Re: Red Crossbills : eBird Report - Woods Hollow Nature Preserve, Jan 22, 2021

Tom Lake <trlake7@...>

Hi Ron,

I agree with you on the TAKTRAX ... in addition to walks in the forest, they are excellent for ice fishing.


Tom Lake
New York State Department of Environmental Conservation
Estuary Naturalist, Region 3, Hudson River Estuary Program
with New England Interstate Water Pollution Control Commission
21 South Putt Corners Road New Paltz NY 12561—1696

-----Original Message-----
From: Ronald Harrower <rharrower@...>
Sent: Sat, Jan 23, 2021 6:33 am
Subject: [hmbirds] Red Crossbills : eBird Report - Woods Hollow Nature Preserve, Jan 22, 2021

> Woods Hollow Nature Preserve, Saratoga, New York, US
> Jan 22, 2021 12:25 PM - 1:30 PM
> Protocol: Traveling
> 1.1 mile(s)
> Checklist Comments:    I went on a walk at Woods Hollow NP to test out my Taktrax, recently bought after Marne mentioned them in her Battlefield ramble. I also had in my mind that Woods Hollow might be good for crossbills with all the pines laden with cones. Both things proved to be good within minutes of my arrival. The Yaktrax are great in that they allow me to get a good footing on ice and snow, an important thing for one with balance issues. The crossbills showed up by flying over the parking lot on the Northline entrance. 25 Red Crossbills flew in and worked their way around the parking lot, going at the cones with gusto. After sa couple of minutes, they took off over the park. I tried to find them, but with so much selection, they could be anywhere in the preserve. Well worth looking again.
> 13 species
> Red-bellied Woodpecker  1
> Downy Woodpecker  1
> Pileated Woodpecker  1
> Blue Jay  4
> American Crow  7
> Black-capped Chickadee  21
> Tufted Titmouse  6
> Red-breasted Nuthatch  5
> White-breasted Nuthatch  5
> Brown Creeper  1
> Red Crossbill  25    This has been an irruptive year all around us. This many and more are seen  fairly often this Winter
> American Goldfinch  1
> Northern Cardinal  1    singing
> View this checklist online at
> This report was generated automatically by eBird v3 (

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