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eBird Report - Northumberland farmland, Feb 13, 2018

Ronald Harrower
 

Northumberland farmland, Saratoga, New York, US
Feb 13, 2018 8:25 AM - 10:35 AM
Protocol: Traveling
16.0 mile(s)
Comments: Did the Northumberland ramble, zigzagging back and forth. Found Horned Larks and Snow Bunting, usually mixed, in many locations on roadsides along West River Road, Stone Bridge Rd, Goff Rd, and King Rd.
29 species

Canada Goose 12
Mallard 4
Common Goldeneye 34 A lot of courting going on. Where there were only drakes, they seemed to practice on each other as in this apparently three-headed Duck!
Hooded Merganser 4
Common Merganser 8
Red-tailed Hawk 7
Rough-legged Hawk 1 Light Phase on Goff Rd
Ring-billed Gull 3
Herring Gull 4
Rock Pigeon (Feral Pigeon) 235
Mourning Dove 8
Red-bellied Woodpecker 2
Downy Woodpecker 3
Blue Jay 14
American Crow 325
Common Raven 3
Black-capped Chickadee 6
Tufted Titmouse 2
White-breasted Nuthatch 5
Eastern Bluebird 12 On West River Rd, Purinton Rd, King Rd, Mott Rd
American Robin 2
European Starling 56
Snow Bunting 48
American Tree Sparrow 8
Fox Sparrow 1 Mixed with other Sparrows and Buntings
Dark-eyed Junco 42
White-throated Sparrow 5
Song Sparrow 1
Northern Cardinal 4

View this checklist online at https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S42764237

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


Tomorrow's destination, 2/15

Naomi Lloyd
 

Bill is having email issues so he asked me to forward tomorrow's trip info:

We'll meet at 8am at the Price Chopper in Mechanicville to explore on the Rensselaer side. Greater White-fronted Geese were found Tuesday along Kinderhook Rd on the Hoosic River.
See you there!

Naomi


Black Vultures 2.14.18

Michelle J
 

Saw 8 Black Vultures near Main Street in Ravena at 12 noon! ūüĆě

Michelle Joyce
Greene County


Greater White-fronted Geese

malefyt1950
 

Saw two Greater White-fronted Geese along the Hoosic River in Schaghticoke viewed from Knickerbocker Road.  They were with a flock of Canada Geese and Mallards.  Bald Eagles kept flying past them, but they never moved away.

Jim de Waal Malefyt
Poestenkill


eBird -- 22-98 Clark Avenue, Cohoes, New York, US (42.775, -73.692) -- Feb 13, 2018

kernscot
 

22-98 Clark Avenue, Cohoes, New York, US (42.775, -73.692)

Feb 13, 2018

3:33 PM

Stationary

17 minutes

All birds reported? Yes

Comments:

Cloudy icy Mohawk River


12 Mallard

1 Bald Eagle -- Adult

75 Ring-billed Gull

15 Herring Gull

6 Great Black-backed Gull

18 Rock Pigeon (Feral Pigeon)

2 American Crow

7 Fish Crow


Number of Taxa: 8



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eBird -- (42.748, -73.69) -- Feb 13, 2018

kernscot
 

(42.748, -73.69)

Feb 13, 2018

3:11 PM

Stationary

14 minutes

All birds reported? Yes

Comments:

Temperature 31 F sunny light breeze


2 Bald Eagle -- Pair of adults sitting in a tree overlooking the Hudson river below the Troy dam very vocal

2 Ring-billed Gull

4 Fish Crow


Number of Taxa: 3



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Re: Red Belly Woodpecker

Larry & Penny Alden
 

It’s normal. My downies and red-bellies all seem to use particular cracks in nearby trees and the deck railing for opening sunflower seeds. 

Larry Alden 
Meadowdale 


On Feb 13, 2018, at 10:02 AM, pseward@... [hmbirds] <hmbirds-noreply@...> wrote:

 

For the last couple years we have had a Red Belly Woodpecker in our backyard woods. He/She was always elusive never coming near the feeders until this year.  He takes the sunflower seeds and flies to a tree where he appears to be putting them in a crotch or crack.  He also goes to the ground for seeds. We noticed Downey's and Hairy's doing the same to the same crack. We have never seen this behavior before and was wondering if this s normal. Thanks for any info.


Bluebirds singing!

ConserveBirds
 

Anyone else hear Eastern Bluebirds singing?  I have had them as regular visitors to my Red Chokeberry all winter and yesterday afternoon I heard singing from the treetops!

Such a sweet sound on a winter day.

 

Mona Bearor

South Glens Falls

 

 


Red Belly Woodpecker

Phil Seward
 

For the last couple years we have had a Red Belly Woodpecker in our backyard woods. He/She was always elusive never coming near the feeders until this year.  He takes the sunflower seeds and flies to a tree where he appears to be putting them in a crotch or crack.  He also goes to the ground for seeds. We noticed Downey's and Hairy's doing the same to the same crack. We have never seen this behavior before and was wondering if this s normal. Thanks for any info.


eBird -- 3861 County Road 21, Schodack Landing, New York, US (42.454, -73.735) -- Feb 12, 2018

kernscot
 

3861 County Road 21, Schodack Landing, New York, US (42.454, -73.735)

Feb 12, 2018

5:14 PM

Traveling

3.65 miles

11 minutes

All birds reported? Yes

Comments:

Temperature 33 F windy


17 Canada Goose

3 Red-tailed Hawk

2 American Tree Sparrow


Number of Taxa: 3



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eBird -- 1505 Eleanor Drive, Castleton-on-Hudson, New York, US (42.503, -73.691) -- Feb 12, 2018

kernscot
 

1505 Eleanor Drive, Castleton-on-Hudson, New York, US (42.503, -73.691)

Feb 12, 2018

4:35 PM

Traveling

2.51 miles

22 minutes

All birds reported? Yes

Comments:

Temperature 35 F sunny


270 Canada Goose -- On open pond at the Swartz Farm

2 Mallard

22 Rock Pigeon (Feral Pigeon)

1 Horned Lark

6 European Starling

400 Common Grackle -- On cornfield

3 House Sparrow


Number of Taxa: 7



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eBird -- 6302 Augusta Avenue, Valatie, New York, US (42.419, -73.668) -- Feb 12, 2018

kernscot
 

6302 Augusta Avenue, Valatie, New York, US (42.419, -73.668)

Feb 12, 2018

4:05 PM

Stationary

3 minutes

All birds reported? Yes

Comments:

Temperature 36 F sunny windy Kinderhook Creek water high and fast lots of ice breaking up with debris going over the dam


2 Hooded Merganser -- A pair

27 Rock Pigeon (Feral Pigeon)


Number of Taxa: 2



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Iceland, Glaucous Gulls

jhershey2
 

This morning I found 4 Iceland Gulls among a cluster of about 300 gulls on the Mohawk River at the Crescent Bridge.   A little further down the river at the Cohoes-Crescent Rd. pull-off I found 1 Glaucous Gull among another cluster of gulls. 


John H.


Lapland Longspur at Schenectady County Airport

dharriso57
 

Arriving in Scotia this afternoon, I did my usual 10 minute swing along the roads bordering Schenectady County Airport and was rewarded with a Lapland Longspur, feeding alongside Tower Rd. with 3 Snow Buntings.

David Harrison

Milford, NJ


eBird -- 3052 Main Street, Valatie, New York, US (42.413, -73.674) -- Feb 09, 2018

kernscot
 

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

Feb 09, 2018

4:31 PM

Stationary

5 minutes

All birds reported? Yes

Comments:

Temperature 28 F overcast breeze


2 Hooded Merganser


Number of Taxa: 1



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eBird -- 3052 Main Street, Valatie, New York, US (42.413, -73.674) -- Feb 09, 2018

kernscot
 

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

Feb 09, 2018

4:31 PM

Stationary

5 minutes

All birds reported? Yes

Comments:

Temperature 28 F overcast breeze


2 Hooded Merganser


Number of Taxa: 1



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eBird -- 3052 Main Street, Valatie, New York, US (42.413, -73.674) -- Feb 09, 2018

kernscot
 

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

Feb 09, 2018

4:31 PM

Stationary

5 minutes

All birds reported? Yes

Comments:

Temperature 28 F overcast breeze


2 Hooded Merganser


Number of Taxa: 1



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Valatie- Hooded Mergansers

kernscot
 

Nancy Kern

On the Kinderhook Creek north of the Rt. 203 dam.



eBird -- 3373 County Road 21, Kinderhook, New York, US (42.427, -73.719) -- Feb 09, 2018

kernscot
 

3373 County Road 21, Kinderhook, New York, US (42.427, -73.719)

Feb 09, 2018

4:49 PM

Traveling

6.50 miles

39 minutes

All birds reported? Yes

Comments:

Temperature 27 F overcast some light rain


700 Canada Goose -- On cornfield

2 Mourning Dove

1 Blue Jay

11 Horned Lark

3 European Starling

1 Lapland Longspur

90 Snow Bunting -- Feeding on cracked corn spilled at a farm yard


Number of Taxa: 7



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February 7 Birdline

philwhitney17
 

Birdline summary for week ending February 7:

11 reports; 49 species reported

 

Best of the week:

ICELAND GULL: Crescent Power Plant 2/1

LESSER BLACK-BACKED GULL: Cohoes 2/6

GLAUCOUS GULL: Crescent Power Plant 2/3

SNOWY OWL: Schenectady County Airport 2/1; Fort Edward 2/3

SHORT EARED OWL: Fort Edward 2/3

YELLOW-RUMPED WARBLER: Livingston 1/31 (2)

LAPLAND LONGSPUR: Northumberland 2/5 (3)

SNOW BUNTING: Northumberland 2/5 (45)

 

Other notables:

Northern Pintail: Vischer Ferry Power Plant 2/3 (2); Schodack Landing 2/5

Greater Scaup: Stillwater 2/5 (2)

Lesser Scaup: Stillwater 2/5

Bald Eagle: Austerlitz 2/1 (7); Fort Edward 2/3

Northern Harrier: Fort Edward 2/3 (5)

Rough-legged Hawk: Fort Edward 2/3 (6)

American Kestrel: Fort Edward 2/3

Common Raven: Austerlitz 2/1 (10); Northumberland 2/5 (3)

Horned Lark: Northumberland 2/5 (325)

Eastern Bluebird: Northumberland 2/5 (2)

American Robin: Schodack Landing 2/5 (20)

Northern Mockingbird: Schodack Landing 2/5

Fox Sparrow: Colonie 2/6

 

Thanks to Liz Curley (Colonie), Ron Harrower (Northumberland, Stillwater), John Hershey (Crescent Power Plant, Vischer Ferry Power Plant), Nancy Kern (Austerlitz, Schodack Landing), Naomi Lloyd (Fort Edward), Jeff Nadler (Crescent Power Plant, Schenectady County AP), Zach Schwartz-Weinstein (Cohoes), Scott Stoner (Fort Edward) and Will Yandik (Livingston)