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Re: eur wigeon - zim smith trail.

Will Raup
 

I agree with Zach, the strong facial pattern looks like a perfect American Wigeon, except for the colors.

Very cool bird!

Will Raup
Glenmont, NY



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From: gregg_recer <gregg_recer@...>
Date: 4/9/21 12:38 PM (GMT-05:00)
To: hmbirds@groups.io
Subject: Re: [hmbirds] eur wigeon - zim smith trail.

the paler cheeks weren't obvious in the field, but I was wondering about that possibility after going through the photos 
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gregg recer
malta NY


Re: eur wigeon - zim smith trail.

gregg_recer
 

the paler cheeks weren't obvious in the field, but I was wondering about that possibility after going through the photos 
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gregg recer
malta NY


Re: eur wigeon - zim smith trail.

zach schwartz-weinstein
 

The pale cheek and the extensive green around the eye in these photos suggest an American x Eurasian Hybrid to me.  Other shots would be good if folks can get them.

On Fri, Apr 9, 2021 at 12:16 PM gregg_recer <gregg_recer@...> wrote:
a few badly side-lit photos in this checklist:
https://ebird.org/checklist/S85153963

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malta NY

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Re: eur wigeon - zim smith trail.

Alan Mapes
 

Young bald eagle just circled over and put the three wigeon to flight. 

On Fri, Apr 9, 2021 at 12:16 PM Alan Mapes via groups.io <alanmapes=gmail.com@groups.io> wrote:
Also the two American wigeon with the Eurasian now. 

On Fri, Apr 9, 2021 at 12:02 PM Alan Mapes via groups.io <alanmapes=gmail.com@groups.io> wrote:
Still present at noon, far end of the long pond. With 4 green-winged teal. 

Alan Mapes
Saratoga 

On Fri, Apr 9, 2021 at 9:29 AM gregg_recer <gregg_recer@...> wrote:
currently viewing a nice bright male eur wigeon with a pair of American wigeon. zim smith trail about 0.5 west of coons crossing parking area, in the pond south of the trail. 


Gregg Recer
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gregg recer
malta NY


Re: eur wigeon - zim smith trail.

gregg_recer
 

a few badly side-lit photos in this checklist:
https://ebird.org/checklist/S85153963

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gregg recer
malta NY


Re: eur wigeon - zim smith trail.

Alan Mapes
 

Also the two American wigeon with the Eurasian now. 

On Fri, Apr 9, 2021 at 12:02 PM Alan Mapes via groups.io <alanmapes=gmail.com@groups.io> wrote:
Still present at noon, far end of the long pond. With 4 green-winged teal. 

Alan Mapes
Saratoga 

On Fri, Apr 9, 2021 at 9:29 AM gregg_recer <gregg_recer@...> wrote:
currently viewing a nice bright male eur wigeon with a pair of American wigeon. zim smith trail about 0.5 west of coons crossing parking area, in the pond south of the trail. 


Gregg Recer
gregg_recer@...

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malta NY


Re: eur wigeon - zim smith trail.

Alan Mapes
 

Still present at noon, far end of the long pond. With 4 green-winged teal. 

Alan Mapes
Saratoga 

On Fri, Apr 9, 2021 at 9:29 AM gregg_recer <gregg_recer@...> wrote:
currently viewing a nice bright male eur wigeon with a pair of American wigeon. zim smith trail about 0.5 west of coons crossing parking area, in the pond south of the trail. 


Gregg Recer
gregg_recer@...

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gregg recer
malta NY


Re: eur wigeon - zim smith trail.

gregg_recer
 

sorry, zim smith is in Saratoga county. coons crossing access is off SR 67, malta 

Gregg Recer
gregg_recer@...

On Fri, Apr 9, 2021, 9:32 AM Richard Guthrie <richardpguthrie@...> wrote:
Where is the Zim Smith trail?

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On Apr 9, 2021, at 9:29 AM, gregg_recer <gregg_recer@...> wrote:


currently viewing a nice bright male eur wigeon with a pair of American wigeon. zim smith trail about 0.5 west of coons crossing parking area, in the pond south of the trail. 

Gregg Recer
gregg_recer@...

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gregg recer
malta NY

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gregg recer
malta NY


Re: eur wigeon - zim smith trail.

Richard Guthrie
 

Where is the Zim Smith trail?

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On Apr 9, 2021, at 9:29 AM, gregg_recer <gregg_recer@...> wrote:


currently viewing a nice bright male eur wigeon with a pair of American wigeon. zim smith trail about 0.5 west of coons crossing parking area, in the pond south of the trail. 

Gregg Recer
gregg_recer@...

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gregg recer
malta NY


eur wigeon - zim smith trail.

gregg_recer
 

currently viewing a nice bright male eur wigeon with a pair of American wigeon. zim smith trail about 0.5 west of coons crossing parking area, in the pond south of the trail. 

Gregg Recer
gregg_recer@...

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gregg recer
malta NY


Wilson's Snipe at Wright's Loop

jhershey2
 

I didn't check today but yesterday Ron H. and I counted at least 70 (!) Wilson's Snipe at the north end of Wright's Loop.  They are well-camouflaged and blend into the background so that most of them can be easily overlooked.  There were lesser numbers of Wood Duck, American Wigeon, Green-winged Teal, and at least one pair of Northern Pintail.  I did not get any really good pics of the Snipe because they are hard for the camera to see but below are 2.

John H.


Meet-up for birding, Five Rivers EEC, Delmar- Saturday, April 10th

trwdsd
 

Saturday, April 10, 2021- New Arrivals @ Five Rivers EEC, Delmar (8:00 am) 

The past few days have had Pine Warbler, Palm Warbler, Louisiana Waterthrush, Vesper Sparrow and Brown Thrasher reported from Five Rivers, so let's meet-up there again at 8:00am sharp!

Parking lot is located off Game Farm Rd. in Delmar. Large groups of birders may be split into several smaller ones. Be prepared to socially distance and wear a mask when in the company of others. 


Map: https://tinyurl.com/9u2hwwyc


Tom Williams 
Colonie 


Re: YBSA Saratoga

Ellen
 

Yes, we’ve had sapsuckers in my neck of the woods, too.  Yesterday I heard one vocalizing.  I’m hoping they’ll nest nearby as they did last year (we’re at about 900’ elevation).

 

Ellen

West Charlton

 

From: hmbirds@groups.io <hmbirds@groups.io> On Behalf Of Alan Mapes
Sent: Thursday, April 8, 2021 11:10 AM
To: HMBirds <hmbirds@groups.io>
Subject: [hmbirds] YBSA Saratoga

 

Not rare, but had my first drumming of the season from yellow-bellied sapsucker. They nested here last year outside Saratoga at only 300’ elevation. 

 

Alan Mapes


Re: YBSA Saratoga

gregg_recer
 

likewise, at least 6 sapsuckers drumming and calling this morning at SNHP (also several at Ballston Spa CC couple of days ago). other FOY here at the battlefield today included multiple chipping and field sparrows. 

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gregg recer
malta NY


5 Rivers today

scottjstoner
 

5 Rivers EEC, Albany County. 

palm warbler, meadowlark, sapsuckers on wild turkey trail

singing brown thrasher old field/orchard area

Scott Stoner, Loudonville NY



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YBSA Saratoga

Alan Mapes
 

Not rare, but had my first drumming of the season from yellow-bellied sapsucker. They nested here last year outside Saratoga at only 300’ elevation. 

Alan Mapes


Clifton Park Osprey, others

Lindsey Duval <lindsey.duval@...>
 

After spending a full day birding the far reaches of Columbia and Rensselaer Counties and seeing numerous species in natural settings it was quite amusing to finally roll into Clifton Park and watch an Osprey hunting the man made pond at Hannaford, surrounded by plenty of traffic! The Fish Crows made a big show of running it out of the site. I've seen a few other flyover Osprey in previous days.

No year species in the far reaches of Region 8 and I couldn't even find previously reported Savannah Sparrows at Ooms (Field Sparrows are leaking in), but there are still Red Crossbills at Hand Hollow. That whole area seems loaded with Sapsuckers and GC Kinglets and I had a RC Kinglet each at Hand Hollow and the Corkscrew Rail Trail, which had the highlight of a rufous Ruffed Grouse by some chickens.

Lindsey D.


Five Rivers today - Delmar, NY

scottjstoner
 

No new arrivals, but plenty of bird song and activity; Ruby-crowned kinglets very active around the Wood Duck Marsh (which also had wood ducks), our first Field Sparrow of the year, and song sparrows seemingly everywhere. Frog vocalizations continue, with bullfrogs now joining the spring peepers and wood frogs, and the research ponds were full of tadpoles of various sizes, and even several salamanders!  Complete ebird list below. - Scott and Denise


-----Original Message-----
From: scottjstoner <scottjstoner@...>
To: Me <scottjstoner@...>
Sent: Wed, Apr 7, 2021 4:11 pm
Subject: eBird -- Five Rivers EEC -- Apr 07, 2021

Five Rivers EEC
Apr 07, 2021
9:39 AM
Traveling
1.65 miles
226 minutes
All birds reported? Yes
Comments:
wood and bull frogs, spring peepers. salamanders, many tadpoles,

3 Canada Goose
2 Wood Duck
1 Mourning Dove
1 Turkey Vulture
1 Red-tailed Hawk
5 Eastern Phoebe - NB
2 American Crow
3 Black-capped Chickadee - S1
25 Tree Swallow
6 Ruby-crowned Kinglet - S1
4 Carolina Wren
4 Eastern Bluebird
15 American Robin
10 House Sparrow
4 American Goldfinch
1 Field Sparrow - S1
5 Dark-eyed Junco
13 Song Sparrow - S1
10 Red-winged Blackbird
5 Common Grackle
2 Northern Cardinal

Number of Taxa: 21




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Huyck Preserve today

Cynthia Edwardson
 

This morning Chris and I hiked at the Huyck Preserve in Rensselaerville.  The first bird we heard singing was a Louisiana Waterthrush along the river by the visitor center parking lot.  We had twenty-five species including wood ducks, ring-necked ducks, bufflehead, common and hooded mergansers, and a pied-billed grebe on Lincoln Pond.  A few golden-crowned kinglets and a brown creeper were vocalizing as well as at least 5 Eastern phoebes.

Beautiful hiking weather!
Cindy Edwardson


Atlas Year 2 Kickoff Tonight!

zach schwartz-weinstein
 

Hi All,

Just a quick reminder that the New York Breeding Bird Atlas Year 2 Kick-off Event is tonight (7 April 2021) at 6:30 pm. More information, including access to the meeting's Zoom link, can be found here:


ZSW
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