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5 Rivers today

scottjstoner
 

Denise and I birded five rivers EEC in Delmar for nearly 6 hours this morning; highlights included Yellow, Yellow-rumped amd Black-throated Green Warblers, many singing towhees, Baltimore Oriole, Brown thrashers, house wrens starting to nest. We appreciate the info from the other birders we met and know that others had additional new arrivals. Scott Stoner Loudonville



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Re: West Charlton report

Weiskotten, Kurt
 

Ellen – I had RBGR at my feeder in Schenectady two weeks ago – and House Wren.   And then it snowed.    The Grosbeak has only been back once, but I hear him singing out the window now!    Blue-headed Vireo as well.

 

Kurt Weiskotten, M.S.
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An Equal Opportunity Employer

 

From: hmbirds@groups.io <hmbirds@groups.io> On Behalf Of Ellen via groups.io
Sent: Wednesday, April 28, 2021 11:08 AM
To: 'HMBirds' <hmbirds@groups.io>
Subject: [hmbirds] West Charlton report

 

It seems WAY early, but I just heard the unmistakable song of a Rose-Breasted Grosbeak in my backyard.  We’ll see if he shows up at the feeder. 

 

Other birds here this morning include a FOS House Wren, Yellow-Rumped Warblers, and numerous White-Throated Sparrows.

 

And I haven’t even left the house yet!

 

Ellen P.

West Charlton

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Battlefield - Common Loon flyover

Lindsey Duval <lindsey.duval@...>
 

Keep your ears and eyes to the sky a little when out, had a Common Loon come blasting by and gave its tremelo!

More walking has meant more BH Vireos, another B&W Warbler, and more BT Green Warblers. Also had a few interesting tooting calls, suspiciously Saw-whet Owl-like but couldn't rule out a lingering Raven. 


more RN grebes - brown's Beach, Saratoga lake

gregg_recer
 

somewhat further out, but a dozen grebes all look like rn. also 6 common loons, 5 lt ducks. 
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gregg recer
malta NY


Re: Correction - Round Lake

gregg_recer
 

grebes still in view from RL boat launch. not bad with a scope, and light should be better later in the PM. thanks all who reported earlier. 
at Ballston Creek Preserve this morning, New migrants included Prairie Warbler and n. waterthrush. osprey are nesting on the top of a very tall cell tower across the swamp. 
--. 
gregg recer
malta NY


Pittstown State Forest, Tomhannock

David DiSiena
 

This morning at Pittstown State forest I came across Black Throated Green, Black and White, Blackburninan and numerous Yellow rumped  warblers. Along the road I came across a flock of at least 16 Red Crossbills and numerous singing Blue Headed Vireos.

On my way home I passed the Tomhannock and from the north end as well as Ford rd (just south of the pump house) I found a few American Wigeon intermixed with a raft of 10 Horned grebes, a lone adult breeding Bonaparte’s Gull and 3 Red Necked Grebes. 


West Charlton report

Ellen
 

It seems WAY early, but I just heard the unmistakable song of a Rose-Breasted Grosbeak in my backyard.  We’ll see if he shows up at the feeder. 

 

Other birds here this morning include a FOS House Wren, Yellow-Rumped Warblers, and numerous White-Throated Sparrows.

 

And I haven’t even left the house yet!

 

Ellen P.

West Charlton


Correction - Round Lake

Alan Mapes
 

One horned grebe hanging with 8 red-necked.


Red- necked Grebes - Round Lake

Alan Mapes
 

Nine grebes this morning, east side of the lake. May be better seen from the preserve board walk than the boat launch where I am. Buffleheads, eagle, cormorant also. 

Alan Mapes
Saratoga 


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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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.

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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

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