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eBird -- US-New York-Hudson-200 Station Road - 42.31x-73.772 -- Sep 10, 2017

kernscot
 

US-New York-Hudson-200 Station Road - 42.31x-73.772

Sep 10, 2017

4:51 PM

Traveling

1.00 miles

26 minutes

All birds reported? Yes

Comments:

Temperature 70 F Sunny Breeze


3 Double-crested Cormorant

1 Great Blue Heron (Blue form)

1 Ring-billed Gull

5 Rock Pigeon (Feral Pigeon)

1 Mourning Dove

1 Eastern Screech-Owl -- Called several times behind the pavilion

1 Northern Flicker (Yellow-shafted)

1 Pileated Woodpecker

2 Blue Jay

6 American Crow

3 Common Raven

2 Black-capped Chickadee

2 Gray Catbird

1 Cedar Waxwing

2 Northern Cardinal

1 American Goldfinch


Number of Taxa: 16



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Five Rivers 9/9

Ellen
 

Donna Z and I met at Five Rivers yesterday to check out the beautiful new visitor center. We walked a few sections of the Old Fields Trail, where the birds included Eastern Towhee,Eastern Phoebe, Common Yellowthroat, American Redstart, Philadelphia Vireo, Northern Flicker, and many catbirds. We also found a Green Heron & a Belted Kingfisher on one of the ponds.

Ellen


Large mixed flock of Warblers at Albany Pine Bush

zach schwartz-weinstein
 

Bay-breasted, blackpoll, Tennessee, Parula, magnolia, Nashville , black-throated green plus Philadelphia vireo.

Karner Barrens East yellow trail, north leg.
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Zach Schwartz-Weinstein
203 500 7774


Carter's Pond, Greenwich Saturday, September 9th

Scott Varney
 

Had a great birding day at Carter's Pond with my sister today with 2 Magnolia Warblers, 1 Blue-winged Warbler, 1 Palm Warbler and great looks at a Common Gallinule and 6 Blue-winged Teal with post-ecliptic, bright feathers. What a day! It's nice to finally begin seeing some of the migrants passing through.

Happy Birding,
Scott Varney
Salem, NY


eBird -- US-New York-Old Chatham-891 Highland Road - 42.418x-73.581 -- Sep 09, 2017

kernscot
 

US-New York-Old Chatham-891 Highland Road - 42.418x-73.581

Sep 09, 2017

3:34 PM

Traveling

4.00 miles

68 minutes

All birds reported? Yes

Comments:

Temperature 66 F sunny breeze thick vegetation at streams and ponds plus high water levels hinders shorebird viewing in usually good areas.


4 Wood Duck

2 Mallard

1 Great Blue Heron (Blue form)

1 Bald Eagle -- Adult flying

1 Red-tailed Hawk

24 Rock Pigeon (Feral Pigeon)

2 Mourning Dove

1 American Kestrel

3 Eastern Phoebe

4 Blue Jay

7 American Crow

3 Common Raven -- Watched it grab a mouse from a mown field and fly off.

1 House Wren

3 Gray Catbird

110 European Starling

22 Cedar Waxwing -- Hawking dragon flies over farm pond

3 Chipping Sparrow

1 Song Sparrow

1 Northern Cardinal

6 American Goldfinch

4 House Sparrow


Number of Taxa: 21



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Broadwings!!

Larry & Penny Alden
 

Currently looking at a kettle of about 60 Broadwinged Hawk's circling over the Helderberg escarpment.

Shaping up to be a good migration day.

Larry Alden
Meadowdale


vischer ferry migrants - 9/9

gregg_recer
 

cathy graichen and I spent a couple of hours this morning covering parts of vischer ferry. John Hershey arrived just after we did, and so we spent part of the time birding with John too. On the main road we heard a harsh repeated call that john recognized as least bittern (confirmed later with similar calls on xeno-canto). The rest of the main road and wooded trails to the west were pretty quiet. Cathy and I eventually did come across a couple of small mixed migrant flocks including chestnut-sided, bay-breasted, magnolia, and black-throated green warblers; blue-gray gnatchatcher, rose-breasted grosbeak, and numerous eastern peewees were also present. Ebird checklist here:



--
Gregg Recer
gregg_recer@...


Franklin Mt. Hawkwatch underway

Andy Mason
 

Counting is underway for the 29th consecutive season at the Franklin Mt. Hawkwatch, sponsored by the Delaware-Otsego Audubon Society, near Oneonta, NY.  Broad-winged Hawks are on the move and will be building up through the middle two weeks of September.


        Visitors and spotters are always welcome at the hawkwatch.  For more information, contact Andy Mason, (607) 652-2162, AndyMason@..., or Tom Salo, (607) 965-8232, salothomas@....


        Forecasts of anticipated good flights at the hawkwatch are sent out by email a day or two in advance.  To receive these alerts, visit www.franklinmt.org to sign up.  Daily tallies from Franklin Mt. are also available by email—contact Andy Mason as above.

           
        More information and directions to the hawkwatch at the DOAS Sanctuary can be found at www.franklinmt.org.  In addition, daily reports and archived data for Franklin Mt. and other hawk watch sites can be accessed at Hawkcount, www.hawkcount.org .


Andy Mason

-- 
Andrew Mason
1039 Peck St.
Jefferson, NY  12093
(607) 652-2162
AndyMason@...


eBird -- Best Road Kinderhook, NY -- Sep 08, 2017

kernscot
 

Best Road Kinderhook, NY

Sep 08, 2017

6:51 PM

Traveling

1.00 miles

42 minutes

All birds reported? Yes

Comments:

Temperature 57 F sunny


1 Savannah Sparrow


Number of Taxa: 1



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eBird -- Eichybush Rd. Grassland, Kinderhook -- Sep 08, 2017

kernscot
 

Eichybush Rd. Grassland, Kinderhook

Sep 08, 2017

6:13 PM

Traveling

3.00 miles

34 minutes

All birds reported? Yes

Comments:

Temperature 58 F sunny cool calm


1 Red-tailed Hawk

4 Mourning Dove

1 Northern Flicker (Yellow-shafted)

3 American Kestrel

1 Merlin

1 Eastern Phoebe

4 Blue Jay

6 American Robin

2 Gray Catbird

2 Northern Mockingbird

8 Cedar Waxwing

1 Song Sparrow

7 American Goldfinch


Number of Taxa: 13



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eBird -- US-New York-Kinderhook - 42.418x-73.706 - Jan 22, 2017 4:39 PM -- Sep 08, 2017

kernscot
 

US-New York-Kinderhook - 42.418x-73.706 - Jan 22, 2017 4:39 PM

Sep 08, 2017

5:58 PM

Stationary

12 minutes

All birds reported? Yes

Comments:

Temperature 60 F light rain some sun calm


300 Canada Goose -- Some had loose feathers feeding on harvested cornfield


Number of Taxa: 1



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eBird Report - Bog Meadow Brook Nature Trail, Sep 8, 2017

Ronald Harrower
 

Bog Meadow Brook Nature Trail, Saratoga, New York, US
Sep 8, 2017 9:25 AM - 12:15 PM
Protocol: Traveling
2.1 mile(s)
Comments: Slow bird day, so mostly focused on insects and the many snakes and frogs along the way. Highlight of walk was meeting Greg H, a kindred birder. He tipped me off to Pied-billed Grebe I missed on way in. One small flutter of activity between 1/4 mile bench and start.
26 species

Wood Duck 2
Mallard 16
American Black Duck 2
Pied-billed Grebe 1
Great Blue Heron 1
Sharp-shinned Hawk 1
Ruby-throated Hummingbird 1 Feeding on Jewelweed blossoms
Northern Flicker 1
Eastern Phoebe 1
Blue Jay 2
American Crow 3
Common Raven 1
Northern Rough-winged Swallow 1
Tree Swallow 1
Black-capped Chickadee 4
Tufted Titmouse 1
White-breasted Nuthatch 1
Gray Catbird 7 5 "welcomed" me shortly after getting on trail.
Cedar Waxwing 1
Tennessee Warbler 1
Common Yellowthroat 1
Black-throated Green Warbler 1
Song Sparrow 2
Red-winged Blackbird 1
Common Grackle 1
American Goldfinch 2

View this checklist online at http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S39068018

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


eBird Report - Saratoga Lake, Sep 7, 2017

Ronald Harrower
 

Saratoga Lake, Saratoga, New York, US
Sep 7, 2017 4:10 PM
Protocol: Incidental
Comments: Liked the dramatic sky and wanted to get a photo at Riley Cove. Generally don't check lake much during the summer due to boat activities and loud people. Was surprised to see a juvenile Common Loon about 50 feet from shore diving frequently.
1 species

Common Loon 1

View this checklist online at http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S39067248

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eBird Report - Saratoga Spa SP, Sep 7, 2017

Ronald Harrower
 

As I wrote in my ebird report, I ran into a migrant fallout that was only surpassed by a trip to Cape May one September. I worked fast with binoculars and camera to ID as many as I could, but am lucky if I got 10% of the birds flitting through trees along main dirt/gravel road back to old landfill.
Also very cool was a Red-shouldered Hawk calling frequently all the way down as far as you can go on math path. While making a recording, a Great-horned Owl chimed in.
Other notables were another daylight Common Nighthawk and a Sharp-shinned Hawk.
Not feeling well these days, but days like this are restorative. Just watching Warblers so busily working the trees. So alive and so transient.
Ron

Saratoga Spa SP, Saratoga, New York, US
Sep 7, 2017 11:20 AM - 1:44 PM
Protocol: Traveling
2.2 mile(s)
Comments: Walked main road back from Carlsbad Picnic area. Checked side paths and went as far as I could on path beyond old landfill. It was at the fence preventing further walking that I heard a Red-shouldered Hawk calling often. While recording on my phone, a Great-horned Owl started calling. Quality isn't great, but both can be heard. On way back down main gravel road, I hit a huge migrant flock. I saw and identified a lot, but know it was only the top of the iceberg. Only at Cape May in NJ have I seen more migrants at one time.
40 species

Mallard 1
Sharp-shinned Hawk 1
Red-shouldered Hawk (lineatus Group) 1
Broad-winged Hawk 1
Mourning Dove 3
Great Horned Owl 1
Common Nighthawk 1
Red-bellied Woodpecker 1
Downy Woodpecker 1
Northern Flicker 1
Pileated Woodpecker 1
Eastern Phoebe 2
Yellow-throated Vireo 1
Warbling Vireo 1
Red-eyed Vireo 5
Blue Jay 4
American Crow 7
Black-capped Chickadee 11
Tufted Titmouse 3
White-breasted Nuthatch 2
House Wren 1
American Robin 2
Gray Catbird 4
Blue-winged Warbler 1
Black-and-white Warbler 3
Tennessee Warbler 1
American Redstart 3
Northern Parula 1
Magnolia Warbler 4
Blackburnian Warbler 3
Blackpoll Warbler 1
Black-throated Blue Warbler 1
Pine Warbler 1
Black-throated Green Warbler 2
Song Sparrow 2
Indigo Bunting 8
Red-winged Blackbird 1
Common Grackle 1
House Finch 4
American Goldfinch 5

View this checklist online at http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S39058675

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eBird Report - Saratoga Spa SP, Sep 4, 2017

Ronald Harrower
 

Saratoga Spa SP, Saratoga, New York, US
Sep 4, 2017 8:00 AM - 10:35 AM
Protocol: Traveling
2.0 mile(s)
Comments: Met up with John Hershey at Carlsbad Picnic area parking lot. Walked main road, checked "picnic table graveyard", did triangle loop and poked into little spots. Only one small migratory flock. Did see two Common nighthawks flying over us in picnic table area
32 species (+1 other taxa)

Wood Duck 1
Broad-winged Hawk 1
Ring-billed Gull 6
Mourning Dove 2
Common Nighthawk 2
Red-bellied Woodpecker 1
Downy Woodpecker 1
Downy Woodpecker (Eastern) 2
Northern Flicker 1
Pileated Woodpecker 1
Eastern Wood-Pewee 1
Eastern Phoebe 1
Great Crested Flycatcher 1
Red-eyed Vireo 2
Blue Jay 7
American Crow 4
Tree Swallow 2
Black-capped Chickadee 4
Tufted Titmouse 2
White-breasted Nuthatch 2
House Wren 2
American Robin 1
Gray Catbird 4
Cedar Waxwing 14
Ovenbird 1
Common Yellowthroat 1
Magnolia Warbler 2
Black-throated Green Warbler 1
Chipping Sparrow 1
Song Sparrow 3
Indigo Bunting 10 Almost completely molted after Lindsey saw them in partial states earlier
Red-winged Blackbird 2
Common Grackle 1

View this checklist online at http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S39037371

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Email change

Bernie & Chris Grossman
 

Our nycap.rr.com email address will soon disappear as a result of our move to Florida. Can anyone tell be how to change the email address that postings are sent to from HMBirds? It isn't intuitively obvious. I still want to follow what's happening in the Capital District. Please contact me offline at bgrossman@nycap.rr.com Thanks

Bernie Grossman


Warblers!

Nancy Castillo
 

Good warbler activity in my yard in western Saratoga County yesterday, and to start the day today.

·         Tennessee Warbler

·         Yellow-rumped Warbler

·         Wilson’s Warbler

·         Cape May Warbler

·         Black & White Warbler

·         Also, a Red-eyed Vireo and great fly-by from a large Cooper’s Hawk

Nancy Castillo


HMBC program - Five Rivers EEC - Monday Sept. 11 at 7 PM - Birding New Zealand

scottjstoner
 

Birding Eastern Gondwana, Part 1: New Zealand

Leader or Speaker: 
Gregg Recer and Cathy Graichen
Location of Event: 
Five Rivers Interpretive Building
Date: 
September 11, 2017 - 7:00pm - 9:00pm
Now that the new visitor center is open at Five Rivers Environmental Education center near Delmar, the HMBC programs will be held there beginning with this one. We are returning to a 7:00 PM start time, since we no longer have to be finished by 8:00.
The common history of the austral landmasses as part of the Gondwana supercontinent is reflected in unique assemblages of plants such as the Antarctic Beech forests. In Australia and New Zealand, the bird life is also strongly influenced by the long isolation of these southern land masses, with 6 bird families endemic to New Zealand, and about another 20 families unique to Australia, or only shared with New Guinea and nearby islands. This two-part program will be based on recent travels by Gregg Recer and Cathy Graichen in both Australia and New Zealand. Part 1 will be a travelogue along the entire length of "mainland" New Zealand -- from Stewart Island in the south to the Hauraki Gulf at the north end of North Island -- exploring such highlights as the Southern Alps; penguins, albatrosses, and other seabirds, and the unique and highly threatened endemic landbirds. A common theme will be the extreme conservation efforts being taken to preserve New Zealand's bird diversity.
Gregg Recer and Cathy Graichen have been HMBC members for nearly 30 years and over that time have become avid world birders. Gregg is the current HMBC President.


eBird -- Crescent Power Plant -- Sep 05, 2017

kernscot
 

Crescent Power Plant

Sep 05, 2017

3:57 PM

Stationary

30 minutes

All birds reported? Yes

Comments:

Temperature 78 F overcast breeze crows hawking insects


27 Mallard

6 Double-crested Cormorant

32 Turkey Vulture -- Flying

1 Bald Eagle -- Juvenile flying spooked gulls

300 Ring-billed Gull

7 Herring Gull (American)

11 Great Black-backed Gull

1 Mourning Dove

200 American Crow

5 Fish Crow -- 5 heard suspect possily many more with large flock of Am. Crows


Number of Taxa: 10



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eBird -- New St. Overlook Park -- Sep 05, 2017

kernscot
 

New St. Overlook Park

Sep 05, 2017

3:31 PM

Stationary

20 minutes

All birds reported? Yes

Comments:

Temperature 82 overcast calm humid


10 Canada Goose

30 Mallard

19 Double-crested Cormorant

3 Great Blue Heron (Blue form)


Number of Taxa: 4



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