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Five Rivers Warblers mid-day

Barbara Beebe
 

Saw 2 Black-throated Greens, Yellow-rump in Orchard, and possible Pine.
( of course mid- day is not a preferred birding time LOL)
Barb Beebe


Re: [EXT] [hmbirds] yard warblers this morning

Jeffrey Schoonmaker
 

Doris and I saw a Black and White Warbler and a Black-throated Green Warbler in our yard this morning, but we are way down this year in warbler numbers.  I hope this is not our trend for the future due to losing our giant oak tree last summer!  That tree was a warbler magnet!

Jeff


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Denise and I had Tennessee, Cape May, and an Ovenbird in our backyard this morning! -Scott Stoner, Loudonville 



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Five Rivers yesterday and today

scottjstoner
 

At the Five Rivers EEC in Delmar, NY...yesterday we had Prairie warbler, numerous Yellow-rumped (some eating poison ivy berries), and a common yellowthroat, along with a flyover Bald Eagle.

Today we saw the continuing Great Egret in the Beaver Pond but no through-migrant songbirds.
Scott Stoner, Loudonville



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yard warblers this morning

scottjstoner
 

Denise and I had Tennessee, Cape May, and an Ovenbird in our backyard this morning! -Scott Stoner, Loudonville 



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Re: bog meadow trail this morning

gregg_recer
 

lots of rain + lots of beavers = very little shorebird habitat. A truly solitary sandpiper was all I saw.

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gregg recer
malta NY


Re: bog meadow trail this morning

Naomi Lloyd
 

Any open mud for shorebirds?

Naomi


On Wednesday, September 22, 2021, 11:44:41 AM EDT, gregg_recer <gregg_recer@...> wrote:


migrant activity looked a little different this morning at bog meadow. sparrows were very numerous, especially lots of white-throats; also numbers of swamp and song, a single lincolns. warbler numbers were modest, and most were yellow-rumps, with a couple of c yellowthroats, and 1 each magnolia and bt green. gw teal numbers are building, and still plenty of re vireos, catbirds, and e phoebes. 
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gregg recer
malta NY


bog meadow trail this morning

gregg_recer
 

migrant activity looked a little different this morning at bog meadow. sparrows were very numerous, especially lots of white-throats; also numbers of swamp and song, a single lincolns. warbler numbers were modest, and most were yellow-rumps, with a couple of c yellowthroats, and 1 each magnolia and bt green. gw teal numbers are building, and still plenty of re vireos, catbirds, and e phoebes. 
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gregg recer
malta NY


This week's destination: 9/23

Naomi Lloyd
 

Hey Thursday birders! Looks like there's just a slight chance of showers tomorrow AND the water levels are coming down at Cohoes, so let's meet at the Flats first, then move on to Peebles Island. John Hershey had good luck with migrators there earlier this week.

Meet at the end of Clark Ave (off Ontario St) behind the U-Haul at 8:00am
https://www.google.com/maps/dir//42.7749671,-73.692721/@42.7739687,-73.6917588,775m/data=!3m1!1e3!4m2!4m1!3e0?hl=en&authuser=0

Naomi





HMBC Field Trip reminders- Sat./Sun., Sep. 25th & 26th

trwdsd
 

Saturday, September 25, NUTTEN HOOK (Columbia county; morning)

Coordinator: Kathy Schneider 518-248-8665 fallline@...

Nutten Hook is part of Stockport Flats, a Hudson River Estuarine Research Reserve site in Columbia County. The area includes the remains of the largest icehouse on the Hudson as well as a loop trail that orders the river for a quarter mile. The return path cuts inland through oak woods, abandoned farmland, and tidal marshes. Bald Eagles and early fall migrants are expected.

Meet at 8:00 AM in the parking area by the pavilion, which is west of the railroad tracks, and the buildings on Ice House Rd. Ice House Rd is off Route 9J in Stuyvesant.  Map and full info at this link:  https://hmbc.net/event-4382806


Sunday, September 26, WOODLAWN PRESERVE (Schenectady County; morning)

Coordinator: TBA & James Taft  twill0526@...

This trip will be geared toward novice birders, but all are welcome.

The Woodlawn Preserve is in the southeast corner of Schenectady County abutting the western edge of the Pine Bush. The area contains a flood control pond, forested sand dunes, and general wetland habitat. Trips in prior years have seen migrating warblers and sparrows. The pond may attract various waterfowl.

 

Meet at 8:00 AM in front of PetSmart in Mohawk Commons at the corner of State Street and Balltown Road (Balltown Road side). We will caravan the short distance to the Preserve.  Full info and map at this link:  https://hmbc.net/event-4382821


Re: Peebles Island Warbler I.D. pics

zach schwartz-weinstein
 

Hi John, all correct.  Looking at the baypoll again it has visible bay on the flanks, so I think it’s safe to call it bay-breasted.

On Tue, Sep 21, 2021 at 8:09 AM jhershey2 <hersheyj@...> wrote:
Oops! My visit to Peebles Island was Monday not Sunday.  

John H.

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Re: Peebles Island Warbler I.D. pics

jhershey2
 

Oops! My visit to Peebles Island was Monday not Sunday.  

John H.


Peebles Island Warbler I.D. pics

jhershey2
 

There were warblers just about everywhere at Peebles Island Sunday morning.  Ron H. and I found about 10 different species altogether plus 4 vireo species. Many of them are tough to identify.  For i.d. purposes I believe I have below in order  Blackburnian, Blackpoll/Bay-breasted?, Chestnut-sided, Blue-headed Vireo, Black-and-White, Northern Parula, Philadelphia Vireo.  Others not shown: Yellow-rumped, Ovenbird, Black-throated Green, Magnolia.  

John H.


 


Round Lake today

scottjstoner
 

A pleasant paddle on Round Lake in Saratoga County this afternoon turned up Bald Eagle, Great Egret, Great Blue Heron, Cedar Waxwings, and Yellow-rumped Warblers. Scott Stoner, Loudonville



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boice family park today

gregg_recer
 

prompted by susan's report, cathy graichen and I did a walk on the blue & red trails at boice family park in milton this morning. It was our first time exploring the park and we had a couple of nice mixed-species migrant foraging flocks highlighted by 1 olive-sided flycatcher, rose-breasted grosbeak, 1 tiny "kettle" of 3 broad-winged hawks, and 8 warbler species including nashville, blackburnian, blackpoll.

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gregg recer
malta NY


Migrants in W. Charlton

Ellen
 

I’ve had an interesting day, bird-wise, and I didn’t even have to go anywhere! 

 

A little before noon, I heard a bunch of nuthatch, chickadee, and titmouse calls, and thought maybe we had a hawk in the yard.  But when I looked outside, I found that our crabapple tree had about two-dozen birds foraging in it.  They moved so fast, I wasn’t able to identify all of them, but they included Chestnut-Sided and Magnolia Warblers, Northern Parula, a Swainson’s Thrush making a little ‘wit’ call, Ruby-Crowned Kinglets, and Red-Eyed Vireos.  The tree is absolutely loaded with fruit, which I assume attracts insects as it ripens (or rots).

 

Later, when I went out to refill a bird feeder, I got a great look at a female Scarlet Tanager, and heard Gray Catbird and Northern Flicker.

 

After lunch, more birds came through, including a Black-Throated Green Warbler, American Redstart (I just looked out the window – he’s back!), Eastern Wood-Pewee, and more Ruby-Crowned Kinglets. 

 

We still have a couple of hummingbirds around, though the last male of the season was on 8/30.    And we have some very noisy Pileated Woodpeckers!

 

I also saw an American Kestrel perched on a wire this morning when I walked my dog.

 

Ellen P.

West Charlton


1000 broad-winged hawks at Five Rivers -and more

scottjstoner
 

late.this morning, over roughly one hour, Drew Hopkins, Doug Steele, and several other birders observed multiple large kettles of Broad-winged Hawks flying south over the parking lot - visitor center area. Total of at least 1,000, could easily have been twice that. Other species overhead included turkey and black vultures, American kestrel, Osprey, Red-tailed Hawk, chimney swift, and many monarch butterflies! Scott Stoner, Loudonville



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Boise Family Park Migrants

Susan
 

I had a flock of about 20 migrants at Boise Family Park on Creekside Drive, just off of Rock City Rd in the Town of Milton around 8:30 this morning. Unfortunately the lighting was terrible and most birds weren't much more than a silhouette. I was able to identify Blackburnian, bay-breasted, parula, redstart, rose-breasted grosbeak and could hear yellow-throated vireo. White-throated sparrows were in a bush further down the path. They were located along the red Creekside Trail.
There was also a group of 6 common mergansers taking baths in  Kayaderosseras Creek.
Susan Beaudoin


five rivers EEC yesterday

scottjstoner
 

yesterday, September 16 at Five Rivers EEC in Delmar, highlights included Magnolia and Blackpoll warblers,.red-eyed vireos, and a continuing Great Egret. Scott Stoner , Loudonville



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Close enough for an iPhone picture

Robert S Pastel
 

Robert S. Pastel


Albany

Robert S Pastel
 

We had a kettle of 30 plus broad wings at Park Ave heading towards Thacher at 9:30 am

Robert S. Pastel

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