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Evening Grosbeaks

Alan
 

Two male Evening Grosbeaks at my feeders.

Clear skies, Alan
Glenville


Long-tailed Ducks Knickerbocker rd Rens county

David DiSiena
 

4 LTDU viewed from Knickerbocker rd (Mechanicville area) in Rensselaer county this morning. 


Purple Martin's, Schuylerville

Scott Varney
 

Yesterday, during an outdoor pep rally on the athletic field at Schuylerville, there was a group of 6 Purple Martins that were flying eradically at low elevation over us, as if in feeding mode.  I should point out that our stadium fields are all artificial turf!

Scott Varney
Salem, NY


Common Gallinules, Knox

John Kent
 

This morning I went to Knox Wetland in Knox, Albany County. I had seen an eBird report of a Common Gallinule there from a couple of days ago, so I was especially listening for that species. In the first hour I was there, I heard one or two single-note vocalizations, not even enough to be sure of what I was hearing. Finally I heard a definitive longer call after over an hour. After two hours, two of them swam out of the reeds, associating closely, so I assume it's a pair. Also present were at least two American Bitterns, several Virginia Rails and Green Herons, Marsh Wren, House Wren, Brown Thrasher, Pine Warbler, Yellow Warblers, Osprey, and Bald Eagle.

John Kent
Selkirk


HMBC May 3 Zoom Program - winter finches - with Matthew Young

scottjstoner
 

This winter has been a banner time for winter finches in the Capital Region and beyond. HMBC has booked finch expert Matthew Young to present to us for our next program, Monday May 3, via Zoom, at 6:30 PM sharp.

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Camp Saratoga - Scout Rd

Lindsey Duval <lindsey.duval@...>
 

I had a large flock of migratory birds along Scout Rd in Wilton this morning. Activity has gone deeper into the woods by now. I had lots of BT Green Warblers, 1 BT Blue Warbler, Ovenbird, 3 Palm Warblers, a few Blackburnians, and 13 BH Vireos, and far more Yellow-rumpeds and RC Kinglets. I had 50-60 White-throated Sparrows foraging along the road with 1 White-crowned Sparrow and plenty of Juncos. There were also multiple singing Purple Finches, a few Pine Siskins, and a flyover Evening Grosbeak. Also enjoyable, a singing Hermit Thrush and a Barred Owl. 


Hummer

Larry & Penny Alden
 

Get your feeders out! I just saw my first Ruby-throated Hummingbird of the season. This date beats my previous early date for my property (21 years of data) by one day.

Larry Alden
Meadowdale


FOS Ovenbird in Salem

Scott Varney
 

Unmistakable "Teacher, Teacher, Teacher" in my yard at 6:30 am today...Ovenbird reminding me to get to school!

Scott Varney
Salem, NY


Hudson Crossing Spring arrivals.

Scott Varney
 

Hudson Crossing boasted a plethora of melodies from recently-arrived migrants. (literally overnight). Highlights included a large number of Yellow-rumped Warblers, one B&W Warbler, a m/f  pair of Blue-headed Vireos, and a single White-crowned Sparrow amidst many White-throated Sparrows.  Also present were multiple BG Gnatcatchers, 2 Bald Eagles, a single Osprey, and most of the year-round residents.  

Happy Birding,

Scott Varney
Salem, NY


Re: 5 Rivers today

Cynthia Edwardson
 

What a great morning at Five Rivers indeed.  Chris and I walked about 5 miles and recorded 50 species.  We started a bit later in the am so we missed a few species that others reported.  But we had 3 vireos (Warbling, Yellow-throated and Blue-headed), an Eastern Kingbird, 2 Green Herons, a Northern Harrier flying low over the Wild Turkey Trail field, several warblers (Black and White, Yellow, Yellow-rumped, Ovenbird), and a Least Flycatcher among others. 

Cindy Edwardson 
Albany 

On Wed, Apr 28, 2021 at 12:50 PM scottjstoner via groups.io <ScottJStoner=aol.com@groups.io> wrote:
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

Larry & Penny Alden
 

Not too early, Ellen.  I had an RBG (not the notorious type) in my yard this morning. 

Larry Alden
Meadowdale


On Apr 28, 2021, at 11:07 AM, Ellen <lnmp@...> wrote:



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


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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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 

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