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Mature bald eagle

Linda M Wheeler
 

I was looking out my window in Burnt Hills facing east toward Ballston Lake and I could see a bird soaring very high up.  I managed to get one shot before it was too high for me to find in my camera viewfinder.  It must have had a good thermal because it was soaring very high until it just headed north.  Not a great picture, but I got one!
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Happy Birding!


Re: possible WF x Canada hybrid + lt duck - stillwater

gregg_recer
 

greater WF goose continuing at stillwater this morning. it was swimming and then standing on the ice so more viewable than yesterday. scopable from blockhouse, but seems to favor the south end of the ice along bunce ln; closer views there. 
-- did not see the odd branta x Anser hybrid 
gregg recer
malta NY


Common Redpolls - Albany International Airport

scottjstoner
 

Denise and I found a group of about 10 common redpolls this afternoon along the fenceline of Chris's Coffee, 348 Old Niskayuna Rd, Latham. Scott Stoner, Loudonville



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Stonebridge Road - Merlin

Alan Mapes
 

At the manure field near the south end of the road, Merlin, harrier, snow buntings and horned larks. Nothing sitting down for long. 

Alan Mapes, Saratoga 


Re: possible WF x Canada hybrid + lt duck - stillwater

gregg_recer
 

found a second bird on bunce that is likely a gwf, but sleeping posture showing no head or leg colors. white line along folded wing and somewhat smaller than most adjacent canadas. 
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gregg recer
malta NY


possible WF x Canada hybrid + lt duck - stillwater

gregg_recer
 

at bunce lane now, Cathy and I have a goose that is largely an Anser type with orange legs, pale orange bill and grayish vermiculated pattern on back, but the face lacks the white at base of bill and has a clear Canada-type chin strap instead. would be easy to mistake for a WF if the head is tucked. will post photos later. 
checked ferry drive first and found no geese, but one immature long-tailed duck associated with 1 pair of hooded mergs. 
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gregg recer
malta NY


Re: Red Crossbills : eBird Report - Woods Hollow Nature Preserve, Jan 22, 2021

Tom Lake
 

Hi Ron,

I agree with you on the TAKTRAX ... in addition to walks in the forest, they are excellent for ice fishing.

TOM

Tom Lake
New York State Department of Environmental Conservation
Estuary Naturalist, Region 3, Hudson River Estuary Program
with New England Interstate Water Pollution Control Commission
21 South Putt Corners Road New Paltz NY 12561—1696
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From: Ronald Harrower <rharrower@...>
To: hmbirds@groups.io
Sent: Sat, Jan 23, 2021 6:33 am
Subject: [hmbirds] Red Crossbills : eBird Report - Woods Hollow Nature Preserve, Jan 22, 2021


> Woods Hollow Nature Preserve, Saratoga, New York, US
> Jan 22, 2021 12:25 PM - 1:30 PM
> Protocol: Traveling
> 1.1 mile(s)
> Checklist Comments:    I went on a walk at Woods Hollow NP to test out my Taktrax, recently bought after Marne mentioned them in her Battlefield ramble. I also had in my mind that Woods Hollow might be good for crossbills with all the pines laden with cones. Both things proved to be good within minutes of my arrival. The Yaktrax are great in that they allow me to get a good footing on ice and snow, an important thing for one with balance issues. The crossbills showed up by flying over the parking lot on the Northline entrance. 25 Red Crossbills flew in and worked their way around the parking lot, going at the cones with gusto. After sa couple of minutes, they took off over the park. I tried to find them, but with so much selection, they could be anywhere in the preserve. Well worth looking again.
> 13 species
>
> Red-bellied Woodpecker  1
> Downy Woodpecker  1
> Pileated Woodpecker  1
> Blue Jay  4
> American Crow  7
> Black-capped Chickadee  21
> Tufted Titmouse  6
> Red-breasted Nuthatch  5
> White-breasted Nuthatch  5
> Brown Creeper  1
> Red Crossbill  25    This has been an irruptive year all around us. This many and more are seen  fairly often this Winter
> American Goldfinch  1
> Northern Cardinal  1    singing
>
> View this checklist online at https://ebird.org/checklist/S79726540
>
> This report was generated automatically by eBird v3 (https://ebird.org/home)







Greater White-fronted Goose, Blockhouse Park

Naomi Lloyd
 

Passing on Tom Anderson's report of a GWFG at Blockhouse Park now.

Naomi


Red Crossbills : eBird Report - Woods Hollow Nature Preserve, Jan 22, 2021

Ronald Harrower
 

Woods Hollow Nature Preserve, Saratoga, New York, US
Jan 22, 2021 12:25 PM - 1:30 PM
Protocol: Traveling
1.1 mile(s)
Checklist Comments: I went on a walk at Woods Hollow NP to test out my Taktrax, recently bought after Marne mentioned them in her Battlefield ramble. I also had in my mind that Woods Hollow might be good for crossbills with all the pines laden with cones. Both things proved to be good within minutes of my arrival. The Yaktrax are great in that they allow me to get a good footing on ice and snow, an important thing for one with balance issues. The crossbills showed up by flying over the parking lot on the Northline entrance. 25 Red Crossbills flew in and worked their way around the parking lot, going at the cones with gusto. After sa couple of minutes, they took off over the park. I tried to find them, but with so much selection, they could be anywhere in the preserve. Well worth looking again.
13 species

Red-bellied Woodpecker 1
Downy Woodpecker 1
Pileated Woodpecker 1
Blue Jay 4
American Crow 7
Black-capped Chickadee 21
Tufted Titmouse 6
Red-breasted Nuthatch 5
White-breasted Nuthatch 5
Brown Creeper 1
Red Crossbill 25 This has been an irruptive year all around us. This many and more are seen fairly often this Winter
American Goldfinch 1
Northern Cardinal 1 singing

View this checklist online at https://ebird.org/checklist/S79726540

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Nancy Jane Kern has shared an eBird checklist with you from Ooms Conservation Area at Sutherland Pond on Jan 21, 2021 - 3:28 PM

kernscot
 

To accept this checklist into your eBird account, click on the link below:

https://ebird.org/mychecklists?subID=Uzc5NjU1Nzg1&s=t

You will then be able to view, edit, or delete it. Learn more about eBird's checklist sharing process at

https://support.ebird.org/en/support/solutions/articles/48000625567

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Nancy Jane Kern has shared an eBird checklist with you from 3508 County Road 21, Kinderhook, New York, US (42.428, -73.723) on Jan 21, 2021 - 3:58 PM

kernscot
 

To accept this checklist into your eBird account, click on the link below:

https://ebird.org/mychecklists?subID=Uzc5NjU5MTM0&s=t

You will then be able to view, edit, or delete it. Learn more about eBird's checklist sharing process at

https://support.ebird.org/en/support/solutions/articles/48000625567

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American Pipit - Fort Miller

Lindsey Duval <lindsey.duval@...>
 

Found just one American Pipit foraging on a mowed area next to Rt 4, in the Fort Miller area. There is a parking area by the canal with a pond on the other side, with a bunch of Champlain Canal signs and bluebird boxes, the field is part of that, on the NW side of the road.


Northumberland Field Birds

jhershey2
 

I checked some of the usual fields in Northumberland this afternoon for field birds. I found none on Williams Ln., Stonebridge, Callahan, or River Rd., but there continues to be a spectacle at Homestead and King Rds. I would estimate 1000 birds, mostly all Snow Buntings and just a few Horned Larks.  I scanned the flock with the scope for awhile but could not find any Lapland Longspurs but now after carefully examining my pics I see 1 or 2 in many of the pics.  I posted 3 pics below.  There are some longspurs in the pics but they may be hard to see. 

John H.


Plum Road Fort Edward

Sue Rokos
 

Hi,
We got to Plum Road, Fort Edward, about 4:50 p.m., parked on the side overlooking the little theater, grabbed our coats and binocs and what a show! 6 to 8 ? More? Short eared owls were swooping over both sides of the road, stopping in the tree opposite the little theater, then taking off, settling and swooping back and forth over the field by the little theater. Two harrier hawks joined them, chasing. About 5:15, we notice two owls circling and flying high towards us, over the road, joining talons, they tumbled down for a second or two, then released and both headed down into the trees opposite the field, towards Swamp road? Not sure of that road name. Pretty incredible! Thanks for letting us know they are back!

Sue and Dennis Rokos


Immature bald eagle near dove and state city of Albany

Robert S Pastel
 

Robert S. Pastel


FW: Suarato, Louis J.

scottjstoner
 

sad news



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Date: 1/21/21 06:52 (GMT-05:00)
To: scottjstoner <scottjstoner@...>
Subject: Suarato, Louis J.

Please see 'Suarato, Louis J.' at https://digital.olivesoftware.com/olive/ODN/AlbanyTimesUnion/shared/ShowArticle.aspx?doc=HATU%2F2021%2F01%2F21&entity=Ar02912&sk=C38587C7&mode=text




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Re: Ft. Edward this afternoon

Alan Mapes
 

The owls finally flew up at 5:18 - I saw at least 6, but it was so close to dark that it was hard to get a count. I had as many as 9 harriers there at Little Theater, plus a kestrel and the two rough-legged, one dark, one light. 

Alan Mapes, Saratoga. 

On Wed, Jan 20, 2021 at 6:11 PM scottjstoner via groups.io <ScottJStoner=aol.com@groups.io> wrote:
No owls by the time I left, but saw 5 harriers by the littlenm theater on plum rd, notably active during an intense snow shower! Also a light morph rough-legged there. 

flock of about 30 horned larks on Cary Rd. along with a male harrier. 

no sign of the shrike on Fitzpatrick

Scott Stoner, Loudonville



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Ft. Edward this afternoon

scottjstoner
 

No owls by the time I left, but saw 5 harriers by the littlenm theater on plum rd, notably active during an intense snow shower! Also a light morph rough-legged there. 

flock of about 30 horned larks on Cary Rd. along with a male harrier. 

no sign of the shrike on Fitzpatrick

Scott Stoner, Loudonville



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mute swans - Mohawk river

gregg_recer
 

1 pair viewed from the Mohawk bike path just east of the shaker creek mouth. they were back up-river to the west at about 11:00am. distant bin views were suggestive, and 1 very distant photo confirmed the neck profile and some red in the bill. took about 45 mins to get back to the car and then return with the scope by which time they were no longer in view. 

Gregg Recer
gregg_recer@...

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gregg recer
malta NY


Re: red crossbills - pine bush

David Halm
 

I think I had 2 flyovers around 3:30 at the red/yellow trail junction. And the black vulture count was up to 23 by then. 

David Halm

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