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five rivers and crescent power station today

scottjstoner
 

No redpolls at Five Rivers Env. Ed. Cntr this morning, perhaps because a Cooper's hawk made repeated but unsuccessful forays to the feeders. Several deer also continue to frequent the feeders. 

A brief stop this afternoon with Denise at the crescent power station (Cohoes) yielded 2 bald eagles, a male Northern Pintail, and 95 Common Mergansers. 

Scott Stoner, Loudonville 



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Northumberland

Eric Molho
 

I didn’t run into any redpolls in Northumberland today. I did see a flock of over 200 snow buntings with a few other scattered smaller flocks as well as a few scattered horn larks, tree sparrows, bluebirds and a single Merlin.
Eric Molho


Redpolls & Redheads

John Kent
 

Common Redpolls seem to be becoming more abundant in Albany County. Since yesterday, I have seen flocks of them in several places where I had never seen them before, including Henry  Hudson Park, Coeymans Landing, and Crescent Power Plant. This morning, I did the Green Island-Cohoes circuit and saw Redheads at two locations -- Cohoes Elks Club and Crescent Power Plant. There may have been more than one at Crescent, but sun glare made viewing difficult. There was also at least one Hooded Merganser there. Common Goldeneyes and Common Mergansers both lived up to their names. I had no luck finding flocks of gulls -- I saw about seven total. I did check Green Mountain Drive and only saw a couple gulls flying away from there.

John Kent
Selkirk


eBird Report - 3567-3571 County Road 21, Stuyvesant, New York, US (42.43, -73.728), Feb 12, 2021

kernscot
 



 
 
3567-3571 County Road 21, Stuyvesant, New York, US (42.43, -73.728), Columbia, New York, US
Feb 12, 2021 3:47 PM - 5:17 PM
Protocol: Traveling
8.76 mile(s)
Checklist Comments:     Temperature 19 F overcast snow depth 10 inches
20 species

Canada Goose  600
Mallard  5
Rock Pigeon (Feral Pigeon)  30
Mourning Dove  8
Sharp-shinned Hawk (Northern)  1
Cooper's Hawk  1
Red-tailed Hawk  3
American Crow  50
Common Raven  2
Horned Lark  40
European Starling  400     At farms
American Robin  1
House Sparrow  4
Lapland Longspur  1     with Snow Buntings
Snow Bunting  125     At farms
American Tree Sparrow  2
Dark-eyed Junco (Slate-colored)  7
Savannah Sparrow  8     at farms and roadsides
Song Sparrow  1
Northern Cardinal  2

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Yellow-bellied Sapsuckers Continue

Alan
 

A Yellow-bellied Sapsucker has been a regular visitor to the suet feeder, the first winter I've had them at the feeders. Today I discovered there are two, one has a considerably larger patch of red on the head than the other.

I also have a pair of male Red-bellied Woodpeckers, who are not happy to share use of the suet feeder.

Yesterday's Common Redpolls did not linger and would have been easy to miss.

Clear skies, Alan
Glenville


eBird -- Wire Rd., Germantown -- Feb 11, 2021

kernscot
 

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Pine Grosbeaks, Redpolls eBird Report - Neighborhoods near Goode Road, David's Lane and Jenkins Road, Feb 10, 2021

Ronald Harrower
 

Neighborhoods near Goode Road, David's Lane and Jenkins Road, Saratoga, New York, US
Feb 10, 2021 8:15 AM - 11:00 AM
Protocol: Traveling
2.0 mile(s)
Checklist Comments: John and I went to Jeff's house in the neighborhood within parameters listed. As it is a private home and some of the birds seen can only be seen from the backyard, I don't want to offer an experience that others in the birding community can't have. I can tell where many suitable crabapples are currently and if observant where a current flock of about 25 Pine Grosbeaks can be found. In the general intersections of Jenkins, Woodsode and Katherine Rds, one can see a lot of crabapples. The Pine Grosbeaks are traveling freely between them. The Hoary and Common Redpolls are on the private property.
22 species

Mourning Dove 4
Red-bellied Woodpecker 1
Downy Woodpecker 2
Hairy Woodpecker 1
Blue Jay 8
American Crow 3
Black-capped Chickadee 7
Tufted Titmouse 4
Red-breasted Nuthatch 5
White-breasted Nuthatch 4
European Starling 41
Eastern Bluebird 1
American Robin 2
Cedar Waxwing 15 in crabapple tree in friend's yard
Pine Grosbeak 25 At least. They were going from crabapple tree to another to another in the Jenkins/Woodhill and Katherine Rds area. True to form they would go to the top of Pine Trees and rest for a while before returning. Only one adult male which was beautifi in the brief moment that I saw it. The rest were females or immature males. They were amazingly tame. I was very cold after waiting outside to see Hoary Redpoll earlier. so stayed in the car. I had great shots, my friends were too close at one point when three birds landed on the road and gritted. Magical time.
Common Redpoll 35
Hoary Redpoll 1 This was the bird that I went to look for in the snow on the 9th and missed (mostly due to worry about heavy snow, so didn't stay long. I did see it today, but did not get a photos. Our host described its actions over his 4 days of observations. It finally came out on a branch as the host said it would. Alas, I was on the other side of a small bush. Great view of the bird with my eyes, but couldn't get around bush and ask the other two friends to move before bird went back in hidden spot. I saw the white rump, no streaks, short bill and overall white look. It was also by itself
Pine Siskin 3
American Goldfinch 2
Dark-eyed Junco 18
White-throated Sparrow 4
Northern Cardinal 4

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Re: Great Backyard Bird Count - this weekend

Tristan Lowery
 

Technically, you can start counting at midnight - though that might be morning to some.

Tristan Lowery
Albany

On Thu, Feb 11, 2021 at 7:01 PM Richard Guthrie <richardpguthrie@...> wrote:
Join the GBBC starting tomorrow morning (Feb. 12) through Monday evening. 

Go to:


 to join and to monitor the count progress..

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Richard Guthrie
New Baltimore


Great Backyard Bird Count - this weekend

Richard Guthrie
 

Join the GBBC starting tomorrow morning (Feb. 12) through Monday evening. 

Go to:


 to join and to monitor the count progress..

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Richard Guthrie
New Baltimore


Common Redpolls (Glenville)

Alan
 

I was happy to find at least 24 Common Redpolls on and under the feeders a few minutes ago.

The first I've seen this winter.

Clear skies, Alan
Glenville


Redpolls - Washington Park, Albany

zach schwartz-weinstein
 

5ish redpolls were feeding with some goldfinches in the larches near Englewood Place in Washington Park.  I’ll check my photos later.--
Zach Schwartz-Weinstein
203 500 7774


Re: redpolls and red crossbills at 5 Rivers EEC, Delmar

Richard Guthrie
 

Seems that Redpolls are showing up in lots of places lately. I had a flighty flock at the Coxsackie Boat Launch this afternoon. There were a few Snow Buntings joining them. 

And a Snow Goose in with 2500 Canada Geese. 


Rich Guthrie 
New Baltimore 


On Feb 8, 2021, at 6:00 PM, scottjstoner via groups.io <ScottJStoner@...> wrote:

Several Common Redpolls continue at the feeders today; also heard one or more flyover red crossbills near the fox marsh this morning. Scott Stoner, Loudonville



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Re: red head ducks on Hudson

brendastiffen
 

2 Red head ducks on Hudson river, end of Tibbits Ave 


redpolls and red crossbills at 5 Rivers EEC, Delmar

scottjstoner
 

Several Common Redpolls continue at the feeders today; also heard one or more flyover red crossbills near the fox marsh this morning. Scott Stoner, Loudonville



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Hoary Redpoll behavior

Jeff Nadler
 

My backyard common redpoll count rose to over 50 yesterday afternoon, but the continued Hoary Redpoll was easy to pick out due to its pure white rump, unmarked undertail coverts, and small bill.  More so though was its behavior vs. the other birds.  As the common redpolls flew back and forth for cover with any disturbance, the Hoary always remained, alone at times.  She always fed on the ground and never on a feeder.  She stayed alone in my deck side spruce and not with the other birds. She was also aggressive at times while feeding close to common redpolls. All interesting behavior being observed from my deck.

Jeff Nadler
Saratoga County, Ballston


Short-eared Owl - Coxsackie Grasslands and other sightings

Richard Guthrie
 

A neighbor sent me photos of a Short-eared Owl battling two Northern Harriers at the Coxsackie Grasslands in Greene County today.

Also, there were 5 Bald Eagles perched in one backyard tree along the Hudson River in New Baltimore and a Belted Kingfisher in Coxsackie. 

And a Merling perched on a tree by the barn at the Scenic Hudson Longview Park on the River Road just south of the Hamlet of New Baltimore.

The Mute Swan is spending its second winter at the Coeymans Landing Boat Launch site.

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Richard Guthrie


Re: Kingfisher - Staffords Bridge

Cynthia Edwardson
 

Chris and I had two belted kingfishers yesterday. One was hanging out in Collins Creek, near Collins Lake (Scotia); a great blue heron flew away from us in that same area.  At least 150 crows flew overhead after being disturbed by a red-tailed hawk late in the morning in this general location. The other kingfisher was near Gateway Landing Park in Schenectady.  A small area of open water had many mallards and common mergansers.  At least 4 bluebirds were seen nearby.

Cindy Edwardson

On Sun, Feb 7, 2021 at 4:41 PM Alan Mapes <alanmapes@...> wrote:
Still a male belted kingfisher hanging around the marina on Fish Creek, Saratoga area this afternoon. Saw it at Bryant’s Bridge a few days ago. 

Alan Mapes


Kingfisher - Staffords Bridge

Alan Mapes
 

Still a male belted kingfisher hanging around the marina on Fish Creek, Saratoga area this afternoon. Saw it at Bryant’s Bridge a few days ago. 

Alan Mapes


Waterfowl at Crescent Power Plant- 2/7

trwdsd
 

There was a fairly diverse group of ducks in the limited open water just downriver from the Crescent Power Plant this morning. Three male Redheads, first found by Rich W. yesterday, were still present. They were in loose company with a male Greater Scaup, a female Lesser Scaup, a male Ring-necked Duck, a female Hooded Merganser, and a female Red-breasted Merganser. Also present were larger numbers of Common Mergansers, Common Goldeneyes, Am. Black Ducks, and Mallards. Also notable were five Wild Turkeys at the top of the hillside on the landfill across the road. A gull flock was loafing of the ice shelf above the power plant, but a scan didn't reveal anything beyond Herring and Greater Black-backed Gulls.

Tom & Colleen Williams
Colonie


Re: this afternoon, Ft Edward grasslands

Robert S Pastel
 

None for us either.  

Robert S. Pastel


On Feb 6, 2021, at 6:13 PM, scottjstoner via groups.io <ScottJStoner@...> wrote:


Couple of light morph rough-legged, couple of harriers, and a meadowlark behind the little theater on plum rd on a windy and bitterly cold afternoon. No owls as of the time we left. Scott and Denise



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