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Iceland gull - Cohoes falls

gregg_recer
 

near the power plant below the falls, viewed from the park off of school st. nice clean, fairly pale individual with two-toned bill. probably 2nd cycle, but with minimal gray in mantle. Also 2 adult bald eagles perched in the trees below the park. 

Gregg Recer
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Re: Pine Grosbeaks - Queensbury OFF LIMITS ENTIRELY

Robert S Pastel
 

I agree with Lindsey, there are no school functions on the weekend, so that should not be a problem for the school, the sheriff or the church.  

Robert S. Pastel


On Dec 4, 2020, at 1:11 PM, Lindsey Duval <lindsey.duval@...> wrote:


Soooo...is the school a go on weekends, as there are probably no events or functions due to Covid, or just not worth risking that? It was quiet up there last weekend but I also know how things can change when anybody is on to activity. 

BTW looking at old records and checking recently, the Red Roof Inn in Queensbury had PIGR in the past and currently has lots of crabapples and those hotels are ghetto enough that nobody pays attention to the lots. 

On Fri, Dec 4, 2020, 12:42 PM scottjstoner via groups.io <ScottJStoner=aol.com@groups.io> wrote:
A group of us were in the church parking lot and the pastor explained where his house is and how disturbed he was by photographers outside his windows early in the morning. He politely asked that NO ONE enter the church property at all..Not even the parking lot, not for birding, not for photography. It is private and off limits. Please respect his wishes.-Scott Stoner  and Alan Mapes



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From: zach schwartz-weinstein <zachsw@...>
Date: 12/4/20 07:25 (GMT-05:00)
To: jhershey2 <hersheyj@...>
Subject: Re: [hmbirds] Pine Grosbeaks - Queensbury

The man who lives in the home behind the church just told me he feels very uncomfortable with people taking photos in his backyard and asked me to leave.

On Thu, Dec 3, 2020 at 4:36 PM jhershey2 <hersheyj@...> wrote:
Ron H. and I also checked out the Pine Grosbeaks at Our Lady of the Annunciation Church in Queensbury this morning.  The birds were mostly hanging out in 2 Crabapple trees in the back of the church between the parking lot and the church building.  No other birders were there while we were there and the birds were very cooperative for photos.  I posted a few pics below of male and female birds. 

John H.

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Zach Schwartz-Weinstein
203 500 7774


Re: Pine Grosbeaks - Queensbury OFF LIMITS ENTIRELY

Lindsey Duval
 

Soooo...is the school a go on weekends, as there are probably no events or functions due to Covid, or just not worth risking that? It was quiet up there last weekend but I also know how things can change when anybody is on to activity. 

BTW looking at old records and checking recently, the Red Roof Inn in Queensbury had PIGR in the past and currently has lots of crabapples and those hotels are ghetto enough that nobody pays attention to the lots. 

On Fri, Dec 4, 2020, 12:42 PM scottjstoner via groups.io <ScottJStoner=aol.com@groups.io> wrote:
A group of us were in the church parking lot and the pastor explained where his house is and how disturbed he was by photographers outside his windows early in the morning. He politely asked that NO ONE enter the church property at all..Not even the parking lot, not for birding, not for photography. It is private and off limits. Please respect his wishes.-Scott Stoner  and Alan Mapes



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-------- Original message --------
From: zach schwartz-weinstein <zachsw@...>
Date: 12/4/20 07:25 (GMT-05:00)
To: jhershey2 <hersheyj@...>
Subject: Re: [hmbirds] Pine Grosbeaks - Queensbury

The man who lives in the home behind the church just told me he feels very uncomfortable with people taking photos in his backyard and asked me to leave.

On Thu, Dec 3, 2020 at 4:36 PM jhershey2 <hersheyj@...> wrote:
Ron H. and I also checked out the Pine Grosbeaks at Our Lady of the Annunciation Church in Queensbury this morning.  The birds were mostly hanging out in 2 Crabapple trees in the back of the church between the parking lot and the church building.  No other birders were there while we were there and the birds were very cooperative for photos.  I posted a few pics below of male and female birds. 

John H.

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Zach Schwartz-Weinstein
203 500 7774


Pine Grosbeaks - Queensbury OFF LIMITS ENTIRELY

scottjstoner
 

A group of us were in the church parking lot and the pastor explained where his house is and how disturbed he was by photographers outside his windows early in the morning. He politely asked that NO ONE enter the church property at all..Not even the parking lot, not for birding, not for photography. It is private and off limits. Please respect his wishes.-Scott Stoner  and Alan Mapes



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-------- Original message --------
From: zach schwartz-weinstein <zachsw@...>
Date: 12/4/20 07:25 (GMT-05:00)
To: jhershey2 <hersheyj@...>
Cc: hmbirds@groups.io
Subject: Re: [hmbirds] Pine Grosbeaks - Queensbury

The man who lives in the home behind the church just told me he feels very uncomfortable with people taking photos in his backyard and asked me to leave.

On Thu, Dec 3, 2020 at 4:36 PM jhershey2 <hersheyj@...> wrote:
Ron H. and I also checked out the Pine Grosbeaks at Our Lady of the Annunciation Church in Queensbury this morning.  The birds were mostly hanging out in 2 Crabapple trees in the back of the church between the parking lot and the church building.  No other birders were there while we were there and the birds were very cooperative for photos.  I posted a few pics below of male and female birds. 

John H.

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Zach Schwartz-Weinstein
203 500 7774


Re: Pine Grosbeaks - Queensbury

zach schwartz-weinstein
 

The man who lives in the home behind the church just told me he feels very uncomfortable with people taking photos in his backyard and asked me to leave.

On Thu, Dec 3, 2020 at 4:36 PM jhershey2 <hersheyj@...> wrote:
Ron H. and I also checked out the Pine Grosbeaks at Our Lady of the Annunciation Church in Queensbury this morning.  The birds were mostly hanging out in 2 Crabapple trees in the back of the church between the parking lot and the church building.  No other birders were there while we were there and the birds were very cooperative for photos.  I posted a few pics below of male and female birds. 

John H.

--
Zach Schwartz-Weinstein
203 500 7774


Pine Grosbeaks - Queensbury

jhershey2
 

Ron H. and I also checked out the Pine Grosbeaks at Our Lady of the Annunciation Church in Queensbury this morning.  The birds were mostly hanging out in 2 Crabapple trees in the back of the church between the parking lot and the church building.  No other birders were there while we were there and the birds were very cooperative for photos.  I posted a few pics below of male and female birds. 

John H.


Pine Grosbeaks

Susan
 

At least ten pine grosbeaks were in the crab apple trees  behind Our Lady of the Annunciation Catholic Church across from Queensbury Middle School on Aviation Rd. They took off around 2:00. I also checked behind the  middle school, but didn’t find any there. As previously stated, the church parking lot is a much more comfortable spot to view them than the school. 
Susan Beaudoin 


Re: follow up - ebird report and images of Pine Grosbeaks in Queensbury yesterday afternoon

Robert Chapman
 

Just an FYI to the group ... 

If you are looking for an abundance of Pine Grosbeaks, there are roughly a dozen or more taking refuge in the ornamental fruit trees behind the Catholic Church on the opposite side of the road as the Middle School.  These are behind the building just off the rear of the parking lot.  

This location is much easier to access than the Middle School.  If you spend too much time behind the middle school during the day, you will be greeted by either one of the Sheriff Dept. School Resource Officers or a member of the District staff.  Having just retired from the school district (as the Director of Facilities and Operations for 20 years - now able to do more birding!) I can pass along to all of you, that visits to the campus during the school day are seriously frowned upon.  Bring binoculars and a camera out and you will certainly be requested to leave. The church on the other hand is very accessible and the priest is aware of the rare birds that are eating his tree berries.  I spoke with him when I was there.  He enjoys the birds and was interested in finding out what kind they were and why I was interested.  

Here are a couple of the birds I was able to watch and photograph in these trees yesterday.  With less foot traffic here, the birds seemed much more tolerable of humans.     
Pine Warbler-7012.jpg
Pine Warbler-7013.jpg

Happy Birding!  
.....Rob


On Mon, Nov 30, 2020 at 3:18 PM scottjstoner via groups.io <ScottJStoner=aol.com@groups.io> wrote:
Denise and I had about 20, voraciously consuming the crab apples from the trees on the north (back) side if the Queensbury Middle school on Aviation Rd., Queensbury, Warren County NY on November 29. We also saw two Black Vultures fly over.

ebird report with images herein: https://ebird.org/checklist/S76912266

Scott Stoner and Denise Hackert-Stoner, Loudonville

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This week's destination: 12/3 - NOTE CHANGE OF TIME

Naomi Lloyd
 

Hey Thursday Birders! We'll be returning to winter hours as of this week - starting at 9:00am. I don't know how many walks we can get in this season, since our usual carpooling to the Grasslands etc will be untenable. Guess we just have to hope for mild weather!

This Thursday does look pleasant with temps above freezing by meeting time and light wind. So let's gather at Vischer Ferry and see what it has to show us.

Remember - 9:00am!

Meet at the parking lot by the Whipple Bridge.
https://www.google.com/maps/dir//42.7930716,-73.7957702/@42.7914458,-73.797723,17z/data=!4m2!4m1!3e0?hl=en&authuser=0

Naomi





follow up - ebird report and images of Pine Grosbeaks in Queensbury yesterday afternoon

scottjstoner
 

Denise and I had about 20, voraciously consuming the crab apples from the trees on the north (back) side if the Queensbury Middle school on Aviation Rd., Queensbury, Warren County NY on November 29. We also saw two Black Vultures fly over.

ebird report with images herein: https://ebird.org/checklist/S76912266

Scott Stoner and Denise Hackert-Stoner, Loudonville

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Pine Grosbeaks - Queensbury MS

Alan Mapes
 

At least 12 feeding in the rain, in the four crabapples right behind the school. 3 PM. 

Alan Mapes


Pine Grosbeaks on Fox Hill Rd.

jhershey2
 

Ron H. and I found 15 Pine Grosbeaks on Fox Hill Rd. this afternoon.  They were feeding in crabapple trees in front of a house about 2.3 miles north of the bridge where the Mulleyville Snowmobile Trail meets the road.  They didn't stay for long and we could not find them afterwards.  I posted 2 pics of females below. 

John H.


Pine Grosbeaks continue behind middle school in Queensbury

scottjstoner
 

about 16 or so here now, feeding in the fruit trees, great viewing and photo opportunities! Queensbury middle school, Warren county.

- Scott and Denise, Loudonville



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pied-billed grebe at Round Lake this morning

scottjstoner
 

near the DEC boat launch on Rt. 9, Round Lake, Saratoga County. -Scott Stoner, Loudonville



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pine grosbeaks, Queensbury

gregg_recer
 

a group of at least 16 working the crab apples behind the Queensbury middle school now. 

Gregg Recer
gregg_recer@...

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malta NY


Pine Grosbeaks, Queensbury

zach schwartz-weinstein
 

I’ve been tied up with moving craziness for the last few days and not getting out much, but this morning, I found about two dozen pine grosbeaks feeding in the crabapples behind Queensbury Middle School.  I was already running late, but I hopped out of the car and snapped a few photos, which are here: --
Zach Schwartz-Weinstein
203 500 7774


Red Crossbills

adir46er
 

Just had a flock of
~ 24 red crossbills on the drive at Saratoga National Historical Park. Foraging in the pines at the pull off that precedes Stop 7.

Rita Reed


Tundra/Trumpeter Swans flyover Round Lake

Lindsey Duval
 

Keep an eye out south of Saratoga County, I just had two swans flying south low over Round Lake with no wing noise, and some nasal trumpeting calls to rule out Mutes.


13 Pine Grosbeaks - Easton Rural Cemetery

Lindsey Duval
 

I noticed the Reeds had reported to eBird a PIGR at this spot two days ago and have just now found 13 at the tops of the spruce trees at the cemetery. They are really hard to see, I recommend standing outside of the cemetery and viewing the treetops from that vantage point. I only got the easy count I did because a fight between crows and a raven was brought to the cemetery which really scared the Grosbeaks, but they are back now. 

Also heard are a few Red Crossbills at a neighboring house. 


Re: SoRensCo CBC - Saturday 12/26

Charles Kieweg
 

I agree with Arnold, Thanks for organizing.
I would like to think I can help with section C in some limited way.  My hip replacement is Dec. 10.  I may be over optimistic.  Keep me in the loop.
Chuck

On Tue, Nov 24, 2020 at 9:50 PM Arnold Ackerley <aackerley45@...> wrote:

Thanks for organizing Naomi. 

 

I would be happy to work with the team I was with last year, or others if that group is not available but in separate vehicles. 

 

Thanks again,

 

Arnold

 

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I’ll be around and willing to do the traditional section west of the river, but alone. If that works, I’m in.

 

Rich Guthrie

 

 

> On Nov 24, 2020, at 6:11 PM, naomi lloyd <naomi_kestrel@...> wrote:

>

> Hey folks, it's been a crazy year and CBC season is no different. I've decided to go ahead with our count with the following changes:

>

> No compilation dinner *sob*

> I'm not looking for new volunteers this year, just reaching out to last year's participants. A couple of you have already let me know you can't be with us - you'll be missed!

> If you feel comfortable travelling with someone, that's your decision. Otherwise, caravan, split up your territory into subsections, maybe have someone cover those walkable areas that always get a lick and a promise. Do what you feel safest with - I know I don't want to carpool with anyone in the holiday season.

> If you break your group up, each individual subsection has to submit paperwork for effort/species seen. I don't mind doing the extra data entry if we have 16 teams this year instead of 8.

> And if it just isn't going to work for you, please feel free to bow out. I'd rather miss you on the count and be able to see you in the field next year.

>

> A Team: Tristan Lowery, John Kent, Zach S-W, Will Raup, Rich Guthrie

>

> B Team: Naomi Lloyd, Jeanette Roundy, Lindsey Duval

>

> B.2 Team: Ken McGrath and friends at RPI Tech Park

>

> C Team: Julie Hart, Daniel Schlaepfer, Chuck Kiewig

>

> E Team: Jim de Waal Malefyt, Arnold Ackerley, Gabrielle Isenbrand

>

> G Team: Steve Mesick, Jackson and friends?

>

> H Team: Bill Lee and Neal Reilly are not available this year. Gregg Recer & Jamie Taft were the rest of the team

>

> J Team: Deb Shaw, Bill Ritz

>

> I'll send you the paperwork soon. Return it to me as soon after the count as convenient by mail or email. If you have any great highlights and notable sightings, let me know so I can include them in my writeup.

>

> Thanks for your help, and happy turkey day!

>

>

>

> Naomi

 

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