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white-winged scoters, round lake

gregg_recer
 

group of 7 ww scoters visible from boat launch on SR9. 4 males, 3 females. nearly all the way across. really needs a scope. 

Gregg Recer
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Re: Brant flyover 5/14

Dan Leonard
 

Yes, and about 50 Brant flying low enough for us to hear the wingbeats In Scotia!

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On May 14, 2020, at 8:54 PM, trwdsd via groups.io <trwdsd@...> wrote:

Just watched and heard a flock of approximately 200 Brant fly overhead from our yard in Colonie. They’re moving!


Tom Williams 
Colonie 


Brant flyover 5/14

trwdsd
 

Just watched and heard a flock of approximately 200 Brant fly overhead from our yard in Colonie. They’re moving!


Tom Williams 
Colonie 


Re: 5 Rivers and yard arrivals

Sue Rokos
 

Sorry, not sure why two messages went through, probably my excitement on my phone... but we have been waiting for the Hummingbirds for two weeks now.....nice to know they are on their way to our feeder

Sue Rokos

On Thu, May 14, 2020 at 8:29 PM Sue Rokos <szrokos@...> wrote:
I don't want to brag but we now have 4 grosbeak couples, and two Orioles, one more brown. Plus we now have a catbird visiting with the Oriole on the feeder in Duanesburg.

At Landis highlights tonite include  a redstart where we see it every year which amazes us, pine warblers, yellow rumped warblers, chestnut sided warblers, yellow bellied sapsucker and two eastern towhees, one large and one small, plus usuals. 

Sue and Dennis Rokos

On Thu, May 14, 2020, 7:36 PM scottjstoner via groups.io <ScottJStoner=aol.com@groups.io> wrote:
Five Rivers EEC in Delmar this morning: Tennessee warbler, willow and least flycatchers. 

our yard in Loudonville: RT Hummingbird , finally! 
also, our RB grosbeak count has increased to 3 (2 males, 1 female). 

Scott Stoner



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Re: 5 Rivers and yard arrivals

Sue Rokos
 

I don't want to brag but we now have 4 grosbeak couples, and two Orioles, one more brown. Plus we now have a catbird visiting with the Oriole on the feeder in Duanesburg.

At Landis highlights tonite include  a redstart where we see it every year which amazes us, pine warblers, yellow rumped warblers, chestnut sided warblers, yellow bellied sapsucker and two eastern towhees, one large and one small, plus usuals. 

Sue and Dennis Rokos

On Thu, May 14, 2020, 7:36 PM scottjstoner via groups.io <ScottJStoner=aol.com@groups.io> wrote:
Five Rivers EEC in Delmar this morning: Tennessee warbler, willow and least flycatchers. 

our yard in Loudonville: RT Hummingbird , finally! 
also, our RB grosbeak count has increased to 3 (2 males, 1 female). 

Scott Stoner



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Re: ID help

zach schwartz-weinstein
 


Looks good for veery


On Thu, May 14, 2020 at 7:44 PM Marne Onderdonk via groups.io <marne37=icloud.com@groups.io> wrote:
Hi all,

I spent part of today at the Saratoga Battlefield and hope you can help.... Is this a veery or hermit thrush or ?

(Best birds were a pair of orchard orioles — this little guy or gal was very sweet too)

Thank you in advance!!

Marne



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ID help

Marne Onderdonk
 

Hi all,

I spent part of today at the Saratoga Battlefield and hope you can help.... Is this a veery or hermit thrush or ?

(Best birds were a pair of orchard orioles — this little guy or gal was very sweet too)

Thank you in advance!!

Marne


5 Rivers and yard arrivals

scottjstoner
 

Five Rivers EEC in Delmar this morning: Tennessee warbler, willow and least flycatchers. 

our yard in Loudonville: RT Hummingbird , finally! 
also, our RB grosbeak count has increased to 3 (2 males, 1 female). 

Scott Stoner



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Vischer Ferry

jhershey2
 

Vischer Ferry was not a warbler hotspot this morning as I had hoped but I did have some first-of-the-year birds and other highlights.  I heard a "fitz-bew" from the Whipple Bridge for the only Willow Flycatcher.  There were 2 Wilson's Warblers on the dead end trail to the west from the main path to the river.  I found a Solitary Sandpiper along the main path plus a Spotted and Least Sandpiper in the mud along the river where the main path ends.  Also, 2 young Bald Eagles soaring high above the west pond and Marsh Wrens singing along the towpath.  Some of the other species for the morning include: Wood Ducks, Pied-billed Grebe, Blue-headed Vireo, Carolina Wren, Ruby-crowned Kinglet, Blue-gray Gnatcatcher, Veery, Wood Thrush, Nashville Warbler, Northern Parula, Yellow Warbler, Chestnut-sided Warbler, Black-throated Blue Warbler, Yellow-rumped Warbler, Ovenbird, Northern Waterthrush (one seen at the back pond edge trail and more heard in the wet woods near the scout trail), Common Yellowthroat, Rose-breasted Grosbeak, Baltimore Oriole. 

John H. 


Bar-headed Goose

tommyk2199@...
 

A friend reported a bar-headed goose in Rensselaer county. Picture is attached, presumably an escapee. I am headed to go observe it now.


Trumpeter Swan

John Kent
 

Sorry if this is a duplicate, having email issues. 

One Trumpeter Swan seen and heard at Tubbs Pond this morning. It has flown around the pond while vocalizing a couple of times. Zach and I are here.

John Kent 
Selkirk


Trumpeter Swan

John Kent
 

One Trumpeter Swan seen and heard at Tubbs Pond this morning. It just flew around the pond while vocalizing. Zach and I are here.

John Kent 
Selkirk


Swan nesting ?

Richard Guthrie
 

To clarify an earlier cell phone typed posting, the Trumpeter Swans at the Partridge Run Game Management Area are not confirmed to be nesting. The original finder speculated that they might be and expressed concerned that, if so, might be easily disturbed if approached too closely. I wanted to convey his concerns with respect for his willingness to share the find. 

Rich Guthrie

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Backyard Bird Bonanza in Troy

Heidi
 

Spring finally arrived in my Sycaway yard today (May 13th) with a smorgasbord of colorful birds.
I’ve had a nesting pair of E. BLUEBIRDS for a couple of weeks and ORIOLES started arriving on May 4th. They have stuck around and must have invited family because today I had 4 males and 2 females, here all day at the grape jelly and oranges.
Today I also had 4 male ROSE-BREASTED GROSBEAKS and 2 or 3 females.
My FOS HUMMINGBIRD (a male) arrived at 6:24am and returned repeatedly.
A surprise visitor was the INDIGO BUNTING, only the 3rd sighting here in 42 years of feeding & attracting birds.
The Bird of the Day, however, was a BLACK-THROATED BLUE WARBLER who decided to take a bath, giving me the chance for a photo. I had heard him a few days ago but today was my first sighting and what a nice one it was. He becomes #95 on my Yard Bird List.
I didn’t get a speck of work done but what a glorious day I had!

Heidi Norton Klinowski
Sycaway/Troy


Bonaparte’s Gulls, Saratoga Lake

Alan Mapes
 

This afternoon, I saw two Boni’s from Brown’s Beach and later from Riley’s Cove - probably the same 2 birds. Purple martins were also flying around Brown’s Beach, a male and a female.

Alan Mapes
Saratoga


Sparrow Hat Trick at Saratoga Airport

Alan Mapes
 

As part of the Audubon Birdathon, I swung by the airport around 6:30 PM and had savannah, vesper and grasshopper sparrows. They were along the fence around the parking lot and by the main building. The grasshopper was shy and I had brief good looks at it twice. The others were quite bold and several individuals of each species sat for great views. I struck out on horned lark there.

Alan Mapes
Saratoga


Busy backyard birds today, Wynantskill

Janet Wolkenstein
 

Only got a photo of one, a White Crowned Sparrow (see below).  However, there were also:  House Wren,  Goldfinch, Mourning Doves, Mockingbird (have not seen the usual Catbirds yet, though), Robins, Bluejays, and the usual group of little brown birds that hang out by the feeder.  I also saw a fast moving, iridescent flash of what I am sure was a hummingbird, zipping through the yard.  



Lock 9 Smith Basin birding

Scott Varney
 

What a treat the birds provided today.  The canal water level was a bit low and afforded nice strips of mudflats. Five species of shorebird were encountered.

1.  Killdeer
2.  Semipalmated Plover
3.  Solitary Sandpiper
4.  Spotted Sandpiper
5.  Least Sandpiper

I think that's the earliest I've seen that many shorebirds in our area on any single trip. 

A few Warblers, Baltimore Orioles, Rose-breasted Grosbeak, Savannah Sparrows, White-throated Sparrows, Chipping Sparrows, Song Sparrows, and a multitude of one of my favorites, the White-crowned Sparrow.  I finished the day with a low-flying Osprey!

Be Happy,

Scott Varney
Salem NY


Re: reported 2 trumpeter swans Partridge Run Albany co

zach schwartz-weinstein
 


They’re nesting at Partridge Run?


On Wed, May 13, 2020 at 6:00 PM Richard Guthrie <richardpguthrie@...> wrote:
It’s a good report. The Wildlife Biologist who fought them is concerned about disturbances for fear of them abandoning their nest. You can get good views from the grassy knoll just beyond the yellow barrier gate. (As I was there, a couple of kids on an ATV roared along the trail around the pond). 


On May 13, 2020, at 2:16 PM, scottjstoner via groups.io <ScottJStoner@...> wrote:

thirdhand report of 2 on Tubbs Pond at Partridge Run WMA. photograph of 1 was reviewed by Bob Budliger.  No ebird reports Albany county. hopefully someone can check this out. 



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Re: reported 2 trumpeter swans Partridge Run Albany co

Richard Guthrie
 

It’s a good report. The Wildlife Biologist who fought them is concerned about disturbances for fear of them abandoning their nest. You can get good views from the grassy knoll just beyond the yellow barrier gate. (As I was there, a couple of kids on an ATV roared along the trail around the pond). 


On May 13, 2020, at 2:16 PM, scottjstoner via groups.io <ScottJStoner@...> wrote:

thirdhand report of 2 on Tubbs Pond at Partridge Run WMA. photograph of 1 was reviewed by Bob Budliger.  No ebird reports Albany county. hopefully someone can check this out. 



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