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Re: Brant on the move

Tristan Lowery
 

Several hundred more northbound Brant heading up the Hudson at the City of Albany waterfront a few minutes ago.

Tristan Lowery
Albany

On Tue, May 24, 2022, 10:21 John Kent <k2ent76@...> wrote:
A low-flying flock of about 80 Brant just flew north over my place in Selkirk.

John Kent


Prothonotary Warbler - Schuylerville

scottjstoner
 

Secondhand report - from a Facebook message to HMBC, with photo, Shane Mitchell has documented and reported that Prothonotary Warbler is back at the Surrender [March] Trail, Rt. 4, Schuylerville NY. - Scott Stoner, HMBC Facebook administrator. 



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Brant on the move

John Kent
 

A low-flying flock of about 80 Brant just flew north over my place in Selkirk.

John Kent


Re: Troy Swans ID?

zach schwartz-weinstein
 

Yes, both Mute Swans, and the one with the gray bill is immature

On Tue, May 24, 2022 at 8:13 AM Heidi <hocka1@...> wrote:


> On May 24, 2022, at 8:11 AM, H Klinowski <hocka1@...> wrote:
>
> Someone posted this photo taken “last week” at Cooper’s Pond in Troy (actually just over the city line in Brunswick)
>
> Is this a Mute Swan (head with orange bill on the left) with an immature Mute Swan on right?
>
> Thanks
> Heidi Klinowski
> Troy
>
>
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Re: Troy Swans ID?

Heidi
 

On May 24, 2022, at 8:11 AM, H Klinowski <hocka1@gmail.com> wrote:

Someone posted this photo taken “last week” at Cooper’s Pond in Troy (actually just over the city line in Brunswick)

Is this a Mute Swan (head with orange bill on the left) with an immature Mute Swan on right?

Thanks
Heidi Klinowski
Troy


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Troy Swans ID?

Heidi
 

Someone posted this photo taken “last week” at Cooper’s Pond in Troy (actually just over the city line in Brunswick)

Is this a Mute Swan on the left with an immature Mute Swan on right?

Thanks
Heidi Klinowski
Troy


Clay-colored Sparrow continues

John Kent
 

The Clay-colored Sparrow is singing and occasionally visible at Truax Trail Barrens this morning.

John Kent
Selkirk


Wrights Loop

Susan
 

While there are still two white rumped- sandpipers remaining, along with a handful of least and semi palmated sandpipers, the party is just about over. The water left in the fields doesn’t amount to much more than a large puddle and should be all be gone by tomorrow. Dunlins and semipalmated plovers are gone. The remaining shore birds are much closer to the Stillwater Riverside Park trail than Wrights Loop. 
Susan Beaudoin 


orchard Oriole pine bush blue trail next to rt 155

scottjstoner
 





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Lesser Black backed Gull-s Coeymans Landing

Richard Guthrie
 

After having a good look at the photo, and consulting others, I’ve added the upper left bird as a LBBG as well. It’s a 1st year immature bird. The contrasting darker mantle plus the barely visible dark tail band are clues. When the birds flew by I was suspicious but slow at getting the camera up, cycled on, and focused. By then, both birds were pretty far away; hence, the crummy photos.



Rich Guthrie
NewBaltimore


eBirding your century runs

zach schwartz-weinstein
 

As the reports from what looks to be a good year for century runners despite the heat come in, this is a reminder that the best way to get a composite count of all the Sora cues you saw in a given day is eBird’s trip report feature: 

Compiling all your century run checklists into a trip report will automatically compile your totals across county lines and other boundaries while keeping individual checklists within the correct county/hotspot/atlas block.  It’s the best way to compile day-long counts while still using eBird in the way that’s most useful for ongoing research.  Even better, trio reports are shareable.

Best,

ZSW
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Lesser Black backed Gull - Coeymans Landing

Richard Guthrie
 

A Lesser Black backed Gull flew by Coeymans Landing going north, just as the storm arrived, around 6 PM. I’ll post some photos on the EBird checklist when I get to download them.

Rich Guthrie


Re: This week's destination: 5/19

bill.lee3771
 

Received, thank you.


From: Kate Schnurr <thekatwho@...>
Sent: Thursday, May 19, 2022 8:32 PM
To: naomi_kestrel@... <naomi_kestrel@...>; Laurie Murphy <ljminsaratoga@...>; olson64@... <olson64@...>; suzy.nealon@... <suzy.nealon@...>; jjjazz5@... <jjjazz5@...>; jeanh46@... <jeanh46@...>; wjgood3@... <wjgood3@...>; wchapman@... <wchapman@...>; saayer@... <saayer@...>; pennylockwood15@... <pennylockwood15@...>; Nancy Slack <nancyslack7@...>; jschoonmaker <j.schoonmaker@...>; goodale1966 <goodale1966@...>; ladeyss <ladeyss@...>; aev12159 <aev12159@...>; katherinestorms <katherinestorms@...>; naomiking <naomiking@...>; richardpguthrie <richardpguthrie@...>; PDweyer333 <pdwyer333@...>; jorylangner <jory.langner@...>; antespaul <antes.paul@...>; ljpigalley233 <ljpigalley@...>; silphidae <silphidae@...>; Stanphoto <stanleywblanchard@...>; honeyhol <honeyhol@...>; dlkelliher <dlkelliher@...>; DeniseHStoner <denisehstoner@...>; jtaft3 <j.taft3@...>; kharper <kharper@...>; hersheyj <hersheyj@...>; cblackwell <cblackwell@...>; nancykarm <nancy.karm@...>; goodness <goodness@...>; beaudoinsusan <smbeaudoin1@...>; Tmarkops <tmarkops@...>; hhstebbins <hhstebbins@...>; tristanlowery@... <tristanlowery@...>; egee1 <egee1@...>; shuang1 <shuang1@...>; fallline <fallline@...>; trwdsd <trwdsd@...>; snichols1 <snichols1@...>; dgresens <dgresens@...>; philnps <philnps@...>; alanmapes <alanmapes@...>; emwboston <emwboston@...>; ingeo.zimmerman@... <ingeo.zimmerman@...>; markfitz <mark15fitz@...>; yugruguru <stvmesick@...>; dcowley99@... <dcowley99@...>; suestew68@... <suestew68@...>; drmortonmd <drmortonmd@...>; capteagleeyes1@... <capteagleeyes1@...>; twberne <twberne@...>; mushka_81 <mushka_81@...>; e1223468@... <e1223468@...>; Peter Feinberg <peter.feinberg@...>; Tom Anderson <lamokavosburg@...>; Ken Roinos <kroinos@...>; Deb Shaw <ritzshaw@...>; Larry Alden <overlook@...>; R Pine <rpine56@...>; James Dewaalmalefyt <dewaalmalefyt@...>; Peter (DPS)Sheehan <peter.sheehan@...>; Bryan L. Swift <bryanlswift@...>; jbetlejeski@... <jbetlejesk@...>; William J. Lee <bileej@...>
Cc: hmbirds@groups.io <hmbirds@groups.io>
Subject: RE: This week's destination: 5/19
 

Proof of a successful trip.

Kate

 

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From: naomi lloyd
Sent: Monday, May 16, 2022 7:12 PM
To: Laurie Murphy; thekatwho@...; olson64@...; suzy.nealon@...; jjjazz5@...; jeanh46@...; wjgood3@...; wchapman@...; saayer@...; pennylockwood15@...; Nancy Slack; jschoonmaker; goodale1966; ladeyss; aev12159; katherinestorms; naomiking; richardpguthrie; PDweyer333; jorylangner; antespaul; ljpigalley233; silphidae; Stanphoto; honeyhol; dlkelliher; DeniseHStoner; jtaft3; kharper; hersheyj; cblackwell; nancykarm; goodness; beaudoinsusan; Tmarkops; hhstebbins; tristanlowery@...; egee1; shuang1; fallline; trwdsd; snichols1; dgresens; philnps; alanmapes; emwboston; ingeo.zimmerman@...; markfitz; yugruguru; dcowley99@...; suestew68@...; drmortonmd; capteagleeyes1@...; twberne; mushka_81; e1223468@...; Peter Feinberg; Tom Anderson; Ken Roinos; Deb Shaw; Larry Alden; R Pine; James Dewaalmalefyt; Peter (DPS)Sheehan; Bryan L. Swift; jbetlejeski@...; William J. Lee; naomi_kestrel@...
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Subject: This week's destination: 5/19

 

Hey Thursday birders! Sunday the 22nd is our annual Quest For Ceruleans, so let's meet at Schodack Island SP at 8:00 to scout for the trip. Avoid the weekend crowd - I think I'll have a big turnout this year.

https://www.google.com/maps/dir//42.4993521,-73.7746785/@42.5015484,-73.7688935,2351m/data=!3m1!1e3!4m2!4m1!3e0?hl=en&authuser=0

Hope you all got through this evening's storms OK. And good luck to the Century Runners!

Naomi



 


Call For Century Run Results

Larry & Penny Alden
 

All of the Century Run teams or individuals out yesterday (and we encountered a few of you) should send me your results for compiling and publication in Feathers. Please include the counties where you birded, your party members, and species list in checklist order. If you have any comments or stories, you may include them, too.

If I need any clarification, I’ll contact you directly.

Thanks.

Larry Alden


Re: Clay-colored Sparrow at Albany Pine Bush

trwdsd
 

Clay-colored Sparrow present and ‘singing’ again this morning.

Tom & Colleen Williams 
Colonie 


WHIPs

Richard Guthrie
 

Several Whip poor Wills are “singing “ at Coeymans Hollow


Re: Common Nighthawks, Colonie- 5/21

trwdsd
 

Seven more at 8:05pm!

Tom Williams
Colonie 


Common Nighthawks, Colonie- 5/21

trwdsd
 

Four flyover Common Nighthawks here in Colonie in the last half-hour.

Tom & Colleen Williams 
Colonie 


Dowitchers at Cohoes Flats

Larry & Penny Alden
 

Currently 3  blank- billed dowitchers at Cohoes Flats. You fill in the blank.

Larry Alden 


No Terns

Alan Mapes
 

Saratoga Lake showing no terms or Bonies this morning.

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