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Wagers Pond- Great Egret

kernscot
 

Nancy Kern

Wagers Pond, Saratoga, New York, US
Apr 18, 2017 1:00 PM - 1:10 PM
Protocol: Stationary
Comments:     Sunny, windy Debbie Shaw with me
3 species

Wood Duck  2
Mallard  2
Great Egret  1     in reeds at edge of water

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eBird -- Saratoga Lake--East Shore (9P) -- Apr 18, 2017

kernscot
 

Saratoga Lake--East Shore (9P)

Apr 18, 2017

2:38 PM

Traveling

3.00 miles

20 minutes

All birds reported? Yes

Comments:

Temperature 56 F Sunny windy clear


1 Red-throated Loon

5 Ring-billed Gull


Number of Taxa: 2



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eBird Report - Wrights Loop North, Apr 18, 2017

Ronald Harrower
 

I went this morning, but didn't send report until I saw Nancy's one. Wright's loop should be great through shorebird migration, with regular rain.
Ron

Wrights Loop North, Saratoga, New York, US
Apr 18, 2017 9:10 AM - 9:25 AM
Protocol: Traveling
0.3 mile(s)
Comments: Vernal pond still large. Almost all ducks gone. Shorebirds moving in.
18 species

Canada Goose 16
Wood Duck 2
American Black Duck 2
Mallard 2
Green-winged Teal 12
Red-tailed Hawk 1
Killdeer 2
Greater Yellowlegs 2
Lesser Yellowlegs 3
Mourning Dove 2
Red-bellied Woodpecker 1
Pileated Woodpecker 1
Blue Jay 3
American Crow 2
Tree Swallow 4
American Robin 2
Red-winged Blackbird 7
Common Grackle 2

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HMBC Annual Banquet, business meeting, and program tomorrow night Wed April 19

scottjstoner
 

Members should have received multiple direct notifications of the dinner and business meeting (and we hope you are attending!) , but all interested persons are welcome to attend the program at 8:00. 

PROGRAM AT 8 PM AT THE CENTURY HOUSE, 997 NEW LOUDON RD (ROUTE 9), LATHAM. In the commons room of the hotel building, not the restaurant.

The wonders and tribulations of Africa's Albertine Rift: Biodiversity, science and people in a war zone. with John Bates 

The Albertine Rift in central Africa possesses some of the richest biodiversity and highest endemism on the continent and yet it is still poorly known. It has also been a region of tremendous human conflict. Despite these issues, biodiversity lives on and John Bates and his Field Museum colleagues have, for the last 10 years, worked with Congolese scientists to increase knowledge about and understanding of biodiversity in the region and build regional capacity to study and conserve that biodiversity. Bates will introduce this incredible region and the dedicated people who live there, along with discoveries from ongoing research he and his colleagues are doing. 

John Bates is an Associate Curator of Birds and head of the Life Sciences section of Integrated Research at the Field Museum in Chicago. Over the last twenty-two years in Chicago, he and his students have studied genetic structure in the tropics to understand the patterns and processes underlying diversification at the tips of the tree of life: the realm of species and populations.

eBird -- Wrights Loop -- Apr 18, 2017

kernscot
 

Wrights Loop

Apr 18, 2017

4:37 PM

Stationary

8 minutes

All birds reported? Yes

Comments:

Few birds flooded field


4 Wood Duck

2 Mallard

10 Green-winged Teal (American)

2 Wild Turkey

2 Killdeer

2 Greater Yellowlegs

5 Lesser Yellowlegs

2 Ring-billed Gull

1 Herring Gull (American)

1 Song Sparrow

3 Red-winged Blackbird


Number of Taxa: 11



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Kinglets

Heidi
 

Spotted (my FOS) 2 Ruby crowned Kinglets flitting thru the brush near the main pond in Oakwood Cemetery in Troy this morning. 4/18.

Also had nice views of a Cooper's Hawk perched briefly on the wooden framework of the huge Meneely bell near the chapel. 

And FYI Oakwood's thousands of daffodils are in full bloom this week. Beautiful. 

6 Turkey Vultures were lined up on the roof of the old "19th hole" brick building as you enter Frear Park from Oakwood Avenue. 

Heidi Klinowski 
Troy



Our first warbler

Nancy Castillo
 

Our first warbler at home in the Town of Providence, western Saratoga County, was a single Pine Warbler enjoying the birdfeeders. He’s amongst the numerous Dark-eyed Juncos and 3 White-throated Sparrows.

Nancy

Bonaparte's Gulls

Susan
 

Two Bonaparte's Gulls were seen from Brown's Beach on Saratoga Lake and also from Nostalgia Restaurant's parking lot. The raft of mixed Lesser and Greater Scaup, previously reported by Ron Harrower as hanging out by Snake Hill , were found at the south east end of the lake, near Nostalgia. I counted about 140. There were also about 20 Bufflehead in the same area.
And now for a little humor- The owner of the marina stopped to talk to me and told me people were reporting Canada Penguins, I kid you not. I assured him that no such animal exists and that the "penquins" were probably Buffleheads.
Susan Beaudoin
Stillwater

Bald Eagles

K O
 

A pair of Bald Eagles just flew over my back yard/house here in Loudonville. They were very low and very beautiful.

Kristin

eBird -- Black Creek Marsh (Albany Co.) -- Apr 18, 2017

kernscot
 

Black Creek Marsh (Albany Co.)

Apr 18, 2017

10:28 AM

Traveling

3.00 miles

17 minutes

All birds reported? Yes

Comments:

Temperature 46 F Sunny breeze


6 Canada Goose

3 Wood Duck

1 Virginia Rail

2 Red-bellied Woodpecker

1 Downy Woodpecker (Eastern)

1 Hairy Woodpecker (Eastern)

4 Tree Swallow

2 Black-capped Chickadee

1 Tufted Titmouse

1 White-breasted Nuthatch (Eastern)

3 Chipping Sparrow

1 Field Sparrow

1 White-throated Sparrow

1 Eastern Towhee

2 Northern Cardinal

6 Red-winged Blackbird

1 Eastern Meadowlark (Eastern)

3 Common Grackle

1 American Goldfinch


Number of Taxa: 19



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Barn Swallow - Mead's Lane

Alan Mapes
 

One swallow on  the wire this morning at the Mead Farm, Delmar. Also 10 turkey's in a field near the south end of that road. 

Alan Mapes 
Delmar 

Coxsackie

Brenda Inskeep
 

Greetings to all,

This morning just south of Coxsackie Boat Launch and historic district in an open field with many Chipping Sparrows - a Merlin tried to unsuccessfully take one of those sparrows then perched in a tree for good views. There is a male Purple Finch singing and seen well further south at the neighbors feeders.

Yesterday 4/18, there was a single Savannah Sparrow seen and also singing, a single Barn Swallow and many Red-winged Blackbirds in the fields of Coxsackie Creek Grassland Preserve. Eastern Meadowlarks continue to sing and be seen at this location as well. On the river south of Coxsackie Boat Launch there were two Osprey hunting, observed throughout the day, and are present this morning as I type this.

Brenda Inskeep
in Coxsackie

eBird -- US-New York-Hudson-81 Southers Road - 42.319x-73.771 -- Apr 17, 2017

kernscot
 

US-New York-Hudson-81 Southers Road - 42.319x-73.771

Apr 17, 2017

4:36 PM

Traveling

2.00 miles

18 minutes

All birds reported? Yes

Comments:


1 Turkey Vulture

1 Red-tailed Hawk

2 American Crow

1 Tufted Titmouse

1 White-breasted Nuthatch

1 Carolina Wren

1 Eastern Bluebird

7 American Robin

16 European Starling

1 Chipping Sparrow

1 Song Sparrow

2 Northern Cardinal

10 Red-winged Blackbird

6 Common Grackle

4 Brown-headed Cowbird

3 Purple Finch

5 American Goldfinch


Number of Taxa: 17



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eBird -- US-New York-Hudson-200 Station Road - 42.31x-73.772 -- Apr 17, 2017

kernscot
 

US-New York-Hudson-200 Station Road - 42.31x-73.772

Apr 17, 2017

4:11 PM

Traveling

2.00 miles

20 minutes

All birds reported? Yes

Comments:

Temperature 68 F sunny


2 Canada Goose

4 Common Merganser

1 Double-crested Cormorant

1 Osprey -- Was standing on sand bar and chased off by adult Bald Eagle

2 Bald Eagle -- Adults one on nest one chased Osprey away.

3 Ring-billed Gull

1 Red-bellied Woodpecker

1 Downy Woodpecker

1 American Crow

1 Tufted Titmouse

2 American Robin

1 Chipping Sparrow

1 Song Sparrow

3 Northern Cardinal

4 Red-winged Blackbird


Number of Taxa: 15



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Barred Owls and a Happy Sunday!

Scott Varney
 

Sitting on my deck at 9:09 pm and I'm listening to the beautiful sounds of 2 Barred Owls calling from somewhere on East Broadway in Salem. Across the street, I'm listening to the sounds of Gray Treefrogs and Spring Peepers. Just got home from a walk with my dog, Charlie, and I watched as over a dozen Turkey Vultures were settling in for the night ( man, they are clunky). Right next to the school, there are a pair of Sharp-shinned Hawks, vocalizing at 8:30 pm and with great views. What a happy and birdy evening!

Scott Varney,
Salem, NY

Oakwood Cemetery in Troy - Easter- late morning

Heidi
 

Baltimore Oriole heard 4/16. 
Killdeer nesting in open area across from Earl Chapel
Eastern Bluebirds- multiple locations
4 Turkey Vultures overhead

No further sign of the Green winged Teal or the American Wigeon. 

Heidi Klinowski 
Troy





Green Heron, Marsh Wren- Black Creek Marsh 4/16

trwdsd
 

Just after sunrise this morning, saw a Green Heron flying over BCM heading southeast. Two or three Marsh Wrens calling from the cattail. American Bittern doing the "oongka-choonk" pumping call. At least five Virginia Rails grunting and kiddiking.

Tom Williams
Colonie

Blue-winged teal, five rivers

zach schwartz-weinstein
 

Two blue winged teal just flew around the research ponds.  Also present today are House wrens, numerous Palm warblers, good numbers of brown thrashers, and eastern towhees, blue-gray gnatcatcher and yellow-rumped warbler, and ubiquitous kinglets.

ZSW
--
Zach Schwartz-Weinstein
203 500 7774

Schodack Island SP- Osprey

kernscot
 

Nancy Kern

Schodack Island SP IBA, Rensselaer, New York, US
Apr 13, 2017 4:30 PM - 5:02 PM
Protocol: Traveling
3.0 mile(s)
Comments:     Temperature 59 F overcast
9 species

Canada Goose  3
Osprey  1 on nest, on top of power line tower
Fish Crow  2
White-breasted Nuthatch  1
American Robin  7
Dark-eyed Junco (Slate-colored)  11
White-throated Sparrow  1
Northern Cardinal  2
Red-winged Blackbird  2

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