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Lake Lauderdale Birding

Scott Varney
 

I visited Lake Lauderdale to walk the entrance road and woodland trails.  However, in light of the wind gusts, I chose to stick to the county park road with my dog, Chuck. At approximately the first 1/4 mile along the road, I bumped into a wave of Warblers.  As I put my binoculars on each of the 20 different birds, I came to discover that every single one was an adult male Yellow-rumped Warbler...no juveniles or females. Also found a male Rose-breasted Grosbeak, a Barred Owl performing a single Hoo-Awww, and 3 Northern Juncos (and I thought that species was long gone by now). 

Perhaps the most exciting observation today was the haunting musical symphony of the crying forest.  Each of the trees were creaking and groaning with their own unique voice during every wind gust, as if to vocally protest the wind, cold temperatures and snow.  Perhaps they were contemplating the need for more social distancing.  The physical evidence of their torment was in the form of blowdowns everywhere within the forest.  
Soundscapes like that can't be recreated by humans!

Happy Birding (and Tree-ing)

Scott Varney
Salem, NY

Re: bird id

ConserveBirds
 

I’ve had very good luck with the ABC Bird Tape. https://abcbirds.org/abc-bird-tape/  I installed it on 9 large windows on my back porch in a striped pattern in about an hour.  It has been in place for over 5 years now with no deterioration and all but eliminated the many window strikes I used to get.  I do not find it distracting when looking through the windows at birds.

 

Mona Bearor

South Glens Falls

 

 

From: hmbirds@groups.io [mailto:hmbirds@groups.io] On Behalf Of adir46er
Sent: Saturday, May 9, 2020 9:26 AM
To: Julie Hart <julieannhart@...>
Cc: peazel@...; hmbirds@groups.io
Subject: Re: [hmbirds] bird id

 

On our home, we use a combination of window treatments to deter bird collisions. Last year we created our own version of a “Zen” curtain (similar to Julie’s) for our large living room window. We use “Warning Web” decals on all other windows. These do not rely on UV technology as some decals do and therefore do not require replacement every 4+ months.

The Zen curtain has been very effective in preventing most collisions. Interestingly, the American Goldfinch males like to fly to the paracord and hang on and look in the window at us! I would not personally recommend the Zen style on bedroom windows unless you don’t mind hearing the tapping noise of the cords against the window glass when the wind blows (which it does a lot at our home :-).



Rita Reed

East Hoosick, NY - Rensselaer County



On May 9, 2020, at 8:22 AM, Julie Hart <julieannhart@...> wrote:

 

I personally haven’t had luck with decals. We switched to “Zen curtains” late last summer (see here for an example) and haven’t had any window hits since. We made them from paracord (cheap to buy a roll on Amazon) and then hung them from above the windows with small 3M hooks placed 3-4 inches apart. It also allows you to still see through the window. Just put a few knots in the bottom so they hang straight. They’ll still swing in the wind but the birds got used to them really quickly (within less than an hour). 

 

-Julie



On May 8, 2020, at 20:58, Peg Hasselwander via groups.io <peazel@...> wrote:

 

  Thank you so much for answering right away.  And I ordered some decals.  :-) 

-----Original Message-----
From: zach schwartz-weinstein <zachsw@...>
To: peazel@...
Cc: hmbirds@groups.io <hmbirds@groups.io>
Sent: Fri, May 8, 2020 8:43 pm
Subject: Re: [hmbirds] bird id

It’s an ovenbird, a species of warbler.  You can get decals for windows that help prevent bird collisions like this.

 

On Fri, May 8, 2020 at 8:42 PM Peg Hasselwander via groups.io <peazel=aol.com@groups.io> wrote:

photo from Glenville, NY.  Bird hit window.  What kind of bird is it?  Can't find it in any of my bird-books.  Help!  

-- 

Zach Schwartz-Weinstein
203 500 7774

 

 

Re: bird id

adir46er
 

On our home, we use a combination of window treatments to deter bird collisions. Last year we created our own version of a “Zen” curtain (similar to Julie’s) for our large living room window. We use “Warning Web” decals on all other windows. These do not rely on UV technology as some decals do and therefore do not require replacement every 4+ months.
The Zen curtain has been very effective in preventing most collisions. Interestingly, the American Goldfinch males like to fly to the paracord and hang on and look in the window at us! I would not personally recommend the Zen style on bedroom windows unless you don’t mind hearing the tapping noise of the cords against the window glass when the wind blows (which it does a lot at our home :-).

Rita Reed
East Hoosick, NY - Rensselaer County

On May 9, 2020, at 8:22 AM, Julie Hart <julieannhart@...> wrote:

I personally haven’t had luck with decals. We switched to “Zen curtains” late last summer (see here for an example) and haven’t had any window hits since. We made them from paracord (cheap to buy a roll on Amazon) and then hung them from above the windows with small 3M hooks placed 3-4 inches apart. It also allows you to still see through the window. Just put a few knots in the bottom so they hang straight. They’ll still swing in the wind but the birds got used to them really quickly (within less than an hour). 

-Julie

On May 8, 2020, at 20:58, Peg Hasselwander via groups.io <peazel@...> wrote:

  Thank you so much for answering right away.  And I ordered some decals.  :-) 


-----Original Message-----
From: zach schwartz-weinstein <zachsw@...>
To: peazel@...
Cc: hmbirds@groups.io <hmbirds@groups.io>
Sent: Fri, May 8, 2020 8:43 pm
Subject: Re: [hmbirds] bird id

It’s an ovenbird, a species of warbler.  You can get decals for windows that help prevent bird collisions like this.

On Fri, May 8, 2020 at 8:42 PM Peg Hasselwander via groups.io <peazel=aol.com@groups.io> wrote:
photo from Glenville, NY.  Bird hit window.  What kind of bird is it?  Can't find it in any of my bird-books.  Help!  
-- 
Zach Schwartz-Weinstein
203 500 7774


Re: bird id

Julie Hart
 

I personally haven’t had luck with decals. We switched to “Zen curtains” late last summer (see here for an example) and haven’t had any window hits since. We made them from paracord (cheap to buy a roll on Amazon) and then hung them from above the windows with small 3M hooks placed 3-4 inches apart. It also allows you to still see through the window. Just put a few knots in the bottom so they hang straight. They’ll still swing in the wind but the birds got used to them really quickly (within less than an hour). 

-Julie

On May 8, 2020, at 20:58, Peg Hasselwander via groups.io <peazel@...> wrote:

  Thank you so much for answering right away.  And I ordered some decals.  :-) 


-----Original Message-----
From: zach schwartz-weinstein <zachsw@...>
To: peazel@...
Cc: hmbirds@groups.io <hmbirds@groups.io>
Sent: Fri, May 8, 2020 8:43 pm
Subject: Re: [hmbirds] bird id

It’s an ovenbird, a species of warbler.  You can get decals for windows that help prevent bird collisions like this.

On Fri, May 8, 2020 at 8:42 PM Peg Hasselwander via groups.io <peazel=aol.com@groups.io> wrote:
photo from Glenville, NY.  Bird hit window.  What kind of bird is it?  Can't find it in any of my bird-books.  Help!  
--
Zach Schwartz-Weinstein
203 500 7774

Re: bird id

Peg Hasselwander
 

  Thank you so much for answering right away.  And I ordered some decals.  :-) 


-----Original Message-----
From: zach schwartz-weinstein <zachsw@...>
To: peazel@...
Cc: hmbirds@groups.io <hmbirds@groups.io>
Sent: Fri, May 8, 2020 8:43 pm
Subject: Re: [hmbirds] bird id

It’s an ovenbird, a species of warbler.  You can get decals for windows that help prevent bird collisions like this.

On Fri, May 8, 2020 at 8:42 PM Peg Hasselwander via groups.io <peazel=aol.com@groups.io> wrote:
photo from Glenville, NY.  Bird hit window.  What kind of bird is it?  Can't find it in any of my bird-books.  Help!  
--
Zach Schwartz-Weinstein
203 500 7774

Re: bird id

zach schwartz-weinstein
 

It’s an ovenbird, a species of warbler.  You can get decals for windows that help prevent bird collisions like this.

On Fri, May 8, 2020 at 8:42 PM Peg Hasselwander via groups.io <peazel=aol.com@groups.io> wrote:
photo from Glenville, NY.  Bird hit window.  What kind of bird is it?  Can't find it in any of my bird-books.  Help!  

--
Zach Schwartz-Weinstein
203 500 7774

Re: bird id

John Roosenberg II
 

Ovenbird. 




On Friday, May 8, 2020, 8:43 PM, Peg Hasselwander via groups.io <peazel@...> wrote:

photo from Glenville, NY.  Bird hit window.  What kind of bird is it?  Can't find it in any of my bird-books.  Help!  

bird id

Peg Hasselwander
 

photo from Glenville, NY.  Bird hit window.  What kind of bird is it?  Can't find it in any of my bird-books.  Help!  

Least Flycatcher at Carter's Lake, Greenwich, NY

Scott Varney
 

I rarely get the opportunity to photograph Least Flycatchers up close.
But everybody gets lucky sometimes.


Scott Varney
Salem, NY

Carter's Lake Bird Phots: Part 2

Scott Varney
 

I finally got 1 decent photo of an adult male Yellow-rumped Warbler today!  Yahoo!

Carter's Lake Birding Today: Part 1

Scott Varney
 

Here's a couple photos of some beautiful birds at Carter's Lake in Greenwich, NY today.

Blackpoll Warbler, Ferguson Rd, Carter's Lake

Scott Varney
 

Found 1 very vocal Blackpoll Warbler, 2 Chestnut-sided Warblers, and a single Great-crested Flycatcher...everyone is singing at 3:17 pm. 

Scott Varney
Salem, NY

Indigo Bunting

birderlarry
 

FOS male just now on our feeder - Fri, May 8, 2pm.
Larry Federman
Palenville, Greene County


Sent from my iPhone.

Male Ruby-throated Hummingbird

Alan
 

Just discovered at the feeder above my deck.

Clear skies, Alan
Glenville

Baltimore Oriole in Wynantskill

Janet Wolkenstein
 

May 7th, caught a flash of orange in the backyard, and was able to spot him in the maple next door!

FOY Bobolink -- Five Rivers EEC -- May 07, 2020

Robert Nash
 

Bobolinks have arrived


Five Rivers EEC
May 07, 2020
11:47 AM
Traveling
2.38 miles
117 minutes
All birds reported? Yes
Comments:

8 Canada Goose 
2 Mallard 
1 Great Blue Heron 
1 Red-tailed Hawk 
1 Belted Kingfisher 
1 Pileated Woodpecker 
1 Least Flycatcher 
3 Eastern Phoebe 
4 Blue Jay 
4 Black-capped Chickadee 
1 Tufted Titmouse 
13 Tree Swallow 
2 White-breasted Nuthatch 
1 House Wren 
2 Gray Catbird 
2 Eastern Bluebird 
10 American Robin 
2 House Sparrow 
2 House Finch 
4 American Goldfinch 
2 Chipping Sparrow 
2 White-throated Sparrow 
6 Song Sparrow 
1 Bobolink 
3 Baltimore Oriole 
20 Red-winged Blackbird 
4 Common Grackle 
1 Ovenbird 
6 Yellow Warbler 
14 Yellow-rumped Warbler 
3 Northern Cardinal 
1 Rose-breasted Grosbeak 

Number of Taxa: 32

Deer Mountain Road and Nature Trail, Coeymans

trwdsd
 

Colleen and I visited Deer Mountain Nature Trail in Coeymans around mid-morning. The roadside into the parking area turned out to have the most bird activity and song. On the way in we heard and saw Worm-eating and Blackburnian Warblers. On the west trail at Deer Mountain, we heard Louisiana Waterthrush (which always seems odd as the habitat is a wooded swamp without fast-moving water) and found a juvenile Barred Owl exchanging calls with a more distant parent. On the road out, we heard or saw Red-eyed Vireo, Nashville Warblers and Black-throated Green Warblers. There hasn't been a big push of migrants yet but individuals are finding their way back to breeding locations. I've attached a couple of images of the Worm-eating Warbler and the owl.

FOY

Eric Molho
 

FOY Great Crested Flycatcher on 5/6 in Delmar. Not vocalizing oddly enough. BTG warbler this am singing partial song. Also have a very active Broad winged hawk kindly trying to dent the chipmunk population explosion in my backyard.
Eric

Harris’s Sparrow - Albany

Richard Guthrie
 

The previously reported Harris’s Sparrow was seen again today,May 6th, at Buckingham Pond Park, Albany. It has achieved nice adult plumage. Photos by the finder are posted on eBird.

Rich Guthrie

Baltimore Oriole today at Five Rivers, Delmar

scottjstoner
 

nothing else new. Felt like late March rather than early May! Scott Stoner, Loudonville 



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