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No Gold

Joan L Cipriani <jlcip@...>
 

Hi Folks,

Stopped by Stissing Mt. today in hopes of spotting a Golden Eagle. Had
to settle for an adult Bald Eagle, a pair of Red tails displaying in the
air, 4 TV's, Tundra Swans and a Raven croaking.

It was gorgeous when I got there, but before long it became overcast and
extremely windy. Never mind the hat, I had to hang on to my scope!

--
Joan Cipriani
jlcip@prodigy.net
Schenectady, NY



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Waterfowl

RWilPerry@...
 

Waterfowl are beginning to arrive. Collins Lake is just starting to open up.
There were two pairs of Hooded Mergansers there this morning. Canada Geese
are slowly building up even though the Lake is still about 90% frozen (as of 8
a.m. this morning). Yesterday there were 55 geese. Today there were 70.

At the Niskayuna Railroad station there were 6 American Wigeon (2 days earlier
than my average spring arrivals for Schenectady County) and a Wood Duck
(latest first sighting fro SCHE; 10 days late).

Ray Perry

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Wood Ducks March 18

Cathy McClellan
 

A pair of Wood ducks were seen on Hanks Rd Salem, NY
Brown creeper on Riley Hill Rd Salem. A Northern Flicker in Argyle, on Bald Mt. Rd. on March 15

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Wood Ducks March 18

Cathy McClellan
 

A pair of Wood ducks were seen on Hanks Rd Salem, NY
Brown creeper on Riley Hill Rd Salem.

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birdline sightings 3/18/99

bputnam@...
 

This is not a transcription of the Birdline tape. It is summary of
some of the sightings that were called in to birdline during the past
week. Please call the birdline (518-439-8080) for the full report.

3/10 Fort Edward - snowy owl (it evidently didn't hang around)

3/12 Mechanicville - 4 bald eagles

3/13 Fort Edward - red-tailed hawk, rough-legged hawks (lots), horned
lark, eastern bluebird, northern harrier, 3 raven, 4 lapland longspurs,
11 short-eared owls, snow bunting

3/13 Town of Northumberland - 29 red-tailed hawks (25 in sight at one
time), rough-legged hawk

3/13 Rte 113 (Washington county) - American black duck, northern pintail,
wild turkey

3/13 Saratoga Lake - raven

3/13 Vischer Ferry - bald eagle, raven

3/13 Hudson River north of Schuylerville - common goldeneye, common
merganser, hooded merganser, bufflehead

3/16 Old Chatham - a good description of a golden eagle was called in.

3/17 Stillwater - Barrow's goldeneye, pileated woodpecker

3/17 Vischer Ferry - wood duck

3/17 Schodack - American woodcock

3/17 New Baltimore - wild turkey, fish crow

3/18 Mechanicville - bald eagle, red-tailed hawk

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Welcome aboard & migration

bputnam@...
 

Welcome all and thanks for posting.

I saw 15 turkey vultures along the northway on my way home today - TV migration is in full swing! Also had cowbirds at the feeders today - this is the only time of the year that I am happy to see them.

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(Testing) Brown creepers

LTS <dlsam@...>
 

We've signed up, and gotten confirmation...but does this work?

We too have had more brown creeper sightings the last few weeks than we
remember for several years. Have we had an invasion?

Dale and Lillian





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Signs of spring

millerja@...
 

Hi, all - This is my first, test post. Nothing major to report, other than enjoying witnessing spring activity for the first time this year!:
I drove along the Hudson in Fort Miller yesterday and enjoyed watching the male goldeneyes doing their mating "head-flip" dance. I also watched a male mallard swimming behind a female doing something I hadn't seen before: he was bouncing his head up and down like a pogo stick, once every second or so, for as long as I watched them. (A couple of minutes.) Two nights ago, at around 10:00 p.m., I heard a "whoo whoo whoo whoo" sound - a great horned owl, someone outside in a pine tree. (I like that bird monitor idea!! I opened my window. It was cold out!!) And, I saw my first robin yeserday in Fort Miller. Grackles were making their squeaking-gate sound outside my apartment in Queensbury this morning. Good signs!

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Nite Flite

Louis J. Esch <lesch1@...>
 

My Bird Monitor (*) was working great last night! Every time I rolled over
(or something), I heard calls from migrating flocks, mostly of Geese. One
time, it was a different call, which I thought might have been Loons, but
I'm not really familiar with their migrational conversational habits.

Since, having slept quite soundly, I was getting just spot samples, I must
assume that the sky was full of fliers all night. And I'm not under any
particularly heavily travelled flyway!

(*) My "Bird Monitor" is a Fisher-Price baby monitor with the "baby" end
stuck outside of one of my too-soundproof triple-glazed windows and the
"noisy" end stuck on the bookshelf next to my sleeping ear zone.

Lou Esch


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8 members!

bputnam@...
 

Just for your information - we have 8 members signed up and 7 of them have successfully posted! I think we have most of the bugs straightened out now. I can make the list of members viewable only to other members - if you think that is a good idea, let me know. Majority rules.

Sorry I have no birds to report at this time.

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Rough -legged Hawks and Test Post

RWilPerry@...
 

This is my 3rd attempt at posting, but I think I have it right this time.
We'll find out soon.

This Sunday, I saw a dark morph and a light morph Rough-legged Hawk in
adjacent trees on Millers Corners Road, Duanesburg, SCHE county. Prior to
this winter I had not seen Rough-leggeds in the county (of course, they do
occur, occasionally, they have simply eluded my best efforts). But this
winter I have seen them in SCHE on 4-5 separate occasions including 7 in a
single day.

Are others seeing more Rough-leggeds this winter, especially away from their
usual haunts?

Ray Perry

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IBAs

bputnam@...
 

I received info that might be of interest to you all. There is a website (Cornell) on which you can submit bird sightings for the Important Bird Areas. Those in our region are:
Broadalbin Tree Swallow Colony
Black Creek Marsh
Carter Pond
Castleton Island State Park Area
Fort Edward Grasslands
John Boyd Thacher State Park
Rensselaer Forest Tract w/ Capital Dist WMA & Grafton Lakes SP
Saratoga National Historic Park ("Saratoga Battlefield")
Stockport Flats
Vischer Ferry Nature and Historic Preserve

You can submit for other IBAs in the state, also. Check it out:
http://birdsource2.ornith.cornell.edu/checklists/nyschecklist/

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A Bird!

Louis J. Esch <lesch1@...>
 

I had a BROWN CREEPER outside my window this afternoon. I rarely see them
here in my yard. The last one in my BIRDNOTE log was on 2/7/97.

Lou


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Forts Miller/Edward 3/14/99

Frank Murphy <murphyf@...>
 

3/14 99 Fort Miller - 2 Northern Pintail, 2 Greater Scaup, 4 Canvasback, C
Goldeneye, 250 Snow Geese flew over going west, 500 Canada Geese.
Fort Edward - several Rough-legged Hawks and N Harriers, H Larks but we did
not stay long enough to find any longspurs.

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here & there plus Fort Edward

bputnam@...
 

Saturday, 3/13/99

Gansevoort: American ketrel

Stone Bridge Rd (T of Northumberland): 29 red-tailed hawks, 2 rough-legged hwak, 2 unidentified buteos

Rte 113 (Washington county) south of Schuylerville: 50 american black duck, 18 northern pintail, 17 wild turkey

Fort Edward: 12 rough-legged hawks (and I didn't go on Mafaffy Rd!), 6 red-tailed hawk, 3 RAVEN (Cary Road), 6 horned lark, 2 bluebirds. I saw some other birders who said they had horned larks, lapland longspurs, and snow buntings on East rd (I didn't go over there). I left the area about 3pm and had no owls.

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snowy owl - Fort Edward

bputnam@...
 

This is a second-hand report (phone message from Monty):

There was a snowy owl at Fort Edward near the intersection of Rte 197 and Swamp Rd on Wednesday, March 10th.

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Fort Edward 3/12/99

bputnam@...
 

Fort Edward - Friday afternoon 3/12/99 4-5pm

8 red-tailed hawk, 16 rough-legged hawks, 6 unidentified buteos, 71 horned larks, 1 eastern bluebird, 11 SHORT-EARED OWLS (on Fitzpatrick), 1 northern harrier, 4 LAPLAND LONGSPURS (on the shoulder of Durkeetown Rd between Blackhouse and Plum)

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birdline report 3/11/99

bputnam@...
 

This is not a transcription of the Birdline tape. It is summary of
some of the sightings that were called in to birdline during the past
week. Please call the birdline (518-439-8080) for the full report.

3/5 New Baltimore - wood duck, bald eagle, Carolina wren

3/6 Brunswick - Cooper's hawk, common grackle

3/7 Ferry Drive - northern pintail, green-winged teal

3/8 New Salem - red-winged blackbird, red-bellied woodpecker, pileated
woodpecker, brown creeper

3/7 Schodack - pileated woodpecker, brown-headed cowbird

3/9 Mechanicville - 5 bald eagle, eastern bluebird, common redpoll

3/9 Hoosick River - Canada goose, mallard, American black duck, hooded
merganser, common merganser, red-tailed hawk

3/9 Rotterdam - Carolina wren, sharp-shinned hawk, Cooper's hawk

3/10 Schodack - cedar waxwing

3/10 Stillwater - common goldeneye, mallard, Canada goose, common merganser

3/11 Saratoga Springs - white-crowned sparrow

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longspurs at Ft Edward

bputnam@...
 

This is a second-hand report (message from Kay & George taken by Bob):

5 longspurs in Ft Edward on East Rd today (March 10th)

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Testing

Joan L Cipriani <jlcip@...>
 

I was out testing my new scope today and saw hooded and common
mergansers on the Mohawk River and the crows seem to have taken the
place of the starlings at the power plant across from the Colonie
Landfill. Now, I'm just testing this e-mail.

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Joan Cipriani
jlcip@prodigy.net
Schenectady, NY



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