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G-W Teal and Kingfisher - Fish Creek Marina

Alan Mapes
 

These two along with hooded mergs, blacks, mallards, Canada’s and common mergs. 

Alan Mapes
Saratoga 


Winter Finches - Saratoga County

Lindsey Duval <lindsey.duval@...>
 

Today I found 9 Common Redpolls in a birch with great views at the Committal Service Shelter #2 at the Saratoga National Cemetery, including some nice rosy males. 

Earlier I walked the trail from the center of Round Lake, north to Rte 9 and found a few Redpolls, a flyover Red Crossbills, and 3 noisy White-winged Crossbills who were at the top of mature pines on Goldfoot Rd, close to its intersection with the bike trail. 

Lindsey


Short-eared owls

Susan
 

Saw at least 9 short-eared owls around 4:45 this afternoon on Plum Rd in Fort Edward, north of the farm theater. They were north of the rise just past the theater and easily visible, calling and flying all around. Others saw even more, 16, about 10 minutes earlier.
Susan Beaudoin


Re: eBird Checklist - 12 Jan 2021 - Staats Island Rd., Schodack - 3 species (+1 other taxa)

kernscot
 

I saw a very similar Canada Goose on Columbia Co. Rt. 21 on a cornfield west of Kinderhook yesterday, about 4-4:30 pm. Has extra white on the face but is a good-sized C. Goose.

Nancy Kern



From: hmbirds@groups.io <hmbirds@groups.io> on behalf of zach schwartz-weinstein <zachsw@...>
Sent: Tuesday, January 12, 2021 3:49 PM
To: Steve Mesick <stvmesick@...>
Cc: hmbirds@groups.io <hmbirds@groups.io>
Subject: Re: [hmbirds] eBird Checklist - 12 Jan 2021 - Staats Island Rd., Schodack - 3 species (+1 other taxa)
 
For what it's worth, Barnacle Geese are much smaller than Canada Geese - only slightly larger than a Cackling Goose - and their bodies are a frosty gray - especially on the back - not brown.

On Tue, Jan 12, 2021 at 3:25 PM Steve Mesick <stvmesick@...> wrote:
Here is the list with the Faux Barnacle.
Got taken by a pretty face!

https://ebird.org/checklist/S79134166





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Zach Schwartz-Weinstein
203 500 7774


Short-eared Owls

Jeffrey Schoonmaker
 

Doris and I saw two Short-eared Owls from the theater parking area off Plum Road yesterday at 4:15 p.m.  Thanks Naomi!

Jeff Schoonmaker


Vaccination

Robert S Pastel
 

Appointments for those 65 and older are now available- sooner we are vaccinated sooner we can resume birding in groups. 


http://covid19vaccine.health.ny.gov/


Robert S. Pastel


ft Edward this afternoon

scottjstoner
 

7 northern harrier, 2 bald eagles, 2 American kestrels and a red-tailed hawk in the area of the Little Theater on Plum Rd. -Scott Stoner and Denise Hackert-Stoner, Loudonville



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n. shrike - ft Edward

gregg_recer
 

I was able to locate a shrike on Fitzpatrick dr; I presume the same one reported here in ebird several days ago. it was on the west side of the road just a few hundred yards from the blackhouse intersection, between the first two houses. it gave a brief view on an exposed perch and then dove out of sight. trying again now to relocate, but nothing yet. 

Gregg Recer
gregg_recer@...

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gregg recer
malta NY


Re: eBird Checklist - 12 Jan 2021 - Staats Island Rd., Schodack - 3 species (+1 other taxa)

zach schwartz-weinstein
 

For what it's worth, Barnacle Geese are much smaller than Canada Geese - only slightly larger than a Cackling Goose - and their bodies are a frosty gray - especially on the back - not brown.

On Tue, Jan 12, 2021 at 3:25 PM Steve Mesick <stvmesick@...> wrote:
Here is the list with the Faux Barnacle.
Got taken by a pretty face!

https://ebird.org/checklist/S79134166





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Zach Schwartz-Weinstein
203 500 7774


eBird Checklist - 12 Jan 2021 - Staats Island Rd., Schodack - 3 species (+1 other taxa)

Steve Mesick
 

Here is the list with the Faux Barnacle.
Got taken by a pretty face!

https://ebird.org/checklist/S79134166


Goose

Steve Mesick
 

So looking at the pictures I’m thinking this is just a leicistic Canada goose. The pictures are on ebird now but right now the back doesn’t look right for a Barnacle havingseen the pictures on my computer. It is it in under goose species at present. Would welcome opinions.


Barnacle goose?

Steve Mesick
 

I believe I might have a Barnacle Goose at Staats Island Road in the large flock to the north of the road. I’m going home to put my pictures in because I can’t put them in the field but if anyone’s close by they might wanna go check it out. Feel free to call me for details - 5188590973


Fw: eBird Report - 559 Eichybush Road, Stuyvesant, New York, US (42.411, -73.739), Jan 11, 2021

kernscot
 



 
 
559 Eichybush Road, Stuyvesant, New York, US (42.411, -73.739), Columbia, New York, US
Jan 11, 2021 3:11 PM - 5:06 PM
Protocol: Traveling
24.05 mile(s)
15 species

Snow Goose  2     Juv
Canada Goose  2500     On cornfields
Rock Pigeon (Feral Pigeon)  150     At farms
Mourning Dove  14
Northern Harrier  1
Cooper's Hawk  1     Chasing m. Doves
Red-tailed Hawk  8     2 sitting together
Black-capped Chickadee  5
European Starling  150
Northern Mockingbird  2
Eastern Bluebird  1
House Sparrow  10
Common Redpoll  15     Eating weed seed at roadside
Savannah Sparrow  7     at roadside
Northern Cardinal  2

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Short-eared Owls, Fort Edward grasslands

Naomi Lloyd
 

Tom Anderson reports nine, possibly ten SEOWs flying over the Plum Road fields at 2:35. Good viewing from the Little Theater parking lot.
He also had two Lapland Longspurs perched in a small tree on Stonebridge Rd an hour ago.

Good birding!

Naomi


Leucistic Cardinal & YB Sapsucker in Troy

Heidi
 

On Sunday morning I had a male leucistic Cardinal at my sunflower feeder. He had a red crest but pure white head and no black. His body was a blotchy combination of red with white patches.
I spent the rest of the day in the sunroom with my camera in hopes he would return. I also set up my TrailCam (w motion sensor) on a tripod aimed at the entire feeding area but no luck so far.
I will of course post any photo I might get.

Also I’ve had an immature Yellow -bellied Sapsucker working on the large spruce tree at the back of our property, for the past 4 days and the pair of Carolina Wrens continue daily visits.

Heidi Klinowski
Troy
(behind St Mary’s Cemetery & RPI)


Great Blue Heron

Jeffrey Schoonmaker
 

A Great Blue Heron flew past my house a short while ago, flying low and following the run-off stream from a pond hidden behind Inga's Diner on the north end of Fuller Road in Colonie.  It may have originated at Six-Mile Water Works, a large pond just off of Fuller Road and a part of the westernmost region of the Pine Bush.

Jeff Schoonmaker


Lapland long spurs

Susan
 

Thanks to Richard and Sunny I saw several Lapland Longspurs mixed in with Snow Buntings and Horned Larks on the east side of Stonebridge Rd. See the dropped pin for the exact location. 
Susan Beaudoin 



Bald eagles

Linda M Wheeler
 

I went to Flightlock Rd in Waterford today.  At the end of the road, I spotted a juvenile Bald eagle in a tree and another older juvenile out on the ice with a crow for company.  Also several other crows in the nearby trees and intermingling with Canada Geese.  One juvenile Bald eagle under the viewing area off School st. in Cohoes near the falls. I ran into a cou
ple of other photographers there as well.  Not sure who they are.
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Happy Birding!


Re: longspurs - Northumberland

Scott Varney
 

Finally, a teachable moment!  Thank you for this post and the challenge...this is how we learn the subtle differences between commonly-grouped birds. 

Scott Varney 
Salem, NY

On Sat, Jan 9, 2021, 5:08 PM jhershey2 <hersheyj@...> wrote:
I arrived at the same spot (manure spread) on Stonebridge Rd. in Northumberland south of Calahan Rd. sometime after Gregg and Cathy.  I joined Bob and Nettie and later Eric M. in watching Horned Larks, Snow Buntings, and a few Lapland Longspurs.  The larks outnumbered the other two species.  I was particularly interested in the Longspurs because they are a little tricky to find amongst the other birds.  There are a few things I look for to i.d. them.  First of all, unlike the larks and buntings, they look like a run-of-the-mill sparrow.  Also, they have a dark triangular frame on the face with some reddish or orange color surrounding it.  And they have an orange patch on the folded wing which is bordered by white.  I posted several photos (for i.d. or educational purposes only) below most of which have longspurs, horned larks, and sometimes snow buntings in them.  Can you find the longspurs?

John H.


Re: longspurs - Northumberland

jhershey2
 

I arrived at the same spot (manure spread) on Stonebridge Rd. in Northumberland south of Calahan Rd. sometime after Gregg and Cathy.  I joined Bob and Nettie and later Eric M. in watching Horned Larks, Snow Buntings, and a few Lapland Longspurs.  The larks outnumbered the other two species.  I was particularly interested in the Longspurs because they are a little tricky to find amongst the other birds.  There are a few things I look for to i.d. them.  First of all, unlike the larks and buntings, they look like a run-of-the-mill sparrow.  Also, they have a dark triangular frame on the face with some reddish or orange color surrounding it.  And they have an orange patch on the folded wing which is bordered by white.  I posted several photos (for i.d. or educational purposes only) below most of which have longspurs, horned larks, and sometimes snow buntings in them.  Can you find the longspurs?

John H.

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