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This week's destination: 2/26

Naomi Lloyd
 

Still apologising for last week's dearth of Short-eared Owls when they have been seen every day before and after... but onwards to a new week.

The weather looks moderately sucky but seems we might get a dryish slot. There was some action on the river around Stillwater today and geese have been on the move, so let's meet at the the Mechanicville Price Chopper at 9:00am and we can check the river up and down from there -- Lock 2, River Rd, etc.

Good birding and stay dry!

https://www.google.com/maps/place/Price+Chopper+Plaza,+Stillwater,+NY+12118/@42.9100473,-73.6872968,17z/data=!3m1!4b1!4m5!3m4!1s0x89de17c4d0038d6f:0xfc26c2b79e8fc201!8m2!3d42.9102339!4d-73.6851213?hl=en&authuser=0

Naomi


On Wednesday, January 22, 2020, 12:42:51 PM EST, Naomi Lloyd via Groups.Io <naomi_kestrel@...> wrote:


Bill and I were the only birders last week and got skunked on grasslands birds, despite others finding good stuff later that day and in the week. So let's try the Washington/Saratoga grasslands again and hope for better luck (and more eyes!)

Meet at Hudson Crossing park at 9:00. I might spend the rest of the day up there and look for SEOW in the afternoon.

https://www.google.com/maps/place/Hudson+Crossing+Park/@43.113797,-73.579937,17z/data=!3m1!4b1!4m5!3m4!1s0x89de2ebeef77c4ef:0xcdfc181530ee1425!8m2!3d43.113797!4d-73.577743?hl=en&authuser=0

Naomi





HMBC program Monday evening March 2 - Rich Guthrie

scottjstoner
 

Join us on Monday March 2 at 6:30 PM at the Colonie Library for a presentation by Richard Guthrie, "The Changes I've Seen in 60 Years of Birding - and What's New and Different"

For directions and more information, please see



Black Vultures

jeffdeal
 

I had a great sighting of two black vultures flying through my back yard in North Greenbush this morning, just south of HVCC.  The white wingtips were unmistakable!


Turkey Vultures

Ron
 

Just saw 2 Turkey Vultures soaring near the intersection of Creble Road and 9W, Selkirk.


Crows

Ron
 

My wife and I went to Troy on Saturday around 5 pm and we noticed hundreds and hundreds of crows that filled the sky and nearly all the trees along the West Bank of the Hudson where Highway 7 crosses were full of crows. Not sure if that is a regular site or not, but we were amazed by the numbers.


Re: Herring/Glaucous Gull Hybrid Schoharie Crossing Yesterday

zach schwartz-weinstein
 

This seems to be the first ebird record of this hybrid in region 8.  I haven't checked the kingbird for older records.


On Mon, Feb 24, 2020 at 1:35 PM marianne friers <threecollie@...> wrote:
Not sure if this is of interest and sorry it isn't timely...I didn't realize what we had found until I asked experts for ID. Couldn't make it look right for a Glaucous.



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Signs of spring!

Heidi
 

At 10:35 this morning I saw my FOS V of about 25 Canada Geese flying high and NORTH over the Hudson River near Troy.

Also spotted 3 Turkey Vultures circling over Pawling Avenue near Emma Willard School.

And at home in Sycaway.... happy to see my first crocus poking up.

I know we’re not out of the woods yet but I’m encouraged.

Heidi Klinowski
Troy


Re: Common Grackle South Glens Falls

Barb, Rod and Jill
 

I too had a Common Grackle yesterday and today. Also, I’ve been seeing two or three red-wing blackbirds off and on for a couple of weeks, but today an entire flock of 30-40 swept through my yard. In Jefferson, Schoharie County.
 
Barb
 

From: ConserveBirds
Sent: Monday, February 24, 2020 1:09 PM
To: 'Hmbirds'
Subject: [hmbirds] Common Grackle South Glens Falls
 

 

Just this morning I was happy to see the first Common Grackle of the year in my backyard. 

 

Mona Bearor

South Glens Falls

 

 


Herring/Glaucous Gull Hybrid Schoharie Crossing Yesterday

marianne friers
 

Not sure if this is of interest and sorry it isn't timely...I didn't realize what we had found until I asked experts for ID. Couldn't make it look right for a Glaucous.


Common Grackle South Glens Falls

ConserveBirds
 

 

Just this morning I was happy to see the first Common Grackle of the year in my backyard. 

 

Mona Bearor

South Glens Falls

 

 


Re: Red-winged Blackbirds

Weiskotten, Kurt
 

Three Red-wings and two grackles at the feeders in Galway, Saratoga County today.

On Feb 23, 2020 1:45 PM, "marianne friers via Groups.Io" <threecollie@...> wrote:
We found males at three different locations in Montgomery County today. First of the year for us.
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canvasback at ft Miller

gregg_recer
 

male canv. continues on Hudson at ft Miller. east side just downstream of lock 6.

Gregg Recer
gregg_recer@...

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gregg recer
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Red-winged Blackbirds

marianne friers
 

We found males at three different locations in Montgomery County today. First of the year for us.


several birds this weekend

scottjstoner
 

today at our feeders - FOY common grackle

yesterday in halfmoon - two Turkey Vultures

yesterday at the Washington county grasslands - 2 short-eared owls and 3 northern harriers. 

Scott and Denise, Loudonville



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Longspurs - Northumberland

Alan Mapes
 

At least 3 Lapland longspurs with the bunch of snow buntings and horned larks at the manure patch on Stonebridge Road, south of the poultry farm. 3:40 pm Friday. 

Alan Mapes
Saratoga 


SNHP Snowshoe Hike Kestrel

Scott Varney
 

I just finished the 4 mile Wilkinson Trail at SNHP and what a glorious sunny, people-free day!  I got great looks at the most spectacularly vivid, fresh-feathered male American Kestrel from 20 feet away on a Wild Apple tree. This was my only sighting of this species all winter!  The blues and browns were absolutely stunning!

As I finished my hike, 2 Barred Owls started calling back and forth at 2:30 pm. 2 Common Ravens, lots of Blue Jay's, loads of American Tree Sparrows, Northern Juncos and a single Red-tailed Hawk rounded out this amazing visit!
What a fantastic place!

Scott Varney
Salem NY


Re: Bluebirds

naomiking
 

I had three bluebirds at my birdbath yesterday. First time I've ever seen them in my yard in 8 years.


Bluebirds

Alan
 

Five Bluebirds out by the boxes just now.

Clear skies, Alan
Glenville


Pine Grosbeak, Shushan

Scott Varney
 

While travelling on Route 313 through Shushan today, I found one small flock of Pine Grosbeaks (6-8 birds) in the Battenkill State Forest by the roadside. I parked to observe them for about 5 minutes and found 1 gorgeous adult male providing fantastic views on the lower boughs of a large white pine tree. Yahoo!

Scott Varney
Salem, NY


Re: Black Vulture

David Halm
 

Yeah, I saw two by exit 19 around 1pm on Monday. A first for me. 


David

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