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Valatie- Snow Goose

kernscot
 

Nancy Kern

Valatie, Columbia, New York, US
Dec 26, 2017 2:30 PM - 2:45 PM
Protocol: Stationary
Comments:     Temperature 23 F, sunny and clouds, windy. Birds on the Kinderhook Creek east of the Rt. 203 bridge and dam. Most of the water was iced over except back near the rapids and rocks.
3 species

Snow Goose  2     sleeping on the ice, light gray color.
Canada Goose  300
Mallard  5



Ghent- Horned Lark

kernscot
 

Nancy Kern

Ghent, NY 12075, Columbia, New York, US
Dec 26, 2017 1:45 PM - 1:55 PM
Protocol: Traveling
1.0 mile(s)
Comments:     along road side near Kline Kill Airport
2 species

American Crow  4
Horned Lark  8



Male Harrier

Kenneth
 

@ 3PM saw a beautiful male in Applause N.Y. flying south along the RR tracks.

Ken
East Glenville



eBird -- (42.413, -73.674) -- Dec 24, 2017

kernscot
 

(42.413, -73.674)

Dec 24, 2017

2:43 PM

Stationary

12 minutes

All birds reported? Yes

Comments:

Temperature 37 F calm sun and clouds


150 Canada Goose

11 Mallard

2 Hooded Merganser -- 1 male 1 female


Number of Taxa: 3



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eBird -- (42.413, -73.674) -- Dec 24, 2017

kernscot
 

(42.413, -73.674)

Dec 24, 2017

2:43 PM

Stationary

12 minutes

All birds reported? Yes

Comments:

Temperature 37 F calm sun and clouds


150 Canada Goose

11 Mallard

2 Hooded Merganser -- 1 male 1 female


Number of Taxa: 3



Sent from my LG Mobile


Re: 2nd Rough-legged Hawk Coxsackie

Brenda Inskeep
 

There are two Rough-legged Hawks at this location, both light phase.

From: "B Inskeep binskeep@... 

Date: December 26, 2017 at 12:04:19 PM EST
To: Hudson Mohawk Birds <hmbirds@...>
Subject: [HMBirds] 2nd Rough-legged Hawk Coxsackie
Reply-To: B Inskeep <binskeep@...>

 

12/26 1200 There is a second Rough-legged Hawk, this one a light adult, working the field off Industrial Pkwy; also a Northern Harrier.


Brenda Inskeep
in Coxsackie, NY


2nd Rough-legged Hawk Coxsackie

Brenda Inskeep
 

12/26 1200 There is a second Rough-legged Hawk, this one a light adult, working the field off Industrial Pkwy; also a Northern Harrier.


Brenda Inskeep
in Coxsackie, NY


Re: Rough-legged Hawk Coxsackie

Brenda Inskeep
 

There is also a Northern Shrike viewable beyond the railroad tracks past the locked gates.


On Dec 26, 2017, at 9:20 AM, B Inskeep wrote:

There is a gorgeous adult Rough-legged Hawk perched and also kiting at times (beautiful) at Coxsackie Creek Grasslands on River Rd, right now, 12/26 0915. It is viewable from the parking area.

Brenda Inskeep
In Coxsackie 




Rough-legged Hawk Coxsackie

Brenda Inskeep
 

There is a gorgeous adult Rough-legged Hawk perched and also kiting at times (beautiful) at Coxsackie Creek Grasslands on River Rd, right now, 12/26 0915. It is viewable from the parking area.

Brenda Inskeep
In Coxsackie


eBird -- (42.413, -73.674) -- Dec 24, 2017

kernscot
 

(42.413, -73.674)

Dec 24, 2017

2:43 PM

Stationary

12 minutes

All birds reported? Yes

Comments:

Temperature 37 F calm sun and clouds


150 Canada Goose

11 Mallard

2 Hooded Merganser -- 1 male 1 female


Number of Taxa: 3



Sent from my LG Mobile


Re: Coxsackie Christmas Morning Birds

Brenda Inskeep
 

Add two adult Bald Eagles perched together in a tree just across the Hudson River, observed from the backyard shoreline in Coxsackie.

On Dec 25, 2017, at 9:36 AM, Brenda Inskeep wrote:

 

While NOT any Mountain Bluebirds (1st NYS record Coxsackie, December 1974), but a nice assortment of yard birds this morning including 2 Pileated Woodpeckers, Downy & Red-bellied Woodpeckers, 2 Yellow-rumped Warblers together and seen well, many Juncos, White-breasted Nuthatches, Titmice & Chickadees; 8 Common Mergansers and many geese on the river.

Early this morning while walking the dog to Coxsackie Boat Launch I heard the distinct call of a Common Loon, twice though I questioned the presence of loons here on the river with so much ice but then I saw a single Common Loon flying directly overhead while at the boat launch and have seen an additional 4 flying south, downriver while watching from the house. I've heard them calling during winter on several occasions in Stamford, CT on Long Island Sound usually on warmer days when the water is dead calm and shrouded with fog. It was a pleasant surprise this white Christmas morning, a reminder of many warm summer days spent camping on the pond in the Northeast Kingdom of VT.

It's a winter wonderland, very pretty with at least 5" on fresh snowfall overnight, and with snow still falling as of 9:30 am.

Merry Christmas to all,
Brenda Inskeep
in Coxsackie, NY


Coxsackie Christmas Morning Birds

Brenda Inskeep
 

While NOT any Mountain Bluebirds (1st NYS record Coxsackie, December 1974), but a nice assortment of yard birds this morning including 2 Pileated Woodpeckers, Downy & Red-bellied Woodpeckers, 2 Yellow-rumped Warblers together and seen well, many Juncos, White-breasted Nuthatches, Titmice & Chickadees; 8 Common Mergansers and many geese on the river.

Early this morning while walking the dog to Coxsackie Boat Launch I heard the distinct call of a Common Loon, twice though I questioned the presence of loons here on the river with so much ice but then I saw a single Common Loon flying directly overhead while at the boat launch and have seen an additional 4 flying south, downriver while watching from the house. I've heard them calling during winter on several occasions in Stamford, CT on Long Island Sound usually on warmer days when the water is dead calm and shrouded with fog. It was a pleasant surprise this white Christmas morning, a reminder of many warm summer days spent camping on the pond in the Northeast Kingdom of VT.

It's a winter wonderland, very pretty with at least 5" on fresh snowfall overnight, and with snow still falling as of 9:30 am.

Merry Christmas to all,
Brenda Inskeep
in Coxsackie, NY


Re: Ebird report of a Snowy Owl at Albany international airport

Robert S Pastel
 

Thanks Zach.  I had made two trips to airport yesterday, but didn’t see.  Today @ about 11 we went out to see it and did just before the terminal. It flew in front of us and then over parking terminal.  

Robert S. Pastel


On Dec 23, 2017, at 4:22 PM, zach schwartz-weinstein zachsw@... [hmbirds] <hmbirds-noreply@...> wrote:

 

http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S41271995

--
Zach Schwartz-Weinstein
203 500 7774


Ebird report of a Snowy Owl at Albany international airport

zach schwartz-weinstein
 

http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S41271995
--
Zach Schwartz-Weinstein
203 500 7774


Eastern Phoebe, Selkirk

John Kent
 

Early this afternoon an Eastern Phoebe was around my house, foraging around the eaves and window shutters. I first noticed it when it came and hovered in front of my living room window for a moment.

John Kent
Selkirk


eBird Report - Harrower’s Harriers Northumberland farmland, Dec 21, 2017

Ronald Harrower
 

Northumberland farmland, Saratoga, New York, US
Dec 21, 2017 1:05 PM - 3:50 PM
Protocol: Traveling
17.0 mile(s)
Comments: Did my zigzag drize three the farmland from Clark Road in the North to Goff Rd in the South. Almost all snow gone and bright sunshine. A few flocks of Winter sparrows along the way and some good looks at Harriers. The diurnal owl who shall not named, was not found!
29 species

Canada Goose 245
Mallard 5
American Black Duck 2
Common Goldeneye 2
Hooded Merganser 4
Common Merganser 7
Northern Harrier 2 The female was on Kobor Road, butterflying over the fields. It dove down a couple of times, once staying to deal with prey
The other was male in fields near the main farm on Goff Road.
Red-tailed Hawk 3
Rough-legged Hawk 1 Pale plumage. Color, size and tail pattern were clear as it flew over me on Callahan Rd
Herring Gull 15
Rock Pigeon (Feral Pigeon) 75
Mourning Dove 23
Red-bellied Woodpecker 1
Downy Woodpecker 1
Northern Flicker 1
Merlin 1 On top of tallest tree at Welcome Farm on West River Road
Blue Jay 7
American Crow 125
Black-capped Chickadee 3
Tufted Titmouse 1
White-breasted Nuthatch 1
Eastern Bluebird 5
Northern Mockingbird 1
European Starling 335
American Tree Sparrow 3
Dark-eyed Junco 14
White-throated Sparrow 7
Northern Cardinal 6
American Goldfinch 5

View this checklist online at http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S41260629

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


eBird Report - Saratoga Lake, Dec 21, 2017

Ronald Harrower
 

Saratoga Lake, Saratoga, New York, US
Dec 21, 2017 9:25 AM - 10:10 AM
Protocol: Traveling
5.0 mile(s)
Comments: Just went to Manning and Riley Coves. Huge raft on mostly Common and Hooded Mergansers far out. Closer in were some rafts of almost exclusively Ring-necked Dcks, a couple of mixed rafts with 6-7 species all in a small area. The eagles were working the edge of the ice as it has retreated southward in past few warmer days. Was surprised to see a Red-winged Blackbird on Nelson Ave Ext.
33 species (+1 other taxa)

Canada Goose 125
American Wigeon 2
Mallard 120
American Black Duck 8
Redhead 4 Drakes mixed in with the large raft of Mergansers. Made sure that I saw the shape of the head, black chest and yellow eye before counting them. There were a lot of female mergansers that initially caught my eye, but failed the above tests.
Ring-necked Duck 65 All in one small raft by Manning Cove
Greater/Lesser Scaup 40 In large raft far out with shimmer, I can't be sure of which species. A week earlier, there were nearly 200 scaup on the far shore, easily identified as they were just feet from the edge of the ice one the shore. Times like this that I wish I had "Duck-Cam" to get closer and send back good photos. That sure would be nice with Long-tailed Duck and Scoter rafts that have been seen way out in the middle of the lake!
Bufflehead 35
Common Goldeneye 55
Hooded Merganser 145
Common Merganser 450
Red-breasted Merganser 4
Common Loon 2
Bald Eagle 4
Red-tailed Hawk 2
Ring-billed Gull 65
Herring Gull 8
Great Black-backed Gull 3
Rock Pigeon (Feral Pigeon) 34
Mourning Dove 13
Downy Woodpecker 1
Hairy Woodpecker 1
Blue Jay 4
American Crow 17
Black-capped Chickadee 2
White-breasted Nuthatch 1
Eastern Bluebird 1
European Starling 35
American Tree Sparrow 2
Dark-eyed Junco 12
White-throated Sparrow 1
Northern Cardinal 4
Red-winged Blackbird 1
American Goldfinch 3

View this checklist online at http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S41260729

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


December 20 Birdline

philwhitney17
 

Birdline summary for week ending December 20:

17 reports; 72 species reported

 

Best of the week:

REDHEAD: Saratoga CBC (2)

LONG-TAILED DUCK: Saratoga CBC (2)

RED-NECKED GREBE: Saratoga Lake 12/19

BLACK-CROWNED NIGHT-HERON: Schenectady CBC

GOLDEN EAGLE: Austerlitz 12/20

SNOWY OWL: Albany Airport 12/16; Coxsackie 12/19

NORTHERN SHRIKE: Saratoga 12/19

SNOW BUNTING: Fort Edward 12/16

 

Other notables:

Snow Goose: Tomhannock 12/14; Helderbergs 12/14; Fort Edward 12/16; Wright?s Loop 12/19

Greater Scaup: Saratoga CBC (35)

Lesser Scaup: Saratoga CBC (80)

Red-breasted Merganser: Saratoga CBC (9)

Common Loon: Saratoga CBC (2); Hudson 12/20

Black Vulture: Schenectady CBC (8)

Bald Eagle: 6 reports

Northern Harrier: Schenectady CBC  (2); Fort Edward 12/16

Rough-legged Hawk: 6 reports

Eastern Screech-Owl: Schenectady CBC

Great Horned Owl: Saratoga CBC; Fort Edward 12/16; Schenectady CBC

American Kestrel: Schenectady CBC

Peregrine Falcon: Saratoga CBC

Common Raven: Schenectady CBC (2)

Horned Lark: 5 reports

Carolina Wren: Saratoga CBC; Saratoga Lake 12/19

Winter Wren: Five Rivers 12/17; Schenectady CBC; Coxsackie CBC (3)

Golden-crowned Kinglet: Saratoga CBC (3)

Yellow-rumped Warbler: Coxsackie CBC

Fox Sparrow: Guilderland 12/16; Schenectady CBC

 

Thanks to Larry Alden (Helderbergs, Schenectady CBC), Lindsey Duval (Saratoga Lake, Northumberland, Fort Edward),  Bernice Gawron (Albany AP), Rich Guthrie (Coxsackie), Ron Harrower (Saratoga CBC, Saratoga, Wrights Loop), Nancy Kern (Castleton, Austerlitz, Hudson), Jim de Waal Malefyt (Tomhannock), Gregg Recer (Schenectady CBC), Scott Stoner (Schenectady CBC, Five Rivers) and Scott Varney (Fort Edward)


eBird Report - Hanehan Road, Dec 19, 2017

Ronald Harrower
 




Begin forwarded message:

From: ebird-checklist@...
Date: December 20, 2017 at 11:47:59 PM EST
To: rharrower@...
Subject: eBird Report - Hanehan Road, Dec 19, 2017

Hanehan Road, Saratoga, New York, US
Dec 19, 2017 12:25 PM - 12:45 PM
Protocol: Traveling
2.0 mile(s)
Comments:     On long jaunt in Stillwater and Schuylerville farmland. Shrike a cool surprise as I just stopped to check a movement in some bushes. The Shrike came our pursued by a Blue Jay
10 species

Cooper's Hawk  1
Rock Pigeon (Feral Pigeon)  46
Mourning Dove  18
Northern Shrike  1
Blue Jay  3
American Crow  7
Common Raven  1
Horned Lark  11
Eastern Bluebird  4
Northern Cardinal  1

View this checklist online at http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S41224835

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eBird Report - Saratoga Lake, Dec 19, 2017

Ronald Harrower
 

Saratoga Lake, Saratoga, New York, US
Dec 19, 2017 1:25 PM - 1:55 PM
Protocol: Traveling
2.0 mile(s)
Comments: Checked out Manning and Riley Coves and was pleased to the area so clear and full of waterfowl. Mergansers were hard to miss, but close photo review brought out species I didn't catch in person. It is often unsafe around Saratoga Lake to stay in one spot long. I thus snap off many photos and review later and scanning first with bins and scope
29 species

Canada Goose 120
Mallard 35
American Black Duck 4
Ring-necked Duck 34
Bufflehead 8
Common Goldeneye 24
Hooded Merganser 210
Common Merganser 430
Red-breasted Merganser 4 One drake and 3 hens
Red-necked Grebe 1
Sharp-shinned Hawk 1
Bald Eagle 1 Flew along shore
Red-tailed Hawk 1
Ring-billed Gull 65
Herring Gull 12
Great Black-backed Gull 4
Mourning Dove 7
Red-bellied Woodpecker 1
Downy Woodpecker 1
Blue Jay 2
American Crow 8
Black-capped Chickadee 1
Tufted Titmouse 1
White-breasted Nuthatch 1
Carolina Wren 1 Riley Cove
American Robin 4
European Starling 45
Dark-eyed Junco 6
Northern Cardinal 2

View this checklist online at http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S41224961

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