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Fw: Destination This Week

Naomi Lloyd
 

Hi, All,

Emboldened by the 2nd successful week of finding our target species, I'm going to try for white-winged gulls. They
are around as Tom Williams and Zack have reported their presence on the Cohoes-Crescent area of the Mohawk,
although the presence and numbers of gulls have been near zero at times in early Jan.

Meet at 8:00 a.m. at  the parking area at the end of Tibbets Ave. in Green Island. We'll work the
Hudson to the Cohoes Flats, then the Mohawk to the Crescent Bridge.
If we're finished early, we can look for the Snowy Owls at the airport or the female
Barrows Goldeneye and Redhead at Stillwater. Hope to see you there.

             
Bill Lee


eBird -- 1505 Eleanor Drive, Castleton-on-Hudson, New York, US (42.503, -73.689) -- Jan 24, 2018

kernscot
 

1505 Eleanor Drive, Castleton-on-Hudson, New York, US (42.503, -73.689)

Jan 24, 2018

3:35 PM

Traveling

2.34 miles

22 minutes

All birds reported? Yes

Comments:

Temperature 28 F windy sunny clouds farm pond 1 quarter open water with 8 mallards


500 Canada Goose -- On cornfield

300 Mallard -- On cornfields

3 American Black Duck

20 Rock Pigeon (Feral Pigeon) -- On farm barns

1 Blue Jay

200 American Crow

6 European Starling


Number of Taxa: 7



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Re: Red-shouldered hawk - Palenville -Selkirk

birderlarry
 

We’ve also had a RSHA in the neighborhood for a couple of weeks, off of Bogart Road in Palenville. It’s been very vocal and having “conversations” with mimicking Bluejays!
 
Larry Federman
Palenville, The Greene County
 

From: Alan Mapes alanmapes@... [hmbirds]
Sent: Wednesday, January 24, 2018 8:35 AM
To: HMBirds
Subject: [HMBirds] Red-shouldered hawk - Selkirk
 
 

Just flew across in front of the car on Beaver Dam Road.
 
Alan Mapes
Delmar


Fw: eBird Report - Austerlitz, Jan 24, 2018

kernscot
 



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Austerlitz, Columbia, New York, US
Jan 24, 2018 1:06 PM - 3:36 PM
Protocol: Stationary
Comments:     Temperature 25 F very windy sunny. Another dark eagle  came briefly.
18 species

Bald Eagle  1
Mourning Dove  1
Red-bellied Woodpecker  1
Downy Woodpecker  1
Blue Jay  3
American Crow  7
Common Raven  1
Black-capped Chickadee  3
Tufted Titmouse  2
White-breasted Nuthatch  1
American Robin  3
European Starling  30
Cedar Waxwing  6
American Tree Sparrow  1
Dark-eyed Junco  4
White-throated Sparrow  1
Northern Cardinal  1
American Goldfinch  3

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Red Crossbills and Pine Siskins, Rensselaerville State Forest

zach schwartz-weinstein
 

I had both pine Siskins and red crossbills (the later singing) this morning in Rensselaerville State Forest.  The crossbills were down the overgrown logging track from the clearing.  The Siskins were in a bunch of places.  Also present were several golden-crowned kinglets and brown creepers.
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Zach Schwartz-Weinstein
203 500 7774


Red-shouldered hawk - Selkirk

Alan Mapes
 

Just flew across in front of the car on Beaver Dam Road.

Alan Mapes 
Delmar 


eBird Report - Albany International Airport--Sicker Rd. eastern side, Jan 22, 2018

Ronald Harrower
 

Albany International Airport--Sicker Rd. eastern side, Albany, New York, US
Jan 22, 2018 10:50 AM - 11:10 AM
Protocol: Traveling
0.2 mile(s)
Comments: Drove to the end of Sicker Rd East. Saw dark Snowy Owl sitting on number 5 sign. It looked around a lot, then flew down to the ground and then flew off in direction of Hockey Club building. (Checked there afterward, no sign of owl)
2 species

Snowy Owl 1
American Crow 25

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eBird Report - Lock 2 Mechanicville, Jan 22, 2018

Ronald Harrower
 

Lock 2 Mechanicville, Saratoga, New York, US
Jan 22, 2018 12:45 PM - 12:55 PM
Protocol: Traveling
0.2 mile(s)
Comments: Gate closed to go onto "island", drove to entrance to historic part. Saw Mute Swan and and a few ducks.
4 species

Canada Goose 5
Mute Swan 1
Mallard 11
American Black Duck 2

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eBird Report - Flight Lock Rd., Waterford boat launch, Jan 22, 2018

Ronald Harrower
 

Flight Lock Rd., Waterford boat launch, Saratoga, New York, US
Jan 22, 2018 11:45 AM - 12:15 PM
Protocol: Traveling
2.0 mile(s)
Comments: Drove up hoping to see gull flock from Saratoga side, No to that, but I ad a good talk with lots of Fish Crows and a Hitchcock level of American Crows.
10 species

Ring-billed Gull 12
Herring Gull 4
Great Black-backed Gull 8
Mourning Dove 4
Pileated Woodpecker 2
Blue Jay 23
American Crow 400 estimate
Fish Crow 20 Hard to be sure how many, but there was a lot of ahhn-ahn, an-ahn going on
Black-capped Chickadee 2
White-breasted Nuthatch 1

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eBird Report - Female Barrow’s Goldeneye, Drake Redhead Stillwater Bridge Rd., Jan 22, 2018

Ronald Harrower
 

Stillwater Bridge Rd., Saratoga, New York, US
Jan 22, 2018 1:30 PM - 1:55 PM
Protocol: Traveling
0.5 mile(s)
Comments: Checked out below the dam in Stillwater and found widely spread out Common Goldeneyes, Canada Geese and Mallards. Checked the open water around the bridge and behind the post office and found a pretty good assortment considering the time of the year. The highlights were a female Barrow's Goldeneye and a drake Redhead. The Barrow's was best seen from the strip of land that goes down the far shore from Post Office, just above the dam. The Redhead was with two drake Common Goldeneyes.
14 species

Canada Goose 45
Mallard 15
American Black Duck 4
Redhead 1
Greater Scaup 1
Bufflehead 1
Common Goldeneye 19
Barrow's Goldeneye 1 Swimming with Common Goldeneyes
Common Merganser 2
Red-tailed Hawk 1
Rock Pigeon (Feral Pigeon) 12
Blue Jay 4
American Crow 15
European Starling 45

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Glaucous and Iceland Gulls- 1/22

trwdsd
 

I just scanned the gull groups at the Crescent Power Plant (10:30 a.m.) Seven white-winged gulls: 2 Glaucous, 5 Iceland. Passing eagle just shuffled the deck, but most birds returned to the original loafing spot. Mostly Herring and Great Black-backed Gulls otherwise. No sign of Lesser Black-backed Gull that had been around a few weeks ago, but there is much shuttling of birds between landfill and vicinity over to the river. Thanks to Zach for reporting the large concentration of gulls this morning.

Tom Williams 
Colonie




Green-winged Teal, Castleton

Naomi Lloyd
 

I found a single GWTE among over 100 Mallards at Swartz Farm's pond this afternoon. Part of the pond stays open most of the winter and it often draws other ducks - including, last week, a Northern Pintail.

Naomi Lloyd
West Sand Lake


eBird -- (42.415, -73.577) Chatham NY -- Jan 21, 2018

kernscot
 

(42.415, -73.577) Chatham NY

Jan 21, 2018

3:46 PM

Traveling

13.68 miles

70 minutes

All birds reported? Yes

Comments:

Temperature 39 F calm sunny


30 Mallard -- At a farm stream

90 Wild Turkey -- At a farm going through field to cattle and feeders. Standing on and in them to eat.

2 Mourning Dove

1 Red-bellied Woodpecker

2 Downy Woodpecker

1 Hairy Woodpecker

15 Black-capped Chickadee

3 Tufted Titmouse

1 White-breasted Nuthatch

3 American Robin

50 European Starling

3 White-throated Sparrow

4 Northern Cardinal

10 House Sparrow


Number of Taxa: 14



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gulls, or lack thereof

zach schwartz-weinstein
 

After finding the Iceland Gull at the Corning Preserve, I decided to check Tibbits Ave, Cohoes Flats, Overlook Park, Green Mountain Drive, the Crescent Power Station, and Flightlock Road.  The last location was closed off.  The others had very few gulls - Green Mountain had a few Great Black-backed and Herring Gulls hanging out on a roof, and there were a few birds over the landfill.  There was a group of gulls above visible from Overlook Park (aka School Street), but they were very distant, my tripod is broken, and even if it hadn't been, they were still at least half a mile away and probably not identifiable.  At Crescent Power Station, there were four eagles.  Tibbits had a couple black ducks mixed in with a larger group of mallards.  It was very quiet.

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Zach Schwartz-Weinstein
203 500 7774


Iceland Gull, Corning Preserve.

zach schwartz-weinstein
 

A first cycle Iceland Gull is sitting on the ice by Jennings Landing at the Corning Preserve in Albany.  
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Zach Schwartz-Weinstein
203 500 7774


Fort Edward and Argyle yesterday

scottjstoner
 

Denise and I explored around Argyle and the Fort Edward grasslands yesterday afternoon. Highlight from Argyle was a rough legged hawk.  At Fort Edward we had a good view of a rough legged hawk along Mahaffy Rd. and a somewhat distant view of a snowy owl from the viewing blind on Rt 42. Bluebirds were present in several places, and we had a kestrel. The 40 degrees felt balmy after the bitter cold earlier in the month! Scott Stoner, Loudonville 


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Re: Snow buntings and longspurs, Northumberland

scottjstoner
 

Denise and 8 just had about 100 horned larks and 200 snow buntings (distant) at that same location. No longspurs but the larks flew before we could check them all. Scott Stoner,  Loudonville 


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Date: 1/20/18 9:38 AM (GMT-05:00)
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Subject: [HMBirds] Snow buntings and longspurs, Northumberland

 

large flock of several hundred snow buntings with about 150 horned larks and at least 4 Lapland longspurs found this morning on manure spread. SR 32 just north of the intersection with ruggs Rd. 

Gregg Recer and Cathy Graichen 


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Snow buntings and longspurs, Northumberland

gregg_recer
 

large flock of several hundred snow buntings with about 150 horned larks and at least 4 Lapland longspurs found this morning on manure spread. SR 32 just north of the intersection with ruggs Rd. 

Gregg Recer and Cathy Graichen 


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eBird Report - Washington County Grasslands SF Area trail, Jan 18, 2018

Ronald Harrower
 

Washington County Grasslands SF Area trail, Washington, New York, US
Jan 18, 2018 8:30 AM - 11:50 AM
Protocol: Traveling
8.0 mile(s)
Comments: John Hershey and I went up to the grasslands to observe recently reported Snowy Owls and other Winter specialties. In the foreground of our minds was the recent hubbub surrounding "rogue" photographers who have disturbed owls and gone across private property. Both being somewhat introverted, we took it to heart and did our best to stay in approved observation areas and be considerate of other drivers when we stopped. We did see two Snowy Owls, both at a distance. One was way out on a fence pole in a huge field seen from Plum Rd and Rte 197. The other was in a gully and then a field behind the Little Theater. It never came closer and we never ventured out, leaving us with okay photos, and clear consciences. We saw a Light phased Rough-legged Hawk which was right by Mahaffy Rd. There was also an adult Bald Eagle in a tree on East Rd.
18 species

Bald Eagle 1
Red-shouldered Hawk 6
Rough-legged Hawk 5 3 Dark-phased and 2 Light-phased. The first Dark-phased was behind the Little Theater all morning. When the Snowy Owl went into the field nearby, the hawk did a couple of fly by's to let the owl know t was on the hawk's territory. At one point, the owl jumped up in a defensive posture.
Rock Pigeon (Feral Pigeon) 120
Mourning Dove 8
Snowy Owl 2 Both fairly dark, with one observer saying in was the darkest he had ever seen in his many years of birding
Downy Woodpecker 1
American Kestrel 1
Blue Jay 7
American Crow 75
Common Raven 9 Literally on Mmhaffy Rd and in nearby trees. Quite vocal
Black-capped Chickadee 3
White-breasted Nuthatch 1
European Starling 200
Dark-eyed Junco 16
White-throated Sparrow 2
American Goldfinch 2
House Sparrow 17

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Kinderhook- Rough-legged Hawk,Snow Bunting

kernscot
 

Nancy Kern



Kinderhook NY (42.386, -73.727), Columbia, New York, US
Jan 18, 2018 3:15 PM - 4:35 PM
Protocol: Traveling
5.0 mile(s)
Comments:     Sunny, 6" snow cover, some wind
17 species

Canada Goose  200
Red-tailed Hawk  5
Rough-legged Hawk  1     flying over farm fields
Rock Pigeon (Feral Pigeon)  16
Mourning Dove  2
American Crow  70
Horned Lark  45
Eastern Bluebird  6     small flock
American Robin  8
Northern Mockingbird  1
European Starling  125
Snow Bunting  30     2 flocks seen on farm fields
American Tree Sparrow  1
Dark-eyed Junco (Slate-colored)  5
White-throated Sparrow  2
Savannah Sparrow  3
Northern Cardinal  1