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Hollyhock hollow

Eric Molho
 

A very active mixed flock of warblers was present at Holly Ocalo this morning at 9:45 AM. Included black 30 blue black throated green Parilla blue headed Verio mini yellow romped chestnut sided pine. Sorry about all the misspellings.


Bog Meadows Trail, Saratoga Warblers

Scott Varney
 

I decided to take a stroll through the entire length of the Bog Meadows trail today to try for some warblers.  The rain kept almost everyone away from the trail and when I arrived at 12:00 pm, there were no cars in the parking lot. 

Lots of birds were singing along the ENTIRE length of the trail and ended my 2 hour trip with a good list of warblers observed.

1.  American Redstart
2.  Black and White Warbler
3.  Black-throated Blue Warbler
4.  Black-throated Green Warbler
5.  Common Yellowthroat
6.  Louisiana Waterthrush
7.  Ovenbird
8.  Tennessee Warbler
9.  Wilson's Warbler
10.  Yellow Warbler
11.  Yellow-rumped Warbler

Lots of other bird species, but the warblers were my goal!  Along the boardwalk observation deck, I encountered a solitary, Solitary Sandpiper.

Scott Varney
Salem, NY



Re: Warblers at Five Rivers 5/11

Christopher J. McCarthy
 

Thank you!



Sent from my phone. Please excuse typos etc.! 


-------- Original message --------
From: John Kent <k2ent76@...>
Date: 5/11/20 3:36 PM (GMT-05:00)
To: mccdelmar@..., hmbirds@groups.io
Subject: Re: [hmbirds] Warblers at Five Rivers 5/11

I think it’s likely that it will still be active this evening and tomorrow morning. I just went out around my yard at a time of day when birding is usually slow, and I found 42 species, including 10 species of warblers. There were three male Cape May Warblers in one spruce tree in my yard. There will be a brisk west-northwesterly wind all night tonight, not favorable for the birds to move on, so I’m guessing tomorrow morning might still be good. I would go this evening if possible, though.

John Kent
Selkirk

On May 11, 2020, at 3:27 PM, Christopher J. McCarthy via groups.io <mccdelmar@...> wrote:

Would they be likely to have stayed around today to see on an evening walk? Or tomorrow a.m.? 



Sent from my phone. Please excuse typos etc.! 


-------- Original message --------
From: "trwdsd via groups.io" <trwdsd@...>
Date: 5/11/20 12:57 PM (GMT-05:00)
Subject: [hmbirds] Warblers at Five Rivers 5/11

After a slow, chilly start to the day at Five Rivers EEC in Delmar, the birding heated up suddenly around 7:30 am. Five miles and four hours yielded 70 species, plus a pair of domestic ducks at the beaver Pond. The busiest area was the northern leg of the service road, particularly the northeast corner where it connects to the North Loop trail. I became engulfed in a fairly large mixed flock of warblers there and spent 45 minutes identifying, photographing and sound-recording them. It was exhilarating and exhausting, the good kind of tired. Twenty species of warblers were present. The areas around the Skeeter Bowl, the west end of the Heron Pond, and the Beaver Pond all produced good birds. An eBird checklist with photos is linked below. Enjoy birding!

https://ebird.org/atlasny/checklist/S68864281

Tom Williams
Colonie


Re: Warblers at Five Rivers 5/11

John Kent
 

I think it’s likely that it will still be active this evening and tomorrow morning. I just went out around my yard at a time of day when birding is usually slow, and I found 42 species, including 10 species of warblers. There were three male Cape May Warblers in one spruce tree in my yard. There will be a brisk west-northwesterly wind all night tonight, not favorable for the birds to move on, so I’m guessing tomorrow morning might still be good. I would go this evening if possible, though.

John Kent
Selkirk

On May 11, 2020, at 3:27 PM, Christopher J. McCarthy via groups.io <mccdelmar@...> wrote:

Would they be likely to have stayed around today to see on an evening walk? Or tomorrow a.m.? 



Sent from my phone. Please excuse typos etc.! 


-------- Original message --------
From: "trwdsd via groups.io" <trwdsd@...>
Date: 5/11/20 12:57 PM (GMT-05:00)
Subject: [hmbirds] Warblers at Five Rivers 5/11

After a slow, chilly start to the day at Five Rivers EEC in Delmar, the birding heated up suddenly around 7:30 am. Five miles and four hours yielded 70 species, plus a pair of domestic ducks at the beaver Pond. The busiest area was the northern leg of the service road, particularly the northeast corner where it connects to the North Loop trail. I became engulfed in a fairly large mixed flock of warblers there and spent 45 minutes identifying, photographing and sound-recording them. It was exhilarating and exhausting, the good kind of tired. Twenty species of warblers were present. The areas around the Skeeter Bowl, the west end of the Heron Pond, and the Beaver Pond all produced good birds. An eBird checklist with photos is linked below. Enjoy birding!

https://ebird.org/atlasny/checklist/S68864281

Tom Williams
Colonie


Re: Warblers at Five Rivers 5/11

Christopher J. McCarthy
 

Would they be likely to have stayed around today to see on an evening walk? Or tomorrow a.m.? 



Sent from my phone. Please excuse typos etc.! 


-------- Original message --------
From: "trwdsd via groups.io" <trwdsd@...>
Date: 5/11/20 12:57 PM (GMT-05:00)
To: hmbirds@groups.io
Subject: [hmbirds] Warblers at Five Rivers 5/11

After a slow, chilly start to the day at Five Rivers EEC in Delmar, the birding heated up suddenly around 7:30 am. Five miles and four hours yielded 70 species, plus a pair of domestic ducks at the beaver Pond. The busiest area was the northern leg of the service road, particularly the northeast corner where it connects to the North Loop trail. I became engulfed in a fairly large mixed flock of warblers there and spent 45 minutes identifying, photographing and sound-recording them. It was exhilarating and exhausting, the good kind of tired. Twenty species of warblers were present. The areas around the Skeeter Bowl, the west end of the Heron Pond, and the Beaver Pond all produced good birds. An eBird checklist with photos is linked below. Enjoy birding!

https://ebird.org/atlasny/checklist/S68864281

Tom Williams
Colonie


Warblers at Five Rivers 5/11

trwdsd
 

After a slow, chilly start to the day at Five Rivers EEC in Delmar, the birding heated up suddenly around 7:30 am. Five miles and four hours yielded 70 species, plus a pair of domestic ducks at the beaver Pond. The busiest area was the northern leg of the service road, particularly the northeast corner where it connects to the North Loop trail. I became engulfed in a fairly large mixed flock of warblers there and spent 45 minutes identifying, photographing and sound-recording them. It was exhilarating and exhausting, the good kind of tired. Twenty species of warblers were present. The areas around the Skeeter Bowl, the west end of the Heron Pond, and the Beaver Pond all produced good birds. An eBird checklist with photos is linked below. Enjoy birding!

https://ebird.org/atlasny/checklist/S68864281

Tom Williams
Colonie


Re: bird id

Sarah Walsh
 

I have used suncatchers successfully on our home!

 

Sarah M. Walsh

Conservation Director
Mohawk Hudson Land Conservancy

www.mohawkhudson.org

518-436-6346 x104

Emaillogo

We may have to be socially distant, but we can remain morally together.

 

“I think having land and not ruining it is the most beautiful art that anybody could ever want.”

~Andy Warhol

 

From: hmbirds@groups.io <hmbirds@groups.io> On Behalf Of Peg Hasselwander via groups.io
Sent: Friday, May 8, 2020 8:58 PM
To: zachsw@...
Cc: hmbirds@groups.io
Subject: Re: [hmbirds] bird id

 

  Thank you so much for answering right away.  And I ordered some decals.  :-) 

-----Original Message-----
From: zach schwartz-weinstein <zachsw@...>
To: peazel@...
Cc: hmbirds@groups.io <hmbirds@groups.io>
Sent: Fri, May 8, 2020 8:43 pm
Subject: Re: [hmbirds] bird id

It’s an ovenbird, a species of warbler.  You can get decals for windows that help prevent bird collisions like this.

 

On Fri, May 8, 2020 at 8:42 PM Peg Hasselwander via groups.io <peazel=aol.com@groups.io> wrote:

photo from Glenville, NY.  Bird hit window.  What kind of bird is it?  Can't find it in any of my bird-books.  Help!  

--

Zach Schwartz-Weinstein
203 500 7774


third-hand report of Bar-headed goose in Rens Co

scottjstoner
 

Gerry Colborn asked me to get the word out about this; he has not been able to get over there and see it himself, but sent me the following report along with several photos that do, indeed show Bar-headed Goose.

A friend of Gerry's photographed a Bar-headed Goose of unknown providence with a group of Canada Geese in Rensselaer County.
Here's the location and photos.:
Traveling off of Route 2 turning onto Garfield when you pass Bott Lane, the field is on your left. There aren't many streets off of Garfield Road, that actually maybe one of the only ones.


hope the photo makes it through.

Scott



American Redstarts At Hudson Crossings in Schuylerville

suzy nealon
 

Early this morning, I observed 6+ American Redstarts flitting in the shrubs by the Hudson River. Beautiful Mother’s Day gift.


Lake Lauderdale Birding

Scott Varney
 

I visited Lake Lauderdale to walk the entrance road and woodland trails.  However, in light of the wind gusts, I chose to stick to the county park road with my dog, Chuck. At approximately the first 1/4 mile along the road, I bumped into a wave of Warblers.  As I put my binoculars on each of the 20 different birds, I came to discover that every single one was an adult male Yellow-rumped Warbler...no juveniles or females. Also found a male Rose-breasted Grosbeak, a Barred Owl performing a single Hoo-Awww, and 3 Northern Juncos (and I thought that species was long gone by now). 

Perhaps the most exciting observation today was the haunting musical symphony of the crying forest.  Each of the trees were creaking and groaning with their own unique voice during every wind gust, as if to vocally protest the wind, cold temperatures and snow.  Perhaps they were contemplating the need for more social distancing.  The physical evidence of their torment was in the form of blowdowns everywhere within the forest.  
Soundscapes like that can't be recreated by humans!

Happy Birding (and Tree-ing)

Scott Varney
Salem, NY


Re: bird id

ConserveBirds
 

I’ve had very good luck with the ABC Bird Tape. https://abcbirds.org/abc-bird-tape/  I installed it on 9 large windows on my back porch in a striped pattern in about an hour.  It has been in place for over 5 years now with no deterioration and all but eliminated the many window strikes I used to get.  I do not find it distracting when looking through the windows at birds.

 

Mona Bearor

South Glens Falls

 

 

From: hmbirds@groups.io [mailto:hmbirds@groups.io] On Behalf Of adir46er
Sent: Saturday, May 9, 2020 9:26 AM
To: Julie Hart <julieannhart@...>
Cc: peazel@...; hmbirds@groups.io
Subject: Re: [hmbirds] bird id

 

On our home, we use a combination of window treatments to deter bird collisions. Last year we created our own version of a “Zen” curtain (similar to Julie’s) for our large living room window. We use “Warning Web” decals on all other windows. These do not rely on UV technology as some decals do and therefore do not require replacement every 4+ months.

The Zen curtain has been very effective in preventing most collisions. Interestingly, the American Goldfinch males like to fly to the paracord and hang on and look in the window at us! I would not personally recommend the Zen style on bedroom windows unless you don’t mind hearing the tapping noise of the cords against the window glass when the wind blows (which it does a lot at our home :-).



Rita Reed

East Hoosick, NY - Rensselaer County



On May 9, 2020, at 8:22 AM, Julie Hart <julieannhart@...> wrote:

 

I personally haven’t had luck with decals. We switched to “Zen curtains” late last summer (see here for an example) and haven’t had any window hits since. We made them from paracord (cheap to buy a roll on Amazon) and then hung them from above the windows with small 3M hooks placed 3-4 inches apart. It also allows you to still see through the window. Just put a few knots in the bottom so they hang straight. They’ll still swing in the wind but the birds got used to them really quickly (within less than an hour). 

 

-Julie



On May 8, 2020, at 20:58, Peg Hasselwander via groups.io <peazel@...> wrote:

 

  Thank you so much for answering right away.  And I ordered some decals.  :-) 

-----Original Message-----
From: zach schwartz-weinstein <zachsw@...>
To: peazel@...
Cc: hmbirds@groups.io <hmbirds@groups.io>
Sent: Fri, May 8, 2020 8:43 pm
Subject: Re: [hmbirds] bird id

It’s an ovenbird, a species of warbler.  You can get decals for windows that help prevent bird collisions like this.

 

On Fri, May 8, 2020 at 8:42 PM Peg Hasselwander via groups.io <peazel=aol.com@groups.io> wrote:

photo from Glenville, NY.  Bird hit window.  What kind of bird is it?  Can't find it in any of my bird-books.  Help!  

-- 

Zach Schwartz-Weinstein
203 500 7774

 

 


Re: bird id

adir46er
 

On our home, we use a combination of window treatments to deter bird collisions. Last year we created our own version of a “Zen” curtain (similar to Julie’s) for our large living room window. We use “Warning Web” decals on all other windows. These do not rely on UV technology as some decals do and therefore do not require replacement every 4+ months.
The Zen curtain has been very effective in preventing most collisions. Interestingly, the American Goldfinch males like to fly to the paracord and hang on and look in the window at us! I would not personally recommend the Zen style on bedroom windows unless you don’t mind hearing the tapping noise of the cords against the window glass when the wind blows (which it does a lot at our home :-).

Rita Reed
East Hoosick, NY - Rensselaer County

On May 9, 2020, at 8:22 AM, Julie Hart <julieannhart@...> wrote:

I personally haven’t had luck with decals. We switched to “Zen curtains” late last summer (see here for an example) and haven’t had any window hits since. We made them from paracord (cheap to buy a roll on Amazon) and then hung them from above the windows with small 3M hooks placed 3-4 inches apart. It also allows you to still see through the window. Just put a few knots in the bottom so they hang straight. They’ll still swing in the wind but the birds got used to them really quickly (within less than an hour). 

-Julie

On May 8, 2020, at 20:58, Peg Hasselwander via groups.io <peazel@...> wrote:

  Thank you so much for answering right away.  And I ordered some decals.  :-) 


-----Original Message-----
From: zach schwartz-weinstein <zachsw@...>
To: peazel@...
Cc: hmbirds@groups.io <hmbirds@groups.io>
Sent: Fri, May 8, 2020 8:43 pm
Subject: Re: [hmbirds] bird id

It’s an ovenbird, a species of warbler.  You can get decals for windows that help prevent bird collisions like this.

On Fri, May 8, 2020 at 8:42 PM Peg Hasselwander via groups.io <peazel=aol.com@groups.io> wrote:
photo from Glenville, NY.  Bird hit window.  What kind of bird is it?  Can't find it in any of my bird-books.  Help!  
-- 
Zach Schwartz-Weinstein
203 500 7774



Re: bird id

Julie Hart
 

I personally haven’t had luck with decals. We switched to “Zen curtains” late last summer (see here for an example) and haven’t had any window hits since. We made them from paracord (cheap to buy a roll on Amazon) and then hung them from above the windows with small 3M hooks placed 3-4 inches apart. It also allows you to still see through the window. Just put a few knots in the bottom so they hang straight. They’ll still swing in the wind but the birds got used to them really quickly (within less than an hour). 

-Julie

On May 8, 2020, at 20:58, Peg Hasselwander via groups.io <peazel@...> wrote:

  Thank you so much for answering right away.  And I ordered some decals.  :-) 


-----Original Message-----
From: zach schwartz-weinstein <zachsw@...>
To: peazel@...
Cc: hmbirds@groups.io <hmbirds@groups.io>
Sent: Fri, May 8, 2020 8:43 pm
Subject: Re: [hmbirds] bird id

It’s an ovenbird, a species of warbler.  You can get decals for windows that help prevent bird collisions like this.

On Fri, May 8, 2020 at 8:42 PM Peg Hasselwander via groups.io <peazel=aol.com@groups.io> wrote:
photo from Glenville, NY.  Bird hit window.  What kind of bird is it?  Can't find it in any of my bird-books.  Help!  
--
Zach Schwartz-Weinstein
203 500 7774


Re: bird id

Peg Hasselwander
 

  Thank you so much for answering right away.  And I ordered some decals.  :-) 


-----Original Message-----
From: zach schwartz-weinstein <zachsw@...>
To: peazel@...
Cc: hmbirds@groups.io <hmbirds@groups.io>
Sent: Fri, May 8, 2020 8:43 pm
Subject: Re: [hmbirds] bird id

It’s an ovenbird, a species of warbler.  You can get decals for windows that help prevent bird collisions like this.

On Fri, May 8, 2020 at 8:42 PM Peg Hasselwander via groups.io <peazel=aol.com@groups.io> wrote:
photo from Glenville, NY.  Bird hit window.  What kind of bird is it?  Can't find it in any of my bird-books.  Help!  
--
Zach Schwartz-Weinstein
203 500 7774


Re: bird id

zach schwartz-weinstein
 

It’s an ovenbird, a species of warbler.  You can get decals for windows that help prevent bird collisions like this.

On Fri, May 8, 2020 at 8:42 PM Peg Hasselwander via groups.io <peazel=aol.com@groups.io> wrote:
photo from Glenville, NY.  Bird hit window.  What kind of bird is it?  Can't find it in any of my bird-books.  Help!  

--
Zach Schwartz-Weinstein
203 500 7774


Re: bird id

John Roosenberg II
 

Ovenbird. 




On Friday, May 8, 2020, 8:43 PM, Peg Hasselwander via groups.io <peazel@...> wrote:

photo from Glenville, NY.  Bird hit window.  What kind of bird is it?  Can't find it in any of my bird-books.  Help!  


bird id

Peg Hasselwander
 

photo from Glenville, NY.  Bird hit window.  What kind of bird is it?  Can't find it in any of my bird-books.  Help!  


Least Flycatcher at Carter's Lake, Greenwich, NY

Scott Varney
 

I rarely get the opportunity to photograph Least Flycatchers up close.
But everybody gets lucky sometimes.


Scott Varney
Salem, NY


Carter's Lake Bird Phots: Part 2

Scott Varney
 

I finally got 1 decent photo of an adult male Yellow-rumped Warbler today!  Yahoo!


Carter's Lake Birding Today: Part 1

Scott Varney
 

Here's a couple photos of some beautiful birds at Carter's Lake in Greenwich, NY today.

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