Date   

Re: Owl Real Estate

aamapes@...
 

Original Article: http://www.egroups.com/list/hmbirds/?start=79
Question: Has the HMBC or any other organization looked into buying any of the fields that are for sale on Fitzpatrick Road in Ft. Edward? I wonder if we couldn't keep alot more short eared owls around if we could protect a couple fields & not have them mowed. What a delight that would be!
It would be great to protect SEOW habitat, but fields that are not mowed do not remain fields very long! Management would be needed to keep the area attractive to the owls.
------------------------------------------------------------------------
eGroup home: http://www.eGroups.com/list/hmbirds
Free Web-based e-mail groups by eGroups.com


Red Fox

Joan L Cipriani <jlcip@...>
 

The "Bird of the Day" for me was a Red Fox in Glenville. I've seen them
at Five Rivers, but at Indian Meadows, it was a surprise.

--
Joan Cipriani
jlcip@prodigy.net
Schenectady, NY



------------------------------------------------------------------------
eGroup home: http://www.eGroups.com/list/hmbirds
Free Web-based e-mail groups by eGroups.com


birdline report 4/15/99

bputnam@...
 

This is a summary of some of the birds called into the birdline this
past week. Please call 518-439-8080 for the full report.

Albany 4/9 - wild turkey, hermit thrush

Ballston Spa 4/9 - pine warbler, fox sparrow, white-throated sparrow

Fort Edward 4/9 - belted kingfisher, killdeer, American kestrel,
eastern meadowlark, eastern bluebird, wild turkey, green-winged teal,
wood duck, common snipe, 4/10 - 4 oldsquaw

Hudson River 4/9 - (below Fort Edward) double-crested cormorant,
ring-necked duck, common merganser, wood duck, American black duck,
blue-winged teal

Vischer Ferry 4/10 - great blue heron, blue-winged teal, wood duck,
ruffed grouse, eastern phoebe, rusty blackbird, great horned owl,
golden-crowned kinglet, brown creeper, Cooper's hawk

Cold Spring Rd (just south of Saratoga Lake) 4/10 - brown creeper,
yellow-rumped warbler, golden-crowned kinglet, red-breasted
Nuthatch, pileated woodpecker

Saratoga Lake 4/10, 4/11 - common merganser, red-breasted merganser,
ring-billed gull, great black-backed gull, greater scaup, lesser
scaup, belted kingfisher, American wigeon, Eurasian wigeon (off
Brown's Beach), redhead, ruddy duck, canvasback, ring-necked duck,
bufflehead, gadwall, lesser scaup, pied-billed grebe, common loon,
horned grebe. Note: Brown's Beach is private property, please respect
this fact.

Black Creek marsh 4/10 - wood duck, northern harrier, rusty
blackbird, common snipe, turkey vulture, American kestrel, Virginia
rail, common raven, northern rough-winged swallow, barn swallow,
northern mockingbird, swamp sparrow

Colonie 4/10 - red-breasted nuthatch, cedar waxwing

New Baltimore 4/10 - osprey

Guilderland 4/10 - wood duck, sharp-shinned hawk, wild turkey, red-
bellied woodpecker, yellow-bellied sapsucker, pileated woodpecker,
northern rough-winged swallow, winter wren, eastern bluebird,
northern mockingbird, ruby-crowned kinglet, yellow-rumped warbler,
palm warbler, Louisiana waterthrush, field sparrow, rusty blackbird

Towasentha Park 4/10 - Coopers hawk, sharp-shinned hawk,
golden-crowned kinglet, winter wren, hermit thrush

Vischer Ferry 4/11 - blue-gray gnatcatcher, eastern phoebe, tree
swallow, American wigeon, mallard, Canada goose, blue-winged teal,
green-winged teal, wood duck, red-bellied woodpecker, golden-crowned
kinglet, red-tailed hawk

Coxsackie 4/11 - Iceland gull, palm warbler

Pine Bush 4/11 - pine warbler

Fort Edward 4/12 - wild turkey, northern harrier, ruffed grouse, wood
duck, green-winged teal, common snipe, greater yellowlegs

Hudson 4/13 - possible merlin

------------------------------------------------------------------------
eGroup home: http://www.eGroups.com/list/hmbirds
Free Web-based e-mail groups by eGroups.com


garganey in Maine

bputnam@...
 

There is an adult male GARGANEY ...a the Weskeag marsh in Thomaston.

http://www-stat.wharton.upenn.edu/~siler/hotmail/EAST.1420426.html

------------------------------------------------------------------------
eGroup home: http://www.eGroups.com/list/hmbirds
Free Web-based e-mail groups by eGroups.com


garganey in maine (RBA 4/13/99)

bputnam@...
 

There is an adult male GARGANEY ...a the Weskeag marsh in Thomaston.
website URL:
http://www-stat.wharton.upenn.edu/~siler/hotmail/EAST.1420426.html
RBA telephone:
(207) 781-2332

------------------------------------------------------------------------
eGroup home: http://www.eGroups.com/list/hmbirds
Free Web-based e-mail groups by eGroups.com


Note from Barb

bputnam@...
 

Several quick things:

*** I'll be away for a while (Florida), so if you have trouble or a question about HMBirds - check the eGroups Help/Info section. I'll be very interested in reading HMBIrds when I get back - keep those postings coming!

*** Sorry about the double garganey posting (my computer froze in the middle and I wasn't sure it went through the first time)

*** Regarding my query on the RBA notices: several people responded that they already read the RBAs and several more said they like to get it. I will continue posting reports that I think are "rare or interesting".

*** While I am thinking of it: when you go on vacation, change your HMBirds subscription to "read on the web" instead of "email" and then your mailbox will not continue to fill up - no need to unsubscribe.

Hope you all have great birds while I am gone. Bob will be home and if a super-dooper bird appears in our yard, he'll call one of you to put the message out on HMBirds. It better not be too super-dooper!

------------------------------------------------------------------------
eGroup home: http://www.eGroups.com/list/hmbirds
Free Web-based e-mail groups by eGroups.com


VF Birds 4/17

F Murphy <thrush@...>
 

Vischer Ferry 4/17/99 - Virginia Rail, Swamp Sparrow, 2 Am Wigeon, BW
Teal, 1 GW Teal, Rusty Blackbird, resident Kestrel, BG Gnatcatcher, RC
Kinglet, Fox Sparrow, N Harrier, (Am Tree Sparrow last one on 4/11).

------------------------------------------------------------------------
eGroup home: http://www.eGroups.com/list/hmbirds
Free Web-based e-mail groups by eGroups.com


VF Birds 4/18

F Murphy <thrush@...>
 

Vischer Ferry 4/18/99 - Osprey, Winter Wren (singing), Field Sparrow,
White-throated Sparrow, Turkeys, R Grouse, Swamp Sparrow, 6 GW Teal, Rusty
Blackbird ( 30+ seen on 4/11 at dusk, resident Kestrel, RC Kinglet, Fox
Sparrow, Bluebird, Chipping Sparrow. Most of the birds were near Lock 19.
(6 Am Tree Sparrow reported there on 4/17 by Phil Whitney, last ones?).

Will the wind ever stop ?

------------------------------------------------------------------------
eGroup home: http://www.eGroups.com/list/hmbirds
Free Web-based e-mail groups by eGroups.com


Five Rivers

Joan L Cipriani <jlcip@...>
 

On Tuesday, 4/20, at Five Rivers I saw a Palm Warbler, RC Kinglet, 2 BW
Teal (drakes), Phoebe, Kestral, Chipping Sparrow, Dark-eyed Juncos,
Bluebirds (4) and White-throated Sparrows.

--
Joan Cipriani
jlcip@prodigy.net
Schenectady, NY



------------------------------------------------------------------------
eGroup home: http://www.eGroups.com/group/hmbirds
Free Web-based e-mail groups by eGroups.com


birdline report 4/22/99 (late)

bputnam@...
 

Content-Type: text/plain
Subject: birdline report 4/22/99 (late)
X-Mailer: www.eGroups.com Message Poster
MIME-Version: 1.0
Message-ID: <pid17905.1999.April.26.3:37.781949.@egroups.com>
Content-Type: text/plain
Date: Mon, 26 Apr 1999 22:37:36 -0000
In-Reply-To:
From: bputnam@global2000.net
To: hmbirds@egroups.com

This is a summary of some of the birds called into the birdline this
past week. Please call 518-439-8080 for the full report. (Sorry, it
is a little late this week)

Gloversville 4/16 - albino cardinal on Hill Street

Saratoga County Airport 4/17 - chipping, Savannah, vesper sparrow

New Baltimore 4/16 - broad-winged hawk, sharp-shinned hawk, Cooper's
hawk, lesser scaup; 4/18 - rough-winged swallow, osprey, broad-winged
hawk; 4/21 - osprey, red-necked grebe, hooded merganser, black-
crowned night-heron

Vischer Ferry 4/17 - Virginia rail, swamp sparrow, American wigeon,
blue-winged teal, green-winged teal, rusty blackbird, American
kestrel, blue-gray gnatcatcher, ruby-crowned kinglet, fox sparrow,
northern harrier, American tree sparrow; 4/18 (most near lock 19) -
osprey, winter wren, field sparrow, white-throated sparrow, wild
turkey, ruffed grouse, eastern bluebird, and some of the same from
4/17; 4/18 - osprey

New Scotland 4/17 - eastern meadowlark

Guilderland 4/17 - fox sparrow, white-throated sparrow, purple finch

Tomhannock Reservoir 4/17 - common loon, double-crested cormorant,
snow goose, bufflehead, common goldeneye, hooded merganser, ruddy
duck

Saratoga National Historical Park ("the Battlefield") 4/17 - sharp-
shinned hawk, American kestrel, pileated woodpecker, common raven,
crow, eastern meadowlark

Five Rivers 4/18 - broad-winged hawk

Albany 4/18 - double-crested cormorant

Ancra (Columbia county) "last two weekends" - least flycatcher,
northern flicker, palm warbler, eastern bluebird, wild turkey, house
finch, white-breasted nuthatch, red-bellied woodpecker

Nott Road Park 4/18 - pileated woodpecker, red-bellied woodpecker,
eastern bluebird, hermit thrush, ruby-crowned kinglet, golden-crowned
kinglet, yellow-bellied sapsucker, winter wren, rusty blackbird,
Louisiana waterthrush, Cooper's hawk, wood duck

Watervliet reservoir 4/18 - pied-billed grebe, osprey

Washington Park 4/19 - ruby-crowned kinglet

Delmar 4/20 - red-bellied woodpecker

Ann Lee Pond 4/20 - American wigeon

Saratoga Lake 4/20 - common loon, horned grebe, pied-billed grebe,
double-crested cormorant, gadwall, American wigeon, greater scaup,
lesser scaup, bufflehead, common goldeneye, red-breasted merganser,
osprey

Coxsackie 4/21 - Iceland gull, green-winged teal, American wigeon

Mohawk River 4/22 - osprey, American kestrel, purple finch, eastern
phoebe


------------------------------------------------------------------------
eGroup home: http://www.eGroups.com/group/hmbirds
Free Web-based e-mail groups by eGroups.com


Moreau Lake State Park

millerja@...
 

Content-Type: text/plain
Subject: Moreau Lake State Park
X-Mailer: www.eGroups.com Message Poster
MIME-Version: 1.0
Message-ID: <pid18602.1999.April.26.2:44.929465.@egroups.com>
Content-Type: text/plain
Date: Mon, 26 Apr 1999 21:44:47 -0000
In-Reply-To:
From: millerja@acc.sunyacc.edu
To: hmbirds@egroups.com

Spent a sunny Sunday afternoon walking around Moreau State Park. Spotted:
- pine warbler (several)
- brown creeper
- yellow-bellied sapsucker
- common merganser
- turkey vulture
- eastern phoebe
- Other usual suspects: downy woodpecker, black-capped chickadee, Am. crow, bluejay, grackle, mallard, redwinged blackbird, goldfinch,tufted titmouse, white-breasted nuthatch.

Heard:
- kingfisher
- hermit thrush




------------------------------------------------------------------------
eGroup home: http://www.eGroups.com/group/hmbirds
Free Web-based e-mail groups by eGroups.com


VF Birds 4/22

F Murphy <thrush@...>
 

Vischer Ferry 4/22/99 Earth Day - Am Bittern (maybe 2), Yellow-rumped
Warblers, Winter Wren, GW Teal, Rusty BBs.

V Rail on 4/21

Fox Sparrows headed north I think.

For Earth Day, I pulled a refrigerator out of the marsh along the east
loop. It took me three evenings, a little bit at a time, but I dug it out,
turned it over so it would empty, then rolled it up the bank, and left it
standing there on end along the service road. I hope the Town follows
through and hauls it away.

------------------------------------------------------------------------
eGroup home: http://www.eGroups.com/group/hmbirds
Free Web-based e-mail groups by eGroups.com


Re: Niskayuna Red-tails nest

RWilPerry@...
 

Hi Barb and friends,

If I'm not mistaken, Lion's Park is the Nisky RR Station along the bike path.
I go there regulary but never refer to it by that name, but seems I've seen
a sign there indicating it is one the Lion's Parks.

For an easy look at a red-tailed nest check out the NEW RTHA nest at the
Gateway Bridge near Jumpin Jacks. Red-tails have nested there as long I've
been in NY but a couple of months ago they decided to build a newer
(smaller) nest on the power line tower. The two nest are close to each other
but the smaller, just built nest is the active one.

Nesting Red-tails, a JackBurger with fried onions and the obligatory stop at
Collins Lake make this a wothwhile trip.

If you go to the Lake check out the Canada Goose with the orange bill and
brown head (with diagnostic chin strap). Its rump rides high out of the
water like a domestic goose. Maybe a hybrid?

Also a brreding plumaged Black-crowned Night Heron this morning and early
Cliff Swllows on Saturday.



------------------------------------------------------------------------
eGroup home: http://www.eGroups.com/group/hmbirds
Free Web-based e-mail groups by eGroups.com


Falcon

Joan L Cipriani <jlcip@...>
 

Hi all,

Yesterday, I stopped by the Bike path to check out sparrows, etc.before
heading to Quinlan Park.
As I was about to leave, I turned around and there was a beautiful
Peregrine sitting in a tree only about 25' off the ground. Great Look!

Today on Rice Rd. (Rotterdam), I saw saw a Turkey Vulture, RC Kinglet
and the regulars.

Good Birding, Joan

--
Joan Cipriani
jlcip@prodigy.net
Schenectady, NY



------------------------------------------------------------------------
eGroup home: http://www.eGroups.com/group/hmbirds
http://www.eGroups.com - Simplifying group communications


No Subject

jeff scherer
 

A couple of sightings: 4-25 at Black Creek, there were about a dozen RUSTY BLACKBIRDS and I was lucky enough to see an American Bittern in flight. On 4-26 there were a few RUSTY BLACKBIRDS at Ann Lee Pond by the wooden bridge. I am going to Cascade Mt. this weekend anybody out there bird it ever?


------------------------------------------------------------------------
eGroup home: http://www.eGroups.com/group/hmbirds
http://www.eGroups.com - Simplifying group communications


birdline report 4/29/99

bputnam@...
 

This is a summary of some of the birds called into the birdline this
past week. Please call 518-439-8080 for the full report.

New Baltimore 4/22 - spotted sandpiper, Bonaparte's gull, Forster's
tern, red-breasted merganser; 4/24 - great cormorant, double-crested
cormorant; 4/28 - green heron, osprey, bald eagle, sharp-shinned
hawk, chimney swift, barn swallow, fish crow, Carolina wren, house
wren, ruby-crowned kinglet, hermit thrush, American pipit,
blue-headed vireo, eastern towhee, field sparrow

Vischer Ferry 4/21 - Virginia rail, fox sparrow; 4/22 - American
bittern, yellow-rumped warbler, winter wren, green-winged teal, rusty
blackbird; 4/25 - Virginia rail, least sandpiper; 4/29 - Virginia
rail, rusty blackbird, blue-winged teal, American black duck,
solitary sandpiper

Niskayuna 4/24 - Carolina wren

Moreau Lake State Park 4/25 - pine warbler, brown creeper,
yellow-belied sapsucker, common merganser, turkey vulture, eastern
phoebe, kingfisher, hermit thrush

Schodack 4/29 - rose-breasted grosbeak, white-throated sparrow, tree
swallow, house wren


------------------------------------------------------------------------
eGroup home: http://www.eGroups.com/group/hmbirds
http://www.eGroups.com - Simplifying group communications


some uppies are back!

bputnam@...
 

Gansevoort: wild turkey

LG Elem School: broad-winged hawk, chipping sparrow

Moreau Lake State Park: common merganser, dark-eyed junco, ruby-crowned kinglet

Fort Edward: wild turkey, green-winged teal, American pipit, barn swallow, American kestrel, upland sandpiper (2), northern harrier, brown thrasher, red-tailed hawk, killdeer, eastern meadowlark, northern mockingbird, Savannah sparrow, white-throated sparrow


------------------------------------------------------------------------
eGroup home: http://www.eGroups.com/group/hmbirds
http://www.eGroups.com - Simplifying group communications


early evening birds 4/30/99

bputnam@...
 

Gansevoort: wild turkey, cedar waxwing

Moreau Lake SP: yellow-rumped warbler, pine warbler, golden-crowned kinglet, red-eyed vireo

Town of Northumberland: blue-gray gnatcatcher, great blue heron, double-crested cormorant, blue-winged teal, eastern bluebird, wild turkey, purple finch, eastern phoebe, American kestrel, Savannah sparrow


------------------------------------------------------------------------
eGroup home: http://www.eGroups.com/group/hmbirds
http://www.eGroups.com - Simplifying group communications


Chimney Swifts

Joan L Cipriani <jlcip@...>
 

Around 7 pm I had Chimney Swifts flying over my yard for the first time
this year.

--
Joan Cipriani
jlcip@prodigy.net
Schenectady, NY



------------------------------------------------------------------------
eGroup home: http://www.eGroups.com/group/hmbirds
http://www.eGroups.com - Simplifying group communications


mid-Saratoga and "the Forts" - 5/1/99

bputnam@...
 

Cold Spring Rd (So of Saratoga Lake): brown creeper, pine warbler, yellow-rumped warbler, pileated woodpecker, red-breasted nuthatch, broad-winged hawk, ruby-crowned kinglet

Saratoga Nat'l Historical Park ("the battlefield"): brown creeper, eastern towhee, field sparrow, eastern meadowlark, northern flicker, brown thrasher, eastern kingbird, great blue heron, pileated woodpecker, eastern bluebird, yellow warbler, eastern phoebe, blue-gray gnatcatcher

Fort Miller: bufflehead, belted kingfisher, double-crested cormorant, blue-gray gnatcatcher, yellow warbler, common merganser, red-breasted merganser, ring-necked duck

Fort Edward: upland sandpiper, wild turkey, red-tailed hawk, Savannah sparrow, eastern meadowlark, American kestrel, killdeer, brown thrasher, wood duck, common snipe, greater yellowlegs

I got a NEW YARD BIRD today - a brown thrasher visitied our mountain ash.


------------------------------------------------------------------------
eGroup home: http://www.eGroups.com/group/hmbirds
http://www.eGroups.com - Simplifying group communications

81 - 100 of 27432