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Battlefield - wow

Lindsey Duval <lindsey.duval@...>
 

Not even done but so far I've had:
Evening Grosbeak
Solitary Sandpiper
American Woodcock
Loads of RC Kinglet
Black-throated Blue Warbler
Black-throated Green Warblers
House Wrens
Least Flycatcher
Black-and-White Warbler

Yellow Warblers are back at Round Lake, and Green Heron and Common Yellowtheoat at Wrights Loop. 


Black-throated Green Warbler - Schenectady

Weiskotten, Kurt
 

Black-throated Green Warbler singing in the backyard this morning in the Belleview section of Schenectady.

 

Kurt W

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White-throats

Heidi
 

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Heidi Klinowski
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This week's destination: 4/29

Naomi Lloyd
 

Hey Thursday birders! It looks like migration kicked up overnight, so let's meet at Five Rivers EEC at 8:00 and see what the weather has brought us.

https://www.google.com/maps/place/Five+Rivers+Environmental+Education+Center/@42.6097694,-73.8922084,17z/data=!3m1!4b1!4m5!3m4!1s0x89dddf006a0a6721:0xaed1ec72b8230bd8!8m2!3d42.6097694!4d-73.8900197?hl=en&authuser=0

Naomi





Red-necked Grebe - Round Lake

Lindsey Duval <lindsey.duval@...>
 

This morning I refound John and Ron's Round Lake Red-necked Grebe. There was also a bonus Spotted Sandpiper at the boat launch.  


Hudson: Story of a River 4/28 - Southern ADK Audubon monthly program

John Loz
 

Hello Everyone!
There are still some registration spots left for tonight's online program if you'd like to join our friends Scott Stoner and Denise Hackert-Stoner on a photo-tour of our beloved Hudson River this evening, Wednesday April 28th, starting at 7:00pm. 
If interested please register at the link below to receive the Zoom link to the program. Note registration closes at 4:00pm!
https://sspl.libcal.com/event/7522020



For more info on the program, I have attached a flyer to this email.
Hope everyone is getting some good early season birds! (Congrats to John Hershey for photographing that Violet-green Swallow!)
John Loz


Saratoga Lake Waterfowl

jhershey2
 

Ron H. and I had good luck at Saratoga Lake this morning. We had 6 Red-breasted Mergansers, 3 or more Long-tailed Ducks, 6(?) Red-necked Grebes, 3 or more Horned Grebes, 3 Common Loons.  The grebes were especially interesting with their colorful breeding plumage.  Our best viewing point was the intersection at Manning Cove Rd. but we also checked Riley's Cove, Silver Beach, and Brown's Beach.  We did find the Long-tailed Duck at Round Lake along with another Red-necked Grebe.  It seemed to be too cloudy to make i.d.'s on the swallows.  

John H.


Re: Attack Robin

scottjstoner
 

Suggest you hang some streamers in front of the window



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-------- Original message --------
From: suzy nealon <suzy.nealon@...>
Date: 4/26/21 15:20 (GMT-05:00)
To: Larry & Penny Alden <overlook@...>
Cc: bookconservator@..., Hmbirds@groups.io
Subject: Re: [hmbirds] Attack Robin

What about decals for the window?


On Apr 26, 2021, at 12:58 PM, Larry & Penny Alden <overlook@...> wrote:

That sounds like the bird may be seeing its reflection in a window behind the screen. Maybe drawing a curtain across the inside might change the perspective. 

Larry Alden


On Apr 26, 2021, at 12:49 PM, Donia Conn via groups.io <bookconservator@...> wrote:

Hi Everyone, I have a female robin who has been attacking the screens on our windows for about the last week. Does anyone know why she might be doing this? She sits in the shrubs around the house staring at the screens and then flies at them sometimes landing on them sometimes just flapping. I am not worried about the screens, I am more worried about her. Any thoughts would be appreciated.

Thank you.

Donia


Re: Schoharie County Eagle Trail

Sue Rokos
 

Duh, I meant Rough Winged...thanks for catching!!
Sue

On Mon, Apr 26, 2021, 5:13 PM Sue Rokos <szrokos@...> wrote:
Windy Greetings,

Schoharie County has an eagle trail this year, 16 viewing sites or hot spots covering 65 miles.


Interactive map, or pdf with directions.

The eagle nest by the Walmart, Cobleskill, has been used since 2018, and eagles are back in the nest. We checked out three other sites, and at #4 Eagle Hot Spot, Secret Caverns, we saw an osprey diving for an afternoon snack at the pond, with a bazillion tree and broad winged swallows tearing back and forth.(sadly no violet green swallow heading back west) plus a ruby crowned kinglet, song sparrow, two killdeer, and canada geese. Sadly no river otters, hawks or bears on their walking trails. Next trip we will head to Middleburg and beyond.

I hope some of you can check it out!

Sue and Dennis Rokos
Duanesburg




Schoharie County Eagle Trail

Sue Rokos
 

Windy Greetings,

Schoharie County has an eagle trail this year, 16 viewing sites or hot spots covering 65 miles.


Interactive map, or pdf with directions.

The eagle nest by the Walmart, Cobleskill, has been used since 2018, and eagles are back in the nest. We checked out three other sites, and at #4 Eagle Hot Spot, Secret Caverns, we saw an osprey diving for an afternoon snack at the pond, with a bazillion tree and broad winged swallows tearing back and forth.(sadly no violet green swallow heading back west) plus a ruby crowned kinglet, song sparrow, two killdeer, and canada geese. Sadly no river otters, hawks or bears on their walking trails. Next trip we will head to Middleburg and beyond.

I hope some of you can check it out!

Sue and Dennis Rokos
Duanesburg




Re: Attack Robin

suzy nealon
 

What about decals for the window?


On Apr 26, 2021, at 12:58 PM, Larry & Penny Alden <overlook@...> wrote:

That sounds like the bird may be seeing its reflection in a window behind the screen. Maybe drawing a curtain across the inside might change the perspective. 

Larry Alden


On Apr 26, 2021, at 12:49 PM, Donia Conn via groups.io <bookconservator@...> wrote:

Hi Everyone, I have a female robin who has been attacking the screens on our windows for about the last week. Does anyone know why she might be doing this? She sits in the shrubs around the house staring at the screens and then flies at them sometimes landing on them sometimes just flapping. I am not worried about the screens, I am more worried about her. Any thoughts would be appreciated.

Thank you.

Donia


Re: long-tailed duck, round lake

Naomi Lloyd
 

I also pulled a Cliff Swallow out of the swarms. No Violet-green, though :-(

Naomi


On Monday, April 26, 2021, 10:43:44 AM EDT, gregg_recer <gregg_recer@...> wrote:


1 pair snoozing on the water right now. lack of other water birds, but many dozens of swallows all over the lake; roughly equal numbers of barn and tree, with lesser numbers of n. rough-wings. 

Gregg Recer
gregg_recer@...

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gregg recer
malta NY


Re: Attack Robin

Larry & Penny Alden
 

That sounds like the bird may be seeing its reflection in a window behind the screen. Maybe drawing a curtain across the inside might change the perspective. 

Larry Alden


On Apr 26, 2021, at 12:49 PM, Donia Conn via groups.io <bookconservator@...> wrote:

Hi Everyone, I have a female robin who has been attacking the screens on our windows for about the last week. Does anyone know why she might be doing this? She sits in the shrubs around the house staring at the screens and then flies at them sometimes landing on them sometimes just flapping. I am not worried about the screens, I am more worried about her. Any thoughts would be appreciated.

Thank you.

Donia


Attack Robin

Donia Conn
 

Hi Everyone, I have a female robin who has been attacking the screens on our windows for about the last week. Does anyone know why she might be doing this? She sits in the shrubs around the house staring at the screens and then flies at them sometimes landing on them sometimes just flapping. I am not worried about the screens, I am more worried about her. Any thoughts would be appreciated.

Thank you.

Donia


Re: long-tailed duck, round lake

gregg_recer
 

correction - US 9

Gregg Recer
gregg_recer@...

On Mon, Apr 26, 2021, 10:49 AM gregg recer <gregg.recer@...> wrote:
sorry, round lake boat launch int SR9 

Gregg Recer
gregg_recer@...

On Mon, Apr 26, 2021, 10:46 AM naomi lloyd <naomi_kestrel@...> wrote:
Round Lake preserve, or other access point?


On Mon, Apr 26, 2021 at 10:43 AM, gregg_recer
1 pair snoozing on the water right now. lack of other water birds, but many dozens of swallows all over the lake; roughly equal numbers of barn and tree, with lesser numbers of n. rough-wings. 

Gregg Recer
gregg_recer@...

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gregg recer
malta NY

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gregg recer
malta NY


Re: long-tailed duck, round lake

gregg_recer
 

sorry, round lake boat launch int SR9 

Gregg Recer
gregg_recer@...

On Mon, Apr 26, 2021, 10:46 AM naomi lloyd <naomi_kestrel@...> wrote:
Round Lake preserve, or other access point?


On Mon, Apr 26, 2021 at 10:43 AM, gregg_recer
1 pair snoozing on the water right now. lack of other water birds, but many dozens of swallows all over the lake; roughly equal numbers of barn and tree, with lesser numbers of n. rough-wings. 

Gregg Recer
gregg_recer@...

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gregg recer
malta NY

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gregg recer
malta NY


Re: long-tailed duck, round lake

Naomi Lloyd
 

Round Lake preserve, or other access point?


On Mon, Apr 26, 2021 at 10:43 AM, gregg_recer
<gregg_recer@...> wrote:
1 pair snoozing on the water right now. lack of other water birds, but many dozens of swallows all over the lake; roughly equal numbers of barn and tree, with lesser numbers of n. rough-wings. 

Gregg Recer
gregg_recer@...

--
gregg recer
malta NY


long-tailed duck, round lake

gregg_recer
 

1 pair snoozing on the water right now. lack of other water birds, but many dozens of swallows all over the lake; roughly equal numbers of barn and tree, with lesser numbers of n. rough-wings. 

Gregg Recer
gregg_recer@...

--
gregg recer
malta NY


Pine Siskins - Saratoga

Alan Mapes
 

Two pine siskins have joins the goldfinches this afternoon at our feeder. 

Alan Mapes
Saratoga 


Violet-green Swallow (pics and follow-up)

jhershey2
 

On Thursday I celebrated Earth Day (4/22) in an unusual way by accidentally discovering a mega-rarity for New York State at Vischer Ferry Preserve. Word got out and many birders quickly showed up at Vischer Ferry from as far as Long Island in hopes of seeing what would be the first recorded Violet-green Swallow in New York State.  Many people including myself searched on Thursday afternoon and a few on Friday to refind the bird that unmistakably appeared in my photo files for the morning.  As far as I know though until now, no one has been able to find the bird. This I really regret.  I only saw it originally in the technical sense that I aimed the camera in the right direction and snapped the shutter.  Anyway, there have been fairly large numbers of foraging swallows over the ponds and the canal in the last few days so that the bird could still be present nearby.  I've attached a few of my pics which vary in quality but particularly illustrate the beautiful iridescent purple plumage on the rump of this strictly Western bird.   

John H. 

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