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eBird -- Flight Lock Riberty Lane, Waterford, New York, US (42.805, -73.713) -- Feb 21, 2018

kernscot
 

Flight Lock Riberty Lane, Waterford, New York, US (42.805, -73.713)

Feb 21, 2018

2:44 PM

Stationary

4 minutes

All birds reported? Yes

Comments:

Temperature 71F Flight lock Rd. Closed beyond Lock 2. Most birds on ice above the Crescent dam.


25 Canada Goose

7 Mallard

2 Common Merganser

100 Ring-billed Gull

60 Herring Gull

1 Iceland Gull

39 Great Black-backed Gull

26 American Crow

2 Fish Crow


Number of Taxa: 9



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Fw: Destination This Week

Naomi Lloyd
 

Hi, All,



           
Despite a few glitches last week, almost everybody received the destination e-mail. Hope it works this week! Let's
try the Mohawk River Cohoes - Crescent corridor for white winged gulls. Both Glaucous and Iceland Gulls were reported
last week and the current warm temperatures may hasten their departure for points northward.

If the recent rains and snow melt make gull concentrations impossible, I'll fall back on the
Meadowdale Rd. Harris's Sparrow, if still present and not all of you have seen it, with
nearby Black Creek Marsh as an alternative.

Meet at 8:00 a.m. at the end of Clark Ave. behind the U-Haul on Ontario
St.(NY Rt.470).


Bill Lee

Carolina Wren

K O
 

I'd been hearing one for most of the day but hadn't seen it 'til just now. Hopped up on the top of the suet feeder and had a very lengthy snack. 


Kristin

Loudonville

eBird -- 1505 Eleanor Drive, Castleton-on-Hudson, New York, US (42.503, -73.691) -- Feb 20, 2018

kernscot
 

1505 Eleanor Drive, Castleton-on-Hudson, New York, US (42.503, -73.691)

Feb 20, 2018

4:50 PM

Traveling

0.52 miles

9 minutes

All birds reported? Yes

Comments:

Temperature 66 F


1 Mute Swan -- Juv. On partially open large pond not domestic

40 European Starling

5 Red-winged Blackbird

3 Common Grackle


Number of Taxa: 4



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[nysbirds-l] Harris’s Sparrow - Albany

zach schwartz-weinstein
 


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Just seen around 3:30pm at base of feeders nearest red barn/garage and then in bushes across driveway from said barn.

Nate


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Geese to Owls - continued

Jeff Nadler
 

And of course the typo corrections are snow owls is snowy owls and rough-legged hawk intended.



Jeff Nadler




Geese to Owls

Jeff Nadler
 

Thanks to Liz for sharing the Greater white-fronted geese sighting, a nice close encounter with photos to share.  Also, the wintering snowy owls in multiple local counties have provided an opportunity to responsibly observe behavior and even natural harassment by other birds.  I've observed snow owls screeching in response to harassment by red-tailed hawks, northern harrier, a ugh-legged hawk, and of course crows. The only time I saw a snowy owl go after another raptor was recently, a short-eared owl in hunting flight was briefly pursued by a snowy owl.

Also, male red-winged blackbirds are back at Collins Lake, Scotia, Schenectady County.


Jeff Nadler


TV and BBs

Heidi
 

Had my FOS Turkey Vulture sail over my backyard today. Nice addition to my final GBBC report. 

Yesterday I had one Eastern Bluebird  in the yard but also saw a group of 5, all males, while birding in Oakwood Cemetery. 

Heidi Klinowski 
Troy/Brunswick 

HMBC Field Trip reminder- Birding By Snowshoes at Five Rivers

trwdsd
 

Please note that you should register by Wednesday, Feb. 21st if you want to participate in the Birding By Snowshoes at Five Rivers field trip. That information is here:


With the warm weather upcoming over the next few days, it seems that this field trip will be conducted on foot rather than snowshoes. You can ask for further details when you register. Trip detail is below:



Tom Williams 
Colonie 
Field Trip Committee Chair









Harris’s Sparrow, Altamont

zach schwartz-weinstein
 

The Harris’s Sparrow continues at the same location.  Today it is across the street from 579 Meadowdale Road.

Zach Schwartz-Weinstein
Albany
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203 500 7774

Kinderhook- Merlin

kernscot
 

Nancy Kern

822 Eichybush Road, Kinderhook, New York, US (42.428, -73.729), Columbia, New York, US
Feb 18, 2018 5:36 PM - 5:37 PM
Protocol: Stationary
Comments:     Temperature 36 F
1 species

Merlin  1


Eleanor Drive- Brown-headed Cowbird, Grackle

kernscot
 

Nancy Kern

1505 Eleanor Drive, Castleton-on-Hudson, New York, US (42.503, -73.69), Rensselaer, New York, US
Feb 18, 2018 5:06 PM - 5:13 PM
Protocol: Traveling
1.05 mile(s)
6 species

Canada Goose  12
Red-tailed Hawk  2
Rock Pigeon (Feral Pigeon)  5
European Starling  120
Brown-headed Cowbird  2
Common Grackle  1


Valatie- Northern Harrier

kernscot
 

Nancy Kern

447 County Road 28, Valatie, New York, US (42.458, -73.693), Columbia, New York, US
Feb 18, 2018 4:51 PM - 5:04 PM
Protocol: Traveling
3.97 mile(s)
Comments:     Temperature 37 F sunny
4 species

Canada Goose  600     Feeding on a cornfield
Mallard  45     On cornfield with geese
Northern Harrier  1
European Starling  17


Valatie- Hooded Merganser

kernscot
 

Nancy Kern

3052 Main Street, Valatie, New York, US (42.413, -73.674), Columbia, New York, US
Feb 18, 2018 4:29 PM - 4:33 PM
Protocol: Stationary
Comments:     Temperature 38 F sunny breeze
4 species

Canada Goose  3
Mallard  2
Hooded Merganser  9
Rock Pigeon (Feral Pigeon)  11


Harris's Sparrow continues

Naomi Lloyd
 

Tom, Colleen and I got brief glimpses ( an
hour apart! ) of the Harris's Sparrow on Meadowdale Rd. this
morning. It has less of a black bib than the Loudonville
bird two years ago, but its pink bill and large size are
still good indicators.

Patience is advised if you go for it -
the homeowners are friendly and told us as we were leaving
that it was OK to walk up their driveway. Parking is
possible in a few spots but beware of cars zipping by.

eBird list with bad photo:
https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S42946858

Naomi Lloyd
West Sand Lake

Harris's Sparrow continues

Naomi Lloyd
 

Tom, Colleen and I got brief glimpses ( an hour apart! ) of the Harris's Sparrow on Meadowdale Rd. this morning. It has less of a black bib than the Loudonville bird two years ago, but its pink bill and large size are still good indicators.

Patience is advised if you go for it - the homeowners are friendly and told us as we were leaving that it was OK to walk up their driveway. Parking is possible in a few spots but beware of cars zipping by.

eBird list with bad photo:
https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S42946858

Naomi Lloyd
West Sand Lake

Re: Turkey Vulture- 2/18

Ellen
 

I saw a Turkey Vulture in flight near Route 50 in Wilton about an hour ago.

 

Ellen

 

From: hmbirds@... [mailto:hmbirds@...] On Behalf Of Tom trwdsd@... [hmbirds]
Sent: Sunday, February 18, 2018 1:03 PM
To: Hudson Mohawk Bird Club
Subject: [HMBirds] Turkey Vulture- 2/18

 

 

Colleen and I just watched a first-of-season Turkey Vulture soar over us along Rt. 155 in Colonie. 

 

Tom Williams 

Colonie


Turkey Vulture- 2/18

trwdsd
 

Colleen and I just watched a first-of-season Turkey Vulture soar over us along Rt. 155 in Colonie. 

Tom Williams 
Colonie



eBird Report - Bald Eagle, Degraff Road, Feb 17, 2018

Ronald Harrower
 

Degraff Road, Charlton, New York, US
Feb 17, 2018 9:10 AM - 9:20 AM
Protocol: Traveling
0.8 mile(s)
Comments: Drove up DeGraff Rd from Western Rd. After seeing few birds of any species, it was quite a surprise to see an adult Bald Eagle sitting in a tree next to someone's driveway. Stayed there. Most other Bald Eagles I have seen have been near open water. Technically, Galway Lake is about 5 miles aways, but has been frozen solid for 2 months.
3 species

Bald Eagle 1
European Starling 250
Dark-eyed Junco 5

View this checklist online at https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S42913334

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

eBird Report - Stillwater Riverfront Park, Feb 17, 2018

Ronald Harrower
 

Stillwater Riverfront Park, Saratoga, New York, US
Feb 17, 2018 12:00 PM - 12:20 PM
Protocol: Traveling
0.1 mile(s)
Comments: Met Naomi and Lindsey at the Park parking lot. They were able to relate the movements of the White -fronted Geese and pinpoint their present location. While talking and checking on geese, a drake Northern Pintail floated by and a Fish Crow went ahn-ehn, ahn-ehn! Notable in their absence after recent abundance were Common Goldeneyes. This was borne out as well around the bridge and Ferry Lane. None.
7 species

Greater White-fronted Goose 2 With Canada Geese
Canada Goose 75
Mallard 12
Northern Pintail 1
American Crow 4
Fish Crow 1
House Sparrow 4

View this checklist online at https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S42913113

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