sparrow 1
> Northern Cardinal 2
> Red-winged Blackbird 7
> American Goldfinch 8
>
> View this checklist online at http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S40357290
>
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Date: 11/6/17 1:37 pm
From: Nancy Jane Kern <kernscot...> [hmbirds] <hmbirds-noreply...>
Subject: [HMBirds] eBird -- Eichybush Rd. Grassland, Kinderhook -- Nov 06, 2017
Eichybush Rd. Grassland, Kinderhook

Nov 06, 2017

1:20 PM

Traveling

3.00 miles

30 minutes

All birds reported? Yes

Comments:

Temperature 55 F heavy rain birds actively feeding


1 Snow Goose -- Juv.

1200 Canada Goose -- On harvested cornfields

6 Mallard

60 Rock Pigeon (Feral Pigeon)

16 American Crow

7 American Pipit


Number of Taxa: 6



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Date: 11/6/17 12:47 pm
From: <billdcat333...> [hmbirds] <hmbirds-noreply...>
Subject: [HMBirds] Brant at The Crossings
There is one Brant with a group of Canada Geese on the grass near the main entrance to The Crossings. There was also a possible (probably not) Cackling Goose that was smaller than the others with a squarish head. It still seemed too large though.

Craig

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Date: 11/5/17 2:52 pm
From: <ScottJStoner...> [hmbirds] <hmbirds-noreply...>
Subject: [HMBirds] HMBC program Monday night at Five River - Birding the Rio Grande Valley

Valley of Birds: Birding the Rio Grande Valley from Brownsville to Laredo


Programs


Leader or Speaker:

Scott Stoner & Denise Hackert-Stoner


Location of Event:

Five Rivers Interpretive Building


Date:

November 6, 2017 - 7:00pm - 9:00pm

The lower Rio Grande Valley of south Texas is one of the top birding areas of the US. With species including Green Jay, Plain Chachalaca, Great Kiskadee and Least Grebe, "The Valley" draws birders searching for birds found nowhere else in the country. This program features some of our favorite birding sites from the Gulf Coast to Laredo, as well as some of the wonderful birds that inhabit them.
Scott and Denise are life members and past officers of the Hudson-Mohawk Bird Club and long-time birders and nature photographers. Their photos have been featured on the cover of The Kingbird, and published in National Wildlife magazine, the New York State Conservationist, and several books including the New York Wildlife Viewing Guide. They have won awards at the Hagaman Art Show, the William K Sanford (Colonie) Library Photo Contest, and exhibited at venues throughout the Capital Region. For the past four years, Scott and Denise have been the been the jurists for the Albany Pine Bush Preserve’s annual photo contest. Many of their photos are featured in the permanent exhibits at the new Visitor Center at the Five Rivers Environmental Education Center and in Albany Pine Bush outreach efforts. Scott and Denise teach birding and nature photography workshops and have given a variety of programs to birding and other groups across New York State. Together, they operate Naturelogues, a small, local business celebrating the beauty of nature in photos taken all over North America.


 

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Date: 11/5/17 1:38 pm
From: Nancy Jane Kern <kernscot...> [hmbirds] <hmbirds-noreply...>
Subject: [HMBirds] eBird -- Cedar Park Cemetery Hudson, NY -- Nov 05, 2017
Cedar Park Cemetery Hudson, NY

Nov 05, 2017

1:03 PM

Traveling

1.97 miles

84 minutes

All birds reported? Yes

Comments:

Temperature 55 F overcast some light rain light breeze


16 Canada Goose

3 Black Vulture

8 Turkey Vulture -- Came in to roost in tall pine tree

1 Sharp-shinned Hawk

65 Ring-billed Gull -- In fast food and grocery parking lots

1 Mourning Dove

1 Downy Woodpecker (Eastern)

1 Northern Flicker (Yellow-shafted)

2 Blue Jay

100 American Crow -- Flyovers streaming south

1 Fish Crow -- At McDonalds

1 Black-capped Chickadee

1 Tufted Titmouse

1 White-breasted Nuthatch (Eastern)

100 American Robin -- Some eating cedar berries

20 European Starling

3 White-throated Sparrow

10 Red-winged Blackbird

1 Common Grackle


Number of Taxa: 19



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Date: 11/5/17 1:22 pm
From: Robert S Pastel <rspastel...> [hmbirds] <hmbirds-noreply...>
Subject: [HMBirds] 2 wood ducks at Washington Park lake


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Date: 11/5/17 1:18 pm
From: naomi lloyd <naomi_kestrel...> [hmbirds] <hmbirds-noreply...>
Subject: [HMBirds] Tomhannock field trip, 11/4
Eleven birders set out around the Tomhannock Reservoir on a perfect late-fall day, with blue sky, crisp air, and barely a ripple on the water. We started at the south end where we had distant looks at Hooded Merganser, Ruddy Ducks, Common Goldeneye, Buffleheads and Wood Ducks. Better views were had at various vantage spots along the way. An interesting non-avian sighting was a (very) dead Fisher on the edge of the road. I think these secretive mustelids are more common than people believe, as often all that's seen is tracks in the snow.

At various stops along the shore we saw or heard Pine Siskin, Purple Finch, YB Sapsucker, Brown Creeper and GC Kinglet. At the Island, several flocks of Common Grackles flew over and a kettle of Turkey Vultures rose up and drifted southward. About 30 lingering Tree Swallows hunted over the water, probably eating the gnats that landed on us.

Given the scarcity of waterfowl, we drove up Croll/Johnsonville/Otter Creek roads east of the reservoir. This is the area where the Golden Eagle hung out for several days in February. A sharp-eyed birder spotted some Ring-necked Pheasants skulking in a cornfield and we stopped to look. Eastern Bluebirds and Red-winged Blackbirds sang from a marsh. We had already seen a half-dozen Bald Eagles of various ages that day so when another large dark bird flew over, it took a while and some lucky photos to realize this one was different. A Golden Eagle - definitely the highlight of the day! It pays to scrutinize every bird!

Our last long stop was at the Otter Creek delta, where Killdeer and three Greater Yellowlegs still foraged in the muck. A little down the road we had a small flock of Wild Turkeys.

We finished up with a respectable (for November) 52 species plus an unknown accipiter - not bad for a day when the target waterfowl were scarce. Thanks to all participants for a great trip. See you next year!

http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S40306077

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Date: 11/4/17 9:15 pm
From: <scottvarney1968...> [hmbirds] <hmbirds-noreply...>
Subject: [HMBirds] Yellow-billed Cuckoo at Betar Byway in South Glen's Falls and 3 Golden Eagles in Salem, NY
While travelling from my house in Salem today, I pulled over on Route 29 in Salem near the grassy fields at The Greenery today at 12:30 pm to view 3 Golden Eagles flying Southwest toward Battenville. 2 were adults with dark brown bodies with visible golden napes and smaller heads (compared to Bald Eagles). The third was a juvenile bird with a distinctively wide, white tail band.

Upon entering my birding destination at Betar Byway in South Glen's Falls (parked behind Sorrentinos Deli on 1st Street), I came upon great views of multiple Carolina Wrens. About 1/4 mile in on the river side of the trail, I found a single Yellow-billed Cuckoo. It was hanging out in perfect sun, poised for photos...so I snapped over 2 dozen photos. This was a Lifer for me...Yahoo! Other birds included Canada Geese, House Sparrows, Blue Jays, Eastern Bluebirds, and Cardinals. Great day of birding! Thanks to my sister Heidi for pointing out the "interesting" Cuckoo!

Happy Birding,

Scott Varney
Salem, NY.

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Date: 11/4/17 2:45 pm
From: <kernscot...> [hmbirds] <hmbirds-noreply...>
Subject: [HMBirds] Kinderhook- Northern Harrier
Nancy Kern

Eichybush Rd. Grassland, Kinderhook, Columbia, New York, US
Nov 4, 2017 3:15 PM - 4:00 PM
Protocol: Traveling
4.0 mile(s)
Comments: Temp. 50 F, calm, overcast, some sun
19 species

Canada Goose 50
Northern Harrier 2 females
Red-tailed Hawk 1
Rock Pigeon (Feral Pigeon) 5
Mourning Dove 2
Red-bellied Woodpecker 1
Downy Woodpecker (Eastern) 1
Northern Flicker (Yellow-shafted) 1
American Kestrel 1
Blue Jay 3
American Crow 50
Eastern Bluebird 3
American Robin 1
Northern Mockingbird 1
European Starling 100
Song Sparrow 1
Red-winged Blackbird 200
Common Grackle 25
House Finch 1
 

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Date: 11/4/17 1:03 pm
From: Nancy Jane Kern <kernscot...> [hmbirds] <hmbirds-noreply...>
Subject: [HMBirds] eBird -- New St. Overlook Park -- Nov 04, 2017
New St. Overlook Park

Nov 04, 2017

2:44 PM

Stationary

10 minutes

All birds reported? Yes

Comments:

Temperature 52 F cloudy calm some sun


130 Canada Goose

2 Hooded Merganser


Number of Taxa: 2



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Date: 11/4/17 9:57 am
From: John Kent <k2ent76...> [hmbirds] <hmbirds-noreply...>
Subject: [HMBirds] Albany County reservoirs, 11/4
At Basic Creek Reservoir in Westerlo this morning, I found one Horned Grebe and five American Coots. Otherwise, the waterfowl assortment was typical, though this was the first time this fall I've seen Common Goldeneye there. My full list is at http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S40294419

I checked Alcove Reservoir from the roadside by the spillway and saw 12 distant Long-tailed Ducks, accompanied by one American Coot.

At Stanton Pond, there were good numbers of American Wigeon, as well as Northern Pintails, Mallards, Green-winged Teal, and Gadwall. I looked carefully through hundreds of Canada Geese but couldn't find any other geese.

John Kent
Selkirk

 

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Date: 11/3/17 6:28 am
From: H Klinowski <hocka1...> [hmbirds] <hmbirds-noreply...>
Subject: [HMBirds] Junco!
Just had my FOS Junco in backyard.

Heidi Klinowski
Troy

 

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Date: 11/2/17 6:50 pm
From: naomi lloyd <naomi_kestrel...> [hmbirds] <hmbirds-noreply...>
Subject: [HMBirds] Tomhannock fieldtrip, 11/4

Tomhannock Reservoir



Leader:
Naomi Lloyd

Location of Event:
Meet at parking lot at west end of causeway, Rt. 7 & Lakeshore Dr.

Date:
November 4, 2017 - 8:30am - 12:00pm

Coordinator: Naomi Lloyd - 518-596-5964 or <naomi_kestrel...>

Join us for a morning trip around the Tomhannock Reservoir. We hope to find a variety of waterfowl as well as resident and migrant passerines and possibly shorebirds. Rarities have turned up at the Tomhannock in the fall and we often find Bald Eagles.

Meet at 8:30 a.m. at the parking area at the intersection of Lake Shore Dr. and NY Route 7 at the west end of the causeway. Bring a scope if you have one.




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Date: 11/2/17 5:52 am
From: <philwhitney17...> [hmbirds] <hmbirds-noreply...>
Subject: [HMBirds] November 1 Birdline


Birdline summary for week ending November 1:

20 reports; 73 species reported



Best of the week:

LONG-TAILED DUCK: Greenwich 10/29 (6)

RED-NECKED GREBE: Saratoga Lake 10/26 (3)

NORTHERN GOSHAWK: Rensselaerville SF 10/28

LAUGHING GULL: Saratoga Lake 10/30 (2)

RUSTY BLACKBIRD: Saratoga Lake 11/1 (2)

RED CROSSBILL: Rensselaerville SF 10/28 (35)



Other notables:

Brant: Saratoga Lake 10/27 (4), 10/28 (6); New Baltimore 11/1 (30)

Northern Pintail: Stanton Pond 10/27 (12)

Greater Scaup: Loughberry Lake 11/1 (24)

Lesser Scaup: Loughberry Lake 11/1 (35)

Surf Scoter: Saratoga Lake 10/26, 10/27; Alcove Reservoir 10/27 (7)

White-winged Scoter: 5 reports

Black Scoter: 6 reports

Red-breasted Merganser: Saratoga Lake 10/28

Common Loon: Alcove Reservoir 10/27, 10/28; Saratoga Lake 10/28,11/1

Pied-billed Grebe: Tomhannock 10/26 (2); Basic Creek 10/27; Saratoga Lake 10/27

Horned Grebe: Alcove Reservoir 10/27; Basic Creek 10/28; Saratoga Lake 11/1

Black Vulture: Ravena 12/28 (4)

Bald Eagle: Tomhannock 10/26 (5); Basic Creek 10/27; Greenwich 10/29

Northern Harrier: Tomhannock 10/26; Stanton Pond 10/28

American Coot: Basic Creek 10/27 (3); Saratoga Lake 10/28

Greater Yellowlegs: Bog Meadow 10/26

Lesser Yellowlegs: Tomhannock 10/26 (2)

Pectoral Sandpiper: Basic Creek 10/28 (4)

Wilsons Snipe: Huyck Preserve 10/28 (2)

Barn Swallow: Tomhannock 10/26

Carolina Wren: Saratoga Lake 10/26, 11/1

American Pipit: Tomhannock 10/26 (20)

Fox Sparrow: Bog Meadow 10/26; Rensselaerville SF 10/28

Purple Finch: Bog Meadow 10/26

Pine Siskin: Rensselaerville SF 10/28



Thanks to Lindsey Duval (Bog Meadow, Amsterdam, Saratoga Lake), Rich Guthrie (Ravena, New Baltimore), Ron Harrower (Saratoga Lake, Loughberry Lake), John Kent (Basic Creek, Alcove Reservoir, Stanton Pond), Nancy Kern (Nassau, Schodack, Chatham), Bill Lee (Tomhannock), Naomi Lloyd (Saratoga Lake), Zach Schwartz-Weinstein (Rensselaerville SF, Huyck Preserve, Basic Creek, Alcove Reservoir, Stanton Pond) , Scott Stoner (Rensselaerville SF), Scott Varney (Greenwich) and Tom Williams (Saratoga Lake)

 

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Date: 11/1/17 5:20 pm
From: Ronald Harrower <rharrower...> [hmbirds] <hmbirds-noreply...>
Subject: [HMBirds] eBird Report - Loughberry Lake, Oct 31, 2017

> Loughberry Lake, Saratoga, New York, US
> Oct 31, 2017 3:10 PM - 3:35 PM
> Protocol: Traveling
> 0.5 mile(s)
> Comments: sun was coming from the SE corner of the lake which either put waterfowl in sun, half and half or backlit depending on angle. The greatest number of birds were Ring-necked Ducks which concentrated in the middle of the lake North/South and were also in small rafts in different parts of the lake. Both Scaups were present with a larger concentration a bit further South of large raft of mixed ducks as well as being well-represent in the mixed crowd. The lone drake Redhead was in the large central raft. Photos don't do justice to the bird. An unfortunate aspect to viewing birds at Loughberry Lake is that they tend to concentrate in areas that are hard to view. I found a gap in the trees and did a "drive by shooting" with my camera of the main raft, including the Redhead.
> 16 species
>
> Canada Goose 175
> Mallard 45
> American Black Duck 8
> Redhead 1
> Ring-necked Duck 380
> Greater Scaup 24
> Lesser Scaup 35
> Common Merganser 4
> Ring-billed Gull 18
> Mourning Dove 2
> Belted Kingfisher 1
> Downy Woodpecker 1
> Blue Jay 3
> American Crow 2
> Eastern Bluebird 1
> Red-winged Blackbird 2
>
> View this checklist online at http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S40253039
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Date: 11/1/17 5:19 pm
From: Ronald Harrower <rharrower...> [hmbirds] <hmbirds-noreply...>
Subject: [HMBirds] eBird Report - Saratoga Lake, Nov 1, 2017

> Saratoga Lake, Saratoga, New York, US
> Nov 1, 2017 2:05 PM - 3:15 PM
> Protocol: Traveling
> 8.0 mile(s)
> Comments: Laughing Gulls not seen. Lake was still, but not huge numbers of birds. The most exciting was coming down to Manning Cove and seeing 5 Horned Grebes right by the steps on the shore. They dove and came up spread apart and then came together in a tight group and dove again and repeated. Very Cool!
> 27 species (+1 other taxa)
>
> Canada Goose 75
> Mallard 125
> American Black Duck 20
> Greater/Lesser Scaup 15 mixed in with Buffleheads
> Bufflehead 35 In long raft in middle of lake. It always seems to be close to opposite shore until you go there and it seems to be close to the shore you left!
> Common Merganser 4
> Common Loon 1
> Horned Grebe 5
> Ring-billed Gull 155
> Herring Gull 5
> Great Black-backed Gull 1
> Rock Pigeon (Feral Pigeon) 35
> Mourning Dove 2
> Belted Kingfisher 1
> Pileated Woodpecker 1
> Blue Jay 4
> American Crow 1
> Black-capped Chickadee 2
> Carolina Wren 1
> Eastern Bluebird 2 Oddly, near the shore at Riley Cove
> European Starling 34
> Northern Cardinal 2
> Red-winged Blackbird 65
> Brown-headed Cowbird 1
> Rusty Blackbird 2
> House Finch 5
> American Goldfinch 4
> House Sparrow 25
>
> View this checklist online at http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S40254619
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Date: 11/1/17 2:48 pm
From: naomi lloyd <naomi_kestrel...> [hmbirds] <hmbirds-noreply...>
Subject: [HMBirds] Fw: Destination this Week


Hi, All,


Let's look for the Red Crossbills and Northern Goshawk in Rennselaerville State Forest. If it goes quickly
we can stop by Alcove and Basic Creek and check for waterfowl.

Meet at 8:00 a.m. at Five Rivers Environmental Ed Center parking lot.



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Date: 11/1/17 2:39 pm
From: Nancy Jane Kern <kernscot...> [hmbirds] <hmbirds-noreply...>
Subject: [HMBirds] eBird -- (42.415, -73.577) Highland Rd Chatham NY -- Nov 01, 2017
(42.415, -73.577) Highland Rd Chatham NY

Nov 01, 2017

5:32 PM

Traveling

1.00 miles

10 minutes

All birds reported? Yes

Comments:

Temperature 45 F Light Rain Overcast


7 Canada Goose

17 Mallard -- On farm ponds


Number of Taxa: 2



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Date: 11/1/17 2:35 pm
From: Nancy Jane Kern <kernscot...> [hmbirds] <hmbirds-noreply...>
Subject: [HMBirds] eBird -- 30 Lake Shore Circle Drive, Nassau, New York, US (42.538, -73.601) -- Nov 01, 2017
30 Lake Shore Circle Drive, Nassau, New York, US (42.538, -73.601)

Nov 01, 2017

4:50 PM

Traveling

1.00 miles

15 minutes

All birds reported? Yes

Comments:

Temperature 45 F Light Rain Overcast Breeze


3 Canada Goose

22 Mallard

1 Hooded Merganser

1 Common Merganser

7 Ruddy Duck

4 Blue Jay

2 Dark-eyed Junco (Slate-colored)


Number of Taxa: 7



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Date: 11/1/17 2:34 pm
From: Nancy Jane Kern <kernscot...> [hmbirds] <hmbirds-noreply...>
Subject: [HMBirds] eBird -- Schodack, NY, Eleanor Dr. -- Nov 01, 2017
Schodack, NY, Eleanor Dr.

Nov 01, 2017

4:13 PM

Traveling

2.00 miles

20 minutes

All birds reported? Yes

Comments:

Temperature 47 F Light Rain Overcast Breeze


1500 Canada Goose -- On harvested cornfields and grass fields farm ponds

7 Mallard

1 Red-tailed Hawk

1 Rock Pigeon (Feral Pigeon)

2 Mourning Dove

2 Blue Jay

50 American Crow


Number of Taxa: 7



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Date: 11/1/17 2:10 pm
From: Richard Guthrie <richardpguthrie...> [hmbirds] <hmbirds-noreply...>
Subject: [HMBirds] "Lucky" Brant
I just watched two adult Bald Eagles in hot-pursuit of a lone Brant.

I don't think I've ever seen Bald Eagles take a bird in flight. (I've seen
them take out grounded birds, some as large as Canada Goose now and then).

The Brant looked so small in comparison, I first thought it was a tern or a
teal. But that was just my perception given the unlikely combination of
species.

The eagles looked like a tag team cutting off the Brant on each twist and
turn. They appear to be a bonded pair that has been around for a few days,
occasionally fending off a potential territorial intruder.

Although they all flew behind a leafy tree and I could not witness the
get-away, I could tell that the eagles came up empty since they soon
perched together in a neighbor's yard doing their loud eagle chirping.

A small group of Brant flew down river shortly afterwards, and I hope that
lone goose joined forces with them to continue on to the coast.

--
Richard Guthrie
New Baltimore,
The Greene County

 

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Date: 11/1/17 1:40 pm
From: Richard Guthrie <richardpguthrie...> [hmbirds] <hmbirds-noreply...>
Subject: [HMBirds] Brant - New Baltimore & Coxsackie
Groups of about 30 Brant went down the Hudson River by New Baltimore this
morning, Nov 1st, at about 8 AM; then later by Coxsackie at about 3 PM.
Separate groups of about the same number, I'm sure.

--
Richard Guthrie

 

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Date: 11/1/17 1:25 pm
From: Nancy Jane Kern <kernscot...> [hmbirds] <hmbirds-noreply...>
Subject: [HMBirds] eBird -- Nassau Lake -- Nov 01, 2017
Nassau Lake

Nov 01, 2017

4:05 PM

Stationary

14 minutes

All birds reported? Yes

Comments:

Temperature 46 F light rain overcast breeze


5 Canada Goose

8 Common Merganser (North American)

2 Ruddy Duck

1 Great Blue Heron (Blue form)

2 Ring-billed Gull

1 Mourning Dove


Number of Taxa: 6



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Date: 11/1/17 1:24 pm
From: Nancy Jane Kern <kernscot...> [hmbirds] <hmbirds-noreply...>
Subject: [HMBirds] eBird -- Nassau Lake -- Nov 01, 2017
Nassau Lake

Nov 01, 2017

4:05 PM

Stationary

14 minutes

All birds reported? Yes

Comments:

Temperature 46 F light rain overcast breeze


5 Canada Goose

8 Common Merganser (North American)

2 Ruddy Duck

1 Great Blue Heron (Blue form)

2 Ring-billed Gull

1 Mourning Dove


Number of Taxa: 6



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Date: 10/31/17 6:04 pm
From: <kernscot...> [hmbirds] <hmbirds-noreply...>
Subject: [HMBirds] ADBC Chatham CBC
The Alan Devoe Bird Club sponsored Chatham CBC is:


Sat. Dec. 16, 2017


Nancy Kern

 

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Date: 10/31/17 4:06 pm
From: Scottjstoner <ScottJStoner...> [hmbirds] <hmbirds-noreply...>
Subject: Re: [HMBirds] cbc
And the Albany county count is Sunday Dec 17.


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-------- Original message --------From: "Larry & Penny Alden <overlook...> [hmbirds]" <hmbirds-noreply...> Date: 10/31/17 1:22 PM (GMT-05:00) To: george steele <unlessyoucare...> Cc: HMBirds Yahoogroups <hmbirds...> Subject: Re: [HMBirds] cbc

 









George,
NYSOA (nybirds.org) has traditionally hosted a list of N.Y. CBCs. I don’t see it up on their website yet, though. Note that this list requires each compiler to enter the information on their counts. 
The Schenectady CBC is December 16 and the Troy CBC is December 30. 
Larry Alden 

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I don't have any CBC's scheduled on Dec 24 or Dec 31, both of which I can understand, but just wondering if there were any. Also hoping for some mid week counts other than Montezuma, Greene Co and Ulster/Dutchess.
George





















 

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Date: 10/31/17 10:22 am
From: Larry & Penny Alden <overlook...> [hmbirds] <hmbirds-noreply...>
Subject: Re: [HMBirds] cbc
George,

NYSOA (nybirds.org) has traditionally hosted a list of N.Y. CBCs. I don’t see it up on their website yet, though. Note that this list requires each compiler to enter the information on their counts.

The Schenectady CBC is December 16 and the Troy CBC is December 30.

Larry Alden

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> On Oct 31, 2017, at 10:33 AM, george steele <unlessyoucare...> [hmbirds] <hmbirds-noreply...> wrote:
>
> I don't have any CBC's scheduled on Dec 24 or Dec 31, both of which I can understand, but just wondering if there were any. Also hoping for some mid week counts other than Montezuma, Greene Co and Ulster/Dutchess.
>
> George
>

 

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Date: 10/31/17 8:15 am
From: Andrew Mason <andymason...> [hmbirds] <hmbirds-noreply...>
Subject: Re: [HMBirds] cbc
George--

There is a new Delaware Co. count scheduled for Dec. 31 if you want to
go that far afield. Contact is Pam Peters, <ovenb1rdp...>,
607-829-6545.

Andy Mason


On 10/31/2017 10:33 AM, george steele <unlessyoucare...> [hmbirds]
wrote:
> I don't have any CBC's scheduled on Dec 24 or Dec 31, both of which I
> can understand, but just wondering if there were any. Also hoping for
> some mid week counts other than Montezuma, Greene Co and Ulster/Dutchess.
>
> George
>

--
Andrew Mason
1039 Peck St.
Jefferson, NY 12093
(607) 652-2162
<AndyMason...>


 

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Date: 10/31/17 7:33 am
From: george steele <unlessyoucare...> [hmbirds] <hmbirds-noreply...>
Subject: [HMBirds] cbc
I don't have any CBC's scheduled on Dec 24 or Dec 31, both of which I can understand, but just wondering if there were any. Also hoping for some mid week counts other than Montezuma, Greene Co and Ulster/Dutchess.
George
 

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Date: 10/31/17 7:02 am
From: Andrew Mason <andymason...> [hmbirds] <hmbirds-noreply...>
Subject: Re: [HMBirds] christmas bird counts
Also, the Ft. Plain count in the Mohawk Valley is Dec. 30. Compiler is
Bob Donnelly, <rsdonn...>, 607-264-8156.

Andy Mason


On 10/31/2017 6:15 AM, forsythnature <forsythnature...> [hmbirds] wrote:
>
> Good reminder George!
>
> slightly "extralimital" CBC's centered down south in Ulster County are
> the NYML (Mohonk Lake/ Ashokan Reservoir) CBC on Saturday, December
> 16th (Steve Chorvas compiler 845-246-5900 or <schorvas...> ) and
> the NYUD (Ulster/Dutchess) CBC on Wednesday, December 27th (Mark DeDea
> compiler 845-339-1277 or <forsythnature...>)
>
> Good Birding,
> Mark DeDea
>
>
> -----Original Message-----
> From: george steele <unlessyoucare...> [hmbirds]
> <hmbirds-noreply...>
> To: HMBirds Yahoogroups <hmbirds...>
> Sent: Mon, Oct 30, 2017 10:00 pm
> Subject: [HMBirds] christmas bird counts
>
> Does anyone have a list of dates for Christmas Bird Counts? They'll be
> here before you know it. Thanks.
>
> George
>

--
Andrew Mason
1039 Peck St.
Jefferson, NY 12093
(607) 652-2162
<AndyMason...>


 

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Date: 10/31/17 3:16 am
From: forsythnature <forsythnature...> [hmbirds] <hmbirds-noreply...>
Subject: Re: [HMBirds] christmas bird counts

Good reminder George!


slightly "extralimital" CBC's centered down south in Ulster County are the NYML (Mohonk Lake/ Ashokan Reservoir) CBC on Saturday, December 16th (Steve Chorvas compiler 845-246-5900 <orschorvas...> ) and the NYUD (Ulster/Dutchess) CBC on Wednesday, December 27th (Mark DeDea compiler 845-339-1277 or <forsythnature...>)


Good Birding,
Mark DeDea



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From: george steele <unlessyoucare...> [hmbirds] <hmbirds-noreply...>
To: HMBirds Yahoogroups <hmbirds...>
Sent: Mon, Oct 30, 2017 10:00 pm
Subject: [HMBirds] christmas bird counts







Does anyone have a list of dates for Christmas Bird Counts? They'll be here before you know it. Thanks.


George








 

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Date: 10/30/17 8:07 pm
From: Naomi Lloyd <naomi_kestrel...> [hmbirds] <hmbirds-noreply...>
Subject: Re: [HMBirds] christmas bird counts
Southern Rensselaer is Saturday 12/23!


Naomi Lloyd

On October 30, 2017, at 11:00 PM, "george steele <unlessyoucare...> [hmbirds]" <hmbirds-noreply...> wrote:

 

Does anyone have a list of dates for Christmas Bird Counts?  They'll be here before you know it. Thanks.


George



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Date: 10/30/17 8:07 pm
From: <ScottJStoner...> [hmbirds] <hmbirds-noreply...>
Subject: [HMBirds] HMBC program - Birding the Rio Grande Valley - Monday November 6 at Five Rivers
Monday November 6
7:00 PM
Five Rivers Environmental Education Center
56 Game Farm Rd., Delmar, NY


in the new Visitor Center


The Hudson-Mohawk Bird Club presents: Valley of Birds: Birding the Rio Grande Valley from Brownsville to Laredo


The lower Rio Grande Valley of south Texas is one of the top birding areas of the US. With species including Green Jay, Plain Chachalaca, Great Kiskadee and Least Grebe, "The Valley" draws birders searching for birds found nowhere else in the country. This program features some of our favorite birding sites from the Gulf Coast to Laredo, as well as some of the wonderful birds that inhabit them.



Speakers: Scott Stoner and Denise Hackert-Stoner



Scott and Denise are life members and past officers of the Hudson-Mohawk Bird Club and long-time birders and nature photographers. Their photos have been featured on the cover of The Kingbird, and published in National Wildlife magazine, the New York State Conservationist, and several books including the New York Wildlife Viewing Guide. They have won awards at the Hagaman Art Show, the William K Sanford (Colonie) LibraryPhoto Contest, and exhibited at venues throughout the Capital Region. For the past four years, Scott and Denise have been the been the jurists for the Albany Pine Bush Preserve’s annual photo contest. Many of their photos are featured in the permanent exhibitsat the new Visitor Center at the Five Rivers Environmental Education Center and in Albany Pine Bush outreach efforts. Scott and Denise teach birding and nature photography workshops and have given a variety of programs to birding and other groups across New York State. Together, they operate Naturelogues, a small, localbusiness celebrating the beauty of nature in photos taken all over NorthAmerica.






 

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Date: 10/30/17 8:00 pm
From: george steele <unlessyoucare...> [hmbirds] <hmbirds-noreply...>
Subject: [HMBirds] christmas bird counts
Does anyone have a list of dates for Christmas Bird Counts?  They'll be here before you know it. Thanks.
George
 

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Date: 10/30/17 10:43 am
From: Ronald Harrower <rharrower...> [hmbirds] <hmbirds-noreply...>
Subject: [HMBirds] eBird Report - Laughing Gull Saratoga Lake, Oct 30, 2017

> Saratoga Lake, Saratoga, New York, US
> Oct 30, 2017 10:45 AM - 11:05 AM
> Protocol: Stationary
> Comments: After seeing Lindsey's and Tom's posts about the Laughing Gulls, I went to Brown's Beach to see what I could find. I had just been to eye doctor for full eval including dilation drops, so vision was weird. Fortunately camera isn't have any drops and confirmed what I saw in binoculars.
> 6 species
>
> Canada Goose 17
> Mallard 21
> Great Blue Heron 1 Standing on dock
> Laughing Gull 1 Immature bird with arcs under and over eyes and curved bill smaller than nearby Ring-biled Gulls
> Ring-billed Gull 30
> Herring Gull 2
>
> View this checklist online at http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S40212022
>
> This report was generated automatically by eBird v3 (http://ebird.org)



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Date: 10/30/17 7:32 am
From: Tom <trwdsd...> [hmbirds] <hmbirds-noreply...>
Subject: [HMBirds] Laughing Gulls, Saratoga Lake- 10/30
Thanks to the heads-up from Lindsey, I scanned the docks at Brown’s Beach and found not only a juvenile, but also an adult Laughing Gull resting there. All the gulls have since begun their foraging, but periodically they return to the docks to rest, seeming to favor the ones just to the left of the beach. Good luck if you go, and big congratulations to Lindsey for another good find!
Tom Williams Colonie


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Date: 10/30/17 5:49 am
From: Lindsey Duval <lindsey.duval...> [hmbirds] <hmbirds-noreply...>
Subject: [HMBirds] Brown's Beach 10/30
This morning I crammed in a tiny bit of birding between the late sunrise
and my job and found that the storm system had a LOT (200+) of Ring-billed
Gulls on the move at the beach. Not much else, the typical Mallards and
Canada Geese there. I scanned the docks which were, of course, full of
Ring-billed Gulls and spotted a tiny, dark gull which turns out is a
juvenile LAUGHING GULL (thanks Rich and Zach for ID!). If you go, make sure
it's not completely eclipsed behind a Ring-billed Gull's body.

- Lindsey D.

 

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Date: 10/29/17 3:17 pm
From: <scottvarney1968...> [hmbirds] <hmbirds-noreply...>
Subject: [HMBirds] Long-tailed Ducks on the Battenkill in Greenwich
Observed 6 Long-tailed Ducks on the Battenkill River near the Greenwich Town Beach on Route 29 today at 1:00 pm. A Kingfisher was also visible on the telephone lines directly in front. This section has become quite the birding hotspot, but parking is near impossible on this section of 29. Best parking is at the pulloff for the town beach and then hiking West on 29 back towards the village. (Please be mindful of 55 MPH traffic) Also stopped to view a Bald Eagle feeding on roadkill in the field adjacent and East of the Greenery (A plant nursery).

Scott Varney
Salem, NY

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Date: 10/29/17 6:30 am
From: <ScottJStoner...> [hmbirds] <hmbirds-noreply...>
Subject: [HMBirds] Renseaerville State Forest yesterday - red crossbills
Denise, Gregg, Cathy, and birded the area from Scutt Rd up CCC rd to the clearing yesterday morning, bumping into several other birders. We had a conservatively estimated 35 Red Crossbills and at least one Purple Finch, along with Fox Sparrow and numerous white-throats and juncos. A flyby Northern Goshawk provided some brief excitement as well. Details and a couple of documentation-quality photos of the crossbills are in the ebird checklist, below.


Denise and I also had a Ruffed Grouse in the road along CR 153 between Renselaerville and the CCC Rd turnoff.


Scott Stoner, Loudonville


t http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S40185999


 

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Date: 10/28/17 5:26 pm
From: Lindsey Duval <lindsey.duval...> [hmbirds] <hmbirds-noreply...>
Subject: [HMBirds] Waterfowl and such 10/28
This morning I joined the Red crossbill festivities at Rensselaerville
State Forest and then wandered off. Some of you knew that I was off to
finally get some species for myself in Montgomery County. I randomly found
a Cooper's Hawk as my first. I stopped at the Auriesville Pilgrimage Lunch
Area in/by Amsterdam and was psyched to find three really close juvenile
White-winged Scoters. The only other species of any note there was Common
Merganser, with 14 enjoying the sun. I also visited Mosher Marsh northeast
of Amsterdam and that was terrible.

I later joined Stacey and Gary on their way up north and am very grateful
that they took me around Saratoga Lake in a windstorm as I wouldn't have
seen what we did without a scope. We found scattered American Coots, a few
Buffleheads, a raft of 23 Black Scoters, Red-breasted Mergansers were still
present, a Common Loon, 6 or 7 White-winged Scoters, and then closer to
sunset 6 Brant joined us at Brown's Beach. The Brant magically disappeared
shortly before Susan Beaudoin came to see them, which I found rude.

- Lindsey D.

 

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Date: 10/28/17 4:25 pm
From: zach schwartz-weinstein <zachsw...> [hmbirds] <hmbirds-noreply...>
Subject: [HMBirds] Albany County 10/28
I birded several spots around Albany County with Stacy robinson and Gary
Chapin this morning. We started at rensselaerville State Forest, where we
had a number of Red Crossbills and Pine Siskins, as well as the best look
at a Northern Goshawk i’ve ever had. At The Huyck Preserve, we had two
Wilson’s Snipe, a flotilla of Green-Winged Teal, a Bufflehead, and a
Ring-necked Duck.

At Basic Creek reservoir, we had four pectoral sandpipers, a horned grebe,
many Common and Hooded mergansers, Ruddy Ducks, Ri g-Necked Ducks, Teal,
and Americans wigeons. At Alcove Reservoir, two black scoters, a common
loon, and the usual ravens, and at Stanton Pond, in addition to the usual
assortment of dabbling ducks, we had a juvenile Northern Harrier.
--
Zach Schwartz-Weinstein
203 500 7774

 

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Date: 10/28/17 2:08 pm
From: Richard Guthrie <richardpguthrie...> [hmbirds] <hmbirds-noreply...>
Subject: [HMBirds] Turkey vultures roost Ravena
Turkey Vultures coming to roost are so graceful as they glide in silently. Thirty Turkey Vultures and 4 Black Vultures. Hope Plaza Rt 9-W Ravena. 4:30 - 4:45 PM.

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Date: 10/28/17 4:38 am
From: 'Mona Bearor' <conservebirds...> [hmbirds] <hmbirds-noreply...>
Subject: RE: [HMBirds] Charles Carralt & HMBC CBC
Nice memory, Rich. Thanks for sharing it; I had never heard about this.

-

Mona Bearor

South Glens Falls







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Sent: Friday, October 27, 2017 8:06 PM
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Subject: [HMBirds] Charles Carralt & HMBC CBC








I caught a snippet of a remembrance of the old CBS TV show "On the road with Charles Carralt. They came up this way to catch us doing the Christmas Bird Count one year. It was a very cold December day (16 deg. below zero) with a foot or more of snow on the ground...But we had a pretty good count that day.




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Date: 10/27/17 5:37 pm
From: Richard Guthrie <richardpguthrie...> [hmbirds] <hmbirds-noreply...>
Subject: [HMBirds] Charles Carralt & HMBC CBC
I caught a snippet of a remembrance of the old CBS TV show "On the road
with Charles Carralt. They came up this way to catch us doing the Christmas
Bird Count one year. It was a very cold December day (16 deg. below zero)
with a foot or more of snow on the ground...But we had a pretty good count
that day.

--
Richard Guthrie

 

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Date: 10/27/17 3:05 pm
From: Richard Guthrie <richardpguthrie...> [hmbirds] <hmbirds-noreply...>
Subject: [HMBirds] Cave Swallow - a possibility
Bill Purcell sends a very timely reminder to the folks up along Lake
Ontario that the upcoming weather through the next week has the potential
to bring CAVE SWALLOWS into the area.

The same holds true for the Hudson-Mohawk and mid-Hudson Regions. Although
the likelihood is slimmer than along the Great Lakes or shores of
Connecticut or Long Island.

Watch for them along the Hudson and larger water bodies such as Ashokan and
Tomhannock Reservoirs.

Typically, they like to find bridges or porch overhangs to roost for the
night.

Suspect Cave Swallows were seen around Lighthouse Park on the Hudson River
in Saratoga County and swirling around the girders of the Rip-Van Winkle
Bridge. In neither instance, were they confirmed - but the suspicion
remains...

Cave Swallows come to us from either the southwest or southeast (two
different populations with subtle differences in markings). They sometimes
associate with late flocks of Tree Swallows, but not always. Their
overnight roosting preferences are different.

Good Luck and get pictures !

eBird it.

Rich Guthrie


--
Richard Guthrie

 

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Date: 10/27/17 1:24 pm
From: naomi lloyd <naomi_kestrel...> [hmbirds] <hmbirds-noreply...>
Subject: [HMBirds] Saratoga Lake waterfowl
The lake was still enough to allow decent viewing, but the variety wasn't great. One raft visible from St Isaac's Church was about 120 scoters, a few each of White-winged and (male) Surf, many (male) Black and at least as many female types too far out to distinguish - over 100 altogether. The only other birds of note were four Brant, seen from the South Shore Marina parking lot. Only grebe was Pied-billed.

Naomi Lloyd
West Sand Lake 


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Date: 10/27/17 1:01 pm
From: John Kent <k2ent76...> [hmbirds] <hmbirds-noreply...>
Subject: [HMBirds] Friday waterfowl
I took the day off and checked some waterfowl spots today.

At Basic Creek Reservoir in Westerlo - typical variety and numbers of ducks, as well as a Pied-billed Grebe and three American Coots. List is at http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S40142827

From the Alcove Reservoir spillway, a tight raft of about 65 Black Scoters was the highlight. Also seven Surf Scoters, a Horned Grebe, a few American Coots and American Wigeon, and a Common Loon. Most of the birds are quite distant, and would not be identifiable without a scope.

At Stanton Pond in Coeymans the waterfowl assortment was typical: http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S40143445

After lunch I checked the Green Island/Cohoes area, as well as the trail from under the Twin Bridges across the outlet of Wager's Pond to Clute's Drydock. All I found were the three common gull species, Killdeer, Great Blue Herons, and ten Double-crested Cormorants at Crescent Power Plant.

There were Golden-crowned Kinglets in several locations, and one Ruby-crowned at Basic Creek.

John Kent
Selkirk


 

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Date: 10/26/17 5:52 am
From: Lindsey Duval <lindsey.duval...> [hmbirds] <hmbirds-noreply...>
Subject: [HMBirds] Bog Meadow - Fox Sparrow
This morning I took a brief ramble along Bog Meadow Brook Trail and it was
mostly business as usual (lots of blackbirds, American Robins, and
White-throated Sparrows moving through along with a few Purple Finches),
but had a surprise flyover of a calling GREATER YELLOWLEGS and found my
first-of-season FOX SPARROW in the little dip by the beaver-owned bridge.

Lindsey D.

 

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Date: 10/26/17 5:51 am
From: Ronald Harrower <rharrower...> [hmbirds] <hmbirds-noreply...>
Subject: [HMBirds] Manning and Riley Coves
Made a whistle stop by Manning and Riley Coves “on the way” to an appointment. I appreciated Susan’s heads up yesterday. Straight out towards Snake Hill were 12 White-winged Scoters. To the right 100 feet were 3 Red-necked Grebes, 3 Black Scoters and one Surf Scoter. Around the bend at Riley Cove were 3 Buffleheads and two Carolina Wrens having a sing off.
Warrants further inquiry when more time is at hand.
Ron Harrower

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Date: 10/26/17 5:41 am
From: <philwhitney17...> [hmbirds] <hmbirds-noreply...>
Subject: [HMBirds] October 25 Birdline


Birdline summary for week ending October 25:

20 reports; 74 species reported



Best of the week:

CACKLING GOOSE: Stillwater 10/19

GREATER WHITE-FRONTED GOOSE: Schuylerville 10/19-10/22

LONG-TAILED DUCK: Saratoga Lake 10/20 (6), 10/21 (5)

RED-BREASTED MERGANSER: Saratoga Lake 10/20 (4), 10/21 (3)

BONAPARTES GULL: Alcove Reservoir 10/23 (2)

LINCOLNS SPARROW: Rensselaerville SF 10/19

RUSTY BLACKBIRD: Bog Meadow 10/23 (3)

RED CROSSBILL: Rensselaerville SF 10/19 (3), 10/23 (25)



Other notables:

Northern Shoveler: Alcove Reservoir 10/19; Stanton Pond 10/20

Northern Pintail: Basic Creek 10/20; Stanton Pond 10/20

Canvasback: Saratoga Lake 10/20

Greater Scaup: Loughberry Lake 10/23 (8)

Lesser Scaup: Loughberry Lake 10/23 (16)

Surf Scoter: Saratoga Lake 10/25

White-winged Scoter: Saratoga Lake 10/21 (11), 10/25 (4)

Black Scoter: Saratoga Lake 10/25

Ruddy Duck: Basic Creek 10/20 (200)

Common Loon: Saratoga Lake 10/21 (10); Alcove Reservoir 10/23

Pied-billed Grebe: Basic Creek 10/20; Nassau Lake 10/23

Horned Grebe: Saratoga Lake 10/25

American Coot: Basic Creek 10/20; Saratoga Lake 10/25

Greater Yellowlegs: Basic Creek 10/20

Ruby-throated Hummingbird: New Baltimore 10/25

Carolina Wren: Loughberry Lake 10/23 (2)

Winter Wren: Rensselaerville SF 10/19

American Pipit: Saratoga 10/22 (30)

Purple Finch: Rensselaerville SF 10/19

Pine Siskin: Rensselaerville SF 10/19



Thanks to Susan Beaudoin (Saratoga Lake), Alan French (Glenville), Rich Guthrie (New Baltimore), Ron Harrower (Saratoga, Saratoga Lake, Schuylerville, Loughberry Lake, Bog Meadow), John Hershey (Rensselaerville SF, Saratoga Lake), John Kent (Basic Creek, Stanton Pond), Heidi Klinowski (Troy), Barb Putnam (Schuylerville, Stillwater), Gregg Recer (Schuylerville), Zach Schwartz-Weinstein (Alcove Reservoir, Rensselaerville SF) and Scott Varney (Bog Meadow)

 

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Date: 10/25/17 12:29 pm
From: Richard Guthrie <richardpguthrie...> [hmbirds] <hmbirds-noreply...>
Subject: [HMBirds] Ruby-throated Hummingbird - New Baltimore
An adult male Ruby-throated Hummingbird visited my backyard feeders early
this morning (Oct. 25th). He stayed for a while, visiting one or the other
feeder but has not been seen after 9 o'clock.



--
Richard Guthrie

 

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Date: 10/25/17 11:41 am
From: <smbeaudoin1...> [hmbirds] <hmbirds-noreply...>
Subject: [HMBirds] Rileys Cove
Tom and I found Terry H and Ruth B at Rileys Cove early this afternoon. We had several good birds. At least four white-winged scoters, a coot, a long-tailed duck, two American wigeons and four loons in a row. Terry found a grebe in the distance looking south which we assumed would be a horned. I saw one surf and one black scoter that was not seen by the rest of the group. Calm conditions and good lighting made for good sightings. At Browns Beach another horned grebe was visible to the south diving in and out amongst a flock of Canada geese.
Susan Beaudoin

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Date: 10/25/17 12:14 am
From: <pcmjr...> [hmbirds] <hmbirds-noreply...>
Subject: [HMBirds] Golden Eagle Migration
I know that this is an extralimital report, but forecasted weather conditions (steady northwest winds) are excellent for viewing Golden Eagles at Franklin Mountain Hawk Watch in Oneonta this coming Thursday. This is the closest location to the Capital Region where Golden Eagles can be viewed in great numbers. This week last year at this time 26 were seen, and in the second week of November, 57. Again, forecasted, steady northwest winds are important for seeing large numbers of Golden Eagles at this location; of course this usually means cold conditions, so dress very warmly if you decide to go. http://doas.us/research/franklin-mountain-hawkwatch/ http://doas.us/research/franklin-mountain-hawkwatch/
 

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