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'seabirding' at Saratoga lake.

gregg_recer
 

visible now at Riley's cove, 7 red-breasted mergansers, about 15 common terns, 2 black terns among about 250 ring-billed gulls. white - winged scoters further north from Manning cove Rd. 

Gregg Recer
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Rotterdam yard migrants

John Shea
 

Our yard in Rotterdam, usually only host to common backyard birds, has become a migrant hotspot over the past week. The yard is relatively small, but we do have several large maple trees, with one in particular seeming to be the main draw. The highlight has probably been at least 4 Cape May Warblers, often visible at the same time in the same tree. Other warblers seen here throughout the week include Black-throated Green, Black-throated Blue, Yellow-rumped, Yellow, Northern Parula, Chestnut-sided, and Tennessee. Other notable birds include Baltimore Orioles, Great-crested Flycatcher, Scarlet Tanager, and Red-eyed Vireo.

John Shea
Rotterdam, NY



Sora on Carter's Lake, Greenwich

Scott Varney
 

The access to Carter's Lake Is blocked from both directions today after yesterday's damaging 70 mph winds. However, Ferguson Road was completely open and I found a single Sora in the wetlands, calling intermittently for about 5 minutes. Also a single Virginia Rail calling. 

Scott Varney
Salem NY


Attn Chris & Kathy McCarthy re: Ceruleans

Naomi Lloyd
 

Hey guys, did you post something about Ceruleans in the campground at SISP? I swear I read it but now I can't find the message. I'm doing my usual bang-up job of preparing for tomorrow's Century Run.

Naomi Lloyd


Indigo Buntings and Eastern Kingbird

Alan
 

Our FOS Eastern Kingbird spent a lot of time kiting for insects out front today.

Just spotted two male Indigo Buntings our our back yard feeders.

The nesting Tree Swallows and Bluebirds are very busy out front.

Clear skies, Alan
Glenville


Bonaparte's gulls - Saratoga lake

gregg_recer
 

there's a substantial flock of bonaparte's neat the s. w. corner of the lake. I counted 57. 
somewhat obstructed view can be had from the little pump station pull off on ST9P just south of stony pt Rd. 

Gregg Recer
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Barred Owls at Five Rivers

tommyk2199@...
 

A warm but cloudy morning at Five Rivers today culminated in a pair of barred owls displaying for each other in some pine trees around 10:30am. Other highlights included many migrating warblers and a conspicuously large number of wood thrushes.


Re: Bar-headed Goose

Jennifer Ford
 

Interesting.  Their was one outside of Altamont, NY, not far from the Watervilet Reservoir yesterday afternoon.  Did not have my camera with me - it was hanging out with a group of Canada geese.

On 5/14/2020 11:45 AM, tommyk2199@... wrote:
A friend reported a bar-headed goose in Rensselaer county. Picture is attached, presumably an escapee. I am headed to go observe it now.



white-winged scoters, round lake

gregg_recer
 

group of 7 ww scoters visible from boat launch on SR9. 4 males, 3 females. nearly all the way across. really needs a scope. 

Gregg Recer
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Re: Brant flyover 5/14

Dan Leonard
 

Yes, and about 50 Brant flying low enough for us to hear the wingbeats In Scotia!

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On May 14, 2020, at 8:54 PM, trwdsd via groups.io <trwdsd@...> wrote:

Just watched and heard a flock of approximately 200 Brant fly overhead from our yard in Colonie. They’re moving!


Tom Williams 
Colonie 


Brant flyover 5/14

trwdsd
 

Just watched and heard a flock of approximately 200 Brant fly overhead from our yard in Colonie. They’re moving!


Tom Williams 
Colonie 


Re: 5 Rivers and yard arrivals

Sue Rokos
 

Sorry, not sure why two messages went through, probably my excitement on my phone... but we have been waiting for the Hummingbirds for two weeks now.....nice to know they are on their way to our feeder

Sue Rokos

On Thu, May 14, 2020 at 8:29 PM Sue Rokos <szrokos@...> wrote:
I don't want to brag but we now have 4 grosbeak couples, and two Orioles, one more brown. Plus we now have a catbird visiting with the Oriole on the feeder in Duanesburg.

At Landis highlights tonite include  a redstart where we see it every year which amazes us, pine warblers, yellow rumped warblers, chestnut sided warblers, yellow bellied sapsucker and two eastern towhees, one large and one small, plus usuals. 

Sue and Dennis Rokos

On Thu, May 14, 2020, 7:36 PM scottjstoner via groups.io <ScottJStoner=aol.com@groups.io> wrote:
Five Rivers EEC in Delmar this morning: Tennessee warbler, willow and least flycatchers. 

our yard in Loudonville: RT Hummingbird , finally! 
also, our RB grosbeak count has increased to 3 (2 males, 1 female). 

Scott Stoner



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Re: 5 Rivers and yard arrivals

Sue Rokos
 

I don't want to brag but we now have 4 grosbeak couples, and two Orioles, one more brown. Plus we now have a catbird visiting with the Oriole on the feeder in Duanesburg.

At Landis highlights tonite include  a redstart where we see it every year which amazes us, pine warblers, yellow rumped warblers, chestnut sided warblers, yellow bellied sapsucker and two eastern towhees, one large and one small, plus usuals. 

Sue and Dennis Rokos

On Thu, May 14, 2020, 7:36 PM scottjstoner via groups.io <ScottJStoner=aol.com@groups.io> wrote:
Five Rivers EEC in Delmar this morning: Tennessee warbler, willow and least flycatchers. 

our yard in Loudonville: RT Hummingbird , finally! 
also, our RB grosbeak count has increased to 3 (2 males, 1 female). 

Scott Stoner



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Re: ID help

zach schwartz-weinstein
 


Looks good for veery


On Thu, May 14, 2020 at 7:44 PM Marne Onderdonk via groups.io <marne37=icloud.com@groups.io> wrote:
Hi all,

I spent part of today at the Saratoga Battlefield and hope you can help.... Is this a veery or hermit thrush or ?

(Best birds were a pair of orchard orioles — this little guy or gal was very sweet too)

Thank you in advance!!

Marne



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ID help

Marne Onderdonk
 

Hi all,

I spent part of today at the Saratoga Battlefield and hope you can help.... Is this a veery or hermit thrush or ?

(Best birds were a pair of orchard orioles — this little guy or gal was very sweet too)

Thank you in advance!!

Marne


5 Rivers and yard arrivals

scottjstoner
 

Five Rivers EEC in Delmar this morning: Tennessee warbler, willow and least flycatchers. 

our yard in Loudonville: RT Hummingbird , finally! 
also, our RB grosbeak count has increased to 3 (2 males, 1 female). 

Scott Stoner



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Vischer Ferry

jhershey2
 

Vischer Ferry was not a warbler hotspot this morning as I had hoped but I did have some first-of-the-year birds and other highlights.  I heard a "fitz-bew" from the Whipple Bridge for the only Willow Flycatcher.  There were 2 Wilson's Warblers on the dead end trail to the west from the main path to the river.  I found a Solitary Sandpiper along the main path plus a Spotted and Least Sandpiper in the mud along the river where the main path ends.  Also, 2 young Bald Eagles soaring high above the west pond and Marsh Wrens singing along the towpath.  Some of the other species for the morning include: Wood Ducks, Pied-billed Grebe, Blue-headed Vireo, Carolina Wren, Ruby-crowned Kinglet, Blue-gray Gnatcatcher, Veery, Wood Thrush, Nashville Warbler, Northern Parula, Yellow Warbler, Chestnut-sided Warbler, Black-throated Blue Warbler, Yellow-rumped Warbler, Ovenbird, Northern Waterthrush (one seen at the back pond edge trail and more heard in the wet woods near the scout trail), Common Yellowthroat, Rose-breasted Grosbeak, Baltimore Oriole. 

John H. 


Bar-headed Goose

tommyk2199@...
 

A friend reported a bar-headed goose in Rensselaer county. Picture is attached, presumably an escapee. I am headed to go observe it now.


Trumpeter Swan

John Kent
 

Sorry if this is a duplicate, having email issues. 

One Trumpeter Swan seen and heard at Tubbs Pond this morning. It has flown around the pond while vocalizing a couple of times. Zach and I are here.

John Kent 
Selkirk


Trumpeter Swan

John Kent
 

One Trumpeter Swan seen and heard at Tubbs Pond this morning. It just flew around the pond while vocalizing. Zach and I are here.

John Kent 
Selkirk

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