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HMBC Zoom Program Reminder - Monday Nov 1 at 6:30 PM - Birding by Ear workshop

scottjstoner
 

HMBC program reminder - Workshop on Birding by Ear. Details and Zoom link below. - Scott Stoner, Program Chair; Gregg Recer, Membership Chair.


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Subject: FW: HMBC -- November Program Meeting Invite

please see below; you are invited and welcome to this monthly program of the Hudson-Mohawk Bird Club!



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From: Hudson-Mohawk Bird Club <admin@...>
Date: 10/26/21 20:06 (GMT-05:00)
To: Scott Stoner <scottjstoner@...>
Subject: HMBC -- November Program Meeting Invite


Hudson-Mohawk Bird Club


  • HMBC Program Notice
  • Workshop: The Essentials of Birding by Ear: A Universal Method for Learning How to Identify Birds Using Songs or Call Notes
  • Monday, November 1, 2021, 6:30PM via Zoom meeting
  •  
Hello HMBC Members:
    This is a reminder that the HMBC November program will be held via a Zoom meeting on Monday November 1st at 6:30 PM. Use the meeting link below to join the meeting as a participant. All participants will enter the "waiting room" until the meeting host opens the meeting. Participants' audio lines will be muted on entry. We ask that participants keep their lines muted except when prompted for Q&A during the program.
    NOTE: The first time you use Zoom on a device, you will be prompted to download the Zoom app when you click on the meeting link below. Follow the prompts to download the app and then launch the meeting using the meeting ID from the invite. (The app is recommended, but if you prefer, there is also an option when you open the link below to join the meeting via a web browser window, but with limited capabilities.) Audio connections can be through the app on your device or through a separate dial-in phone number given below.
    Program details:
    To appreciate, understand, and enjoy the bird life around them, birders must rely on their ability to instantly recognize their fine feathered friends. Identifying birds quickly and easily by sound is not only one of the biggest frustrations birders experience; it is also the singular focus of this special presentation by award-winning author and ornithologist John C. Robinson.
    Presenter: John C. Robinson 
    A professional ornithologist, keynote speaker, and environmental consultant, John C. Robinson holds a B.S. degree in Biology from Iowa State University. A two-time #1 Best-Selling author, he has published six books about nature and birds, including An Annotated Checklist of the Birds of Tennessee (1990), North American Bird Reference Book (2004), and Tweet, Flutter, and Squawk! (2015). He has also led professional birding and natural history tours to South Africa and numerous locations within the United States.
    full details here:

    Meeting details:
    Topic: HMBC November Program Meeting
    Time: Nov 1, 2021 06:30 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)
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    • Scott Stoner, Program Chair
    • Gregg Recer, Membership Chair






    last call - question to inform discussion on Monday's HMBC bird song program - please respond by Friday

    scottjstoner
     

    Thank you for the responses thus far; if anyone else wishes to identify a challenge, please reply directly to me this evening. Thanks, Scott 


    -----Original Message-----
    From: scottjstoner@...
    To: hmbirds@groups.io <hmbirds@groups.io>
    Sent: Wed, Oct 27, 2021 10:00 pm
    Subject: question to inform discussion on Monday's HMBC bird song program - please respond by Friday

    To better tailor the Monday's workshop, John C. Robinson, our speaker for Monday's program , asks people to identify in advance:  - what is your single most important challenge about identifying birds by song?

    Please send your response to me by COB this Friday Oct 29.  Please send it to me, and please do not "reply all. "

    Thanks so much, Scott Stoner, Program Chair
    scottjstoner@... 


    question to inform discussion on Monday's HMBC bird song program - please respond by Friday

    scottjstoner
     

    To better tailor the Monday's workshop, John C. Robinson, our speaker for Monday's program , asks people to identify in advance:  - what is your single most important challenge about identifying birds by song?

    Please send your response to me by COB this Friday Oct 29.  Please send it to me, and please do not "reply all. "

    Thanks so much, Scott Stoner, Program Chair
    scottjstoner@... 


    cohoes flats habitat note

    scottjstoner
     

    just an FYI about this popular birding habitat...all shorebird habitat is covered...the Mohawk River at Cohoes is at 17.69 ft. and the flats are a thundering torrent of waves and water, which extends well up above some of the trees. Cohoes Falls is equally impressive. Few birds this afternoon but Both places are worth a look! -Scott Stoner



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    Vesper Sparrows

    birderlarry
     

    This morning there were 3  Vesper Sparrows at the cul-de-sac entrance to the Coxsackie Creek Grasslands Preserve past the Bank of Greene County on 9W in Coxsackie. The birds were very skittish and flew off into the tall forbs after spending some time foraging along the path to the preserve. 
    Stay safe and happy birding. 
    Larry Federman
    Palenville 


    Re: Scoters - Alcove Reservoir

    Naomi Lloyd
     

    To complete the set, one Surf Scoter on Snyder's Lake, North Greenbush this evening.

    Naomi Lloyd



    On October 27, 2021, at 3:16 PM, John Kent <k2ent76@...> wrote:


    30+ Black Scoters, 4 White-winged Scoters, and a Red-breasted Merganser at Alcove Reservoir spillway as of 3:15 PM. Scope needed.

    John Kent
    Selkirk


    Re: Scoters - Alcove Reservoir

    John Kent
     

    I park at the church and walk across the bridge, then view from the side of the road opposite the reservoir. I try to get in and out quickly to avoid interactions, but today an AWD employee came by and waved.

    John 

    On Oct 27, 2021 3:41 PM, Richard Guthrie <richardpguthrie@...> wrote:
    Is it okay to get out and set up a scope there? They used to hassle us for just pulling over to the side of the road 

    On Oct 27, 2021, at 3:16 PM, John Kent <k2ent76@...> wrote:

    
    30+ Black Scoters, 4 White-winged Scoters, and a Red-breasted Merganser at Alcove Reservoir spillway as of 3:15 PM. Scope needed.

    John Kent
    Selkirk


    Re: Scoters - Alcove Reservoir

    Richard Guthrie
     

    Is it okay to get out and set up a scope there? They used to hassle us for just pulling over to the side of the road 

    On Oct 27, 2021, at 3:16 PM, John Kent <k2ent76@...> wrote:

    
    30+ Black Scoters, 4 White-winged Scoters, and a Red-breasted Merganser at Alcove Reservoir spillway as of 3:15 PM. Scope needed.

    John Kent
    Selkirk


    Scoters - Alcove Reservoir

    John Kent
     

    30+ Black Scoters, 4 White-winged Scoters, and a Red-breasted Merganser at Alcove Reservoir spillway as of 3:15 PM. Scope needed.

    John Kent
    Selkirk


    scoters - tomhannock res

    gregg_recer
     

    currently 3 male surf scoters and 1 female black scoter on the reservoir in the pool south of the rt 7 causeway. last seen out east of the island. 
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    gregg recer
    malta NY


    FW: HMBC -- November Program Meeting Invite

    scottjstoner
     

    please see below; you are invited and welcome to this monthly program of the Hudson-Mohawk Bird Club!



    Sent from my Verizon, Samsung Galaxy smartphone


    -------- Original message --------
    From: Hudson-Mohawk Bird Club <admin@...>
    Date: 10/26/21 20:06 (GMT-05:00)
    To: Scott Stoner <scottjstoner@...>
    Subject: HMBC -- November Program Meeting Invite


    Hudson-Mohawk Bird Club


    • HMBC Program Notice

    • Workshop: The Essentials of Birding by Ear: A Universal Method for Learning How to Identify Birds Using Songs or Call Notes

    • Monday, November 1, 2021, 6:30PM via Zoom meeting

    •  

    Hello HMBC Members:

      This is a reminder that the HMBC November program will be held via a Zoom meeting on Monday November 1st at 6:30 PM. Use the meeting link below to join the meeting as a participant. All participants will enter the "waiting room" until the meeting host opens the meeting. Participants' audio lines will be muted on entry. We ask that participants keep their lines muted except when prompted for Q&A during the program.

      NOTE: The first time you use Zoom on a device, you will be prompted to download the Zoom app when you click on the meeting link below. Follow the prompts to download the app and then launch the meeting using the meeting ID from the invite. (The app is recommended, but if you prefer, there is also an option when you open the link below to join the meeting via a web browser window, but with limited capabilities.) Audio connections can be through the app on your device or through a separate dial-in phone number given below.

      Program details:

      To appreciate, understand, and enjoy the bird life around them, birders must rely on their ability to instantly recognize their fine feathered friends. Identifying birds quickly and easily by sound is not only one of the biggest frustrations birders experience; it is also the singular focus of this special presentation by award-winning author and ornithologist John C. Robinson.

      Presenter: John C. Robinson 

      A professional ornithologist, keynote speaker, and environmental consultant, John C. Robinson holds a B.S. degree in Biology from Iowa State University. A two-time #1 Best-Selling author, he has published six books about nature and birds, including An Annotated Checklist of the Birds of Tennessee (1990), North American Bird Reference Book (2004), and Tweet, Flutter, and Squawk! (2015). He has also led professional birding and natural history tours to South Africa and numerous locations within the United States.

      full details here:

      https://hmbc.net/event-4428702


      Meeting details:

      Topic: HMBC November Program Meeting

      Time: Nov 1, 2021 06:30 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)

      Join Zoom Meeting

      https://us02web.zoom.us/j/86174198565

      Meeting ID: 861 7419 8565

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      • Scott Stoner, Program Chair

      • Gregg Recer, Membership Chair

      • gregg.recer@...







      This week's destination: 10/28

      Naomi Lloyd
       

      Hey Thursday birders! Looks like once again we'll pull one good day out of the week. This is the time of year for unexpected migrants to pop up, like our Nelson's Sparrow last year. There have been sightings of Nelsons and LeConte's Sparrows in the past week, to say nothing of the locally very uncommon White-eyed Vireos this weekend. Bird every bird!

      Let's meet at Lions Park off Rosendale Rd in Niskayuna at 8:00am.
      https://www.google.com/maps/dir//Lions+Park/@42.7790709,-73.8238696,16z/data=!4m9!4m8!1m0!1m5!1m1!1s0x89de0d44840ee243:0x80a6c8e2a8e08a90!2m2!1d-73.8242966!2d42.7769317!3e0?hl=en&authuser=0

      Extra notes:
      The Saratoga CBC is traditionally the earliest in our area, held on the first Thursday of count season to suck in the Thursday birders. ;-) This year's date is December 16. Contact Jean Holcomb for details. jeanh46@...

      Golden Eagles are beginning to migrate through the area. They've been spotted at Franklin Mountain and in Ulster County. Check every Turkey Vulture for white patches at the wrist, and consider a visit to a hawkwatch spot on a day with steady northwest winds.

      As winter approaches, we normally switch to carpooling expeditions. Consider how you feel about spending a morning in a car with (I presume) vaccinated friends and let me know your thoughts. I spent some unmasked time two weeks ago with fully-vaxxed friends and we managed to pass a miserable cold all around.

      Naomi


      White-eyed vireos, Colonie

      zach schwartz-weinstein
       

      Joe Krupitza photographed two White-Eyed vireos this afternoon on the shelter cove connector trail behind the Troy Nursery at Mohawk River Park in Colonie.

      --
      Zach Schwartz-Weinstein
      203 500 7774


      Field trip leaders/locations wanted for 2022

      trwdsd
       

      Hello HMBirders! The bird club is currently putting together the field trip schedule for 2022. We are looking for two new field trip leaders (or more!) for next season. We are also seeking suggestions for new places to visit. Perhaps you have previous experience leading other groups, or would like to show birders around a location that you know well. If you are an HMBC member and are interested in joining the fold, now is the perfect time. Please contact me at either email address below with your ideas. If you can't lead a trip, but would like to see one in your area or have a suggestion for a field trip location, you should contact me as well. Thanks for supporting HMBC field trips with your participation and ideas. Hope to get some fresh faces and ideas!

      Tom Williams  twill0526@...
      Hudson-Mohawk Bird Club
      Field Trip Committee Chair 
      fieldtrips@...
       


      This week's destination: 10/21

      Naomi Lloyd
       

      Hey Thursday birders! The club has a field trip to Collins Lake this Saturday, so we'll meet there to scout for it. We'll check out Collins Lake's always unpredictable waterfowl then drive to the bike path access by Freeman's Bridge Road to look for sparrows etc. See you at the Collins Lake parking lot at 8:00am!

      https://www.google.com/maps/dir//42.8246574,-73.9551176/@42.8246535,-73.9539433,771m/data=!3m1!1e3!4m2!4m1!3e0?hl=en&authuser=0

      Naomi





      Clay-colored Sparrow...The Crossings, Colonie

      Frank Mitchell
       

      Hello all,
      This morning I found a CCSP in the southernmost weedy field bordered by pasture to the north and electric utility poles to the south.
      The bird was moving through with a flock of Chipping Sparrows. Don't know how chase-able this is but good luck if you go.
      Frank Mitchell


      Stilt Sandpiper, Selkirk

      John Kent
       

      This morning I found a Stilt Sandpiper foraging with a bunch of Killdeer in a flooded, recently-harvested cornfield along Pictuay Road in Selkirk, near the Bridge Street end. There were also 12+ American Pipits foraging there.

      John Kent
      Selkirk


      HMBC Field Trip reminder- Sat., Oct. 23rd

      trwdsd
       

      Saturday, October 23, COLLINS LAKE (Schenectady County, morning)

      Coordinator: Bill Lee 518-374-3426 bileej@...

      We will visit Collins Lake to view late migrating waterfowl from the beach and the east side of the lake. We will also take a walk east along the north side of the Mohawk River for fall sparrows. Fox Sparrows have been seen in previous years. Foliage will be off the trees to make spotting LBJs (Little Brown Jobs) a bit easier.

      Meet at 8:00 AM near the western end of the Gateway Bridge at Jumpin' Jacks in Scotia. Bring a scope if you have one. Map and full info at this link:  hmbc.net/event-4382872


      Vischer Ferry

      jhershey2
       

      There's just one more day at Vischer Ferry until duck hunting beginning Saturday 16th to Friday 22nd so this morning I checked out the long pond going west from the main entrance while I still can. The only warblers I saw were Yellow-rumped; probably slightly more Ruby-crowned Kinglets.  Also, a White-crowned Sparrow and many White-throateds.  The best bird was probably a Common Gallinule, either Juvenile or adult non-breeding.  There were a few Wood Ducks and about 30 Green-winged Teal.  A few photos below.

      John H.


        


      Bog Meadow Preserve

      Susan
       

      I spent a little over an hour between 8:00 and 9:00 this morning, traveling only from the Meadowbrook Road entrance of Bog Meadow to the boardwalk overlooks. While I did not find the rusty blackbirds seen on Ron’s trip on Sunday, I did have a nice mix of birds. There was a singing hermit thrush close to the parking area and two others in the middle of the trail, closer to the boardwalk. I had great looks at a Swainsons thrush perched at eye level on the edge of the path. A marsh wren was singing, and very surprisingly there was a calling towhee in the swampy area. White throated-sparrows were everywhere, and hundreds of Canada geese flew by in skien after skien. 
      Susan Beaudoin

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