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Cohoes flats this morning

zach schwartz-weinstein
 

Today’s highlight was a third? cycle lesser blacked-back gull mixed with the ring-billed gulls.  A semipalmated sandpiper landed with a few Leasts on a rocky spit, and the Black-bellied plover and semipalmated plover both continued.  Several solitary and spotted sandpipers were also present.--
Zach Schwartz-Weinstein
203 500 7774


Re: Possible Little Blue Heron

gregg_recer
 

now 2 immature little-blues present on the east side above the dam. greenish legs, heavy-ish bill with blue-grayish base grading into darker tip. 

at 8:30 this morning none was in view here. I ran down to Cohoes briefly, and returning at about 10:00 Alison v-k was just leaving and had the birds along with a great blue for size comparison. I was able to get right on them the 2nd try. 

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gregg recer
malta NY


Possible Little Blue Heron

Naomi Lloyd
 


Distant looks from Champlain Canal Lock 2. Bird is on the RensCo side.

Naomi 


Re: Black-bellied Plover, Cohoes Flats- 8/9

zach schwartz-weinstein
 

I’ll post some photos of the BBPL to eBird later.  It was an interesting-looking adult female (I think) that had lost most of its dark plumage.  

In addition to the BBPL this morning, I found a semipalmated plover and several least sandpipers.  Yesterday a semipalmated sandpiper was present in a small flock of leasts, as were four lesser yellowlegs.  Caspian Terns have been moving through the region over the last few days, and we should be on the lookout for Black Tern as well.

On Mon, Aug 9, 2021 at 9:44 AM trwdsd via groups.io <trwdsd=yahoo.com@groups.io> wrote:
This morning Zach S-W and I observed a Black-bellied Plover fairly close to shore on the Cohoes side of the Flats. It later relocated to the far side of the water along Second Island, where it was foraging with Killdeer. It had a very pale head color, some retained black patches on the underside, and showed black 'armpits' during short flights. 


Tom Williams 
Colonie

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Zach Schwartz-Weinstein
203 500 7774


more egrets at wright's loop

gregg_recer
 

viewing 20 great egrets currently at far end of the field north of the loop. (alas, no storks or spoonbills in evidence.)

the only shorebirds visible presently are killdeer 

Gregg Recer
gregg_recer@...

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gregg recer
malta NY


Black-bellied Plover, Cohoes Flats- 8/9

trwdsd
 

This morning Zach S-W and I observed a Black-bellied Plover fairly close to shore on the Cohoes side of the Flats. It later relocated to the far side of the water along Second Island, where it was foraging with Killdeer. It had a very pale head color, some retained black patches on the underside, and showed black 'armpits' during short flights. 


Tom Williams 
Colonie


Caspian Terns, Selkirk

John Kent
 

Four Caspian Terns have flown by Henry Hudson Park in Selkirk in the past few minutes, heading south along the Hudson.

John Kent
Selkirk


Wood Stork in Ghent Yes Friday 8/6/2021

neal.reilly
 

The Wood Stork continues at 141 German Church Road in Ghent, Columbia County on Friday 8/6/2021 at 230pm
Good Birding!
Neal Reilly


wood stork in Ghent

gregg_recer
 

still present this afternoon, perched in distant dead tree the whole time I was there 

Gregg Recer
gregg_recer@...


Re: Ghent Wood Stork

brendastiffen
 

The juvenile stork came down to right in front of the fence and foraged for what ever was in that flooded area.  Also a killer, great egret and a solitary sandpiper.


On Thu, Aug 5, 2021 at 5:20 PM, kernscot
<kernscot@...> wrote:
Bird still in a tree. Good scope views and binocs, in branches and distant for photos.

Nancy Kern


Ghent Wood Stork

kernscot
 

Bird still in a tree. Good scope views and binocs, in branches and distant for photos.

Nancy Kern


Wood stork

Naomi Lloyd
 


Currently at 141 German Church Rd in a tree


Wood stork, Columbia county.

zach schwartz-weinstein
 

Larry Steele reported a Wood stork today on German Church Road in Columbia County:  

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Zach Schwartz-Weinstein
203 500 7774


Re: This week's destination: 8/5

bill.lee3771
 

Naomi, Rich, et al,                                                     Would love to join you, as I'm back from a month at Marha's Vineyard, but the last week of that month was in the M.V. Hospital with an infected toe bone which I can walk on only for a limited time and distance. The month of July was a month from hell with almost daily fog, cold temps especially at night, many rainy days, including a tropical storm (Elsa), rock cobble on the beach, a leaky roof which had to be replaced, and on and on. I hope former Pres. Obama, who is there now, has much better weather! Hope to recover quickly enough to rejoin the group soon.


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Subject: This week's destination: 8/5
 
Hey Thursday birders! I don't think we've ever gone to Lewis A Swyer Preserve in Columbia Co before. It's a 1/2 mile boardwalk along a freshwater tidal wetland feeding into the Hudson. Parking is along 9J *exactly* where the GPS point is dropped, about 500 feet north of the actual start of the trail. If you go under an old RR trestle, you've gone a bit too far south. Meet at 8:00am

https://www.google.com/maps/place/Lewis+A.+Swyer+Preserve/@42.4179843,-73.7713505,779m/data=!3m1!1e3!4m5!3m4!1s0x89dde93f8f50304b:0xdcba7219587c158f!8m2!3d42.4179804!4d-73.7691565?hl=en&authuser=0

If people want we could then go 5 miles further south and check out Nutten Hook, where we will have a HMBC field trip on Sept 25. Tide permitting, we might be able to get to the riverside.

https://www.google.com/maps/place/Nutten+Hook+Tidal+Wetlands+Area/@42.3573523,-73.7882374,1552m/data=!3m1!1e3!4m22!1m16!4m15!1m6!1m2!1s0x89dde93f8f50304b:0xdcba7219587c158f!2sLewis+A.+Swyer+Preserve,+1599+NY-9J,+Stuyvesant,+NY+12173!2m2!1d-73.7691565!2d42.4179804!1m6!1m2!1s0x89ddeba0cc9fc88f:0x6d639ca1bc2e2544!2sNutten+Hook+Tidal+Wetlands+Area,+New+York!2m2!1d-73.7874983!2d42.356795!3e0!3m4!1s0x89ddeba0cc9fc88f:0x6d639ca1bc2e2544!8m2!3d42.356795!4d-73.7874983?hl=en&authuser=0

Naomi






Turkey Vultures in Troy

Heidi
 

8/4/21- Just passed a large group (a wake?) of Turkey Vultures circling west of Pawling Avenue just north of Winter Street Ext.
Counted at least 17!!!

Heidi Klinowski
Troy


Re: This week's destination: 8/5

Naomi Lloyd
 

Nice! I haven't been to Nutten Hook in two years. The changes sound interesting.

I think if we park in on an angle, we could get a dozen cars in at Swyer. People tend to park kind of sloppy.


Naomi


Naomi


On Tuesday, August 3, 2021, 10:43:59 PM EDT, Richard Guthrie <richardpguthrie@...> wrote:


Nutten Hook is a whole "new" place. They've changed the riverfront part and it is now a very "sophisticated" timber platform with railings, large enough for a group to gather on. It promises to be a very good river watch viewing location. From my observations from across the river, it is very under-utilized with only the occasional angler or two or car parked. (It seems to be a favorite for local cops and sheriff deps. to hang out).

(I hope to join y'all on Thursday. As I recall, the number of available parking spots at the Sawyer Preserve are very limited)

Rich Guthrie
New Baltimore
The Greene County

On Tue, Aug 3, 2021 at 9:35 PM naomi lloyd <naomi_kestrel@...> wrote:
Hey Thursday birders! I don't think we've ever gone to Lewis A Swyer Preserve in Columbia Co before. It's a 1/2 mile boardwalk along a freshwater tidal wetland feeding into the Hudson. Parking is along 9J *exactly* where the GPS point is dropped, about 500 feet north of the actual start of the trail. If you go under an old RR trestle, you've gone a bit too far south. Meet at 8:00am

https://www.google.com/maps/place/Lewis+A.+Swyer+Preserve/@42.4179843,-73.7713505,779m/data=!3m1!1e3!4m5!3m4!1s0x89dde93f8f50304b:0xdcba7219587c158f!8m2!3d42.4179804!4d-73.7691565?hl=en&authuser=0

If people want we could then go 5 miles further south and check out Nutten Hook, where we will have a HMBC field trip on Sept 25. Tide permitting, we might be able to get to the riverside.

https://www.google.com/maps/place/Nutten+Hook+Tidal+Wetlands+Area/@42.3573523,-73.7882374,1552m/data=!3m1!1e3!4m22!1m16!4m15!1m6!1m2!1s0x89dde93f8f50304b:0xdcba7219587c158f!2sLewis+A.+Swyer+Preserve,+1599+NY-9J,+Stuyvesant,+NY+12173!2m2!1d-73.7691565!2d42.4179804!1m6!1m2!1s0x89ddeba0cc9fc88f:0x6d639ca1bc2e2544!2sNutten+Hook+Tidal+Wetlands+Area,+New+York!2m2!1d-73.7874983!2d42.356795!3e0!3m4!1s0x89ddeba0cc9fc88f:0x6d639ca1bc2e2544!8m2!3d42.356795!4d-73.7874983?hl=en&authuser=0

Naomi







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Richard Guthrie


Re: This week's destination: 8/5

Richard Guthrie
 

Nutten Hook is a whole "new" place. They've changed the riverfront part and it is now a very "sophisticated" timber platform with railings, large enough for a group to gather on. It promises to be a very good river watch viewing location. From my observations from across the river, it is very under-utilized with only the occasional angler or two or car parked. (It seems to be a favorite for local cops and sheriff deps. to hang out).

(I hope to join y'all on Thursday. As I recall, the number of available parking spots at the Sawyer Preserve are very limited)

Rich Guthrie
New Baltimore
The Greene County


On Tue, Aug 3, 2021 at 9:35 PM naomi lloyd <naomi_kestrel@...> wrote:
Hey Thursday birders! I don't think we've ever gone to Lewis A Swyer Preserve in Columbia Co before. It's a 1/2 mile boardwalk along a freshwater tidal wetland feeding into the Hudson. Parking is along 9J *exactly* where the GPS point is dropped, about 500 feet north of the actual start of the trail. If you go under an old RR trestle, you've gone a bit too far south. Meet at 8:00am

https://www.google.com/maps/place/Lewis+A.+Swyer+Preserve/@42.4179843,-73.7713505,779m/data=!3m1!1e3!4m5!3m4!1s0x89dde93f8f50304b:0xdcba7219587c158f!8m2!3d42.4179804!4d-73.7691565?hl=en&authuser=0

If people want we could then go 5 miles further south and check out Nutten Hook, where we will have a HMBC field trip on Sept 25. Tide permitting, we might be able to get to the riverside.

https://www.google.com/maps/place/Nutten+Hook+Tidal+Wetlands+Area/@42.3573523,-73.7882374,1552m/data=!3m1!1e3!4m22!1m16!4m15!1m6!1m2!1s0x89dde93f8f50304b:0xdcba7219587c158f!2sLewis+A.+Swyer+Preserve,+1599+NY-9J,+Stuyvesant,+NY+12173!2m2!1d-73.7691565!2d42.4179804!1m6!1m2!1s0x89ddeba0cc9fc88f:0x6d639ca1bc2e2544!2sNutten+Hook+Tidal+Wetlands+Area,+New+York!2m2!1d-73.7874983!2d42.356795!3e0!3m4!1s0x89ddeba0cc9fc88f:0x6d639ca1bc2e2544!8m2!3d42.356795!4d-73.7874983?hl=en&authuser=0

Naomi







--
Richard Guthrie


This week's destination: 8/5

Naomi Lloyd
 

Hey Thursday birders! I don't think we've ever gone to Lewis A Swyer Preserve in Columbia Co before. It's a 1/2 mile boardwalk along a freshwater tidal wetland feeding into the Hudson. Parking is along 9J *exactly* where the GPS point is dropped, about 500 feet north of the actual start of the trail. If you go under an old RR trestle, you've gone a bit too far south. Meet at 8:00am

https://www.google.com/maps/place/Lewis+A.+Swyer+Preserve/@42.4179843,-73.7713505,779m/data=!3m1!1e3!4m5!3m4!1s0x89dde93f8f50304b:0xdcba7219587c158f!8m2!3d42.4179804!4d-73.7691565?hl=en&authuser=0

If people want we could then go 5 miles further south and check out Nutten Hook, where we will have a HMBC field trip on Sept 25. Tide permitting, we might be able to get to the riverside.

https://www.google.com/maps/place/Nutten+Hook+Tidal+Wetlands+Area/@42.3573523,-73.7882374,1552m/data=!3m1!1e3!4m22!1m16!4m15!1m6!1m2!1s0x89dde93f8f50304b:0xdcba7219587c158f!2sLewis+A.+Swyer+Preserve,+1599+NY-9J,+Stuyvesant,+NY+12173!2m2!1d-73.7691565!2d42.4179804!1m6!1m2!1s0x89ddeba0cc9fc88f:0x6d639ca1bc2e2544!2sNutten+Hook+Tidal+Wetlands+Area,+New+York!2m2!1d-73.7874983!2d42.356795!3e0!3m4!1s0x89ddeba0cc9fc88f:0x6d639ca1bc2e2544!8m2!3d42.356795!4d-73.7874983?hl=en&authuser=0

Naomi






Fall Migration in Troy

Heidi
 

Have seen evidence of fall migration the past few days:
In Oakwood Cemetery, 3 days in a row I’ve counted at least 21 KILLDEER all in Section S just inside the Oakwood Avenue entrance east of the pond.

In my yard (near St Mary’s Cem) I’ve had several HUMMINGBIRDS fattening up with multiple feeder visits
A large flock (est 2 dzn) of Common Grackles incl several juveniles

And today had a juvenile ROSE-BREASTED GROSBEAK at the sunflower feeder.
Also the RED-BREASTED NUTHATCH has returned.

Heidi Klinowski
Troy/Brunswick line


great egrets - wright's loop

gregg_recer
 

5 great egrets here this morning, with 1 each great blue and green heron. field on the north leg is heavily flooded, but no shorebirds present yet. 

Gregg Recer
gregg_recer@...

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gregg recer
malta NY

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