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Re: Owls

Brenda Inskeep
 

Two weeks ago I heard the whinny and monotonic trill of an Eastern Screech Owl from home in Coxsackie (both at night and pre-dawn) and this past Saturday was awakened by the sound of two Great Horned Owls calling back and forth. Adding a Long-eared and Saw-whet would be a hoot, but not yet!

Brenda Inskeep
In Coxsackie 

On Oct 18, 2017, at 12:07 AM, H Klinowski hocka1@... [hmbirds] <hmbirds-noreply@...> wrote:

 

I heard the distinct hooting of a Great Horned Owl twice on Saturday Oct 14 around 6pm while waiting to perform in Oakwood Cemetery's Living History Lantern-Lit Tour. A couple birder friends also heard it from their stations. 
A great horned was seen during our annual spring bird walk last May and has been seen/heard several times since then. 

Heidi Klinowski 

On Oct 17, 2017, at 7:54 AM, Richard Guthrie richardpguthrie@... [hmbirds] <hmbirds-noreply@...> wrote:

 

There are a number of interesting owl reports coming into the eBird queue.

Among those worth mentioning are Long-eared and Saw-whet Owls from Greene and Ulster Counties, and Barred Owls from several locations.

I'm sure there are others as they are setting up their winter territories.

If you do go out to listen, try to get a recording - especially of suspected Long-eared Owls since they have quite a variety of calls from good ol' hoots to blood-curdling screeches and screams. A simple recording from a "smart" phone would usually suffice for verification purposes. 

As usual, please report any encounters on eBird. I promise to go gentle with reviews. 
--
Richard Guthrie


Re: Owls

Heidi
 

I heard the distinct hooting of a Great Horned Owl twice on Saturday Oct 14 around 6pm while waiting to perform in Oakwood Cemetery's Living History Lantern-Lit Tour. A couple birder friends also heard it from their stations. 
A great horned was seen during our annual spring bird walk last May and has been seen/heard several times since then. 

Heidi Klinowski 

On Oct 17, 2017, at 7:54 AM, Richard Guthrie richardpguthrie@... [hmbirds] <hmbirds-noreply@...> wrote:

 

There are a number of interesting owl reports coming into the eBird queue.

Among those worth mentioning are Long-eared and Saw-whet Owls from Greene and Ulster Counties, and Barred Owls from several locations.

I'm sure there are others as they are setting up their winter territories.

If you do go out to listen, try to get a recording - especially of suspected Long-eared Owls since they have quite a variety of calls from good ol' hoots to blood-curdling screeches and screams. A simple recording from a "smart" phone would usually suffice for verification purposes. 

As usual, please report any encounters on eBird. I promise to go gentle with reviews. 
--
Richard Guthrie


Owls

Richard Guthrie
 

There are a number of interesting owl reports coming into the eBird queue.

Among those worth mentioning are Long-eared and Saw-whet Owls from Greene and Ulster Counties, and Barred Owls from several locations.

I'm sure there are others as they are setting up their winter territories.

If you do go out to listen, try to get a recording - especially of suspected Long-eared Owls since they have quite a variety of calls from good ol' hoots to blood-curdling screeches and screams. A simple recording from a "smart" phone would usually suffice for verification purposes. 

As usual, please report any encounters on eBird. I promise to go gentle with reviews. 
--
Richard Guthrie


Bog Meadow Brook Trail

jhershey2
 

I spent about 2 hours on the Bog Meadow Brook Trail this morning in Saratoga Springs.  Highlights for me were an FOY Ruddy Duck, FOS Blue-winged Teal, and FOS Rusty Blackbird (5).  The BW Teal looked like it was in transition from nonbreeding to breeding male.  I wasn't sure if it was my imagination that I heard hints of Ruffed Grouse drumming twice but since Ron H. has heard them there previously, I think it was probably real. 

Also, 3 Wild Turkeys flying over, 2 Green-winged Teal, 4 Yellow-rumped Warbler, 1 Ruby-crowned Kinglet, many White-throated Sparrows.  


John H. 


Re: Connecticut Warbler at 5 Combines

gregg_recer
 

unfortunately, cathy and I were not able to relocate the reported connecticut warbler either, despite over 2 hours of looking.

gregg recer


Juvenile cedar wax wings

Lidia Daley
 

For the last two days there has been a flock of approx 50 juvenile cedar waxwings feasting on a berry tree... Pretty amazing sight.. Glenmont NY Lidia daley


Re: Connecticut Warbler at 5 Combines

ConserveBirds
 

Thanks for the report, Scott.

Got to the site and found Greg and Cathy searching. We walked quite a way past the 1/4mi mark with no luck. I turned back but they continued on and hopefully had better luck.

Mona Bearor
So Glens Falls

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Sent: Saturday, October 14, 2017 1:35 PM
To: hmbirds@yahoogroups.com
Subject: [HMBirds] Connecticut Warbler at 5 Combines

Currently viewing a 1st Winter Connecticut Warbler about 1/4 mile on the left from the parking lot closest to MacIntyre Street in Fort Edward, past RealBark mulch company. Best news ever, he is vocalizing perfectly like #1 song on Sibley's App.

Scott Varney
Salem, NY

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eBird -- US-New York-Kinderhook-184 Best Road - 42.399x-73.717 -- Oct 14, 2017

kernscot
 

US-New York-Kinderhook-184 Best Road - 42.399x-73.717

Oct 14, 2017

2:11 PM

Traveling

2.00 miles

53 minutes

All birds reported? Yes

Comments:

Temperature 70 F some sun and clouds calm. sparrows flying between fences road verge and a field of brown asparagus.


1 Red-tailed Hawk

2 American Crow

1 Eastern Bluebird

1 American Robin

17 Chipping Sparrow

1 Vesper Sparrow

3 Savannah Sparrow

2 Song Sparrow


Number of Taxa: 8



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Connecticut Warbler at 5 Combines

Scott Varney
 

Currently viewing a 1st Winter Connecticut Warbler about 1/4 mile on the left from the parking lot closest to MacIntyre Street in Fort Edward, past RealBark mulch company. Best news ever, he is vocalizing perfectly like #1 song on Sibley's App.

Scott Varney
Salem, NY


eBird -- New St. Overlook Park -- Oct 14, 2017

kernscot
 

New St. Overlook Park

Oct 14, 2017

12:33 PM

Stationary

20 minutes

All birds reported? Yes

Comments:

Temperature 69 F overcast calm most Canada's napping


1 Snow Goose -- Juvenile. Canadas giving it wide berth.

300 Canada Goose -- Numbers at this location increasing

3 Mallard

2 Common Merganser

1 Great Blue Heron (Blue form)


Number of Taxa: 5



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eBird -- US-New York-Schodack Landing-1 Schodack Island Way - 42.506x-73.771 -- Oct 13, 2017

kernscot
 

US-New York-Schodack Landing-1 Schodack Island Way - 42.506x-73.771

Oct 13, 2017

4:00 PM

Traveling

2.00 miles

50 minutes

All birds reported? Yes

Comments:

Temperature 66 F Cloudy Breeze


1 Ring-necked Pheasant (Ring-necked) -- Cock first one seen on this island

1 Double-crested Cormorant

1 Belted Kingfisher

2 Red-bellied Woodpecker

5 Blue Jay

1 American Crow

10 American Robin

2 Yellow-rumped Warbler (Myrtle)

3 warbler sp. (Parulidae sp.)

1 White-throated Sparrow


Number of Taxa: 10



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eBird -- US-New York-Castleton-on-Hudson-2500-2546 Staats Island Road - 42.572x-73.741 -- Oct 13, 2017

kernscot
 

US-New York-Castleton-on-Hudson-2500-2546 Staats Island Road - 42.572x-73.741

Oct 13, 2017

2:04 PM

Traveling

1.00 miles

35 minutes

All birds reported? Yes

Comments:

Temperature 64 F sunny breeze crops not harvested


1 Belted Kingfisher

1 American Kestrel

1 Eastern Phoebe

1 Blue-headed Vireo

3 Blue Jay

6 American Crow

3 Yellow-rumped Warbler (Myrtle)

1 Song Sparrow

3 American Goldfinch


Number of Taxa: 9



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eBird -- American Oil Road -- Oct 13, 2017

kernscot
 

American Oil Road

Oct 13, 2017

1:04 PM

Traveling

2.00 miles

20 minutes

All birds reported? Yes

Comments:

Temperature 60 F cloudy breeze crops not harvested


1 Bald Eagle -- Adult perched on electrical tower by Hudson river

1 Red-tailed Hawk

1 Red-bellied Woodpecker

1 Downy Woodpecker

1 American Kestrel

30 European Starling

1 White-crowned Sparrow

2 Song Sparrow

4 sparrow sp.

1 American Goldfinch


Number of Taxa: 10



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eBird Report - Bog Meadow Brook Nature Trail, Oct 12, 2017

Ronald Harrower
 

Bog Meadow Brook Nature Trail, Saratoga, New York, US
Oct 12, 2017 9:25 AM - 12:45 PM
Protocol: Traveling
2.0 mile(s)
Comments: Started out very cool and breezy. Had first flock of birds within 40 feet. Lots of Kinglets (both kinds, YR Warblers, and Chickadees with Tufted Titmice. Farther on were loads of White-throated Sparrows, Yellow-rumped Warblers and Kinglets galore. Was cool to hear Roughed Grouse drumming and to encounter at least one Grey-cheeked Thrush. Still some butterflies, garter snakes, frogs and dragonflies along with amazing colors in foliage. I may feel terrible, but the surroundings bring my spirits up
31 species (+1 other taxa)

Canada Goose 18 Flew through
Mallard 2
Ruffed Grouse 1 Heard drumming just before 3/4 mile bench. Heard on way out and on way back.
Turkey Vulture 2
Sharp-shinned Hawk 1
Mourning Dove 1
Belted Kingfisher 1
Downy Woodpecker 3
Northern Flicker 4
Pileated Woodpecker 1
Eastern Phoebe 1
Blue-headed Vireo 2
Red-eyed Vireo 1
Blue Jay 4
American Crow 2
Fish Crow 1
Black-capped Chickadee 9
Tufted Titmouse 5
White-breasted Nuthatch 3
Golden-crowned Kinglet 7 Finally got some photos of these guys. They sure move around quickly!
Ruby-crowned Kinglet 17
Eastern Bluebird 1
Gray-cheeked/Bicknell's Thrush 1
Hermit Thrush 1
American Robin 2
Palm Warbler 1
Yellow-rumped Warbler 35
White-crowned Sparrow 51
Song Sparrow 4
Swamp Sparrow 5
Red-winged Blackbird 45
Common Grackle 3

View this checklist online at http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S39874778

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


Pied-billed Grebe

John Kent
 

A Pied-billed Grebe was swimming and diving this afternoon at Henry Hudson Park in Selkirk, just north of the boat ramp. It's the first time I've seen one at this location. It was so close to shore that it was often not visible from the dock. I had to bushwhack to get a good look at it. Otherwise things were quiet - a couple of cormorants on a buoy, and a few resident land birds, but no obvious migrants.

John Kent
Selkirk


Vesper sparrow, warblers, vireos

Larry & Penny Alden
 

A very birdy morning with 32 species in about an hour in my yard. Highlights include vesper, chipping, white-crowned and white-throated sparrows. (I had my first juncos yesterday but none this morning.). Also black-throated green, palm, yellow-rumps and common yellowthroat warblers, blue-headed and a rather late red-eyed vireo, both kinglets, and house wren.

All the time flocks of Canada geese flying over and blue jays ubiquitous.

Larry Alden
Meadowdale (southern Guilderland on New Scotland border)


October 11 Birdline

philwhitney17
 

Birdline summary for week ending October 11:

16 reports; 75 species reported

 

Best of the week:

CACKLING GOOSE: Greenwich 10/7

BLACK-BELLIED PLOVER: Cohoes Flats 10/5 (2), 10/7, 10/10

WHITE-RUMPED SANDPIPER: Cohoes Flats 10/7

PECTORAL SANDPIPER: Cohoes Flats 10/5 (3), 10/7, 10/10

MOURNING WARBLER: Vischer Ferry 10/5

LINCOLNS SPARROW: Saratoga Spa SP 10/5

RUSTY BLACKBIRD: Saratoga Spa SP 10/5 (2)

 

Other notables:

Black Vulture: Hudson 10/9

Bald Eagle: Dutchmans Landing 10/6 (3), 10/9

Northern Harrier: Stuyvesant 10/7

Greater Yellowlegs: Cohoes Flats 10/7, 10/10

Lesser Yellowlegs: Cohoes Flats 10/7; Peebles Island 10/10

Eastern Screech-Owl: Salem 10/5 (2); Vischer Ferry 10/5 (2); West Sand Lake 10/5

American Kestrel: Stuyvesant 10/7; Kinderhook 10/7 (3)

Peregrine Falcon: Dutchmans Landing 10/6

Swainsons Thrush: Vischer Ferry 10/5

Wood Thrush: Vischer Ferry 10/5

Magnolia Warbler: Saratoga Spa SP 10/10

Ovenbird: Hudson 10/9

Savannah Sparrow: Germantown 10/6

Indigo Bunting: Saratoga Spa SP 10/5 (2), 10/10 (5)

Eastern Meadowlark: Germantown 10/6 (11)

 

Thanks to Ron Harrower (Saratoga Spa), Nancy Kern (Dutchmans Landing, Germantown, Kinderhook, Stuyvesant, Hudson), Naomi Lloyd (Cohoes Flats, Vischer Ferry, West Sand Lake), Kathy Schneider (Cohoes Flats), Scott Varney (Salem, Greenwich) and Tom Williams (Cohoes Flats)


Blue-headed Vireo and late brood Cardinals - New Baltimore

Richard Guthrie
 

I had a tardy Blue-headed Vireo in the yard today.

Plus, there's a new family of N. Cardinals now coming to the feeders. It consists of adult male and female and three juveniles - two males and one female. Up till this evening, I"ve had only the occasional male cardinal show briefly.


--
Richard Guthrie


Fw: Destination This Week

Naomi Lloyd
 

Hi, All,



           
Having just sat in traffic for half an hour on Rt. 146 on way to and from a medical appointment in Clifton Park, I
refuse to repeat the experience. Tomorrow a.m. when paving between the new Rexford Bridge and Glenridge, Blue Barn Rds.
and Rt. 146 resumes, I'll be staying south of the Mohawk.

Let's try Cohoes Flats again as shorebirds seem to be continuing.  White-rumped Sandpiper and Black-bellied
plovers have been reported. If rain raises water levels too high, we can bird Peebles Island for passerines.
Meet at 8:00 a.m. at the end of Clark Ave. behind the Ontario St. U-Haul.      
               
               
               
         Bill Lee


eBird -- Cedar Park Cemetery Hudson, NY -- Oct 09, 2017

kernscot
 

Cedar Park Cemetery Hudson, NY

Oct 09, 2017

4:31 PM

Traveling

2.00 miles

70 minutes

All birds reported? Yes

Comments:

Temperature 73 F overcast light rain breeze


8 Black Vulture -- Flying might have been more

11 Turkey Vulture -- Perched drying wings

2 Mourning Dove

1 Red-bellied Woodpecker

2 Northern Flicker (Yellow-shafted)

4 Blue Jay

11 American Crow

16 Fish Crow -- Near fast food places had nests in this area

3 Black-capped Chickadee

1 White-breasted Nuthatch (Eastern)

1 American Robin

30 Cedar Waxwing -- Eating ash tree seeds

1 Ovenbird

1 Chipping Sparrow

2 House Finch

7 American Goldfinch


Number of Taxa: 16



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