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eBird -- Tower Rd., Hadley -- Sep 2, 2017

rob snell
 

Tower Rd., Hadley
Sep 2, 2017
8:45 AM
Traveling
1.50 miles
90 Minutes
All birds reported? Yes
Comments: Clear sky, calm winds, 45 degrees
Submitted from eBird for iOS, version 1.4.2 Build 114

1 Ruffed Grouse
1 Broad-winged Hawk
3 Mourning Dove
1 Hairy Woodpecker
1 Least Flycatcher
3 Eastern Phoebe
2 Red-eyed Vireo
8 Blue Jay
1 American Crow
3 Common Raven
12 Black-capped Chickadee
1 Red-breasted Nuthatch
1 White-breasted Nuthatch
6 American Robin
1 Gray Catbird
5 Cedar Waxwing
1 Ovenbird
1 Tennessee Warbler
4 Magnolia Warbler
1 Yellow-rumped Warbler
2 Black-throated Green Warbler
4 Chipping Sparrow
1 Field Sparrow
1 Eastern Towhee
12 American Goldfinch

Number of Taxa: 25


eBird -- Tower Rd., Hadley -- Sep 2, 2017

rob snell
 

Tower Rd., Hadley
Sep 2, 2017
8:45 AM
Traveling
1.50 miles
90 Minutes
All birds reported? Yes
Comments: Clear sky, calm winds, 45 degrees
Submitted from eBird for iOS, version 1.4.2 Build 114

1 Ruffed Grouse
1 Broad-winged Hawk
3 Mourning Dove
1 Hairy Woodpecker
1 Least Flycatcher
3 Eastern Phoebe
2 Red-eyed Vireo
8 Blue Jay
1 American Crow
3 Common Raven
12 Black-capped Chickadee
1 Red-breasted Nuthatch
1 White-breasted Nuthatch
6 American Robin
1 Gray Catbird
5 Cedar Waxwing
1 Ovenbird
1 Tennessee Warbler
4 Magnolia Warbler
1 Yellow-rumped Warbler
2 Black-throated Green Warbler
4 Chipping Sparrow
1 Field Sparrow
1 Eastern Towhee
12 American Goldfinch

Number of Taxa: 25


eBird -- US-New York-Valatie-2200 Pine Drive - 42.416x-73.683 -- Sep 01, 2017

kernscot
 

US-New York-Valatie-2200 Pine Drive - 42.416x-73.683

Sep 01, 2017

6:26 PM

Stationary

10 minutes

All birds reported? Yes

Comments:

Temperature 67 F breeze sunny


1 Canada Goose

2 Mallard

8 Common Merganser

4 Cedar Waxwing


Number of Taxa: 4



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Saratoga Spa SP - Carlsbad warblers

Lindsey Duval <lindsey.duval@...>
 

This morning I went for a walk at Carlsbad in Saratoga Spa SP around sunrise and had 2 pockets of migrants! One might even STILL be lingering around the parking lot - I first found them by the bathrooms, and they had moved to the edge of the parking lot/by the main road when I left. The other had been at the intersection of the paved walkway and the side walk to get to the picnic table pile of death. 

I had Yellow-rumped Warbler, 5 Magnolia Warblers, Black-throated Green Warbler, Black-and-White Warbler, Bay-breasted Warbler, Northern Parula, 2 American Redstarts, and Nashville Warbler.

Also interesting, the dirt pile there had an assortment of 10 Indigo Buntings - the males are in interesting molt into non-breeding plumage right now. Further down the trail I had a Scarlet Tanager (female or juvenile). 

Happy Migration Birding!

Lindsey D.


Great Egret etc. eBird -- Cohoes Flats -- Sep 1, 2017

zach schwartz-weinstein
 

Cohoes Flats
Sep 1, 2017
6:23 AM
Stationary
32 Minutes
All birds reported? Yes
Comments: Submitted from eBird for iOS, version 1.5.4 Build 149

50 Canada Goose
3 Mallard
6 Common Merganser
6 Great Blue Heron
1 Great Egret
7 Killdeer
200 Ring-billed Gull
4 Rock Pigeon (Feral Pigeon)
1 Downy Woodpecker
5 American Crow
2 Black-capped Chickadee
1 Carolina Wren
2 European Starling
3 Cedar Waxwing

Number of Taxa: 14


Warbler wave - Saratoga Battlefield

Naomi Lloyd
 

The Thursday birders checked out Saratoga Battlefield this morning and ran into one of those warbler waves, going from no birds to too many to keep track of in a few minutes. We had at least 10 species, including Pine, Blue-winged, BT Green, Northern Parula, Chestnut-sided, Magnolia, and Blackburnian. There may have been more but the light was terrible, and like every year, we realized we should have started studying those CFYs sooner!

Naomi Lloyd
West Sand Lake


August 30 Birdline

philwhitney17
 

Birdline summary for week ending August 30:

14 reports; 67 species reported

 

Best of the week:

OLIVE-SIDED FLYCATCHER: Meadowdale 8/29

TENNESSEE WARBLER: Pine Bush 8/29 (12), 8/30

CAPE MAY WARBLER: Lake Desolation SF 8/26; Pine Bush 8/29, 8/30

WILSONS WARBLER: Saratoga 8/25; Pine Bush 8/29 (2); Colonie 8/30

CANADA WARBLER: Pine Bush 8/30 (2); Colonie 8/30

 

Other notables:

Pied-billed Grebe: Bog Meadow 8/30

Double-crested Cormorant: Schodack Island SP 8/24 (7)

Osprey: Old Chatham 8/29

Bald Eagle: Schodack Island SP 8/24

Semipalmated Sandpiper: Schodack Island SP 8/24 (20)

Common Nighthawk: Averill Park 8/25; Bog Meadow 8/30 (3)

American Kestrel: Saratoga 8/24; Old Chatham 8/29 (2)

Merlin: Old Chatham 8/29

Common Raven: Lake Desolation SF 8/26 (3)

Eastern Bluebird: Kinderhook 8/26

Wood Thrush: Bog Meadow 8/30

Northern Mockingbird: Kinderhook 8/26 (3)

Brown Thrasher: Schodack Island SP 8/24

Nashville Warbler: Pine Bush 8/30

Magnolia Warbler: Meadowdale 8/29

Blackburnian Warbler: Colonie 8/30

Black-throated Blue Warbler: Lake Desolation SF 8/26

Black-and-white Warbler: Lake Desolation SF 8/26

Scarlet Tanager: Providence 8/30 (2)

 

Thanks to Larry Alden (Meadowdale), Susan Beaudoin (Saratoga), Nancy Castillo (Providence), Lindsey Duval (Bog Meadow), Ron Harrower (Lake Desolation, Saratoga),John Hershey (Saratoga), Nancy Kern (Kinderhook, Valatie, Old Chatham), Brian Smith (Averill Park), Rob Snell (Schodack Island) and Tom Williams (Pine Bush, Colonie)


August 30 Birdline

philwhitney17
 

Birdline summary for week ending August 30:

14 reports; 67 species reported

 

Best of the week:

OLIVE-SIDED FLYCATCHER: Meadowdale 8/29

TENNESSEE WARBLER: Pine Bush 8/29 (12), 8/30

CAPE MAY WARBLER: Lake Desolation SF 8/26; Pine Bush 8/29, 8/30

WILSONS WARBLER: Saratoga 8/25; Pine Bush 8/29 (2); Colonie 8/30

CANADA WARBLER: Pine Bush 8/30 (2); Colonie 8/30

 

Other notables:

Pied-billed Grebe: Bog Meadow 8/30

Double-crested Cormorant: Schodack Island SP 8/24 (7)

Osprey: Old Chatham 8/29

Bald Eagle: Schodack Island SP 8/24

Semipalmated Sandpiper: Schodack Island SP 8/24 (20)

Common Nighthawk: Averill Park 8/25; Bog Meadow 8/30 (3)

American Kestrel: Saratoga 8/24; Old Chatham 8/29 (2)

Merlin: Old Chatham 8/29

Common Raven: Lake Desolation SF 8/26 (3)

Eastern Bluebird: Kinderhook 8/26

Wood Thrush: Bog Meadow 8/30

Northern Mockingbird: Kinderhook 8/26 (3)

Brown Thrasher: Schodack Island SP 8/24

Nashville Warbler: Pine Bush 8/30

Magnolia Warbler: Meadowdale 8/29

Blackburnian Warbler: Colonie 8/30

Black-throated Blue Warbler: Lake Desolation SF 8/26

Black-and-white Warbler: Lake Desolation SF 8/26

Scarlet Tanager: Providence 8/30 (2)

 

Thanks to Larry Alden (Meadowdale), Susan Beaudoin (Saratoga), Nancy Castillo (Providence), Lindsey Duval (Bog Meadow), Ron Harrower (Lake Desolation, Saratoga),John Hershey (Saratoga), Nancy Kern (Kinderhook, Valatie, Old Chatham), Brian Smith (Averill Park), Rob Snell (Schodack Island) and Tom Williams (Pine Bush, Colonie)


Bog Meadow Brook Trail 8/30

Lindsey Duval <lindsey.duval@...>
 

I haven't been to this spot in the morning in a long time, so can't yet report on warblers there (maybe tomorrow), but today I took a nice post-work walk and got 27 species, mostly the usual. The best birds were 3 Common Nighthawks flying over the pond for over an hour, a Pied-billed Grebe, and a Wood Thrush.

Happy birding!

Lindsey D. 


Warblers on the move- Albany Pine Bush Preserve

trwdsd
 

It has been a very busy couple of days at the Albany Pine Bush Preserve. We opened our mist nets in Karner Barrens East for the first day of fall migration banding on Tuesday morning. Twenty nets produced nearly one hundred birds, including migrants that breed locally, and others more distantly. Highlights included a very dull hatch-year Cape May Warbler (female), a Least Flycatcher, a Magnolia Warbler, seven (!) Tennessee Warblers, an adult Wilson's Warbler (male), two Black-throated Green Warblers, and two American Redstarts. 

Around mid-morning, I came up over a rise to the sight of seventeen small birds awaiting extraction from one net. Among them were many warblers- Wilson's, three Chestnut-sided, five Tennessee, two American Redstarts, and Black-throated Green. I also extracted and released a hatch-year male Ruby-throated Hummingbird. Bird banders need a separate, special banding permit in order to conduct hummingbird banding. We do not do this at APB, but I've watched Bob Yunick perform this intricate work at Five Rivers. I'm amazed he can even get a band around their tiny legs! 

We had a remarkable event on Tuesday, also. We saw a Tennessee Warbler in one of our nets that already had an aluminum band on it, a recapture. The band number prefix looked familiar, and we looked it up on our laptop back at the banding station. We had banded this migrant 362 days earlier, captured in the exact same net location. Talk about site fidelity! This was the first through-migrant we have recaptured. 

This morning, I did a three-mile loop on the yellow perimeter trail around Karner Barrens East. I ran into seven groups of singing/calling birds containing chickadees, titmice, and nuthatches. Each one had warblers and vireos in tow. Highlights included two Canada Warblers, a Tennessee Warbler, a Nashville Warbler, and a Cape May Warbler. Follow the adage: "For warblers in fall, go where chickadees call."

Lastly, we have been seeing migrants at home in Colonie early each morning, and around 5-7pm in the evening, for the last three days. Wilson's Warbler, American Redstart, Blackburnian Warbler, and many others. We even had a Canada Warbler come down and investigate the fountain in our small water-feature, twenty feet from us! I am always surprised by what can be found when one birds their own property with the same vigor as on a field trip.

Enjoy fall migration,

Tom Williams 
Colonie 




Warblers at Carlsbad Pavilion SSP

Susan
 

While reading behind the Carlsbad Pavilion, hoping some migrants would pass through, I heard Chickadees, and sure enough there was a small mixed flock with them. Blackburnian, Nashville and Black-throated Green Warblers were present along with a Blue-gray Gnatcatcher.
Susan Beaudoin


Town of Providence - Western Saratoga Co

Nancy Castillo
 

While late summer continues to hold firm with Black-capped Chickadee, Dark-eyed Junco, Tufted Titmouse, and Red-breasted Nuthatch fledglings still being fed by mom and dad, fall migration is pushing forward with some nice movement in our yard over the past few days.

(2) Scarlet Tanagers

Chestnut-sided Warbler

Yellow-bellied Sapsucker

Red-eyed Vireo juvenile

American Redstart

Black-throated Green Warbler

(3) Yellow-rumped Warbler


Olive-sided Flycatcher

Larry & Penny Alden
 

I had an OSFL doing its thing from a good launching point in a dead elm on my property this afternoon. I thought it was early in the season but one of my sources says they migrate early in the fall.

I had a migrant Magnolia Warbler this morning, so migration is in fact gearing up.

Larry Alden
Meadowdale


eBird -- US-New York-Old Chatham-891 Highland Road - 42.418x-73.581 -- Aug 29, 2017

kernscot
 

US-New York-Old Chatham-891 Highland Road - 42.418x-73.581

Aug 29, 2017

2:44 PM

Traveling

2.00 miles

27 minutes

All birds reported? Yes

Comments:

Temperature 62 F overcast calm farmland and ponds


5 Wood Duck

1 Osprey -- Flyover

25 Rock Pigeon (Feral Pigeon)

2 Mourning Dove

2 American Kestrel

1 Merlin -- Juvenile

3 Barn Swallow (American)

2 Black-capped Chickadee

1 Gray Catbird

8 Cedar Waxwing

2 Chipping Sparrow

1 Song Sparrow

6 American Goldfinch


Number of Taxa: 13



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Upcoming HMBC Field Trips reminder

trwdsd
 

Leader or Speaker: 
John Kent
Location of Event: 
Meet at New Scotland Town Hall
Date: 
September 2, 2017 - 8:00am - 12:00pm
Coordinator: John Kent 424-2234 jwkent@...
We will walk the shore of Myosotis Lake looking for migrating warblers, vireos, kinglets, and
flycatchers in the shrubby habitat of the Lake Trail. Bald Eagles, all three local falcon species,
and several species of hawks have been seen on some of the past years' trips. Depending on
the water level, the mudflats at the north end of the lake often host migrating shorebirds. It may
be necessary to walk through some mud to get a view, so be prepared. From there we will
continue through the woods to Lincoln Pond, where we will check for waterfowl and herons. The
total walking distance is around 1.5 miles.
Meet for carpooling at 8:00 a.m. at New Scotland Town Hall on Route 85. Parking at Myosotis Lake is limited.


Leader or Speaker: 
Gary Goodness/Tom Williams
Location of Event: 
Meet at bank, Rts 20 & 155, Guilderland
Date: 
September 16, 2017 - 8:30am - 12:00pm
Coordinator: Gary Goodness 862-9260 goodness@...

We will be looking for migrating Broad-winged Hawks that use the warming air thermals along the face of the escarpment to continue their migration south. Other raptors may be seen using the thermals for similar reasons. Osprey, Bald Eagles, Red-tailed Hawks, Sharp-shinned and Coopers Hawks are among those that can be seen soaring over the Helderbergs. Ruby-throated Hummingbirds also migrate over the escarpment very low and fast, sometimes making you feel like ducking down.
Meet in front of the bank at the southwest corner of Routes 20 and 155 in Guilderland at 8:30 a.m.


Leader or Speaker: 
Tom & Colleen Williams
Location of Event: 
Albany Pine Bush Discovery Center
Date: 
September 17, 2017 - 7:30am - 12:00pm
Coordinators: Tom & Colleen Williams 857-2176 trwdsd@...
We will explore the Karner Barrens East unit, via the "yellow" perimeter trail, and "blue" dune
overlook trail. We will be looking for warblers, vireos, and kinglets. The dune overlook trail has a
moderate climb and descent. This is approximately a three mile loop. Take proper precautions
to avoid ticks.
map: http://www.albanypinebush.org/wp-content/uploads/2011/08/1-KBarrensEW-2-...
Meet at 7:30 a.m. at the Albany Pine Bush Discovery Center parking lot, located at 195 New
Karner Rd. (Rt. 155) in Albany.


We hope to see you at one, or all, of these upcoming events!

Tom Williams 
HMBC Field Trips 


eBird -- US-New York-Valatie-2200 Pine Drive - 42.416x-73.683 -- Aug 29, 2017

kernscot
 

US-New York-Valatie-2200 Pine Drive - 42.416x-73.683

Aug 29, 2017

3:35 PM

Stationary

4 minutes

All birds reported? Yes

Comments:

Overcast


4 Mallard

1 Great Blue Heron

5 Cedar Waxwing


Number of Taxa: 3



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morning bird walk

george steele
 

I will be leading a morning bird walk around the Mohawk Gateway Overlook this coming Saturday, Sept 2nd, 7:30 to 10:00 in partnership with the Amsterdam Recreation Department. I did this area with four other birders a few weeks ago and got 25 species. Wondering what we might get this Saturday. The walk will start at the boat launch on the South Side of Amsterdam. I'm trying to show case the Gateway Bridge and create some enthusiasm for birding among Amsterdam and area residents. If you have any questions or need directions email me directly at silphidae@.... George Steele


eBird Report - Farm to Market Road, Aug 24, 2017

Ronald Harrower
 

Farm to Market Road, Saratoga, New York, US
Aug 24, 2017 4:30 PM
Protocol: Incidental
Comments: Driving home after looking around Hudson River birding spots. Saw Kestrel sitting on wire.
1 species

American Kestrel 1 Sitting on telephone wire near corner of Farm to Market Rd and rte 1345

View this checklist online at http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S38869019

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


eBird Report - Lake Desolation SF, Aug 26, 2017

Ronald Harrower
 

Lake Desolation SF, Saratoga, New York, US
Aug 26, 2017 11:20 AM - 1:45 PM
Protocol: Traveling
8.0 mile(s)
Comments: Lindsey and I drove along Lake Desolation/Fox Hill Road and stopped at Archer Vly and numerous pullovers along the way. Not many birds calling, but did run into a flock of Chickadees that revealed warblers at Archer Vly.
28 species

Canada Goose 8
Broad-winged Hawk 1
Red-tailed Hawk 1
Mourning Dove 4
Ruby-throated Hummingbird 1
Downy Woodpecker 2
Northern Flicker 1
Eastern Phoebe 1
Red-eyed Vireo 3
Blue Jay 2
American Crow 1
Common Raven 3
Tree Swallow 2
Black-capped Chickadee 15
Tufted Titmouse 2
Red-breasted Nuthatch 1
White-breasted Nuthatch 2
American Robin 1
Gray Catbird 2
Ovenbird 1
Black-and-white Warbler 1
Common Yellowthroat 2
Cape May Warbler 1 Immature female in flock of chickadees
Black-throated Blue Warbler 1
Yellow-rumped Warbler 1
Song Sparrow 2
Red-winged Blackbird 1
House Finch 2

View this checklist online at http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S38868910

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eBird -- Eichybush Rd. Grassland, Kinderhook -- Aug 26, 2017

kernscot
 

Eichybush Rd. Grassland, Kinderhook

Aug 26, 2017

12:41 PM

Traveling

3.00 miles

21 minutes

All birds reported? Yes

Comments:

Temperature 72 F Sunny Breeze lots of purple loosestrife and goldenrod


1 Ring-necked Pheasant (Ring-necked) -- Cock

1 Turkey Vulture

2 Red-tailed Hawk

5 Killdeer

1 Downy Woodpecker (Eastern)

1 American Kestrel

3 Barn Swallow (American)

1 Eastern Bluebird

1 Gray Catbird

3 Northern Mockingbird

7 European Starling

1 Chipping Sparrow

1 Northern Cardinal

8 American Goldfinch


Number of Taxa: 14



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