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Re: possible Pink-footed Goose, Saratoga lake

gregg_recer
 

wow, excellent. The best photos I could come up with included in this ebird checklist. Back and flank tone very similar and dark in full side-view photos. Hard to make much on the tail, but one side view seems to show very little white edging. All consistent with bean. Limited orange band on the bill indicative of Tundra? Forehead shape should be somewhat steeper/less sloped compared to Taiga; photos might be consistent with somewhat steeper forehead.

On Sun, Mar 14, 2021 at 4:32 PM zach schwartz-weinstein <zachsw@...> wrote:
It’s a bean goose, probably tundra.  Being seen now in the trailer park next to state boat launch.  

On Sun, Mar 14, 2021 at 3:53 PM gregg recer <gregg.recer@...> wrote:
gotta admit that didn't occur to us. I'm going through the photos now; no flight shots, so views of tail or upper-wing surface are likely limited. Seems like back/folded wings contrast dark compared to chest color. I put this is ebird for the moment as goose sp., with discussion; and photos/further observations hopefully clarifying the ID.
Thanks Zach.

On Sun, Mar 14, 2021 at 2:49 PM zach schwartz-weinstein <zachsw@...> wrote:
This looks suspiciously bean-gooseish.  Try to get photos of the tail if possible 

On Sun, Mar 14, 2021 at 2:38 PM gregg_recer <gregg_recer@...> wrote:
Cathy and I are now looking at another Anser goose at the state boat launch at the outlet of Saratoga lake. appears to be a Pink-footed, perhaps the same as reported a couple of days ago by David de Siena at lock 2? with canadas on shore edge north of the bridge on the east side close to the corner of the entry road. 

this one has a dark brown head and neck with dark striations on the side of the neck, no white on the face, a stubby dark bill with limited orangey toward the tip. the leg color is more orange than pink, but some pfgo photos seem to show the color as variable. close views of some photos show pink toes vs more orange tibio-tarus. preliminary back of camera and digiscope shots attached. 

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Re: possible Pink-footed Goose, Saratoga lake

zach schwartz-weinstein
 

It’s a bean goose, probably tundra.  Being seen now in the trailer park next to state boat launch.  

On Sun, Mar 14, 2021 at 3:53 PM gregg recer <gregg.recer@...> wrote:
gotta admit that didn't occur to us. I'm going through the photos now; no flight shots, so views of tail or upper-wing surface are likely limited. Seems like back/folded wings contrast dark compared to chest color. I put this is ebird for the moment as goose sp., with discussion; and photos/further observations hopefully clarifying the ID.
Thanks Zach.

On Sun, Mar 14, 2021 at 2:49 PM zach schwartz-weinstein <zachsw@...> wrote:
This looks suspiciously bean-gooseish.  Try to get photos of the tail if possible 

On Sun, Mar 14, 2021 at 2:38 PM gregg_recer <gregg_recer@...> wrote:
Cathy and I are now looking at another Anser goose at the state boat launch at the outlet of Saratoga lake. appears to be a Pink-footed, perhaps the same as reported a couple of days ago by David de Siena at lock 2? with canadas on shore edge north of the bridge on the east side close to the corner of the entry road. 

this one has a dark brown head and neck with dark striations on the side of the neck, no white on the face, a stubby dark bill with limited orangey toward the tip. the leg color is more orange than pink, but some pfgo photos seem to show the color as variable. close views of some photos show pink toes vs more orange tibio-tarus. preliminary back of camera and digiscope shots attached. 

Gregg Recer
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Re: possible Pink-footed Goose, Saratoga lake

gregg_recer
 

gotta admit that didn't occur to us. I'm going through the photos now; no flight shots, so views of tail or upper-wing surface are likely limited. Seems like back/folded wings contrast dark compared to chest color. I put this is ebird for the moment as goose sp., with discussion; and photos/further observations hopefully clarifying the ID.
Thanks Zach.

On Sun, Mar 14, 2021 at 2:49 PM zach schwartz-weinstein <zachsw@...> wrote:
This looks suspiciously bean-gooseish.  Try to get photos of the tail if possible 

On Sun, Mar 14, 2021 at 2:38 PM gregg_recer <gregg_recer@...> wrote:
Cathy and I are now looking at another Anser goose at the state boat launch at the outlet of Saratoga lake. appears to be a Pink-footed, perhaps the same as reported a couple of days ago by David de Siena at lock 2? with canadas on shore edge north of the bridge on the east side close to the corner of the entry road. 

this one has a dark brown head and neck with dark striations on the side of the neck, no white on the face, a stubby dark bill with limited orangey toward the tip. the leg color is more orange than pink, but some pfgo photos seem to show the color as variable. close views of some photos show pink toes vs more orange tibio-tarus. preliminary back of camera and digiscope shots attached. 

Gregg Recer
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Zach Schwartz-Weinstein
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Re: possible Pink-footed Goose, Saratoga lake

zach schwartz-weinstein
 

This looks suspiciously bean-gooseish.  Try to get photos of the tail if possible 

On Sun, Mar 14, 2021 at 2:38 PM gregg_recer <gregg_recer@...> wrote:
Cathy and I are now looking at another Anser goose at the state boat launch at the outlet of Saratoga lake. appears to be a Pink-footed, perhaps the same as reported a couple of days ago by David de Siena at lock 2? with canadas on shore edge north of the bridge on the east side close to the corner of the entry road. 

this one has a dark brown head and neck with dark striations on the side of the neck, no white on the face, a stubby dark bill with limited orangey toward the tip. the leg color is more orange than pink, but some pfgo photos seem to show the color as variable. close views of some photos show pink toes vs more orange tibio-tarus. preliminary back of camera and digiscope shots attached. 

Gregg Recer
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gregg recer
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Zach Schwartz-Weinstein
203 500 7774


possible Pink-footed Goose, Saratoga lake

gregg_recer
 

Cathy and I are now looking at another Anser goose at the state boat launch at the outlet of Saratoga lake. appears to be a Pink-footed, perhaps the same as reported a couple of days ago by David de Siena at lock 2? with canadas on shore edge north of the bridge on the east side close to the corner of the entry road. 

this one has a dark brown head and neck with dark striations on the side of the neck, no white on the face, a stubby dark bill with limited orangey toward the tip. the leg color is more orange than pink, but some pfgo photos seem to show the color as variable. close views of some photos show pink toes vs more orange tibio-tarus. preliminary back of camera and digiscope shots attached. 

Gregg Recer
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gregg recer
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gwf goose - Saratoga sod farms

gregg_recer
 

Cathy and I are watching a greater white-fronted goose among the thousands of canadas currently at the sod farms south of wright's loop. it's presently a needle/haystack challenge in the wet ditch running N-S through the field along the s leg of the loop. it was initially much easier to pick out in a small group way toward the east end of the fields. 

Gregg Recer
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Re: SundayVischers Ferry

Robert S Pastel
 

Forgot black ducks, am widgeons.

Robert S. Pastel

On Mar 14, 2021, at 1:27 PM, Robert S Pastel <rspastel@gmail.com> wrote:

Hooded mergs, gadwalls, pied billed grebe, gw teal, 3 eagles harrowing ducks (not very successfully), also many wood ducks in flooded area off of tall spruce trail near toll path.

Robert S. Pastel


SundayVischers Ferry

Robert S Pastel
 

Hooded mergs, gadwalls, pied billed grebe, gw teal, 3 eagles harrowing ducks (not very successfully), also many wood ducks in flooded area off of tall spruce trail near toll path.

Robert S. Pastel


Fox Sparrow in WSL

Naomi Lloyd
 

Light snowflakes and my FOY Fox Sparrow in my yard this morning.

Naomi Lloyd
West Sand Lake


Vishers Ferry

James Taft
 

I was over at Vishers Ferry for a few hrs, Got my FOY, Hooded Merganser,Gadwall, Green winged Teal, Wood Duck, Etc. Have not been birding in a while unlike some folks. Yes I wear a mask, have to.


Stillwater area- river and Wright's loop

scottjstoner
 

this afternoon, Denise and I birded the Hudson from mechanicville through Stillwater; waterfowl on the river were fairly sparse but included bufflehead, Am. goldeneye, hooded and common mergansers, and.mallard. 

Saratoga sod farm was chock full of Canada geese, which we estimated at 5,000. no obvious other goose species stood out.

the north leg of Wright's loop was flooded and had wood duck, mallard, Am. black duck, N. Pintail, Am. wigeon, and Ring-billed gulls.

Scott Stoner, Loudonville NY



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2 meadowlarks

Robert S Pastel
 

Near Nielsen’s Farm SNHP

Robert S. Pastel


Fox Sparrow - Canal Trail, Halfmoon

Lindsey Duval <lindsey.duval@...>
 

Found a Fox Sparrow on the section of the canal trail in Halfmoon from Brookwood Rd to behind Momentive. There may be more than one based on a call I heard. 

Also saw a Hermit Thrush that had overwintered along the trail and am now being serenaded by Turkey sounds there. 

Lindsey D. 


Hudson

Robert S Pastel
 

Mechanicville hydroelectric plant- c mergansers, pin tail and wood duck. Nesting eagle across way.

Stillwater library- bufflehead, lesser scaup, goldeneye.

Robert S. Pastel


Vischer Ferry Waterfowl

jhershey2
 

I checked out the towpath west of the main entrance at Vischer Ferry Preserve this morning. It was cold and blustery but most of the ice on the ponds has melted.  There was a good variety of ducks including: 24 Hooded Mergansers, 12 Wood Ducks, 6 American Wigeon, 8 Gadwall, and 8 Green-winged Teal.  I also had 1 Pied-billed Grebe. 

John H.


Pink-footed Goose Hudson Lock 2

David DiSiena
 

I found a Pink-footed goose on the Rensselaer county side of Lock 2 this afternoon around 3. It took off north at around 5 or so. I think it only went 500-600 yards up the river, however the ability to view that part of the river is very difficult. Sorry about the late post, I usually don’t post here and had to figure out my membership etc.


Re: Five Rivers today

Robert S Pastel
 

Late Friday afternoon.  

At 5 Rivers Beaver Pond- 1 American widgeon, 3 ring neck ducks and black ducks.  Also two black ducks at mosquito pond among the peepers.  

Robert S. Pastel

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Blue-winged Teal

marianne friers
 

Just as the sun was setting we found three American Wigeon and three Blue-winged Teal at the confluence of the Mohawk River and the Schoharie. Water is high and the rapids under the bridge raging. The teal were nibbling what appeared to be insects off the surface, floating down almost to Lock 12, then flying upstream again. They did this as long as we watched.

Marianne

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Red-winged Blackbirds , Eastern Bluebirds and Carolina Wrens at Hudson Crossing Park early this morning.

suzy nealon
 

And lots of Canada Geese, and Mallards in the river, but no Buffleheads this morning.


Killdeer, TVs and Geese

Heidi
 

More Killdeer seen and heard at Oakwood Cemetery in Troy and Van Schaick CC in Cohoes. Both on 3/12/21.

2 soaring Turkey Vultures at the Overlook at Oakwood Cemetery 3/12.

Also large V of C Geese flying high and north over Troy

Heidi Klinowski
Troy

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