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Re: [nysbirds-l] Sage Thrasher yes

Naomi Lloyd
 


Seen this morning on the same side of the pond.

Naomi


On Friday, November 6, 2020, 09:36:12 AM EST, Isaac Weiss <weiss2513@...> wrote:


Hi,
Any updates on the bird?

Thank you
Ari

On Fri, Nov 6, 2020, 7:18 AM zach schwartz-weinstein <zachsw@...> wrote:
The Sage Thrasher at Ooms Conservation Area is showing nicely again this morning in the same area.  I’m not sure who relocated it this morning. --
Zach Schwartz-Weinstein
203 500 7774
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Sage Thrasher yes

zach schwartz-weinstein
 

The Sage Thrasher at Ooms Conservation Area is showing nicely again this morning in the same area.  I’m not sure who relocated it this morning. --
Zach Schwartz-Weinstein
203 500 7774


Sage Thrasher yes right before sunset

Brian Smith
 

Saw the sage thrasher at Ooms at about 4:30, same location posted. Many thanks to the spotters and posters.

Was hidden for about 10 minutes when I got there. Then it posed graciously.

Hope it finds it's way home to a nice sage bush out west once everyone has had a good look.

Cheers!

Brian Smith
Averill Park, NY


Sage Thrasher - yes

John Kent
 

The Sage Thrasher continues at Ooms. I was here a little over an hour before I saw it. Many birders present.

John Kent
Selkirk


Sage Thrasher Location

Richard Guthrie
 

Thanks Mike Nicosia for providing this.


Re: sage thrasher info?

zach schwartz-weinstein
 

Approximate location 

On Thu, Nov 5, 2020 at 8:37 AM gregg recer <gregg.recer@...> wrote:
great, thanks again

On Thu, Nov 5, 2020 at 8:01 AM zach schwartz-weinstein <zachsw@...> wrote:

On the south side of the pond, in the low shrubs and trees. When I left, there was a large group of people on the bird

On Thu, Nov 5, 2020 at 7:41 AM gregg_recer <gregg_recer@...> wrote:
hello hmbirds:
I gather the sage thrasher has been located again this morning at Ooms. any further details about where to look once one gets there? 
thanks.
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gregg recer
malta NY

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Zach Schwartz-Weinstein
203 500 7774


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Gregg Recer
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Zach Schwartz-Weinstein
203 500 7774


Re: sage thrasher info?

zach schwartz-weinstein
 


On the south side of the pond, in the low shrubs and trees. When I left, there was a large group of people on the bird

On Thu, Nov 5, 2020 at 7:41 AM gregg_recer <gregg_recer@...> wrote:
hello hmbirds:
I gather the sage thrasher has been located again this morning at Ooms. any further details about where to look once one gets there? 
thanks.
--
gregg recer
malta NY

--
Zach Schwartz-Weinstein
203 500 7774


sage thrasher info?

gregg_recer
 

hello hmbirds:
I gather the sage thrasher has been located again this morning at Ooms. any further details about where to look once one gets there? 
thanks.
--
gregg recer
malta NY


Re: CHANGE OF DESTINATION Re: [hmbirds] This week's destination: 11/5

Naomi Lloyd
 

Did it again, dammit

I will NOT be at Vischer Ferry tomorrow - we have a mega-rare bird at Ooms Conservation Area in Chatham. SAGE THRASHER has only two state reports since the '70s and I'd rather chase that than look at plain old ducks. I hope to be there 7am-ish - join me if you wish!

https://www.google.com/maps/dir//Ooms+Conservation+Area+at+Sutherland+Pond,+480+Rock+City+Rd,+Chatham,+NY+12037/@42.4029548,-73.5717255,17z/data=!4m9!4m8!1m0!1m5!1m1!1s0x89ddf12fcc328425:0x29ffeb921d01d172!2m2!1d-73.5695315!2d42.4029548!3e0?hl=en&authuser=0

Naomi


On Wednesday, November 4, 2020, 04:35:41 PM EST, Naomi Lloyd via groups.io <naomi_kestrel@...> wrote:




Naomi


On Tuesday, November 3, 2020, 11:04:34 AM EST, Naomi Lloyd via groups.io <naomi_kestrel@...> wrote:


Hey Thursday birders! Get out and vote! If you already have, thank you! And then go birding and get your mind off this mess until tomorrow.

Let's go to Vischer Ferry and see what waterfowl have turned up. Meet at the Whipple Bridge at 8:00.

And a reminder - I'll be quarantining for the next two Thursdays. Feel free to suggest a destination for the group, and good luck!

Naomi





CHANGE OF DESTINATIONRe: [hmbirds] This week's destination: 11/5

Naomi Lloyd
 



Naomi


On Tuesday, November 3, 2020, 11:04:34 AM EST, Naomi Lloyd via groups.io <naomi_kestrel@...> wrote:


Hey Thursday birders! Get out and vote! If you already have, thank you! And then go birding and get your mind off this mess until tomorrow.

Let's go to Vischer Ferry and see what waterfowl have turned up. Meet at the Whipple Bridge at 8:00.

And a reminder - I'll be quarantining for the next two Thursdays. Feel free to suggest a destination for the group, and good luck!

Naomi





Sage Thrasher, Ooms Conservation Area (Columbia County)

zach schwartz-weinstein
 

Barbara Sylvester photographed a sage thrasher at Ooms Conservation Area in Columbia County today. Photo posted to the “What’s This Bird” Facebook Group.--
Zach Schwartz-Weinstein
203 500 7774


Re: This week's destination: 11/5

kernscot
 

Thanks. We definitely need to vote, then bird a lot! I hope the election mess is over soon.

Nancy




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Subject: [hmbirds] This week's destination: 11/5
 
Hey Thursday birders! Get out and vote! If you already have, thank you! And then go birding and get your mind off this mess until tomorrow.

Let's go to Vischer Ferry and see what waterfowl have turned up. Meet at the Whipple Bridge at 8:00.

And a reminder - I'll be quarantining for the next two Thursdays. Feel free to suggest a destination for the group, and good luck!

Naomi





This week's destination: 11/5

Naomi Lloyd
 

Hey Thursday birders! Get out and vote! If you already have, thank you! And then go birding and get your mind off this mess until tomorrow.

Let's go to Vischer Ferry and see what waterfowl have turned up. Meet at the Whipple Bridge at 8:00.

And a reminder - I'll be quarantining for the next two Thursdays. Feel free to suggest a destination for the group, and good luck!

Naomi





Red-necked Grebes at Carters Lake, Greenwich

Scott Varney
 

I hiked the trails at Carter's Lske in Greenwich on Saturday and found 3 Black Ducks hanging out separately, but near a pair of Red-necked Grebes in the open water viewed from the first observation platform.  Both grebes were showing adult non-breeding plumage with dark backs, reddish-brown sides of the neck, and white along the front of the neck.  Bills were entirely yellow.  Also picked out 2 Rusty Blackbirds near the inland swamp area near the 2nd observation platform. Dark-eyed Juncos made an appearance near the Boardwalk Pine trees. 

Happy Birding,

Scott Varney
Salem, NY


Birding at 5 Rivers today

Cynthia Edwardson
 

Chris and I walked around 5 Rivers this afternoon and enjoyed some great looks at a Northern Parula and a Tennessee warbler.  They were foraging low in some weeds by the start of the Birder's trail near the Heron Pond.  There were at least 7 Golden-crowned Kinglets foraging in this same area and at least 7 more spotted in the park.  A nice variety of birds were seen on this cool afternoon, including one singing Fox sparrow.
Attached are two photos Chris took of the Northern Parula.

Enjoy an extra hour of sleep!
Cindy and Chris Edwardson


Re: Surf Scoter Cossayuna Lake

Andy Mason
 

Scoters seem to be about.  Thought the group might be interested in this report by Becky Gretton from Otsego Lake near Cooperstown a couple uf days ago.
 
Andy Mason
 
A friend messaged me that a Peregrine Falcon and a Black Scoter were at the north end of Otsego Lake.  I drove there, saw the Peregrine quickly and scoped the Scoter, which was diving underwater in avoidance of a pair of Bald Eagles that were circling and diving on it while a Common Loon floated nearby.  The Scoter came up, an Eagle grabbed it and floated in the water undoubtedly footing it, and after a minute or two of that it began swimming with the dead Scoter.  It swam for about 13 minutes, then stopped, flew into a tree with the other Bald and perched with wings hanging for a short while.  The Scoter carcass floated and was visited by a gull.  The wet Bald went back to the carcass, grabbed it and dragged it to a spit of land where it plucked the feathers, ate a good amount and flew off with it.  
Becky Gretton
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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Becky Gretton
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Andrew Mason
13 Boylston St.
Oneonta, NY 13820
(607) 652-2162
AndyMason@...

 
 
Sent: Saturday, October 31, 2020 at 5:18 PM
From: "adir46er" <rita.reed2819@...>
To: hmbirds@groups.io
Subject: [hmbirds] Surf Scoter Cossayuna Lake
This afternoon Robert and I saw an immature Surf Scoter on Cossayuna Lake in Washington County. The SUSC was associating with a small group of Bufflehead and was viewed (with spotting scope) from Little Troy Road, which is located on the west side of the lake about 2/3 of the way up if traveling CR 48 from south to north.

We didn’t realize just how infrequently this species has been reported in eBird in this county until we got home where we have reliable internet service.

Rita Reed
East Hoosick, NY










 


Surf Scoter Cossayuna Lake

adir46er
 

This afternoon Robert and I saw an immature Surf Scoter on Cossayuna Lake in Washington County. The SUSC was associating with a small group of Bufflehead and was viewed (with spotting scope) from Little Troy Road, which is located on the west side of the lake about 2/3 of the way up if traveling CR 48 from south to north.

We didn’t realize just how infrequently this species has been reported in eBird in this county until we got home where we have reliable internet service.

Rita Reed
East Hoosick, NY


Snowy Hallow Eve Morning -5 Rivers

Sue Rokos
 

Greetings, 
We went to look for the otters at Orchard Pond, and at the top of a tree on the opposite end saw a bedraggled bird, striped tail, blue grey back, hooked bill, a bit buff on each side of head....looked up Merlin in Merlin, and said rare, but sure looked like one.... It took off downward, walked around to try to find, possibly saw again flying over....  Also saw a northern harrier meticulously hovering back and forth low over the field.

Robins, juncos, song sparrows, the mallard and cardinal family, chickadees, blu jays, crows, goldfinches, 2 flickers, nuthatches.  Did not see the golden crowned kinglet, white throated sparrows, or nashville warbler that we saw earlier this week.

Across the road by the dam found a swamp sparrow and 4? Yellow rumped Warblers.. and on the way out a mockingbird!

Cold but beautiful.

Sue Rokos


zoom link for Monday's program about Spruce Grouse

scottjstoner
 

  • HMBC Program Notice:
  • Spruce Grouse in NYS
  • Monday, November 2, 2020, 6:30PM via Zoom meeting

Hello HMBC Members:
    This is a reminder that the HMBC November program will be held via a Zoom meeting on Monday November 2nd at 6:30 PM. Use the meeting link below to join the meeting as a participant. All participants will enter the "waiting room" until the meeting host opens the meeting. Participants' audio lines will be muted on entry. We ask that participants keep their lines muted except when prompted for Q&A during the program.
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    Program details:
    Angelena Ross has conducted masters and doctoral research on spruce grouse ecology in the Adirondacks, and since 2006 has been employed at the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation as an Endangered and Threatened Species Biologist.  In this presentation, she will focus a bit on her work on spruce grouse population modeling and habitat management, and provide a more in-depth look at results of spruce grouse translocation efforts.
    Meeting details:
    Topic: HMBC Nov. Program - Spruce Grouse
    Time: Nov 2, 2020 06:30 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)
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    black scoter & Iceland gull - Saratoga lake

    gregg_recer
     

    1 juv black scoter and a (early-ish?) first year Iceland gull viewed just now from brown's Beach. the gull was initially on the beach with the large group of rings, and a few herrings and gbbg that have now joined them. while viewing, it took off and flew west toward the sw corner of the lake. 
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    gregg recer
    malta NY

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