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Hooded Warblers

David.harrison57@...
 

Posting this for Matt Medler
I visited the Sanders Preserve in the Town of Glenville today (26 July 2019), and was pleasantly surprised to detect not one, not two, but three different HOODED WARBLERS! This observation might not seem notable to observers in the southern portion of the Hudson-Mohawk region, but as Schenectady County aficionados like Ray Perry and David Harrison might attest, this is a very rare species for Schenectady County. And on a broader level, this species is actually rare anywhere north of the Mohawk River–there is a relatively small number of Hooded Warbler reports north of the Mohawk, and an even smaller number of detailed observations:
 
Here is the eBird map for the species in our area:
 
And here are the NYS Breeding Bird Atlas maps:
 
 
After hearing the song of this species, I worked to track down and visually confirm a singing adult male, and then make a sound recording. While I was making the sound recording, I heard a second bird behind me, giving the alternate song of the species. And then, as I was heading back to my car, I heard and then saw an agitated adult female, leading me to believe that she was likely nesting in the area. I was definitely not expecting to find something so interesting today, but it just goes to show that if you go out, even in the dog days of summer, you might find something interesting!
 
Here is my complete eBird checklist:
 
 
Good birding,
Matt Medler
Ithaca and occasionally Glenville

This week's destination: 7/25

Naomi Lloyd
 

*sigh* in the summer doldrums...

Too much water at Cohoes for early shorebirds, so let's meet at the parking lot behind Stillwater Elementary School at 8:00 and we'll try various trails up along Rt 4. At least it's supposed to be a nice day for walking!

https://www.google.com/maps/place/Stillwater+Elementary+School/@42.9474508,-73.6403236,16z/data=!4m5!3m4!1s0x0:0xe3657683b8cbff83!8m2!3d42.9478003!4d-73.6386766?hl=en&authuser=0

Naomi







West Charlton ebird report

Ellen
 

A quick walk down the block to see what birds I could find.

Downy Woodpecker 1 young bird tapping on a branch
Eastern Wood-Pewee 1
House Wren 1
Wood Thrush 1 singing
American Robin 2
Gray Catbird 2
Cedar Waxwing 2
American Goldfinch 3
Eastern Towhee 1 (male, doing its "drink-your-tea" song)
Red-winged Blackbird 2
Black-and-white Warbler 1
American Redstart 2 (both females)
Chestnut-sided Warbler 2 (1 male, 1 female)

I also saw 5 rabbits... this is in addition to the 2 I had seen in my yard beforehand. There are lots of young rabbits here this year!

-Ellen P.
West Charlton

Least Bittern - Stillwater School

Lindsey Duval
 

Earlier today I visited the Stillwater School Trail and heard a Least Bittern cooing on the right side of the trail. There are a bunch of noisy Green Herons as well and an Eastern Phoebe family, a species I have not seen since spring migration there.

Lindsey D.

Seven Great Egrets

Lindsey Duval
 

Just now I wandered the Wilbur Rd Towpath that runs along the canal in Stillwater and meets up with the Saratoga National Historical Park and found SEVEN Great Egrets having brunch in the canal! They were wolfing down plenty of fish or frogs. They were in the section where the trail turns back to grass after all the new packed gravel. Should still be there as I watched and then turned around and walked back out so as to not disturb. 

Also worth wandering around in there as I recently had BB Cuckoos (not today) and today was visited by a Blue-winged Warbler.

Lindsey D.

Re: Local bird sounds

Richard Guthrie
 

Hi, Ellen,

Fun call

Down south, Cuckoo = "Rain Crow"

In Germany = "Regenkrahe" translates to:" Rain Caller"

Rich Guthrie


On Thu, Jul 18, 2019 at 8:46 AM lnmp <lnmp@...> wrote:

While walking the dog along our road this morning, I heard a singing Scarlet Tanager.  It was relatively close by, but impossible to see in the dense woods.  In the distance I could hear a Yellow-Billed Cuckoo calling.  Rain on the way?

 

Ellen P.

West Charlton



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Local bird sounds

Ellen
 

While walking the dog along our road this morning, I heard a singing Scarlet Tanager.  It was relatively close by, but impossible to see in the dense woods.  In the distance I could hear a Yellow-Billed Cuckoo calling.  Rain on the way?

 

Ellen P.

West Charlton

House Wren Exceeding Expectations

Alan
 

House Wrens usually nest in our yard every year and are regularly heard.

The other day I was working in the yard and I was very puzzled, I heard the wren but his song ended with a very clear, distinct, and lovely "sweet, sweet, sweet." This was repeated numerous times. I got my binoculars and watched him, just to be sure I was hearing him. I was.

Later in the day he returned to his normal "song."

Then late yesterday afternoon his was back to ending with "sweet, sweet, sweet," even uttering a couple of "sweet, sweet, sweet, sweet" without any of his typical call.

Perhaps this is common, but it was new to me.

Clear skies, Alan

NO destination this week

Naomi Lloyd
 

The weather is disgusting and the birds are lying low. Let's take the day off and maybe by next week we'll start to see some post-breeding dispersal of shorebirds and waders.

Keep cool!

Naomi




Re: NNYBirds: Fwd: [nysbirds-l] Driving up I-87 tomorrow to Montreal

Dana Rohleder
 

Bloomingdale Bog would be another option, but a little farther off the interstate.?? A nice drive though. Then swing over to Paul Smiths VIC for other wooded trails.

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Another option would be Newcomb VIC.

Dana Rohleder,
Port Kent, NY

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Roosevelt Truck Trail I s fairly close.?? So is Cheney Pond.

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Anyone know of a nice place to take a break and bird not too far from I-87 (the Northway)??? Anywhere between Albany and Plattsburgh.?? Some nice bog maybe??? (Ferd's bog is too far out of the way.)

Bob Lewis
Sleepy Hollow NY
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Re: NNYBirds: Fwd: [nysbirds-l] Driving up I-87 tomorrow to Montreal

Dana Rohleder
 

Another option would be Newcomb VIC.

Dana Rohleder,
Port Kent, NY

On July 15, 2019 11:54:35 PM "zach schwartz-weinstein zachsw@... [Northern_NY_Birds]" <Northern_NY_Birds@...> wrote:



Roosevelt Truck Trail I s fairly close.  So is Cheney Pond.

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Anyone know of a nice place to take a break and bird not too far from I-87 (the Northway)?  Anywhere between Albany and Plattsburgh.  Some nice bog maybe?  (Ferd's bog is too far out of the way.)

Bob Lewis
Sleepy Hollow NY
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Re: NNYBirds: Fwd: [nysbirds-l] Driving up I-87 tomorrow to Montreal

zach schwartz-weinstein
 

Roosevelt Truck Trail I s fairly close.  So is Cheney Pond.

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Anyone know of a nice place to take a break and bird not too far from I-87 (the Northway)?  Anywhere between Albany and Plattsburgh.  Some nice bog maybe?  (Ferd's bog is too far out of the way.)

Bob Lewis
Sleepy Hollow NY
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[nysbirds-l] Driving up I-87 tomorrow to Montreal

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Anyone know of a nice place to take a break and bird not too far from I-87 (the Northway)?  Anywhere between Albany and Plattsburgh.  Some nice bog maybe?  (Ferd's bog is too far out of the way.)

Bob Lewis
Sleepy Hollow NY
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Wilton wildlife preserve, old Gick Farm

Susan
 

 I walked the yellow trail this morning in search of the previously reported clay-colored sparrow without success. This was a lovely place to walk with lots of nice birds. The best was a cuckoo – not sure which one. First I heard a yellow-billed,  but 10 minutes later heard a black-billed call from the same area. I ran into another birder who mentioned that he had earlier heard much the same thing. He heard the black-billed first and said it started to make yellow billed calls. Whatever it was, it was calling from the other side (east) of route 50.   Other nice birds included Indigo Buntings, Scarlet Tanager, Baltimore Oriole, lots of Prairie Warblers, and beautifully singing Hermit Thrushes. 
Susan Beaudoin 

Newsletter Article: Atlasing -- Practice Using Breeding Codes Now

Richard Guthrie
 

It's a bit late for this year, but there are still some opportunities to enter breeding codes now.

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Field trip at NYSOA Annual Meeting 2018, hosted by Rochester Birding Association and Burroughs Audubon Nature Club

Dear Friends,

Summer is here and breeding birds are very busy. This month, we bring you another great article by Julie Hart, New York Breeding Bird Atlas III project coordinator. It is an interesting and educational piece that will help your members learn the official breeding codes and practice using them right now.  By getting into the habit of noting these codes in eBird now, birders will see what fun summer atlasing can be, and they'll be ready to go when NY BBA III starts just six months from now! 


MS Word and pdf versions of the article can be accessed and downloaded by clicking these links:
    Atlas Corner:  Breeding Codes part 1 (pdf format)
    Atlas Corner:  Breeding Codes part 1 (MS Word format)
    
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Please feel free to publish this article via your organization's website and/or Facebook page as well. Here's the link you can provide:

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Western Sandpiper, Cohoes Flats

zach schwartz-weinstein
 

Yesterday, at around 1 PM I found an odd Sandpiper mixed in with two leasts and a Lesser Yellowlegs in the spit at the eastern end of Cohoes Flats.  After initially convincing myself that it was just a nonbreeding Dunlin, I was intrigued by the suggestion that the bird might be a match for a rare Dunlin x White-Rumped Sandpiper hybrid.  Seeking confirmation, I shared my photographs to the Advanced Bird ID Facebook group, which is usually pretty good with tricky ID challenges like hybrid calidrises.  I was surprised when the consensus there quickly emerged that the bird was a worn female Western Sandpiper.  I then shared photos with some other people who backed up this ID.  The checklist with some photos are here: 


I’m sorry I wasn’t able to ID this bird in the field to get the word out sooner.  I will be checking for it again today.
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Migrants - yep

Richard Guthrie
 

This evening there was a steady stream of swallows (mostly Tree Swallows with a few Bank Swallows) moving along down the Hudson River in The Greene County.

Yes,even though there are plenty of insects around and some  incubating a second brood, there are those that are beginning to line up to leave us right about now.

Shorebirds are also showing up in small numbers but not much in variety - yet.

But the parade has begun.

More to follow.

Rich Guthrie
New Baltimore
The Greene County

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This week's destination: 7/11

Naomi Lloyd
 

Hy birders! I realize the Summer Slump is on (and I'm one of the slumpiest) but without reports, I don't know where's hot! So get out there, bird, eBird, and hmbc!

Thanks to Lindsey for this week's location. Wilton Wildlife Preserve is a place I need to explore more. Let's meet at the Old Gick Farm parking lot on Rt 50 at 8:00am and see what we can find - possibly the Clay-colored Sparrow that has been singing on the Yellow trail, and other scrubby-habitat species. Maybe we'll luck into a Karner Blue hatch.

Parking lot location:
https://www.google.com/maps/place/Old+Gick+Parcel+of+Wilton+Wildlife+Preserve+and+Park/@43.1451529,-73.6953447,17z/data=!3m1!4b1!4m5!3m4!1s0x89de3186eb1eff1b:0x3c12f4b6dd290de!8m2!3d43.145149!4d-73.693156

Naomi




Re: Non-avian sighting 7.9.19

Marne Onderdonk
 

Wow beautiful! Thank you for sharing 


On Jul 9, 2019, at 8:47 AM, Michelle J via Groups.Io <mushka_81@...> wrote:

Good morning,
Just thought I would share this beauty!  Hyalophora cecropia.  I found her this morning at the Coeymans Industrial Park. 
Michelle Joyce
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Non-avian sighting 7.9.19

Michelle J
 

Good morning,
Just thought I would share this beauty!  Hyalophora cecropia.  I found her this morning at the Coeymans Industrial Park. 
Michelle Joyce