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Re: Franklin's gull

Jackie Bogardus <jackieb@...>
 

I just returned home from New Street in Cohoes. The Franklin's Gull is
still there and was most cooperative. It preened and posed until I'd
had my fill. What a treat to get another life bird!


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Franklin's gull

bputnam@...
 

Just a quick update:
K & G saw the Franklin's this afternoon at New Street

Barb Putnam


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Re: my yard (Gansevoort)

Jackie Bogardus <jackieb@...>
 

Hi Barb - so what's your yard list total these days? I've lost track of
my yard total, but I did have a new one the other day too -- a Raven
flew over, croaking distinctively. Birds have been pretty scarce around
here since they built the I-90 exit 8 two years ago and new Home Depot
right across the street this year. Just as soon as T graduates, we're
moving, if not sooner!

Have a good day. I'm on my way to work -- groan! JBB


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No F'n Gull

thrush@...
 

7/12/99 - I checked New St and Cohoes Commons at 5 PM but no luck finding
the Franklin's. There were about 200 gulls - mostly Ring-billed - at New
St. I nearly stepped on 3 recently hatched Killdeer that were lying still
on the gravel path there, but fortunately they popped up and scurried for
shelter in the weeds. That was pretty neat.

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my yard (Gansevoort)

Barb Putnam <bputnam@...>
 

I had a new yard bird today: red-breasted nuthatch (soooo cute)

Other "yard goodies": indigo bunting, cedar waxwing, eastern bluebird, a
pair of purple finches, a male rose-breasted grosbeak, adult Cooper's hawk
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Peregrine Falcon

LTS <dlsam@...>
 

About noon yesterday, an adult Peregrine flew away from the box closest to
the Renns. side as we arrived. Remaining in the box was a fully fledged
bird. We assumed that an adult was feeding a chick.

Was it a chick or another adult, thinking about nesting perhaps? There's no
whitewash anywhere near that box, so its usage is obviously new. The bird in
the box remained there for the 15 minutes or so we watched, moving around
constantly.

Lillian & Dale Samuelson




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Mass: arctic loon, lots more

Barb Putnam <bputnam@...>
 

If the Parker River news wasn't enough to convince you that Massachusetts
is one heck of a birding state, check this out:
http://www-stat.wharton.upenn.edu/~siler/MASS.html#1023458
(arctic loon, arctic tern, lesser black-backed gull, Caspian tern, roseate
tern)
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F Gull

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Jerry Colborn independently saw and identified a Franklin's Gull at New
Street in Cohoes on 7/11/99 at 5 PM. I drove right on down there and met
him but couldn't relocate it. It must move a bit up toward the falls and
then back to New Street. I think it's impressive that two independent
birders identified this bird - not an easy task in my opinion. Please keep
us posted of your luck because I'd sure like to see it. Thanks.

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Franklin's gull; SNHP

Barb Putnam <bputnam@...>
 

Sunday, 7/11 at 1:45pm: Frankslin's gull could be seen from the Cohoes
Commons parking lot

Also in the Cohoes area: double-crested cormorant, spotted sandpiper,
great blue heron, green heron, northern mockingbird, great black-backed
gull, ring-billed gull, turkey vultures, red-tailed hawk

Saratoga National Historical Park: ovenbird, house wren, eastern towhee,
gray catbird, comon yellowthroat, American goldfinch, cedar waxwing, eatern
phoebe, eastern kingbird, field sparrow, eastern meadowlark, American
robin, red-winged blackbird, broad-winged hawk, American kestrel,
black-capped chickadee, red-eyed vireo, wood thrush, great crested
flycatcher, eastern bluebird, least flycatcher, northern cardinal, chipping
sparrow, tufted titmouse, eastern wood-pewee, hermit thrush, American crow,
indigo bunting, yellow-rumped warbler, and UPLAND SANDPIPER. The uppie was
just after stop 2 - after going over the top of the hill, it was sitting on
the top of the taller of two snags in the field to the left. It was not
whistling, but it was "bubbling".
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Franklin's gull

Barb Putnam <bputnam@...>
 

Just to elaborate a little on the Franklin's gull (in case you are going
out looking for it):

Walter said that the bird is darkish on the back very superficially reminds
you of a laughing gull. It has a "half hood", more broad white eye eye
crescents, and a brighter white chest. (The im laughing gull has a greyish
chest this time of year).
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Franklin's Gull

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Walter Ellison reported a Franklins Gull at New Street in Cohoes on 7/10/99
at 2 PM. It stayed around for a while, then headed up river. He said it
was a first basic molting into first alternate plumage with a trace of a
tail band. I'm surprised he didn't indicate whether it was male or female
! I'll be looking for it Sunday. Good luck.

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Parker River NWR

Barb Putnam <bputnam@...>
 

Yikes - Parker River (Plum Island - near Newbury - just a few hours away!)
seems to be the "in place" for birds (and birders) to be. This morning,
July 10th, the following goodies were there:

Hellcat: king rail, Hudsonian godwit, ruff

south of the salt Pannes: avocet

Note: a little gull was at Hellcat on the 9th

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new "featured" sites

Barb Putnam <bputnam@...>
 

Hi all - Just wanted to let you know that I just changed both the
Hudson-Mohawk Bird Club and my personal "featured site" links. (Why not
just give the site to you? Well, to get you to visit the above mentioned
sites, of course!) Is this SPAM? I hope you do not feel like it is.

HMBC's featured site:
http://members.xoom.com/hmbc/featured.html

My personal page:
http://members.xoom.com/_XOOM/Barbolink/index.html

Good birding, all. Barb
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Grafton 7/9/99

thrush@...
 

Grafton Lakes State Park - 7/9/99 with Dick Beeler from Florida, and Gary
Goodness. 47 species incl Chestnut-sided Warblers literally at arms
length, Indigo Bunting, RT Hummingbird, Wood Thrush, Hermit Thrush, Veery,
Rose-breasted Grosbeak, Blue-headed Vireo, Scarlet Tanager, Yellow-bellied
Sapsucker, Wood Pewee, Least Flycatcher, Louisiana Waterthrush,
Yellow-rumped, Black-throated Blue, Black-thr Green Warblers, Am Redstart,
Ovenbird, Raven, Broad-winged Hawk.

F Murphy
Clifton Park

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Fort Edward

Barb Putnam <bputnam@...>
 

On July 8th I went over to Fort Edward for a while. I did not see the
dickcissel or upland sandpiper or grasshopper sparrow (although I know
someone who did see the last two yesterday). Here are the birds I found:

American bittern, American kestrel, northern harrier, wild turkey, eastern
bluebird, bobolink, American goldfinch, Savannah sparrow, song sparrow,
tree swallow, barn swallow, red-winged blackbird, killdeer, eastern
meadowlark, mourning dove, northern mockingbird, gray catbird, American
crow, house sparrow, swamp sparrow, Baltimore oriole, common yellowthroat,
white-breated nuthatch, American robin, red-tailed hawk, cedar waxwing, and
Henslow's sparrow

I hope you don't get two of these - I thought I posted via the website last
night, but since nothing showed up this morning, I am sending this to the
HMBirds email address instead. Barb


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birdline report 7/8/99

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.

Vischer Ferry 6/29 - Virginia rail, marsh wren, swamp sparrow; 7/3 -
osprey

New Salem 7/1 - tree swallows having their second brood

Rensselaer 7/1 - peregrine falcon

Warrensburg 7/3 - whip-poor-will (about 1 mile north along rte 9 on
the west side of the road)

Dunham Reservoir (Grafton Lake State Park) 7/4 - wood thrush, veery,
rose-breasted grosbeak, red-eyed vireo, American redstart,
black-throated green warbler, magnolia warbler, chestnut-sided
warbler, yellow-bellied sapsucker, golden-crowned kinglet, hermit
thrush

Gansevoort 7/7 - house finch, American goldfinch, mourning dove,
house sparrow, song sparrow, red-winged blackbird, eastern bluebird,
cedar waxwing, Savannah sparrow, common grackle, ruby-throated
hummingbird, tree swallow, blue jay, veery, killdeer, American crow,
white-breasted nuthatch, American robin, brown-headed cowbird, turkey
vulture


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Grafton 7/5/99

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7/5/99 - Dunham Reservoir (Grafton Lakes State Park) - Nice place to spend
a morning. Tropical specialties included Wood Thrush, Veery, RB Grosbeak,
Red-eyed Vireo, Am Redstart, Black-thr Green, Magnolia, Chestnut-sided
Warblers, Sapsucker. Also Golden-cr Kinglet and Hermit Thrush .

F Murphy
Clifton Park, NY

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recent RBAs

bputnam@...
 

Since I have been away for 10 days, I am just catching up on the nearby
states RBAs. Some of you may have the time/inclination for a "chase":

Kelp Gull is still in Maryland:
http://www-stat.wharton.upenn.edu/~siler/hotmail/EAST.1143518.html

Little Egret continues to be at Bombay Hook in Delaware:
http://www-stat.wharton.upenn.edu/~siler/hotmail/EAST.284931.html

Sandhill Crane (hanging around the VT/NH border for quite some time):
http://www-stat.wharton.upenn.edu/~siler/hotmail/EAST.2973927.html

Have fun! Barb Putnam


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birdline report 7/1/99

bputnam@...
 

Sorry this is late (I just got back from Montana earlier this evening -
wonder ful birding trip)

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.

Rotterdam 6/25: bank swallow (north side of Burdeck St. above Rotterdam
mall)

West Sand Lake 6/25: wild turkey

Northville 6/28: whip-poor-will (adjacent to Sacandaga golf course)

Durham Reservoir 6/28: great blue heron, broad-winged hawk, chimney
swift, eastern wood-pewee, eastern phoebe, red-eyed vireo, common
raven, veery, wood thrush, cedar waxwing, chestnut-sided warbler,
black-throated green warbler, chipping sparrow, white-throated sparrow,
purple finch

New Baltimore 6/28: glossy ibis, common tern, ring-billed gull,
Carolina wren, bald eagle, fish crow, ruby-throated hummingbird

Barb Putnam
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Recent sightings

thrush@...
 

Sorry, I forgot to add my name !

7/3/99 - Osprey at the Vischer Ferry Plant on the Mohawk River in Rexford.
This is unusual to see them around here because they should be near their
breeding areas ?

6/29/99 - Vischer Ferry Deer Fly Preserve - Virginia Rail, Marsh Wrens,
Swamp Sparrows.

6/27/99 - Treadway Mountain (Essex County, near Ticonderoga) 10 Evening
Grosbeaks and several Swainson's Thrushes, plus a good assortment of
warblers. Very hot and dry and the blueberries at the summit were drying
before they ripened.


F Murphy
Clifton Park, NY

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