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corrected report

kernscot
 

Nancy Kern

Rich Guthrie emailed emailed me that a Red-necked Grebe has been reported in the Stockport Creek so I am deleting the Horned Grebe from my report. I will try to re-find this grebe and get another look.

corrected report:


22-2637 Station Road, Hudson, New York, US (42.315, -73.757), Columbia, New York, US
Aug 23, 2017 6:58 PM - 7:28 PM
Protocol: Traveling
1.0 mile(s)
Comments:     Temperature 78 F Sunny Breeze Hudson river tide high
11 species

Great Blue Heron (Blue form)  1
Rock Pigeon (Feral Pigeon)  5
Ruby-throated Hummingbird  1
Eastern Phoebe  1
Eastern Kingbird  1
American Crow  4
Gray Catbird  2
Cedar Waxwing  20
Song Sparrow  1
House Finch  1
American Goldfinch  3

View this checklist online at http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S38788331

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



eBird -- US-New York-Valatie-2200 Pine Drive - 42.416x-73.683 -- Aug 23, 2017

kernscot
 

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

Aug 23, 2017

2:38 PM

Stationary

15 minutes

All birds reported? Yes

Comments:

Temperature 77 F overcast breeze


97 Canada Goose -- Many feathers shed in the creek birds preening

2 Common Merganser

9 Cedar Waxwing -- Hawking insects over creek


Number of Taxa: 3



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eBird -- Eichybush Rd. Grassland, Kinderhook -- Aug 23, 2017

kernscot
 

Eichybush Rd. Grassland, Kinderhook

Aug 23, 2017

3:28 PM

Traveling

3.00 miles

30 minutes

All birds reported? Yes

Comments:

Temperature 78 F sunny


1 Turkey Vulture

10 Rock Pigeon (Feral Pigeon)

2 Mourning Dove

3 American Kestrel -- Watched one catch a good sized snake

1 Eastern Phoebe

2 Eastern Kingbird

16 American Crow

12 Tree Swallow

35 Barn Swallow (American)

6 Eastern Bluebird

1 Gray Catbird

1 Northern Mockingbird

32 European Starling

2 Bobolink

16 American Goldfinch


Number of Taxa: 15



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eBird -- Kinderhook NY (42.386, -73.727) -- Aug 23, 2017

kernscot
 

Kinderhook NY (42.386, -73.727)

Aug 23, 2017

4:45 PM

Traveling

1.00 miles

20 minutes

All birds reported? Yes

Comments:

Temperature 78 F sunny at a large dairy farm with manure piles and pools of water


5 Killdeer

1 Semipalmated Sandpiper

1 Spotted Sandpiper

1 Greater Yellowlegs

6 Rock Pigeon (Feral Pigeon)

3 Mourning Dove

3 European Starling


Number of Taxa: 7



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Tomorrow's destination, 8/24

Naomi Lloyd
 

Bill is having some computer issues, so he asked me to let you all know that tomorrow's meeting place will be at Clark Street off Ontario in Cohoes, behind the UHaul lot, at 8:00am. There has been some ongoing work to repair the access walk down to the Flats. So if we get there and they're working, we'll move over to the parking lot for Falls View Park. Scopes and waterproof footgear are recommended!

See you there --

Naomi


Counting Common Nighthawks- 8/22

trwdsd
 

Four birders braved threatening skies on Tuesday evening, looking for migrating nighthawks ahead of the approaching storms. We counted only six, as individuals and two group of two. The best bird swooped in at 7:55pm below tree top level, coursed around the parking lot area just off the ground, and left after a minute in the fading light. We will observe again tomorrow beginning at 6:00pm at the Albany Pine Bush Discovery Center on New Karner Rd. (Rt. 155) in Albany. Bring a chair and binoculars. The Preserve is hosting their annual "Drop-in Nighthawk Watch" program at 5:30pm, so expect a good group of skywatchers.

Tom Williams 
Colonie 




Tuesday AM shorebird report

zach schwartz-weinstein
 

At Cohoes Flats, 1 Lesser Yellowlegs and at least 1 killdeer.  They're doing more work on the path, this time with bigger rocks.  

At Falls View, no shorebirds but plenty of habitat.
--
Zach Schwartz-Weinstein
203 500 7774


Common Nighthawks, Colonie-8/19

trwdsd
 

Thirty-two Common Nighthawks in one loose group heading SSE over Colonie at 7:10 this evening. Get outside if you can and watch the sky.

Tom Williams 
Colonie 




Re: Cohoes Flats access improvements

Richard Guthrie
 

....and they build hydro-electric power plants?

On Sat, Aug 19, 2017 at 12:40 PM, Tom trwdsd@... [hmbirds] <hmbirds-noreply@...> wrote:
 

Whatever materials were used to fill the rock-strewn gully that leads down to the water's edge from the parking area were quickly washed down to the bottom of the hill after yesterday's deluge of rain. Back to the drawing board...


Tom Williams 
Colonie






--
Richard Guthrie


Re: eBird Report - Eichybush Rd. Grassland, Kinderhook, Aug 19, 2017

kernscot
 

Corrected report. I never understand why my mistakes get entered when I have removed them before I save the report. ???

Nancy Kern

 

 


From: ebird-checklist@...
Sent: Saturday, August 19, 2017 3:31 PM
To: kernscot@...
Subject: eBird Report - Eichybush Rd. Grassland, Kinderhook, Aug 19, 2017
 
Eichybush Rd. Grassland, Kinderhook, Columbia, New York, US
Aug 19, 2017 12:36 PM - 1:12 PM
Protocol: Traveling
3.0 mile(s)
Comments:     Temperature 84 F clouds sun humid mild breeze
21 species

Turkey Vulture  3
Red-tailed Hawk  2
Rock Pigeon (Feral Pigeon)  3
Mourning Dove  2
Eastern Phoebe  1
Eastern Kingbird  3
American Crow  3
Tree Swallow  7
Bank Swallow  1
Barn Swallow (American)  14
Eastern Bluebird  3
American Robin  1
Gray Catbird  1
Northern Mockingbird  1     Juvenile bird pecking a large reddish caterpillar in the road until it stopped wriggling then ate it.
European Starling  5
Cedar Waxwing  4
Savannah Sparrow  1
Northern Cardinal  1
House Finch  2
American Goldfinch  27
House Sparrow  4

View this checklist online at http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S38715305

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


eBird -- Best Road Kinderhook, NY -- Aug 19, 2017

kernscot
 

Best Road Kinderhook, NY

Aug 19, 2017

1:19 PM

Traveling

2.00 miles

20 minutes

All birds reported? Yes

Comments:

Temperature 84 F cloudy breeze humid


1 Turkey Vulture

1 Red-tailed Hawk

1 Mourning Dove

2 Blue Jay

2 Barn Swallow (American)

2 Eastern Bluebird

1 Northern Mockingbird

1 Savannah Sparrow

1 Baltimore Oriole

14 American Goldfinch


Number of Taxa: 10



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eBird -- Eichybush Rd. Grassland, Kinderhook -- Aug 19, 2017

kernscot
 

Eichybush Rd. Grassland, Kinderhook

Aug 19, 2017

12:36 PM

Traveling

3.00 miles

36 minutes

All birds reported? Yes

Comments:

Temperature 84 F clouds sun humid mild breeze


3 Turkey Vulture

2 Red-tailed Hawk

1 Greater/Lesser Yellowlegs

3 Rock Pigeon (Feral Pigeon)

2 Mourning Dove

1 Eastern Phoebe

3 Eastern Kingbird

1 flycatcher sp. (Tyrannidae sp.)

3 American Crow

7 Tree Swallow

1 Bank Swallow

14 Barn Swallow (American)

3 Eastern Bluebird

1 American Robin

1 Gray Catbird

1 Northern Mockingbird -- Juvenile bird pecking a large reddish caterpillar in the road until it stopped wriggling then ate it.

5 European Starling

4 Cedar Waxwing

1 Savannah Sparrow

1 Northern Cardinal

2 House Finch

27 American Goldfinch

4 House Sparrow


Number of Taxa: 23



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Re: Cohoes Flats access improvements

trwdsd
 

Whatever materials were used to fill the rock-strewn gully that leads down to the water's edge from the parking area were quickly washed down to the bottom of the hill after yesterday's deluge of rain. Back to the drawing board...

Tom Williams 
Colonie




Cohoes Flats Access

Louis J. Suarato
 

The new parking area offers a gradual trail to the flats. Very convenient.

Louis J. Suarato


Cohoes Flats, Clark Ave improvements

Kathryn Schneider
 

Like many birders I spent yesterday morning at Cohoes viewing the shorebirds on the flats from many different access points. We had great views of Lesser and Greater Yellowlegs, the Short-billed Dowitcher, Least and Spotted Sandpipers. We stopped at the Clark Avenue (U-Haul) overlook again around 11 AM and found the parking area cordoned off because a work crew from Boralex was “fixing up the access” to the river. We had to walk to the river from the end of the street and we couldn’t stay to see the results of their work but they had heavy equipment in there. I’m really hoping that what they did is really and improvement. Stairs would be great.

Kathy Schneider
Stuyvesant Falls


Re: Cohoes flats

zach schwartz-weinstein
 

To answer my own question, it looks like they've widened and put cement/gravel down on the path down to the flats from the lot.  It'll be a lot easier to get down there now.  


On Fri, Aug 18, 2017 at 8:04 AM zach schwartz-weinstein <zachsw@...> wrote:
Anyone know what's going on with the parking area on Clark Ave?  It's roped off with caution tape this morning.  
--
Zach Schwartz-Weinstein
203 500 7774
--
Zach Schwartz-Weinstein
203 500 7774


Cohoes flats

zach schwartz-weinstein
 

Anyone know what's going on with the parking area on Clark Ave?  It's roped off with caution tape this morning.  
--
Zach Schwartz-Weinstein
203 500 7774


Re: Shorebird Habitat - Schoharie County

Richard Guthrie
 

Thanks, John.

That could be reminiscent of the draw-down of Basic Reservoir in Albany County several years ago.

That incident brought many, many shorebirds over the weeks of exposed flats including Semipalmated, Least, White-rumped, Pectoral, Solitary, Bairds, Stilt Sandpipers, S-b. Dowitchers, both Y-legs, and Semiplamated Plovers. What a bonanza.

You build it, they will come.

Good Luck and keep us posted.

Rich Guthrie


On Thu, Aug 17, 2017 at 7:50 PM, John Roosenberg II mail4john2@... [hmbirds] <hmbirds-noreply@...> wrote:
 

All:

Shorebird habitat is always really hard to find in Schoharie County.  However, right now there is some very good habitat at the Cobbleskill Reservoir as one of the ponds has been drained down to mudflats.

Compared to Albany County, we haven't had the level of shorebird excitement; but there was Semipalmated Plover, Least Sandpiper, and Greater Yellowlegs all there tonight.

Worth checking out if you are working on a Schoharie County list or in the area.

Thanks

John





--
Richard Guthrie


Shorebird Habitat - Schoharie County

John Roosenberg II
 

All:

Shorebird habitat is always really hard to find in Schoharie County.  However, right now there is some very good habitat at the Cobbleskill Reservoir as one of the ponds has been drained down to mudflats.

Compared to Albany County, we haven't had the level of shorebird excitement; but there was Semipalmated Plover, Least Sandpiper, and Greater Yellowlegs all there tonight.

Worth checking out if you are working on a Schoharie County list or in the area.

Thanks

John



Worm-eating Warbler- Albany Pine Bush Preserve 8/17

trwdsd
 

On a midday walk, clockwise through the Albany Pine Bush Preserve-Karner Barrens East, I ran into a small pocket of migrant vireos and warblers near the NE corner of the yellow trail just before it ascends the sandy hill and turns right. There were a few Yellow Warblers and a Warbling Vireo, neither of which breeds in that part of the Preserve, but the big surprise was a Worm-eating Warbler. Migrants are definitely on the move. Some images are embedded in the eBird checklist below.



Tom Williams 
Colonie

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