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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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eBird -- US-New York-Cohoes-21 Clark Avenue - 42.775x-73.693 -- Sep 05, 2017

kernscot
 

US-New York-Cohoes-21 Clark Avenue - 42.775x-73.693

Sep 05, 2017

2:42 PM

Stationary

40 minutes

All birds reported? Yes

Comments:

Temperature 80 F overcast windy humid water level low but few bird species no fishermen but bridgework continues


3 Mallard

3 Double-crested Cormorant

2 Great Blue Heron (Blue form)

6 peep sp. -- Flew fast high and to the east

75 Ring-billed Gull

1 Peregrine Falcon


Number of Taxa: 6



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Vischers Ferry Preserve

Susan
 

Like Gregg and John yesterday, I spent about three hours at Vishers Ferry this morning. I did the loop walking first towards the river and finishing along the towpath. While I didn't have the number or variety of warblers they had, I did run into one flock of migrants. Unfortunately, the mosquitoes were ferocious at that point attacking my hands and face every time I tried to use my binoculars. Between the bugs and the poor lighting, all I was able to pick out were Black-throated Greens, Redstarts, Gnatcatchers and Ruby-crowned Kinglets. While walking through the Cottonwood forest, I had a Great-horned Owl fly in front of me and perch in the open, which made up for the lack of warblers. I also had three hummingbirds fly within 3 feet of my face, two of them fighting. At the west end of the towpath pond there were three Blue-winged Teals along with the Green-wingeds seen yesterday, and a Pie-billed Grebe.
Susan Beaudoin


Nighthawks - Coxsackie

Richard Guthrie
 

Five nighthawks hawked over the Coxsackie Creek Grasslands Preserve this evening. Also present, two A. Kestrels, 1 N. Harrier and about 20 Turkey Vultures going to roost.

There was a Great Egret there yesterday and one N. Pintail amongst several Greene-winged Teal, Great-blue and  Greene Herons.


--
Richard Guthrie


vischer ferry this morning

gregg_recer
 

spent almost 3 hours at VF this morning. I ran into john kent when I got there and we walked the loop from the whipple bridge down toward the river and then around to the east and back. We had a couple of pretty nice migrant waves with a total of 7 warbler species and 3 vireos. Highlights were 1 wilson's warbler, at least 10 magnolia's, and 3 or 4 each blackburnians and yellow-throated vireos. John had a tennessee warbler before I got there, and a handful of green-winged teal were present in the far western pool along the tow path.


--
Gregg Recer
gregg_recer@...


Louden Road, Ghent- Bay-breasted Warbler

kernscot
 

Nancy Kern

Louden Road, Ghent, New York, US (42.285, -73.596), Columbia, New York, US
Sep 3, 2017 5:15 PM - 5:50 PM
Protocol: Traveling
2.0 mile(s)

Comments:     Temperature 56 F varying amounts of rain
18 species (+1 other taxa)

Wood Duck  5
American Black Duck  1
Great Blue Heron (Blue form)  1
peep sp.  1
Belted Kingfisher  1
Hairy Woodpecker (Eastern)  1
Eastern Wood-Pewee  1
Eastern Phoebe  2
Philadelphia Vireo  1
Tree Swallow  50     Flying over water and marsh
Barn Swallow  20
White-breasted Nuthatch (Eastern)  2
Gray Catbird  2
Cedar Waxwing  3
American Redstart  1
Bay-breasted Warbler  1
Chestnut-sided Warbler  1
Song Sparrow  1
Scarlet Tanager  1

View this checklist online at http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S38983539

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



Hudson Crossing

Susan
 

Yesterday at Hudson Crossing there was a pair of Philadelphia Vireos as well as a Yellow-throated Vireo. Also present were Magnolia, Black-throated Green and Black-and-white Warblers. A young Osprey was sitting on the otherwise abandoned nest on top of the pilings, crying piteously, apparently not figuring out that it's on its own now in terms of food.

Susan Beaudoin

 


HMBC Huyck Preserve trip

John Kent
 

Despite the cold start this morning, birds were active when we arrived at Huyck Preserve in Rensselaerville (Albany County). The water level in Myosotis Lake was fairly low, making for good shorebird habitat at the north end. We had Greater and Lesser Yellowlegs, and Solitary, Spotted, and Least Sandpipers, along with more than twenty Killdeer. As often happens there, almost all of the songbird activity was concentrated in the willow trees right next to the shorebird habitat. While looking back and forth between the mudflats and the trees, we had Cape May, Bay-breasted, and Black-throated Green Warblers, as well as Common Yellowthroat, American Redstart, and Northern Parula. Black-and-white Warbler was heard singing in a couple of spots, as was Red-eyed Vireo. Some saw a Least Flycatcher. Raptors were absent, other than a Cooper's/Sharp-shinned Hawk that some saw briefly. There were no waterfowl except Canada Geese.

John Kent
Selkirk


eBird -- Tower Rd., Hadley -- Sep 2, 2017

rob snell
 

Tower Rd., Hadley
Sep 2, 2017
8:45 AM
Traveling
1.50 miles
90 Minutes
All birds reported? Yes
Comments: Clear sky, calm winds, 45 degrees
Submitted from eBird for iOS, version 1.4.2 Build 114

1 Ruffed Grouse
1 Broad-winged Hawk
3 Mourning Dove
1 Hairy Woodpecker
1 Least Flycatcher
3 Eastern Phoebe
2 Red-eyed Vireo
8 Blue Jay
1 American Crow
3 Common Raven
12 Black-capped Chickadee
1 Red-breasted Nuthatch
1 White-breasted Nuthatch
6 American Robin
1 Gray Catbird
5 Cedar Waxwing
1 Ovenbird
1 Tennessee Warbler
4 Magnolia Warbler
1 Yellow-rumped Warbler
2 Black-throated Green Warbler
4 Chipping Sparrow
1 Field Sparrow
1 Eastern Towhee
12 American Goldfinch

Number of Taxa: 25


eBird -- Tower Rd., Hadley -- Sep 2, 2017

rob snell
 

Tower Rd., Hadley
Sep 2, 2017
8:45 AM
Traveling
1.50 miles
90 Minutes
All birds reported? Yes
Comments: Clear sky, calm winds, 45 degrees
Submitted from eBird for iOS, version 1.4.2 Build 114

1 Ruffed Grouse
1 Broad-winged Hawk
3 Mourning Dove
1 Hairy Woodpecker
1 Least Flycatcher
3 Eastern Phoebe
2 Red-eyed Vireo
8 Blue Jay
1 American Crow
3 Common Raven
12 Black-capped Chickadee
1 Red-breasted Nuthatch
1 White-breasted Nuthatch
6 American Robin
1 Gray Catbird
5 Cedar Waxwing
1 Ovenbird
1 Tennessee Warbler
4 Magnolia Warbler
1 Yellow-rumped Warbler
2 Black-throated Green Warbler
4 Chipping Sparrow
1 Field Sparrow
1 Eastern Towhee
12 American Goldfinch

Number of Taxa: 25


eBird -- US-New York-Valatie-2200 Pine Drive - 42.416x-73.683 -- Sep 01, 2017

kernscot
 

US-New York-Valatie-2200 Pine Drive - 42.416x-73.683

Sep 01, 2017

6:26 PM

Stationary

10 minutes

All birds reported? Yes

Comments:

Temperature 67 F breeze sunny


1 Canada Goose

2 Mallard

8 Common Merganser

4 Cedar Waxwing


Number of Taxa: 4



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Saratoga Spa SP - Carlsbad warblers

Lindsey Duval
 

This morning I went for a walk at Carlsbad in Saratoga Spa SP around sunrise and had 2 pockets of migrants! One might even STILL be lingering around the parking lot - I first found them by the bathrooms, and they had moved to the edge of the parking lot/by the main road when I left. The other had been at the intersection of the paved walkway and the side walk to get to the picnic table pile of death. 

I had Yellow-rumped Warbler, 5 Magnolia Warblers, Black-throated Green Warbler, Black-and-White Warbler, Bay-breasted Warbler, Northern Parula, 2 American Redstarts, and Nashville Warbler.

Also interesting, the dirt pile there had an assortment of 10 Indigo Buntings - the males are in interesting molt into non-breeding plumage right now. Further down the trail I had a Scarlet Tanager (female or juvenile). 

Happy Migration Birding!

Lindsey D.


Great Egret etc. eBird -- Cohoes Flats -- Sep 1, 2017

zach schwartz-weinstein
 

Cohoes Flats
Sep 1, 2017
6:23 AM
Stationary
32 Minutes
All birds reported? Yes
Comments: Submitted from eBird for iOS, version 1.5.4 Build 149

50 Canada Goose
3 Mallard
6 Common Merganser
6 Great Blue Heron
1 Great Egret
7 Killdeer
200 Ring-billed Gull
4 Rock Pigeon (Feral Pigeon)
1 Downy Woodpecker
5 American Crow
2 Black-capped Chickadee
1 Carolina Wren
2 European Starling
3 Cedar Waxwing

Number of Taxa: 14


Warbler wave - Saratoga Battlefield

Naomi Lloyd
 

The Thursday birders checked out Saratoga Battlefield this morning and ran into one of those warbler waves, going from no birds to too many to keep track of in a few minutes. We had at least 10 species, including Pine, Blue-winged, BT Green, Northern Parula, Chestnut-sided, Magnolia, and Blackburnian. There may have been more but the light was terrible, and like every year, we realized we should have started studying those CFYs sooner!

Naomi Lloyd
West Sand Lake


August 30 Birdline

philwhitney17
 

Birdline summary for week ending August 30:

14 reports; 67 species reported

 

Best of the week:

OLIVE-SIDED FLYCATCHER: Meadowdale 8/29

TENNESSEE WARBLER: Pine Bush 8/29 (12), 8/30

CAPE MAY WARBLER: Lake Desolation SF 8/26; Pine Bush 8/29, 8/30

WILSONS WARBLER: Saratoga 8/25; Pine Bush 8/29 (2); Colonie 8/30

CANADA WARBLER: Pine Bush 8/30 (2); Colonie 8/30

 

Other notables:

Pied-billed Grebe: Bog Meadow 8/30

Double-crested Cormorant: Schodack Island SP 8/24 (7)

Osprey: Old Chatham 8/29

Bald Eagle: Schodack Island SP 8/24

Semipalmated Sandpiper: Schodack Island SP 8/24 (20)

Common Nighthawk: Averill Park 8/25; Bog Meadow 8/30 (3)

American Kestrel: Saratoga 8/24; Old Chatham 8/29 (2)

Merlin: Old Chatham 8/29

Common Raven: Lake Desolation SF 8/26 (3)

Eastern Bluebird: Kinderhook 8/26

Wood Thrush: Bog Meadow 8/30

Northern Mockingbird: Kinderhook 8/26 (3)

Brown Thrasher: Schodack Island SP 8/24

Nashville Warbler: Pine Bush 8/30

Magnolia Warbler: Meadowdale 8/29

Blackburnian Warbler: Colonie 8/30

Black-throated Blue Warbler: Lake Desolation SF 8/26

Black-and-white Warbler: Lake Desolation SF 8/26

Scarlet Tanager: Providence 8/30 (2)

 

Thanks to Larry Alden (Meadowdale), Susan Beaudoin (Saratoga), Nancy Castillo (Providence), Lindsey Duval (Bog Meadow), Ron Harrower (Lake Desolation, Saratoga),John Hershey (Saratoga), Nancy Kern (Kinderhook, Valatie, Old Chatham), Brian Smith (Averill Park), Rob Snell (Schodack Island) and Tom Williams (Pine Bush, Colonie)


August 30 Birdline

philwhitney17
 

Birdline summary for week ending August 30:

14 reports; 67 species reported

 

Best of the week:

OLIVE-SIDED FLYCATCHER: Meadowdale 8/29

TENNESSEE WARBLER: Pine Bush 8/29 (12), 8/30

CAPE MAY WARBLER: Lake Desolation SF 8/26; Pine Bush 8/29, 8/30

WILSONS WARBLER: Saratoga 8/25; Pine Bush 8/29 (2); Colonie 8/30

CANADA WARBLER: Pine Bush 8/30 (2); Colonie 8/30

 

Other notables:

Pied-billed Grebe: Bog Meadow 8/30

Double-crested Cormorant: Schodack Island SP 8/24 (7)

Osprey: Old Chatham 8/29

Bald Eagle: Schodack Island SP 8/24

Semipalmated Sandpiper: Schodack Island SP 8/24 (20)

Common Nighthawk: Averill Park 8/25; Bog Meadow 8/30 (3)

American Kestrel: Saratoga 8/24; Old Chatham 8/29 (2)

Merlin: Old Chatham 8/29

Common Raven: Lake Desolation SF 8/26 (3)

Eastern Bluebird: Kinderhook 8/26

Wood Thrush: Bog Meadow 8/30

Northern Mockingbird: Kinderhook 8/26 (3)

Brown Thrasher: Schodack Island SP 8/24

Nashville Warbler: Pine Bush 8/30

Magnolia Warbler: Meadowdale 8/29

Blackburnian Warbler: Colonie 8/30

Black-throated Blue Warbler: Lake Desolation SF 8/26

Black-and-white Warbler: Lake Desolation SF 8/26

Scarlet Tanager: Providence 8/30 (2)

 

Thanks to Larry Alden (Meadowdale), Susan Beaudoin (Saratoga), Nancy Castillo (Providence), Lindsey Duval (Bog Meadow), Ron Harrower (Lake Desolation, Saratoga),John Hershey (Saratoga), Nancy Kern (Kinderhook, Valatie, Old Chatham), Brian Smith (Averill Park), Rob Snell (Schodack Island) and Tom Williams (Pine Bush, Colonie)


Bog Meadow Brook Trail 8/30

Lindsey Duval
 

I haven't been to this spot in the morning in a long time, so can't yet report on warblers there (maybe tomorrow), but today I took a nice post-work walk and got 27 species, mostly the usual. The best birds were 3 Common Nighthawks flying over the pond for over an hour, a Pied-billed Grebe, and a Wood Thrush.

Happy birding!

Lindsey D. 


Warblers on the move- Albany Pine Bush Preserve

trwdsd
 

It has been a very busy couple of days at the Albany Pine Bush Preserve. We opened our mist nets in Karner Barrens East for the first day of fall migration banding on Tuesday morning. Twenty nets produced nearly one hundred birds, including migrants that breed locally, and others more distantly. Highlights included a very dull hatch-year Cape May Warbler (female), a Least Flycatcher, a Magnolia Warbler, seven (!) Tennessee Warblers, an adult Wilson's Warbler (male), two Black-throated Green Warblers, and two American Redstarts. 

Around mid-morning, I came up over a rise to the sight of seventeen small birds awaiting extraction from one net. Among them were many warblers- Wilson's, three Chestnut-sided, five Tennessee, two American Redstarts, and Black-throated Green. I also extracted and released a hatch-year male Ruby-throated Hummingbird. Bird banders need a separate, special banding permit in order to conduct hummingbird banding. We do not do this at APB, but I've watched Bob Yunick perform this intricate work at Five Rivers. I'm amazed he can even get a band around their tiny legs! 

We had a remarkable event on Tuesday, also. We saw a Tennessee Warbler in one of our nets that already had an aluminum band on it, a recapture. The band number prefix looked familiar, and we looked it up on our laptop back at the banding station. We had banded this migrant 362 days earlier, captured in the exact same net location. Talk about site fidelity! This was the first through-migrant we have recaptured. 

This morning, I did a three-mile loop on the yellow perimeter trail around Karner Barrens East. I ran into seven groups of singing/calling birds containing chickadees, titmice, and nuthatches. Each one had warblers and vireos in tow. Highlights included two Canada Warblers, a Tennessee Warbler, a Nashville Warbler, and a Cape May Warbler. Follow the adage: "For warblers in fall, go where chickadees call."

Lastly, we have been seeing migrants at home in Colonie early each morning, and around 5-7pm in the evening, for the last three days. Wilson's Warbler, American Redstart, Blackburnian Warbler, and many others. We even had a Canada Warbler come down and investigate the fountain in our small water-feature, twenty feet from us! I am always surprised by what can be found when one birds their own property with the same vigor as on a field trip.

Enjoy fall migration,

Tom Williams 
Colonie 




Warblers at Carlsbad Pavilion SSP

Susan
 

While reading behind the Carlsbad Pavilion, hoping some migrants would pass through, I heard Chickadees, and sure enough there was a small mixed flock with them. Blackburnian, Nashville and Black-throated Green Warblers were present along with a Blue-gray Gnatcatcher.
Susan Beaudoin

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