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Re: eBird -- 365 Rigor Hill Road, Ghent, New York, US (42.292, -73.578) -- Mar 05, 2018

kernscot
 

Oops! Delete Tree Swallows!

Thanks Alan-

Nancy

 

 


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Subject: [HMBirds] eBird -- 365 Rigor Hill Road, Ghent, New York, US (42.292, -73.578) -- Mar 05, 2018
 


365 Rigor Hill Road, Ghent, New York, US (42.292, -73.578)

Mar 05, 2018

1:59 PM

Traveling

0.20 miles

4 minutes

All birds reported? Yes

Comments:

Temperature 35 F overcast calm


1 Red-bellied Woodpecker

2 Tree Swallow

1 Fox Sparrow

4 Dark-eyed Junco

1 White-throated Sparrow

2 Song Sparrow


Number of Taxa: 6



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eBird -- Copake Lake -- Mar 05, 2018

kernscot
 

Copake Lake

Mar 05, 2018

5:20 PM

Stationary

1 minutes

All birds reported? Yes

Comments:


2 Mallard

8 Ring-necked Duck

1 Bufflehead

2 Hooded Merganser

58 Common Merganser

1 Herring Gull


Number of Taxa: 6



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eBird -- 4 Cheviot Road, Germantown, New York, US (42.126, -73.905) -- Mar 05, 2018

kernscot
 

4 Cheviot Road, Germantown, New York, US (42.126, -73.905)

Mar 05, 2018

3:56 PM

Stationary

11 minutes

All birds reported? Yes

Comments:


1 Bald Eagle -- Adult eating a fish on downed tree in the river temperature 40 F windy

2 Ring-billed Gull


Number of Taxa: 2



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eBird -- 136 Dales Bridge Road, Germantown, New York, US (42.148, -73.857) -- Mar 05, 2018

kernscot
 

136 Dales Bridge Road, Germantown, New York, US (42.148, -73.857)

Mar 05, 2018

3:02 PM

Stationary

2 minutes

All birds reported? Yes

Comments:


16 Canada Goose

2 Mute Swan

22 Mallard

4 Ring-necked Duck

2 Hooded Merganser

4 Wild Turkey

2 Red-tailed Hawk

20 House Sparrow


Number of Taxa: 8



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eBird -- 136 Dales Bridge Road, Germantown, New York, US (42.148, -73.857) -- Mar 05, 2018

kernscot
 

136 Dales Bridge Road, Germantown, New York, US (42.148, -73.857)

Mar 05, 2018

3:02 PM

Stationary

2 minutes

All birds reported? Yes

Comments:


16 Canada Goose

2 Mute Swan

22 Mallard

4 Ring-necked Duck

2 Hooded Merganser

4 Wild Turkey

2 Red-tailed Hawk

20 House Sparrow


Number of Taxa: 8



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eBird -- 72 Anchorage Road, Germantown, New York, US (42.158, -73.887) -- Mar 05, 2018

kernscot
 

72 Anchorage Road, Germantown, New York, US (42.158, -73.887)

Mar 05, 2018

3:21 PM

Stationary

10 minutes

All birds reported? Yes

Comments:

Hudson river very high water that had been over the boat launch area temperature 40 F windy overcast


4 Great Cormorant -- North of Lasher Park on channel marker showing flank patches


Number of Taxa: 1



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Warren County Evening Grosbeaks and Red Crossbills

dharriso57
 

Yesterday, Mark Fitzsimmons and I toured some eastern areas of Warren County and found winter finches along Padanarum Rd. in Bolton Landing. These included at least 7 Evening Grosbeaks near the south end of the road (where it is still paved), 2 Red Crossbills, nearly 40 Pine Siskins and a handful of Purple Finches. Other highlights here included Common Ravens carrying nesting material and a River Otter in the wetland around where the road becomes dirt. Tom Williams will be leading a club trip to this area during the breeding season, but it is also a nice winter birding destination.

Other notable sightings were a Bufflehead and a Red-breasted Merganser on Lake George, the former seen from the Steamboat Dock in Hague and the latter from Rogers Park in Bolton Landing. Waterfowl seemed a little scarce, but there is a fair amount of open water on the lake, so maybe that will change soon.

The final highlights of the day were the two Rough-legged Hawks at the Floyd Bennett Memorial Field east of Glens Falls. We saw one of each flavor - dark and light.

David Harrison

Milford NJ


Great Cormorants, Germantown- 3/4

trwdsd
 

Colleen and I are observing two Great Cormorants this morning from the boat launch in Germantown. They are currently perched on the base of the channel marker IB (Imbocht Bay) north of the boat launch. 


Tom Williams 
Colonie




reminder - Monday March 5 HMBC Program - 7 PM at Five Rivers

scottjstoner
 

Altitudinal Range Shifts of Birds at the Southern Periphery of the Boreal Forest


Leader or Speaker: 
Jeremy Kirchman
Location of Event: 
Five Rivers EEC
Date: 
March 5, 2018 - 7:00pm - 8:30pm
Topic: Altitudinal Range Shifts of Birds at the Southern Periphery of the Boreal Forest
Research published in the last decade has made it increasingly clear that some bird species are shifting their geographic ranges in response to climate warming. Much of this research makes use of data from long-term monitoring projects and repeated state bird atlas projects. Birds are presumed to be moving uphill as well as toward the poles, but detecting altitudinal shifts in mountainous areas with these kinds of data is difficult because the large geographic scale of most survey units masks the substantial elevational variation within their boundaries. In this talk I will describe our effort to directly measure altitudinal range shifts of bird breeding in the Adirondacks by repeating an altitudinal transect survey conducted forty years ago by Ken Able and Barry Noon at Whiteface Mountain. We found evidence for uphill movement of upper and lower range boundaries and of weighted mean altitude over the last 40 years, and for a regional trend toward warmer summers from Adirondack weather station data collected over this same period.
Dr. Jeremy Kirchman has been Curator of Birds at the New York State Museum and Affiliate Professor of Biology at the State University of New York at Albany since 2006. Kirchman grew up in Illinois and first became interested on ornithology during a summer job in the Ozark Mountains in 1993,and has been studying birds ever since. Kirchman earned a BA in biology from Illinois Wesleyan University in 1994, and a MS in zoology from Louisiana State University in 1997. It was at LSU that he first became interested in museum specimen collections. From 1997-2001 he worked at the Field Museum of Natural History in Chicago, IL. In 2006 he completed his Ph.D. in zoology from the University of Florida, writing his dissertation on the evolution of flightless birds on oceanic islands. Dr. Kirchman’s current research focus is on the biogeography and evolution of birds that breed in high-elevation “islands” of boreal forest in the Catskills and Adirondacks of New York.


Waterfowl at Coxsackie Grasslands today

Richard Guthrie
 

I stopped  by for a brief look and found 14 Hooded Mergansers and 2 Greene-winged Teal at the Serta Pond plus several Am. Black Ducks flying around overhead plus two pairs of Canada Geese staking out their turf.

Red-winged Blackbirds, Song Sparrows, and Amer. Robins present as well.

--
Richard Guthrie


waterfowl -- hudson river from stillwater to ft miller

gregg_recer
 

hello hmbirds:
scott stoner, cathy graichen, and I covered some spots along the Hudson from stillwater northwards to ft miller this afternoon. The water was very high all along the river, perhaps dispersing a lot of the recently-reported  waterfowl concentrations. Common goldeneye were scattered in small groups throughout the area. A few common mergansers at ft miller; one group of about 30 ring-necked ducks there, and 4 hooded mergansers were in the champlain canal at new river rd near SR4. The ponded field at the north leg of Wright's loop had a pair of am. wigeon, a pair of green-winged teal, roughly 15 no. pintail, and at least a couple of pairs of wood duck, along with dozens each of mallard and am. black duck. Also 2 song sparrows at wright's loop. Large numbers of canada geese were present in farm fields along SR4.
gregg recer
malta


--
Gregg Recer
gregg_recer@...


eBird -- 3052 Main Street, Valatie, New York, US (42.413, -73.674) -- Mar 03, 2018

kernscot
 

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

Mar 03, 2018

3:47 PM

Stationary

5 minutes

All birds reported? Yes

Comments:

Temperature 40 snow 1 ft. Deep Kinderhook Creek high water


7 Canada Goose

6 Hooded Merganser

1 Rock Pigeon (Feral Pigeon)

1 American Crow

200 Red-winged Blackbird -- Flying


Number of Taxa: 5



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Re: First of Season Fox Sparrow

Richard Guthrie
 

Keep an eye out for that Golden-crowned Sparrow..... There's one out there somewhere.

Rich

On Fri, Mar 2, 2018 at 5:02 PM, Larry & Penny Alden overlook@... [hmbirds] <hmbirds-noreply@...> wrote:
 

At my feeders with the “regulars”.

Larry Alden
Meadowdale





--
Richard Guthrie


First of Season Fox Sparrow

Larry & Penny Alden
 

At my feeders with the “regulars”.

Larry Alden
Meadowdale


eBird -- 245 Wire Road, Germantown, New York, US (42.154, -73.838) -- Mar 01, 2018

kernscot
 

245 Wire Road, Germantown, New York, US (42.154, -73.838)

Mar 01, 2018

4:25 PM

Traveling

9.00 miles

45 minutes

All birds reported? Yes

Comments:

Temperature 51 F


1 Red-tailed Hawk

2 American Crow

7 Eastern Bluebird

3 American Robin

9 European Starling

60 Red-winged Blackbird


Number of Taxa: 6



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eBird -- 136 Dales Bridge Road, Germantown, New York, US (42.149, -73.858) -- Mar 01, 2018

kernscot
 

136 Dales Bridge Road, Germantown, New York, US (42.149, -73.858)

Mar 01, 2018

4:13 PM

Traveling

0.47 miles

10 minutes

All birds reported? Yes

Comments:


30 Canada Goose

4 Mute Swan

4 Mallard

35 Wild Turkey

1 Red-tailed Hawk

11 Rock Pigeon (Feral Pigeon)

2 Mourning Dove

80 European Starling

50 Red-winged Blackbird


Number of Taxa: 9



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Troy - Amer. Wigeon

Heidi
 

There was a male American Wigeon in Oakwood Cemetery in Troy today. 

He was on the pond with the fountain, across from the Gardner Earl Chapel inside the Oakwood Avenue entrance. 

I first saw him around 11am but he was still there at 1:45 feeding along the edge with a pair of Mallards and a dozen Canada Geese. 

Heidi Klinowski 


eBird -- 51 Newman Road, Hudson, New York, US (42.241, -73.767) -- Mar 01, 2018

kernscot
 

51 Newman Road, Hudson, New York, US (42.241, -73.767)

Mar 01, 2018

3:31 PM

Stationary

5 minutes

All birds reported? Yes

Comments:

Temperature 52 F overcast


2 Canada Goose

14 Black Vulture -- At Greenport trash station circling and perched

9 Turkey Vulture


Number of Taxa: 3



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February 28 Birdline

philwhitney17
 

Birdline summary for week ending February 28:

30 reports; 56 species reported

 

Best of the week:

GREATER WHITE-FRONTED GOOSE: Schodack 2/26 (3); Fort Miller 2/28 (4)

CACKLING GOOSE: Fort Miller 2/22, 2/28 (2)

REDHEAD: Saratoga 2/27

LONG-TAILED DUCK: Fort Miller 2/28

RED-BREASTED MERGANSER: Saratoga 2/27

LESSER BLACK-BACKED GULL: Crescent 2/25

NORTHERN SHRIKE: Castleton 2/28

HARRIS’S SPARROW: Meadowdale 2/24, 2/28

 

Other notables:

Snow Goose: Schodack 2/25 (11), 2/28; Fort Miller 2/28

Mute Swan: Germantown 2/26 (2)

Northern Pintail: 5 reports

Greater Scaup: Saratoga 2/27

Lesser Scaup: Crescent 2/28

Common Goldeneye: Greenwich 2/24 (90); Germantown 2/26 (4), Fort Miller 2/28

Bald Eagle: Germantown 2/26

Northern Harrier: Fort Edward 2/24 (2)

Great Horned Owl: Ballston Spa 2/25 (2)

Barred Owl: Earlton 2/28 (3)

American Kestrel: Ghent 2/28

Carolina Wren: Castleton 2/28

Eastern Bluebird: Wrights Loop 2/25 (2); Schodack Landing 2/28 (3)

Song Sparrow: 5 reports

Purple Finch: Austerlitz 2/25

 

Thanks to Larry Alden (Meadowdale), James Coe (Meadowdale), Ron Harrower (Wrights Loop, Saratoga), John Hershey (Crescent), Michelle Joyce (Coeymans, Earlton), Nancy Kern (Castleton, Greenwich, Fort Edward, Wrights Loop, Valatie, Schodack, Schodack Landing, Austerlitz, Germantown, Ghent), Naomi Lloyd (Schodack), Steve Mesick (Wrights Loop), Stacy Robinson (Fort Miller), Scott Varney (Fort Miller) and Tom Williams (Crescent)


Winter Wren 3.1.18 6 a.m.

Michelle J
 

As I was leaving for work I heard and recorded a Winter Wren! I'm sure it will be gone by the time I get home but, what a nice surprise nonetheless!

Michelle Joyce
Earlton 🌷