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Great Egrets - Vischer Ferry

jhershey2
 

There was 1 Great Egret in the canal by Clute's Dry Dock this morning at Vischer Ferry Preserve.  I also saw 3 others in the air between the Water Authority Road and the main path from the main entrance.  

John H.


Glossy Ibis - Wrights Loop

Alan Mapes
 

The pair were not present at 8:45 this morning, but are back as I stopped by at 11:00 am. Stillwater Riverfront Park. Also visible from Wrights. No shorebirds that I could see.  

Alan Mapes
Saratoga 


Re: Purple Finch wave

gregg_recer
 

to add to the finch-fest, we just had a group of over a dozen red crossbills drop into the yard for drink and bath at our ornamental pond. They have been doing that sporadically for many weeks now, although I was wondering if they had finally vacated as the last time here was 15 days ago.

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gregg recer
malta NY


Re: Purple Finch wave

Alan Mapes
 

Exit 14 as well - we had at least 5 this morning.

Alan Mapes
Saratoga 

On Tue, Apr 20, 2021 at 8:01 AM gregg_recer <gregg_recer@...> wrote:
the purple-palooza wave that people were describing around albany over the weekend has now reached exit 12 -- we had 2 yesterday, and at least 9 at feeders this morning.

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gregg recer
malta NY


Re: Purple Finch wave

zach schwartz-weinstein
 

I had several at Five Rivers this morning, as well.

On Tue, Apr 20, 2021 at 8:01 AM gregg_recer <gregg_recer@...> wrote:
the purple-palooza wave that people were describing around albany over the weekend has now reached exit 12 -- we had 2 yesterday, and at least 9 at feeders this morning.

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gregg recer
malta NY

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Zach Schwartz-Weinstein
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This week's destination: 4/22

Naomi Lloyd
 

Hey birders! I'm not going to say this Thursday looks spectacular, but it looks not-too-bad and it's worth a try. Let's meet at Saratoga Battlefield - the loop road is open - and see what's out there. We can check Wright's Loop after for shorebirds and the odd Ibis. See you at 8:00 in the parking lot.

I am once again saying I won't be joining you (medical appt) so have fun! See great birds!

https://www.google.com/maps/dir/43.0165334,-73.6569051/43.0128073,-73.6492872/@43.0136389,-73.6488633,17z/data=!4m2!4m1!3e0?hl=en&authuser=0

Naomi





five rivers EEC, Delmar

scottjstoner
 

this morning April 20 -  Blue-headed vireo and yellow-rumped warblers FOY for me. these and multiple ruby-crowned kinglets and pine warblers above the Vlomankill valley. Scott Stoner, Loudonville 



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Buckingham Pond

Robert S Pastel
 

This morning at least 15 RC kinglets, 1 blue headed vireo, 2 white throated; lots of bird sounds from redwings, grackles, geese, flickers, song sparrows, red bellied woodpecker.

Robert S. Pastel


White-throat

Heidi
 

FOY White-throated Sparrow in my yard this morning. 4/20/21

Heidi Klinowski
Troy/Brunswick line


Purple Finch wave

gregg_recer
 

the purple-palooza wave that people were describing around albany over the weekend has now reached exit 12 -- we had 2 yesterday, and at least 9 at feeders this morning.

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gregg recer
malta NY


Glossy Ibis - yes

Lindsey Duval <lindsey.duval@...>
 

The GLOSSY Ibis are present this morning at Stillwater Riverfront Park.


Purple Martin

Lindsey Duval <lindsey.duval@...>
 

Just heard one give a bubbly song over the Saratoga Battlefield, probably just migrating on through!


Re: Stillwater Riverfront Park - L Yellowlegs, eaglet

Mary Comley
 

Ibis are here now.


On Mon, Apr 19, 2021, 9:33 AM Lindsey Duval <lindsey.duval@...> wrote:
No Glossy Ibis today but there is now a Lesser Yellowlegs in the same spot. I can also now confirm there is an eaglet in the Bald Eagle nest who is being fed a hearty breakfast!


Stillwater Riverfront Park - L Yellowlegs, eaglet

Lindsey Duval <lindsey.duval@...>
 

No Glossy Ibis today but there is now a Lesser Yellowlegs in the same spot. I can also now confirm there is an eaglet in the Bald Eagle nest who is being fed a hearty breakfast!


Re: More Savannah Sparrows

scottjstoner
 

Denise and I had one at  the Stillwater Riverfront park yesterday as well -Scott Stoner, Loudonville



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-------- Original message --------
From: Lindsey Duval <lindsey.duval@...>
Date: 4/19/21 07:33 (GMT-05:00)
To: HMBirds <hmbirds@groups.io>
Subject: [hmbirds] More Savannah Sparrows

There must have been a movement of these guys into Saratoga County last night, found a whole bunch more on the road into Round Lake Preserve!


More Savannah Sparrows

Lindsey Duval <lindsey.duval@...>
 

There must have been a movement of these guys into Saratoga County last night, found a whole bunch more on the road into Round Lake Preserve!


Savannah Sparrow - Brown's Beach

Lindsey Duval <lindsey.duval@...>
 

Really not all that unusual at this type of habitat but there is a Savannah Sparrow with brilliant yellow and orange on its face, singing away by the picnic tables. 

Lindsey D. 


Vesper Sparrows and Glossy Ibis pics

jhershey2
 

Ron H. and I stopped at the Saratoga County Airport late this morning and were dismayed to find a new 10 foot high wire fence going from Geyser Rd. down the driveway to the observation area/parking lot.  The new fence replaces the old fence which was only about 5 feet high, low enough to look out toward the grassy area where Grasshopper and Vesper Sparrows, and Horned Larks are reliably found during the warm months.  This new fence greatly hinders bird observation despite a kiosk which describes some of the endangered birds and plants at the airport, not to mention park benches.  Nevertheless, we were able to find 2 singing Vesper Sparrows.  We nixed our plans to go to Galway and instead went in search of the Glossy Ibis at Wright's Loop, first reported by Lindsey D. this morning.  We did get to see 2 Glossy Ibis and about 12 or so birders as well.  I posted a few Ibis pics to show the beautiful iridescent red, green, and blue plumage, even though the picture quality to me is a little sub-par.  We went on to the Stillwater Trail behind the school where we heard at least one Virginia Rail. 

John H.  


Central Park (Schenectady) White-winged Crossbills

John Shea
 

At least 10 white-winged crossbills continue at Central Park in Schenectady this afternoon, giving nice views as they came down to get a drink from a small stream that runs through the white pines between the playground and tennis courts. Last seen flying over Iroquois Lake towards the pines on the west side of the park. 

John Shea
Rotterdam




glossy ibis still present Stillwater Riverfront park

scottjstoner
 

-Scott and Denise
nice find, Lindsey!



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