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eBird -- 184 Best Road, Kinderhook, New York, US (42.398, -73.718) -- Mar 21, 2018

kernscot
 

184 Best Road, Kinderhook, New York, US (42.398, -73.718)

Mar 21, 2018

4:35 PM

Traveling

2.79 miles

19 minutes

All birds reported? Yes

Comments:


3 American Crow

1 Common Raven


Number of Taxa: 2



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eBird -- 60 Tuczynski Road, Schodack Landing, New York, US (42.458, -73.739) -- Mar 21, 2018

kernscot
 

60 Tuczynski Road, Schodack Landing, New York, US (42.458, -73.739)

Mar 21, 2018

3:14 PM

Traveling

7.51 miles

48 minutes

All birds reported? Yes

Comments:


600 Canada Goose -- On cornfields

1 Mallard

1 American Black Duck

1 Turkey Vulture

1 Northern Harrier

3 Red-tailed Hawk

1 Mourning Dove

2 Blue Jay

22 American Crow

35 American Robin

4 European Starling

2 Red-winged Blackbird

15 Brown-headed Cowbird


Number of Taxa: 13



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eBird -- 1244-1294 Old Post Road, Valatie, New York, US (42.418, -73.701) -- Mar 21, 2018

kernscot
 

1244-1294 Old Post Road, Valatie, New York, US (42.418, -73.701)

Mar 21, 2018

2:58 PM

Stationary

3 minutes

All birds reported? Yes

Comments:

Temperature 37 F


2 American Crow

9 Horned Lark -- On a fresh manure spread


Number of Taxa: 2



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eBird -- 822 Eichybush Road, Kinderhook, New York, US (42.429, -73.728) -- Mar 21, 2018

kernscot
 

822 Eichybush Road, Kinderhook, New York, US (42.429, -73.728)

Mar 21, 2018

4:04 PM

Traveling

3.36 miles

27 minutes

All birds reported? Yes

Comments:

Windy temperature 38 F Overcast


800 Canada Goose

2 Wood Duck

7 Mallard

9 Rock Pigeon (Feral Pigeon)

1 American Kestrel

4 American Robin

1 Northern Mockingbird

100 European Starling

7 Dark-eyed Junco

6 Common Grackle


Number of Taxa: 10



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eBird -- 365 Rigor Hill Road, Ghent, New York, US (42.292, -73.577) -- Mar 21, 2018

kernscot
 

365 Rigor Hill Road, Ghent, New York, US (42.292, -73.577)

Mar 21, 2018

1:30 PM

Traveling

0.27 miles

10 minutes

All birds reported? Yes

Comments:

Temperature 34 F overcast breeze


1 Hermit Thrush -- At side of road probable 1st year

3 White-throated Sparrow

2 Song Sparrow

3 Northern Cardinal


Number of Taxa: 4



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eBird -- 3052 Main Street, Valatie, New York, US (42.413, -73.674) -- Mar 20, 2018

kernscot
 

3052 Main Street, Valatie, New York, US (42.413, -73.674)

Mar 20, 2018

8:15 PM

Stationary

10 minutes

All birds reported? Yes

Comments:


4 Canada Goose

2 Mallard

1 Common Goldeneye -- Female

4 Hooded Merganser

2 Common Merganser

6 Rock Pigeon (Feral Pigeon)


Number of Taxa: 6



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Austerlitz- Fox Sparrow (Red)

kernscot
 

Nancy Kern

Austerlitz, Columbia, New York, US
Mar 19, 2018 9:15 AM - 11:45 AM
Protocol: Stationary

Comments:     Temp. 32 F, sunny, huge piles of snow plowed up in the yard and along our long drive down to the road. Feeders can't be reached, so we are feeding birds from the front porch and hung suet there. A very small deer, setter dog size, comes up the steps and licks up the seed and looks in the front window at us. Shows little fear. Birds are singing their Spring songs and it was wonderful to see a very red Fox Sparrow.
21 species

Red-tailed Hawk  2
Mourning Dove  1
Red-bellied Woodpecker  3
Downy Woodpecker (Eastern)  3
Hairy Woodpecker (Eastern)  1
Blue Jay  3
American Crow  7
Common Raven  1
Black-capped Chickadee  8
Tufted Titmouse  5
White-breasted Nuthatch (Eastern)  1
European Starling  6
American Tree Sparrow  2
Fox Sparrow (Red)  1
Dark-eyed Junco (Slate-colored)  11
White-throated Sparrow  3
Song Sparrow  1
Northern Cardinal  3
Red-winged Blackbird (Red-winged)  70
Common Grackle  10
American Goldfinch 



Red-shouldered Hawks 03.17.18 Male "sky dance"

Michelle J
 

I observed a courtship display between a pair of Red-shouldered Hawks on Saturday. They soared and called together as the male took steep dives towards the female.

Michelle Joyce
Greene County 🌞


Mallards at Shop and Save Ravena N.Y. 03.19.18

Michelle J
 

A pair of Mallards are quite comfortable sitting by the front entrance at the Shop & Save. I bent down to check on them and the female walked right up to me. This is so disconcerting! Smart birds but ignorant people for feeding them!!!

Michelle Joyce
Ravena


Long-tailed Duck

Lindsey Duval
 

There doesn't seem to be a lot of movement at Fort Miller although Hooded Mergansers are increasing in number. This morning I found a continuing Greater White-fronted Goose, about 50 Snow Geese, and a female Long-tailed Duck.

Also notable, while delivering yesterday I kept finding Turkey Vultures around Saratoga, which had not been the case in previous days. 

- Lindsey D. 


RamsHorn-Livingston Sanctuary

birderlarry
 

Observed today at the Sanctuary were 2 adult Bald Eagles – one heading out over the RamsHorn Creek and one sitting on the nest adjacent to the sanctuary, one each Turkey and Black Vulture, and a male Northern Harrier flying north over the marsh below the observation tower.
Larry Federman


Cowbird

Kenneth
 

A Brown Headed Cowbird at my feeder this morning with some Grackles and Red winged Blackbirds

East Glenville
Ken



black vulture - crescent power station

gregg_recer
 

cathy graichen and I covered a few spots along the mohawk river this afternoon. Two black vultures were seen from the crescent power station in flight near the colonie landfill. A second-cycle iceland gull was seen with a large group of mostly herring and ring-bills in the river upstream from the power station near the landfill pulloff. There were several mixed groups of waterfowl along towpath road west of the crescent Rt 9 bridge that included northern pintails, green-winged teal, wood ducks, and hooded mergansers, but we did not relocate the greater white-fronted goose reported in that area yesterday.

--
Gregg Recer
gregg_recer@...


Northern Shoveler Drake on Battenkill Bog, Greenwich

Scott Varney
 

A portion of the Battenkill Bog (behind Battenkill Motors) has melted away providing some open water and lots of muddy looking water. Within a very small open water pocket, I found a single Northern Shoveler Drake, dabbling away. I'm looking forward to some warmer temperatures and will keep my eyes on this Battenkill overflow.

Just an FYI: I just discovered an apparent new section of the Feeder Canal trail along Route 4 across from Schuyler Street in Schuylerville. It is a very long section of trail that has a new parking area and the trail heads southward This trail will make for some great birding in the Spring. To the best of my knowledge, this is a newer trail although I could have simply missed it as it is well protected by a shrubline from the road.

Happy Birding
Scott Varney and Charlie the Bulldog
Salem, NY


Tomhannock open, Red-shouldered Hawk

Naomi Lloyd
 

I drove around the Tomhannock and area fields today without finding much exciting. The reservoir is almost all open but the waterfowl haven't found it yet, except for a few Mergansers and Mallards. The farm pond on Rt 113 had a good flock of 30-odd Ring-necked Ducks (and a half-dozen Mallard decoys). On Ford Hill Rd abut a mile north of Rt 7, I spotted a perched Red-shouldered Hawk. It took off flying low over a field giving me a great look at its rich russet shoulders and back.

Naomi Lloyd
West Sand Lake


Loads o Ducks, Bald Eagles. eBird Report - Wrights Loop North, Mar 15, 2018

Ronald Harrower
 

Wrights Loop North, Saratoga, New York, US
Mar 15, 2018 2:45 PM - 3:05 PM
Protocol: Traveling
0.2 mile(s)
Comments: Found Naomi on the scene checking out waterfowl in the large flooded field. Numbers of each species have stayed roughly the same for close to two weeks now, with Pintails unusually high and Wigeons increasing. Mute Sawn was new
17 species

Canada Goose 400 Some in the flooded field and many flying from the river
Mute Swan 1
Wood Duck 8
American Wigeon 26
Mallard 120
American Black Duck 75
Northern Pintail 60 They have been here in large numbers for 3 weeks
Green-winged Teal 20
Bald Eagle 2
Mourning Dove 2
Red-bellied Woodpecker 1
Northern Flicker 1
Blue Jay 4
American Crow 2
European Starling 4
Red-winged Blackbird 7
Common Grackle 3

View this checklist online at https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S43727561

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Buffleheads. eBird Report - Ferry Lane, Stillwater, Mar 12, 2018

Ronald Harrower
 

Ferry Lane, Stillwater, Saratoga, New York, US
Mar 12, 2018 3:30 PM - 3:40 PM
Protocol: Traveling
0.5 mile(s)
Comments: Drove down Ferry Lane. Found 4 Buffleheads and 2 Hooded Mergansers.
2 species

Bufflehead 4
Hooded Merganser 2

View this checklist online at https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S43728079

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Waxwings Robins eBird Report - 1 West Ave, Saratoga Springs, Mar 13, 2018

Ronald Harrower
 

1 West Ave, Saratoga Springs, Saratoga, New York, US
Mar 13, 2018 10:30 AM
Protocol: Incidental
Comments: Was driving back from business in Greenfield Center and as I slowed for the light at Church and West Avenue and saw birds flying around crabapple tree near 1 West Medical building. I stopped in the parking lot and watched as many American Robins, European Starlings and a few Cedar Waxwings flew in and fed on crabapples and other fruit. The snow was falling and the visual of snow, red fruit and birds was striking. It was also my first sighting of Cedar Waxwings for the year. I stayed until I was too cold.
8 species

Blue Jay 7
American Crow 4
Black-capped Chickadee 2
Tufted Titmouse 2
White-breasted Nuthatch 1
American Robin 23
European Starling 26
Cedar Waxwing 5

View this checklist online at https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S43726713

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Horned Larks, Ring-necked Ducks. eBird Report - River Rd., Stillwater, Mar 12, 2018

Ronald Harrower
 

River Rd., Stillwater, Saratoga, New York, US
Mar 12, 2018 2:45 PM - 3:00 PM
Protocol: Traveling
2.2 mile(s)
Comments: Have gone down this road almost every time that I travel on the western shore of the Hudson in Schuylerville and Stillwater. The Horned Larks have been along the road near farmhouse in open area. Have seen as many as 7, this time 5. Almost at the the Southern end, a small raft of Ring-necked ducks has been hanging out the past two weeks. They looked dramatic in the snow
12 species

Canada Goose 45
Mallard 4
American Black Duck 2
Ring-necked Duck 18
Hooded Merganser 2
Common Merganser 8
Horned Lark 5
Dark-eyed Junco 7
Northern Cardinal 2
Red-winged Blackbird 11
Common Grackle 3
House Finch 2

View this checklist online at https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S43728372

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Fox Sparrows, Waterfowl eBird Report - Wrights Loop North, Mar 11, 2018

Ronald Harrower
 

Wrights Loop North, Saratoga, New York, US
Mar 11, 2018 1:30 PM - 1:55 PM
Protocol: Traveling
0.2 mile(s)
Comments: Found 5 Fox Sparrows on the edge of the road opposite Wright's Loop North. Found Scott and Lindsey checking out waterfowl on large flooded field. Charlie the bulldog was the most charming of the company! Species and number were similar to other trips recently.
14 species

Wood Duck 4
American Wigeon 19
Mallard 120
American Black Duck 75
Northern Pintail 75 Similar numbers as past 2 weeks. They have settled in and spread out over whole area; some feeding as a group in the shallows, some in muck at the left, some waddling on verge at the far side.
Green-winged Teal 14 Mostly along back edge in very shallow water.
Bald Eagle 1
Ring-billed Gull 4
Downy Woodpecker 1
Fox Sparrow 5
Dark-eyed Junco 7
Northern Cardinal 2
Red-winged Blackbird 4
Common Grackle 1

View this checklist online at https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S43727910

This report was generated automatically by eBird v3 (http://ebird.org)