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eBird Report - Hudson Crossing Park, Jul 7, 2017

ConserveBirds
 

-Mona Bearor
S Glens Falls

Hudson Crossing Park, Saratoga, New York, US Jul 7, 2017 6:45 AM - 9:20 AM
Protocol: Traveling
2.3 mile(s)
Comments: river extremely high from recent rains; cloudy, 70F; birds quiet
37 species

Canada Goose 21
Double-crested Cormorant 2
Great Blue Heron 1
Osprey 1 at nest
Rock Pigeon (Feral Pigeon) 3
Mourning Dove 1
Red-bellied Woodpecker 2
Downy Woodpecker 2
Northern Flicker 2
Pileated Woodpecker 1
Eastern Wood-Pewee 3
Eastern Phoebe 2
Great Crested Flycatcher 1
Warbling Vireo 7
Red-eyed Vireo 1
Blue Jay 1
American Crow 1
Tree Swallow 2
White-breasted Nuthatch 2
House Wren 1
Carolina Wren 1
Eastern Bluebird 2
Veery 2
Wood Thrush 2
American Robin 15
Gray Catbird 13
European Starling 7
Cedar Waxwing 3
Ovenbird 1
American Redstart 7 observed one female carrying food
Yellow Warbler 3
Chipping Sparrow 3
Song Sparrow 2
Northern Cardinal 5
Common Grackle 12
American Goldfinch 1
House Sparrow 3

View this checklist online at http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S38021581

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Five Rivers: Round up the usual suspects

Naomi Lloyd
 

For lack of anywhere more exciting, the Thursday birders went to Five Rivers today where we saw the expected birds. A few Prairie Warblers and Field Sparrows still sang, and a persistent trill heard on the Big Pine Trail was probably a Pine Warbler. American Goldfinches gathered thistle fluff to fill their nests and other species were seen carrying food to hidden spots. Even the indefatigable Red-eyed Vireos are starting to go quiet.

Only a few weeks til shorebird migration!

Naomi Lloyd
West Sand Lake


July 5 Birdline

philwhitney17
 

Birdline summary for week ending July 5:

8 reports; 80 species reported

 

Best of the week:

BLACK TERN: Round Lake 7/4

YELLOW-BILLED CUCKOO: Wrights Loop 7/2

VESPER SPARROW: Kinderhook 6/30

GRASSHOPPER SPARROW: Kinderhook 6/30

ORCHARD ORIOLE: Saratoga NHP 7/1

 

Other notables:

Osprey: Round Lake 7/4

Coopers Hawk: Saratoga NHP 7/1

Virginia Rail: Bog Meadow 7/5

Yellow-throated Vireo: Wrights Loop 7/2 (2); Round Lake 7/4; Bog Meadow 7/5

Winter Wren: Cherry Plain 7/1

Eastern Bluebird: Saratoga NHP 6/29 (6-8); Wrights Loop 7/2 (2)

Wood Thrush: Saratoga NHP 6/29 (2), 7/1; Nutten Hooke 7/2; Bog Meadow 7/5

Brown Thrasher: Kinderhook 6/30 (3)

Blackburnian Warbler: Cherry Plain 7/1

Prairie Warbler: Saratoga NHP 7/1 (2)

Canada Warbler: Cherry Plain 7/1; Bog Meadow 7/5

Scarlet Tanager: Nutten Hooke 7/2

Savannah Sparrow: Saratoga NHP 6/29; Kinderhook 6/30 (6)

Indigo Bunting: Saratoga NHP 6/29; Kinderhook 6/30 (2)

Eastern Meadowlark: Kinderhook 6/30 (3)

Baltimore Oriole: Saratoga NHP 6/29

Purple Finch: Cherry Plain 7/1

 

Thanks to Ron Harrower (Wrights Loop, Bog Meadow), Nancy Kern (Kinderhook, Nutten Hooke), Bill Lee (Saratoga NHP), Steve Mesick (Cherry Plain), Marne Onderdonk (Saratoga NHP) and Scott Stoner (Round Lake)

 

 


Black Tern at Round Lake on July 4 - photos

scottjstoner
 

our full ebird list with embedded images; there may have been two different individuals. Round Lake and the Anthony Kill, Saratoga, New York, US
Jul 4, 2017 8:50 AM - 5:00 PM
Protocol: Traveling
3.0 mile(s)
Comments: by canoe
31 species

Double-crested Cormorant 3
Great Blue Heron 5
Osprey 1 flyover
Black Tern (American) 1 Flying all around round lake and at one point over the Anthony Kill. Observed for about 10 minutes , shortly before 10 :00 and then again around 11:15. Second observation may have been of a different individual; one photo of each is below.
Mourning Dove 4
Red-bellied Woodpecker 1
Downy Woodpecker 2
Eastern Wood-Pewee 2
Great Crested Flycatcher 1
Eastern Kingbird 20
Yellow-throated Vireo 1
Warbling Vireo 2
Red-eyed Vireo 1
Tree Swallow 30
Barn Swallow 2
White-breasted Nuthatch 1
Marsh Wren 2
Veery 1
American Robin 1
Gray Catbird 5
Cedar Waxwing 10
Common Yellowthroat 2
Yellow Warbler 5
Chipping Sparrow 1
Song Sparrow 10
Swamp Sparrow 10
Northern Cardinal 1
Red-winged Blackbird 50
Common Grackle 10 adult carrying food
Baltimore Oriole 1
American Goldfinch 5

View this checklist online at http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S37962761

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


eBird Report - Bog Meadow Brook Nature Trail, Jul 4, 2017

Ronald Harrower
 

Bog Meadow Brook Nature Trail, Saratoga, New York, US
Jul 4, 2017 8:37 AM - 10:50 AM
Protocol: Traveling
1.5 mile(s)
Comments: With current medical limits, I felt like father time rather than a spry birder walking the trail. Nonetheless, the weather was perfect with temps in the mid 60's, abundant sunshine and a very slight breeze. Birds seemed to be about the business of simmer life and I saw many non avian species as well including Water and Garter Snakes, many varieties of Dragonfly and Butterfly, and frogs.
48 species

Great Blue Heron 1
Turkey Vulture 1
Red-tailed Hawk 1
Virginia Rail 1
Mourning Dove 4
Belted Kingfisher 1
Red-bellied Woodpecker 1
Yellow-bellied Sapsucker 1
Downy Woodpecker 1
Northern Flicker 5 Seemed to be a family group of 4 that I "herded" ahead of me as I walked up the trail. There was one other farther along.
Eastern Wood-Pewee 1
Willow Flycatcher 1
Least Flycatcher 1
Eastern Phoebe 1
Great Crested Flycatcher 1
Yellow-throated Vireo 1
Warbling Vireo 5
Blue Jay 2
American Crow 3
Fish Crow 2
Common Raven 1
Northern Rough-winged Swallow 6
Tree Swallow 8
Barn Swallow 4
Black-capped Chickadee 3
Tufted Titmouse 1
White-breasted Nuthatch 1
House Wren 2
Marsh Wren 3
Blue-gray Gnatcatcher 1
Veery 2
Wood Thrush 1
American Robin 7
Gray Catbird 3
Cedar Waxwing 4
Ovenbird 1
Black-and-white Warbler 1
Common Yellowthroat 4
Yellow Warbler 2
Chestnut-sided Warbler 1
Yellow-rumped Warbler 2
Canada Warbler 1 At 3/4 mile bench area.
Song Sparrow 1
Swamp Sparrow 2
Red-winged Blackbird 8
Common Grackle 4
Baltimore Oriole 1
American Goldfinch 5

View this checklist online at http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S37986512

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Tomorrow's destination, 7/6

Naomi Lloyd
 

There aren't any real hot spots this time of year, so I suggest we meet at Five Rivers, which has diversity of habitat and tends to be low on the bug menace scale. Based on what I see at home there should be a lot of fledgling activity so adult birds may be more visible than they've been for a few weeks.

See you at the parking lot at 8:00 am.

Incidentally, if anyone on the list is no longer interested in being notified, or if anyone not on the Thursday list wants to be, please let me know.

Naomi Lloyd
West Sand Lake

*waves to Bernie & Chris*


Re: Black tern at round lake Saratoga county now

scottjstoner
 

Still present at 11:15. Last seen flying west from the Anthony Kill to Round Lake. Got more photos. 



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Date: 7/4/17 9:57 AM (GMT-05:00)
To: Hmbirds <hmbirds@...>
Subject: [HMBirds] Black tern at round lake Saratoga county now

 

Flying all around the lake. we're out paddling on the east side of the lake and just saw it, got photos. Worth looking for from the dec boat launch on rt 9. Scott and Denise 



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Black tern at round lake Saratoga county now

scottjstoner
 

Flying all around the lake. we're out paddling on the east side of the lake and just saw it, got photos. Worth looking for from the dec boat launch on rt 9. Scott and Denise 



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eBird Report - Wrights Loop North, Jul 2, 2017

Ronald Harrower
 

Wrights Loop North, Saratoga, New York, US
Jul 2, 2017 6:45 AM - 7:15 AM
Protocol: Traveling
0.2 mile(s)
Comments: With all the rain of late, I thought I would check Wright's Loop for whatever might be there. No outstanding shorebirds, but there were a lot of local breeding ones like Killdeer, Spotted and Solitary Sandpiper. While looking at them, I heard a Yellow-billed Cuckoo "galloping" in brush and woods across the road from "Lake Wrights Loop"
33 species

Wood Duck 1
Mallard 2
Great Blue Heron 2
Killdeer 15
Spotted Sandpiper 3
Solitary Sandpiper 1
Mourning Dove 4
Yellow-billed Cuckoo 1 "Galloping" call from shrubs and woods opposite where the lower vegetation along the "lake" meets higher shrubs on left side of road.
Northern Flicker 1
Pileated Woodpecker 1
Eastern Wood-Pewee 1
Eastern Phoebe 1
Great Crested Flycatcher 1
Eastern Kingbird 3
Yellow-throated Vireo 2
Warbling Vireo 2
Blue Jay 3
American Crow 2
Tree Swallow 5
Barn Swallow 4
Black-capped Chickadee 2
White-breasted Nuthatch 1
House Wren 1
Eastern Bluebird 2
American Robin 6
Gray Catbird 1
European Starling 45
Common Yellowthroat 2
Song Sparrow 2
Northern Cardinal 1
Red-winged Blackbird 4
Common Grackle 2
American Goldfinch 4

View this checklist online at http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S37948776

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


HMBC field trip summary- Adirondack Tour 7/2

trwdsd
 

Twelve enthusiastic birders visited four locations in the Adirondack Mountains today, primarily in boreal habitat. We observed a total of 65 species, including 16 warbler species. Unfortunately, we dipped on most of the boreal specialists, such as Black-backed Woodpecker and Boreal Chickadee. Even the normally reliable Gray Jays were absent at Bloomingdale Bog, although it was mid afternoon by the time we arrived there.

Our first stop was Circle Rd. outside of Long Lake, where Bog Stream joins Little Tupper Lake. It was quite windy and birding was poor at first, but we managed to locate a few goodies, including a pair of Common Loons, an Olive-sided Flycatcher heard by a couple of birders, and a bittern sp. seen briefly by a few others. At nearby Sabattis Bog, we recorded Ruffed Grouse, Northern Parula, Canada Warbler, and two Broad-winged Hawks in flight, one of which was carrying a snake.

The group searched in vain for the pair of Sandhill Cranes, with two colts, that have bred again this year at Tupper Lake. Joan Collins told us that a fifth crane has joined them as of this morning. 

At the Visitor's Interperative Center at Paul Smiths College, we walked the Boreal Life Trail out to Barnum Pond, and back through the bog along the boardwalk there. There was a Common Loon calling out on Barnum Pond, and a male Black-throated Blue Warbler was foraging no more than ten feet from us, two feet off the ground, along the trail side. In addition, there were singing Winter Wrens, Lincoln's Sparrow, and many Nashville Warblers. Purple Finches were at the feeders outside the VIC building.

Thanks to everyone who attended today's trip, it was a fun day in great habitat with birders young and old(er). We hope to see you on future HMBC trips!


Tom and Colleen Williams
Colonie


eBird -- Nutten Hooke -- Jul 02, 2017

kernscot
 

Nutten Hooke

Jul 02, 2017

5:05 PM

Traveling

1.00 miles

1 minutes

All birds reported? Yes

Comments:

Temperature 87 F sunny Hudson RIver post rains high muddy water many boats out.


8 Canada Goose

2 Eastern Wood-Pewee

1 Great Crested Flycatcher

2 American Crow

2 House Wren

1 Wood Thrush

4 American Robin

3 Gray Catbird

2 Chipping Sparrow

1 Scarlet Tanager

1 Northern Cardinal

1 Red-winged Blackbird

1 Common Grackle


Number of Taxa: 13



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Canada Warbler

Steve Mesick
 

Nice views of a Canada Warbler, Purple Finch, and heard Blackburnian and Winter Wren yesterday in the Cherry Plain SP region.

Steve Mesick


Saratoga Battlefield, Saturday 7/1/17

Marne Onderdonk
 

Happy July, everyone! Can you even believe it’s July?!?

I was going to go for a hike up a mountain yesterday but the weather forecast made me not do it. So I opted for the Saratoga Battlefield, early morning before the weather set in. People-wise it was very quiet; hardly a soul on the Wilkinson Trail. The fields are in bloom—milkweed (ok, that’s the only one I can ID….). After walking the Wilkinson I took a spin around the tour road.

The birding started right outside the main entrance with a wild turkey hen and a handful of poults (i.e., “giblets”). Behind the VC were the usual field inhabitants. The rest per this list:

Indigo bunting
American robin
Eastern Towhee
Field sparrow
Song sparrow
Chipping sparrow
Eastern Phoebe
Eastern Kingbird
Eastern bluebird
Yellow warbler
Wood thrush
Veery
Blue jay
PRAIRIE WARBLER—same one still hanging out by the junction where the WT splits beyond the VC; I also heard a 2nd one between stop 3 and the Rockefeller Monument trail
Common grackle
American crow
RWBB
White-breasted nuthatch
black-capped chickadee
Ruby-throated hummingbird
YB Sapsucker
Red-bellied woodpecker
Pileated woodpecker
Downy woodpecker
Common yellowthroat
Red-eyed vireo
Yellow-throated vireo
Eastern wood pewee
Northern cardinal
Tufted titmice
Cooper’s hawk with prey, being pursued by RWBB
Gray catbird
ORCHARD ORIOLE at stop 8. I pulled into the parking area and it was hanging out, just a few feet from my car

Enjoy the rest of the weekend!

Happy birding,

Marne


Re: WOOD STORKS, Saratoga Springs

Naomi Lloyd
 

Sad to say, it was a mistaken location. Someone local who recently moved to Florida and didn't change their Facebook location. Oh well!

Naomi



On July 1, 2017, at 5:52 PM, "naomi lloyd naomi_kestrel@... [hmbirds]" <hmbirds-noreply@...> wrote:


 

I just saw a report with photos on the ABA Rare Bird facebook page of two WOOD STORKS at the train station in Saratoga Springs this morning. Address 26 Station Lane. Is anyone in the area who can dash over and see if they're still present?

Naomi  


WOOD STORKS, Saratoga Springs

Naomi Lloyd
 

I just saw a report with photos on the ABA Rare Bird facebook page of two WOOD STORKS at the train station in Saratoga Springs this morning. Address 26 Station Lane. Is anyone in the area who can dash over and see if they're still present?

Naomi


eBird -- US-New York-Kinderhook-451 Eichybush Road - 42.407x-73.737 -- Jun 30, 2017

kernscot
 

US-New York-Kinderhook-451 Eichybush Road - 42.407x-73.737

Jun 30, 2017

5:24 PM

Traveling

4.00 miles

63 minutes

All birds reported? Yes

Comments:

Temperature 79 F some heavy rain and winds spots of sun black flies out


1 Green Heron

1 Killdeer

2 Mourning Dove

1 Northern Flicker (Yellow-shafted)

3 Eastern Kingbird

1 Warbling Vireo (Eastern)

3 Blue Jay

2 American Crow

2 Tree Swallow

8 Bank Swallow

6 Barn Swallow

2 House Wren

3 Eastern Bluebird

9 American Robin

4 Gray Catbird

3 Brown Thrasher

6 Northern Mockingbird

50 European Starling

3 Cedar Waxwing

2 Common Yellowthroat

2 Yellow Warbler

3 Grasshopper Sparrow

6 Chipping Sparrow

1 Field Sparrow

1 Vesper Sparrow

6 Savannah Sparrow

2 Song Sparrow

2 Eastern Towhee

2 Indigo Bunting

8 Red-winged Blackbird

3 Eastern Meadowlark (Eastern)

16 Common Grackle

2 House Finch

5 American Goldfinch

1 House Sparrow


Number of Taxa: 35



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June 28 Birdline

philwhitney17
 

Birdline summary for week ending June 28:

4 reports; 38 species reported

 

Best of the week:

COMMON GALLINULE: Vischer Ferry 6/22

CASPIAN TERN: Hudson 6/28

YELLOW-BREASTED CHAT: Albany Pine Bush 6/22

 

Other notables:

Osprey: Vischer Ferry 6/22

Bald Eagle: Rexford 6/27; Hudson 6/28

Yellow-throated Vireo: Vischer Ferry 6/22 (2)

Northern Mockingbird: Kinderhook 6/25

Brown Thrasher: Kinderhook 6/25 (2)

Savannah Sparrow: Kinderhook 6/25 (2)

Indigo Bunting: Kinderhook 6/25

Eastern Meadowlark: Kinderhook 6/25

Baltimore Oriole: Vischer Ferry 6/22; Kinderhook 6/25

 

Thanks to Nancy Kern (Kinderhook, Hudson), Bill Lee (Vischer Ferry, Rexford) and Tom Williams (Pine Bush)


eBird -- US-New York-Hudson-200 Station Road - 42.31x-73.772 -- Jun 28, 2017

kernscot
 

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

Jun 28, 2017

2:56 PM

Traveling

1.00 miles

30 minutes

All birds reported? Yes

Comments:

Sunny temperature 77 F a few large clouds same wind


1 Double-crested Cormorant

4 Great Blue Heron (Blue form)

1 Bald Eagle

1 Caspian Tern -- Feeding along a sand bar in the Hudson RIver waded in shallow water pecking at the water low tide bright sun

1 Willow Flycatcher

1 Eastern Kingbird

1 American Crow

1 Fish Crow

2 Veery

4 American Robin

1 Gray Catbird

8 European Starling

1 Song Sparrow

1 House Finch

1 American Goldfinch


Number of Taxa: 15



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eBird -- US-New York-Kinderhook-451 Eichybush Road - 42.407x-73.737 -- Jun 25, 2017

kernscot
 

US-New York-Kinderhook-451 Eichybush Road - 42.407x-73.737

Jun 25, 2017

5:05 PM

Traveling

3.00 miles

25 minutes

All birds reported? Yes

Comments:

Temperature 81 F overcast few spits of rain


2 Mourning Dove

1 Eastern Phoebe

1 Eastern Kingbird

3 American Crow

2 Barn Swallow

3 Black-capped Chickadee

1 House Wren

1 Eastern Bluebird

11 American Robin

2 Gray Catbird

2 Brown Thrasher

1 Northern Mockingbird

9 European Starling

4 Cedar Waxwing

2 Common Yellowthroat

1 Yellow Warbler

1 Chipping Sparrow

2 Savannah Sparrow

1 Song Sparrow

1 Eastern Towhee

1 Northern Cardinal

1 Indigo Bunting

5 Red-winged Blackbird

1 Eastern Meadowlark (Eastern)

3 Common Grackle

20 Brown-headed Cowbird

1 Baltimore Oriole

1 American Goldfinch

2 House Sparrow


Number of Taxa: 29



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Need help with bird survey at Hudson Crossing Park in Schuylerville

ConserveBirds
 

We have two uncovered weeks left - next week and the week of July 4th.  Is anyone available to cover those weeks?  All that is required is to bird the park one time during the week - whenever it is convenient for you - and report the species seen to me for the records.  We had one report of Purple Martins over the river and I'd really like to get confirmation of that!  Orchard Oriole and Yellow-billed Cuckoo have been discovered as well.

 

Mona Bearor

South Glens Falls, NY

 

 

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