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eBird -- US-New York-Queensbury-120 Northwest Road - 43.291x-73.73 -- May 28, 2017

kernscot
 

US-New York-Queensbury-120 Northwest Road - 43.291x-73.73

May 28, 2017

8:54 PM

Stationary

60 minutes

All birds reported? No

Comments:

Temperature 73 F breezy dusk location on forested mountain eastern side few houses quiet dead end road.


6 Parasitic Jaeger

1 Common Nighthawk

1 Chuck-will's-widow -- Heard for about 5 minutes confirmed by 7 other birders continues from yesterday as repoed by a local resident and at least one birder


Number of Taxa: 3



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Chuck-wills-widow, Northwest Rd. In Warren County

Jeremy Collison
 

Is singing as of about 8:40 or so. Also one whip-poor-will heard more distantly.
Happy birding,
Jeremy Collison

Partridge Run and Rensselaerville SF field trip is CANCELLED.

zach schwartz-weinstein
 

Hi.  Regretfully, I have to cancel tomorrow's HMBC trip due to heavy rain expected from 8 AM on.  

Scouting the two locations in question with some help from John Roosenberg this morning revealed good numbers of expected breeding species, including Blackburnian Warblers, Black-throated Blues and Greens, Magnolias, Chestnut-Sided, Ovenbird, American Redstart, and at least one Canada Warbler.

Thrushes included Hermit, Veery, Wood, Eastern Bluebird, and American Robin, and Alder and Least Flycatcher were numerous.  We didn't see or hear any Acadian Flycatchers, but it's difficult to cover such a large territory exhaustively.
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Zach Schwartz-Weinstein
203 500 7774

Lake Desolation thrushes

Jeff Nadler
 

This AM todayI had about the same species Ron reported but can add 4 thrush species . . . Hermit, Swainsons, Veery, and a surprise migrant Grey-cheeked thrush (not Bicknells) identifiable by close by song. The first three in their preferred habitat in order - deciduous, mixed-conifer, and wet woods near a creek.


Another surprise was non-avian, as I stood still on a trail, a coyote was meandering within about 20 feet.


Jeff Nadler

Re: Odd Ducks

zach schwartz-weinstein
 

Hi Rob,

These are some breed of domestic mallard, probably escaped from a farm or
town park somewhere nearby.

ZSW


On Sun, May 28, 2017 at 5:54 PM Rob Chapman rob.chapman2@...
[hmbirds] <hmbirds-noreply@...> wrote:



Hi All,

I came upon these “odd ducks” while birding along the Tow Path in
Kingsbury (Maple Street Hudson Falls to Rt 149 - not the Fort Edward Tow
Path). There were three of them, all were very similar in appearance, they
had a blue (or gray) bill, show minimal clues for identification ... and
look like none of the birds in any guide I have so I am stumped as to what
these might be. Any guidance anyone might have to provide an ID for these
birds would be most appreciated.

Thanks.

…..Rob Chapman - Queensbury







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Zach Schwartz-Weinstein
203 500 7774


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Odd Ducks

Robert Chapman
 

Hi All,

 I came upon these “odd ducks” while birding along the Tow Path in Kingsbury (Maple Street Hudson Falls to Rt 149 - not the Fort Edward Tow Path).  There were three of them, all were very similar in appearance, they had a blue (or gray) bill, show minimal clues for identification ... and look like none of the birds in any guide I have so I am stumped as to what these might be.  Any guidance anyone might have to provide an ID for these birds would be most appreciated.  

Thanks.  

…..Rob Chapman - Queensbury






Dunlin - Cohoes Flats

jhershey2
 

One Dunlin was still present at Cohoes Flats when I left at about 2:30 pm.  It was at the base of the spillway, easily seen with a scope from the access area above the dam.  It was with about 7 peeps and a Spotted Sandpiper. 


John H.

Re: Birding suggestions

zach schwartz-weinstein
 

Hi, I'm not sure if others have replied offlist, but both Schodack Island and the Lewis Swyer Preserve are pretty close to Valatie and worth checking out.  Schodack Island in particular has breeding Cerulean Warblers and lots of other good birds.  

On Sun, May 28, 2017 at 9:27 AM, Catherine Neal wettsun21@... [hmbirds] <hmbirds-noreply@...> wrote:
 

Hi birders. I'm visiting a friend in Valatie and am interested in finding birding hikes in this area. All suggestions are welcome. I'm up for long and arduous or short and sweet.

Thanks all.







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Zach Schwartz-Weinstein
203 500 7774

Re: : eBird Report - Lake Desolation SF, May 27, 2017

jhershey2
 

I posted a pic of the Canada Warbler at Lake Desolation SF in Ron's report from yesterday. https://groups.yahoo.com/neo/groups/hmbirds/photos/albums/77752785/lightbox/1463162102#zax/1463162102


John H.

Birding suggestions

Catherine Neal <wettsun21@...>
 

Hi birders. I'm visiting a friend in Valatie and am interested in finding birding hikes in this area. All suggestions are welcome. I'm up for long and arduous or short and sweet.

Thanks all.
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: eBird Report - Lake Desolation SF, May 27, 2017

Ronald Harrower
 

Lake Desolation SF, Saratoga, New York, US
May 27, 2017 7:35 PM - 10:25 PM
Protocol: Traveling
9.0 mile(s)
Comments: John H and I scouted locations for our upcoming Club field trip. Sun out, light breeze and heavy black fly presence even with repellant. Found Bruce D toward the end and enjoyed wildflowers as well.
34 species

Broad-winged Hawk 2
Mourning Dove 5
Yellow-bellied Sapsucker 2
Downy Woodpecker 1
Northern Flicker 1
Alder Flycatcher 5
Least Flycatcher 2
Eastern Phoebe 1
Great Crested Flycatcher 1
Eastern Kingbird 1
Blue-headed Vireo 6
Red-eyed Vireo 12
Blue Jay 5
American Crow 2
Common Raven 1
Black-capped Chickadee 1
Tufted Titmouse 2
Red-breasted Nuthatch 2
White-breasted Nuthatch 1
Ovenbird 7
Black-and-white Warbler 2
Common Yellowthroat 3
American Redstart 1
Magnolia Warbler 3
Blackburnian Warbler 2
Chestnut-sided Warbler 12
Black-throated Blue Warbler 2
Yellow-rumped Warbler 3
Black-throated Green Warbler 2
Canada Warbler 1
White-throated Sparrow 5
Scarlet Tanager 1
Rose-breasted Grosbeak 1
Red-winged Blackbird 2

View this checklist online at http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S37198321

This report was generated automatically by eBird v3 (http://ebird.org)

Chuck-will's-widow in Warren County eBird Report - Northwest Rd., May 27, 2017

ConserveBirds
 

This bird was heard last night by another birder and I just returned from hearing it as well. The pin is dropped right where I heard the bird singing. The location is less than a mile from where a Chuck's was heard last year. Whip-poor-wills calling also.

Mona Bearor
South Glens Falls, NY
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Northwest Rd., Warren, New York, US
May 27, 2017 7:50 PM - 8:55 PM
Protocol: Traveling
0.1 mile(s)
Comments: Listened at the pulloff at the base of the ski lift and a short distance up the road where the brook can be easily heard
10 species

Chuck-will's-widow 1 Heard this bird singing continually right near the road where the brook can be easily heard; I did not get a visual of the bird; Whip-poor-will was singing in the distance and can be heard faintly at end of this recording
Eastern Whip-poor-will 2 heard only; two distinct birds; one near the ski lift, one from up the mountain
Eastern Wood-Pewee 1
American Crow 1
American Robin 2
Common Yellowthroat 1
Song Sparrow 2
Red-winged Blackbird 1
Common Grackle 2
American Goldfinch 1

View this checklist online at http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S37195740

This report was generated automatically by eBird v3 (http://ebird.org)

Extralimital Mourning Warbler in Rupert, VT

Scott Varney
 

While cycling a 25 mile ride from my home in Salem to Rupert, VT I observed a single Mourning Warbler on East Road in West Rupert. Perhaps even more interesting was my alarming moment of a juvenile Mountain Lion crossing the road right in front of me. I dumped my bike and found the Mountain Lion and showed it to a resident in front of his house. We both observed it well and there was no mistaking it! I used to worry about traffic while cycling! Rupert is about 15 minutes East of Salem by car out Route 153.

Scott Varney
Salem

eBird -- US-New York-Cohoes-21 Clark Avenue - 42.775x-73.693 -- May 27, 2017

kernscot
 

US-New York-Cohoes-21 Clark Avenue - 42.775x-73.693

May 27, 2017

6:48 PM

Stationary

15 minutes

All birds reported? Yes

Comments:

About 50 sandpipers on the damp curve of the dam with the Dunlin. Better light and views than this morning. Temperature 73 F.


7 Canada Goose

4 Mallard

13 Double-crested Cormorant

4 Dunlin

4 Chimney Swift

5 Northern Rough-winged Swallow

2 swallow sp.

1 Song Sparrow


Number of Taxa: 8



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eBird -- US-New York-Fort Edward- Union Cemetery 43.286x-73.586 -- May 27, 2017

kernscot
 

US-New York-Fort Edward- Union Cemetery 43.286x-73.586

May 27, 2017

3:05 PM

Traveling

1.00 miles

12 minutes

All birds reported? Yes

Comments:

Temperature 71 F sunny


1 Killdeer

1 Eastern Phoebe

2 Eastern Bluebird

2 American Robin

3 Northern Mockingbird

11 European Starling

3 Common Grackle

1 American Goldfinch


Number of Taxa: 8



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eBird -- Wrights Loop -- May 27, 2017

kernscot
 

Wrights Loop

May 27, 2017

1:18 PM

Traveling

1.00 miles

45 minutes

All birds reported? Yes

Comments:

Temperature 57 F breezy some sun


6 Mallard

1 Green-winged Teal (American)

4 Semipalmated Plover

2 Killdeer -- Plus 1 chick

3 Least Sandpiper

1 Solitary Sandpiper

1 Greater Yellowlegs

1 Lesser Yellowlegs

1 Eastern Wood-Pewee

1 Great Crested Flycatcher

1 Warbling Vireo (Eastern)

1 Blue Jay

4 American Robin


Number of Taxa: 13



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HMBC field trip report: Normanskill Farm - 5/27/17

emberiza_tristrami
 

Fourteen birders - including me as leader, as well as a few HMBC first-timers - spent a little over 2 1/2 hours at the City of Albany's Normanskill Farm property this morning. I was there about an hour before the official start, and tallied 56 species for the morning, while the official field trip count was 47 species. 

It's getting late for through-migrant songbirds, though we did hear a few Blackpoll Warblers (however, on the way to the farm this morning from my home nearby, I saw singing Black-throated Green and Chestnut-sided Warblers, as well as a silent Swainson's Thrush, in a small city park off Whitehall Road). We had good looks at many crowd-pleasing birds that breed at Normanskill, including both local orioles (including a first-summer male and female Orchard Oriole together), singing Willow Flycatcher and Great Crested Flycatcher, both male and female Bobolinks, a Brown Thrasher, many Yellow Warblers, two Bald Eagles, and a hapless Broad-winged Hawk we saw three times, each time being mercilessly harassed by blackbirds. 

Before the walk began officially, I heard an Alder Flycatcher singing in the private property gully north of Normanskill Drive, the first time I've observed this species here in two years.

Complete eBird checklist, with a few photos here.

Good birding - and thanks to all who came out!

Tristan Lowery
Albany

eBird -- US-New York-Cohoes-21 Clark Avenue - 42.775x-73.692 - May 27, 2017 10:51 AM -- May 27, 2017

kernscot
 

US-New York-Cohoes-21 Clark Avenue - 42.775x-73.692 - May 27, 2017 10:51 AM

May 27, 2017

10:52 AM

Stationary

25 minutes

All birds reported? Yes

Comments:

Temperature 59 F breezy overcast


11 Canada Goose

4 Mallard

3 Double-crested Cormorant

1 Bald Eagle

1 Dunlin -- Possibly more but many distant birds difficult to see. Flocks of sandpipers flying in distance some feeding on the dam.

8 Chimney Swift

2 Great Crested Flycatcher

2 American Crow

4 Northern Rough-winged Swallow

2 House Sparrow


Number of Taxa: 10



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Cohoes Flats

Susan
 

The water at Cohoes Flatts is extremely high so I didn't expect to see much, but on the spillway there are well over 100 shorebirds. Most are least sandpipers, but there are four DUNLIN left. I didn't see any dowitchers.
Susan Beaudoin

Re: Dunlin, Dowitchers, Etc. Cohoes Flats

Jeremy Collison
 

Just counted 52 dowitchers and found another two dunlin and a semipalmated plover. Definitely worth checking shorebird spots tomorrow morning to see if they stick around the area.