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Re: White/albino Mourning dove or lost pet?

Richard Guthrie
 

There are so many possibilities that may be about this bird.

That it may be an albino or leucistic (couldn't find the spelling for that ) wild bird is the least likely option.

I'd speculate that it was a released bird from a wedding or something.

Captive raised birds like that (and lost pets) don't do well in the wild.

The people paid good money for that little ceremony only to have the bird become hawk chow somewhere down the line.

I doubt animal control will take much interest in corralling it.

Since it may well be people trained, maybe someone can approach it and bring it in out of harm's way.

Rich Guthrie

On Mon, Jul 9, 2018 at 3:26 PM, ksclemmy@... [hmbirds] <hmbirds-noreply@...> wrote:
 

Hi,

I just posted a picture in the photo gallery.


This bird is in Westmere and has been hanging out all day, my friend can get very close to it which makes me believe it may be a lost pet? Or maybe it's just an albino wild bird? Not sure whether to leave it be or call someone (Animal Control) to catch it if it is a pet? 


I don't find anything on Twitter, can someone maybe check FB? 





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Richard Guthrie

[nysbirds-l] Storm Barrier meetings. Impact on water quality for Hudson River and Jamaica Bay. July 9, 10, 11.

Richard Guthrie
 

This proposal could have a huge impact on the Hudson River and its ecology including many bird species,,,,


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From: Nancy Tognan <nancy.tognan@...>
Date: Sun, Jul 8, 2018 at 5:15 PM
Subject: [nysbirds-l] Storm Barrier meetings. Impact on water quality for Hudson River and Jamaica Bay. July 9, 10, 11.
To: NYS Birds listserve <NYSbirds-L@...>


I am forwarding an email below from NYC H2O regarding scoping meetings for US Army Corps of Engineers proposals for storm barriers.  
These barriers may have a negative impact on water quality throughout New York harbor, Jamaica Bay, and the Hudson River.
Please try to attend.


Nancy Tognan

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From NYC H2O:

The Army Corps is fast tracking one of six off-shore storm barrier plans without a thorough review of the environmental impacts of each alternative and without meaningful public input and participation. Several of these plans – specifically, the ones including giant in-water barriers throughout New York Harbor – would threaten the very existence of the Hudson as a living river. 


If you live anywhere near the shorelines of New York City, New York Harbor, northern New Jersey, western Connecticut or the Hudson up to Troy, your community will be affected by this decision. 

Please read more about the proposals, share and attend:
  • Monday, July 9, 3 p.m. and 6 p.m., NYC: Borough of Manhattan Community Center in Tribeca, enter at 199 Chambers St, Manhattan
  • Tuesday, July 10, 3 p.m. and 6 p.m., Newark: Rutgers University-Newark Campus, Paul Robeson Campus Center, 2nd floor, Essex Room, 350 Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard, Newark, N.J.
  • Wednesday, July 11, 6 p.m., Poughkeepsie: Hudson Valley Community Center, 110 Grand Avenue, Poughkeepsie, N.Y.

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Anyone watching the radar?

ConserveBirds
 

Radar showing “swarms” of something right now.  Anyone want to guess what it might be?  Birds?  Insects?  I’m not very good at deciphering what it is showing.

Mona Bearor

S. Glens Falls

Clay-colored Sparrows, FE Grasslands

Scott Varney
 

Birded the trail and grassy fields from the Black house Road parking area. It was nice to such fantastic improvements with a fully leveled parking area and a new observation deck in front of the parking lot. Found 3 Clay-colored Sparrows in total. One was repetitively singing a continual buzz song, unlike the 2 or 3 buzz song I'm used to hearing, interspersed with frequent call notes (a high-pitched chirp.). One was hanging very close to the Southerly most observation deck and allowed fantastic photos from 6 feet away! Other birds seen we're a flyover American Bittern, 1 Merlin, Brown Thrasher, Baltimore Orioles, a single Orchard Oriole, Field Sparrows, Song Sparrows, Savannah Sparrows, Tree Swallows, Barn Swallows, Eastern Towhee, and a single American Kestrel.

Happy Birding,

Scott Varney
Salem, NY

eBird -- 1-99 Clark Avenue, Cohoes, New York, US (42.775, -73.693) -- Jul 06, 2018

kernscot
 

1-99 Clark Avenue, Cohoes, New York, US (42.775, -73.693)

Jul 06, 2018

7:02 PM

Stationary

5 minutes

All birds reported? Yes

Comments:

Temperature 80 F breeze sunny low water on the Cohoes Flats of the Mohawk River fishermen on the rocks


3 Double-crested Cormorant

1 Great Blue Heron

1 Turkey Vulture

1 Bald Eagle -- Adult flying

3 Ring-billed Gull

2 Chimney Swift

4 American Crow


Number of Taxa: 7



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Re: eBird Report - Swamp Road, Jul 3, 2018

Ronald Harrower
 



On Jul 6, 2018 10:28 AM, ebird-checklist@... wrote:

Swamp Road, Saratoga, New York, US
Jul 3, 2018 6:55 AM - 8:35 AM
Protocol: Traveling
2.0 mile(s)
Comments:     Greg and I got out fairly early to beat the heat. That said, it was already in the low 80s at 7 am, and rose quickly. We parked the car and walked most of the length of Swamp Road. Birds were not super active, but we always had something to look at or listen to. I was happy to see a Willow Flycatcher and call it before it called and confirmed the ID.
38 species

Great Blue Heron  1
Mourning Dove  4
Yellow-billed Cuckoo  1     Calling from back in the swamp to the North of the Road
Red-bellied Woodpecker  1
Downy Woodpecker  1
Northern Flicker  1
Pileated Woodpecker  1
Willow Flycatcher  1
Great Crested Flycatcher  1
Eastern Kingbird  1
Yellow-throated Vireo  1
Warbling Vireo  3
Blue Jay  3
American Crow  2
Tree Swallow  2
Black-capped Chickadee  2
Tufted Titmouse  4
White-breasted Nuthatch  2
House Wren  1
Veery  2
Wood Thrush  3
American Robin  7
Gray Catbird  5
Common Yellowthroat  6
American Redstart  1
Yellow Warbler  2
Chestnut-sided Warbler  2
Field Sparrow  1
Song Sparrow  3
Swamp Sparrow  2
Eastern Towhee  1
Northern Cardinal  3
Rose-breasted Grosbeak  1
Bobolink  1
Baltimore Oriole  1
Red-winged Blackbird  17
Common Grackle  2
American Goldfinch  4

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eBird -- 559 Eichybush Road, Stuyvesant, New York, US (42.411, -73.739) -- Jul 03, 2018

kernscot
 

559 Eichybush Road, Stuyvesant, New York, US (42.411, -73.739)

Jul 03, 2018

5:45 PM

Traveling

2.70 miles

46 minutes

All birds reported? Yes

Comments:

HOT. Temperature 94 F sunny truck farms irrigating birds gaping


1 Bald Eagle -- Adult flying

1 Red-tailed Hawk

11 Mourning Dove

1 Hairy Woodpecker

1 American Kestrel

1 Eastern Kingbird

3 American Crow

10 Tree Swallow

3 Bank Swallow

6 Barn Swallow

1 House Wren

5 Eastern Bluebird

1 Wood Thrush

9 American Robin

4 Gray Catbird

1 Brown Thrasher

3 Northern Mockingbird

12 European Starling

2 Common Yellowthroat

4 Yellow Warbler

2 Vesper Sparrow -- Singing

6 Savannah Sparrow

9 Song Sparrow

4 Eastern Towhee

5 Northern Cardinal

1 Indigo Bunting

4 Bobolink

9 Red-winged Blackbird

1 Brown-headed Cowbird

3 Common Grackle

11 American Goldfinch

4 House Sparrow


Number of Taxa: 32



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Costa Rican birding

Ronald Harrower
 

Hello,
   I know that this is not officially of the purvue of of the Hudson Mohawk birding community, but I am being offered a trip to Costa Rica for a big birthday ending in 0. 
    Does anyone have a recommendation for birding lodges to stay in February. I am not sure where to go in the country. 
   Please reply off list. Thanks
Ron Harrower

Re: Cerulean Warbler?

Steve Mesick
 

Hey Rob, we have Black-throated Blues that sing a song very close to the Cerulean near our place in the White Mountains of NH. In fact it appears to be a local dialect, as I would say probably half the BTBW’s have a classic Cerulean song. When I was earlier in my birding days I recorded numerous sightings of Cerulean in NH and it wasn’t until I tried to put my older sightings into EBird that I suddenly realized that they are not central NH breeders! I would try to get a good look next time you hear him because I am wondering if you could have the same situation that we do. 

Steve Mesick East Greenbush


On Jul 5, 2018, at 10:31 AM, rob snell snell.rob@... [hmbirds] <hmbirds-noreply@...> wrote:

 

I believe I heard a Cerulean Warbler on my morning walk up the mountain behind my house. I did not have my binoculars for a visual confirmation, but it came in to look at me when I played it’s song. It was about half way up Waite Mountain at the north end of Sacandaga. There are BTGs there also for comparison. Has anyone else seen them in the ADKs?

Thanks, Rob Snell




Re: Cerulean Warbler?

rob snell
 

Thanks for the feedback. I will bring my binoculars tomorrow and track him down. Rob


On Jul 5, 2018, at 10:56 AM, Will Raup Hoaryredpoll@... [hmbirds] <hmbirds-noreply@...> wrote:

 

At Papscanee and Schodack Island SP, Redstarts also sing a very similar song.

Will Raup
Glenmont, NY



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-------- Original message --------
From: "Lindsey Duval lindsey.duval@... [hmbirds]" <hmbirds-noreply@...>
Date: 7/5/18 10:50 AM (GMT-05:00)
To: rob snell <snell.rob@...>
Subject: Re: [HMBirds] Cerulean Warbler?

 

Seconding Zach's response. There has been a Black-throated Blue Warbler at the Wilton Wildlife Preserve the past few years who sings nothing but an exact rendition of Cerulean. This is a common issue in the northeast (especially in NH) where Black-throated Blues are singing the Cerulean main song. I would say Black-throated Blue until otherwise seen. 

On Thu, Jul 5, 2018 at 10:31 AM, rob snell snell.rob@... [hmbirds] <hmbirds-noreply@...> wrote:
 

I believe I heard a Cerulean Warbler on my morning walk up the mountain behind my house. I did not have my binoculars for a visual confirmation, but it came in to look at me when I played it’s song. It was about half way up Waite Mountain at the north end of Sacandaga. There are BTGs there also for comparison. Has anyone else seen them in the ADKs?

Thanks, Rob Snell





Re: Cerulean Warbler?

Will Raup
 

At Papscanee and Schodack Island SP, Redstarts also sing a very similar song.

Will Raup
Glenmont, NY



Sent via the Samsung Galaxy S®6 active, an AT&T 4G LTE smartphone


-------- Original message --------
From: "Lindsey Duval lindsey.duval@... [hmbirds]"
Date: 7/5/18 10:50 AM (GMT-05:00)
To: rob snell
Cc: hmbirds@...
Subject: Re: [HMBirds] Cerulean Warbler?

 

Seconding Zach's response. There has been a Black-throated Blue Warbler at the Wilton Wildlife Preserve the past few years who sings nothing but an exact rendition of Cerulean. This is a common issue in the northeast (especially in NH) where Black-throated Blues are singing the Cerulean main song. I would say Black-throated Blue until otherwise seen. 

On Thu, Jul 5, 2018 at 10:31 AM, rob snell snell.rob@... [hmbirds] <hmbirds-noreply@...> wrote:
 

I believe I heard a Cerulean Warbler on my morning walk up the mountain behind my house. I did not have my binoculars for a visual confirmation, but it came in to look at me when I played it’s song. It was about half way up Waite Mountain at the north end of Sacandaga. There are BTGs there also for comparison. Has anyone else seen them in the ADKs?

Thanks, Rob Snell





Re: Cerulean Warbler?

Lindsey Duval
 

Seconding Zach's response. There has been a Black-throated Blue Warbler at the Wilton Wildlife Preserve the past few years who sings nothing but an exact rendition of Cerulean. This is a common issue in the northeast (especially in NH) where Black-throated Blues are singing the Cerulean main song. I would say Black-throated Blue until otherwise seen. 

On Thu, Jul 5, 2018 at 10:31 AM, rob snell snell.rob@... [hmbirds] <hmbirds-noreply@...> wrote:
 

I believe I heard a Cerulean Warbler on my morning walk up the mountain behind my house. I did not have my binoculars for a visual confirmation, but it came in to look at me when I played it’s song. It was about half way up Waite Mountain at the north end of Sacandaga. There are BTGs there also for comparison. Has anyone else seen them in the ADKs?

Thanks, Rob Snell





Re: Cerulean Warbler?

zach schwartz-weinstein
 

For what it’s worth, Black-throated Blue Warblers do a song that sounds almost identical to Ceruleans warblers.  I have heard them do this song many times in our region at both low and high altitudes, during migration and on the breeding range.  Definitely important to get visual confirmation of any possible Ceruleans for this reason.

On Thu, Jul 5, 2018 at 10:31 AM rob snell snell.rob@... [hmbirds] <hmbirds-noreply@...> wrote:
 

I believe I heard a Cerulean Warbler on my morning walk up the mountain behind my house. I did not have my binoculars for a visual confirmation, but it came in to look at me when I played it’s song. It was about half way up Waite Mountain at the north end of Sacandaga. There are BTGs there also for comparison. Has anyone else seen them in the ADKs?

Thanks, Rob Snell




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Cerulean Warbler?

rob snell
 

I believe I heard a Cerulean Warbler on my morning walk up the mountain behind my house. I did not have my binoculars for a visual confirmation, but it came in to look at me when I played it’s song. It was about half way up Waite Mountain at the north end of Sacandaga. There are BTGs there also for comparison. Has anyone else seen them in the ADKs?

Thanks, Rob Snell
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Siskin

Nancy Castillo
 

In the short time I was watching a finch feeder, had a single Pine Siskin sharing with goldfinches.

Town of Providence, western Saratoga County.

 

Nancy

Change in meeting place and time for July 7 club trip

dharriso57
 

July 7's Leader's Choice field trip to Warren County will meet at a diiferent time and place than originally posted. The rest area on the Northway is being rebuilt and I don't want to take a chance on trying to meet there in case it is closed.
The new meeting place will be the Dunkin' Donuts on Rte 9 in Warrensburg. Since this is further north for most people, the meeting time is being pushed back to 7:30. I expect to head north or west from there.
David Harrison
Milford NJ

eBird -- 45 North River Road, Fort Edward, New York, US (43.168, -73.585) -- Jun 27, 2018

kernscot
 

45 North River Road, Fort Edward, New York, US (43.168, -73.585)

Jun 27, 2018

4:45 PM

Traveling

3.20 miles

42 minutes

All birds reported? Yes

Comments:

Temperature 66 F rain


46 Canada Goose

5 Wood Duck - FL -- Hen swimming with 4 small ducklings

2 Osprey - ON -- 1 adult flew into nest along SR 4 on pole carrying large beakful of hay. Worked on the nest arranged sticks while one chick was visible.

6 Mourning Dove

1 Eastern Wood-Pewee

1 Great Crested Flycatcher

1 Yellow-throated Vireo

1 Red-eyed Vireo

1 Blue Jay

2 American Crow

1 Northern Rough-winged Swallow

5 Tree Swallow

4 Bank Swallow

8 Barn Swallow

1 Tufted Titmouse

1 House Wren

1 Wood Thrush

9 American Robin

25 European Starling

3 Song Sparrow

1 Eastern Towhee

1 Rose-breasted Grosbeak -- Male

3 Red-winged Blackbird

13 Common Grackle


Number of Taxa: 24



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June 27 Birdline

philwhitney17
 

Birdline summary for week ending June 27:

3 reports; 24 species reported

 

Best of the week:

WHIP-POOR-WILL: West Mountain 6/22

CHUCK-WILLS-WIDOW: West Mountain 6/22

 

Other notables:

RED-SHOULDERED HAWK: Ballston Spa 6/25 (2)

 

Thanks to Ron Harrower (Ballston Spa, Nancy Kern (Chatham) and Gregg Recer (West Mountain)

eBird -- Taconic State Parkway, Chatham, New York, US (42.353, -73.58) -- Jun 26, 2018

kernscot
 

Taconic State Parkway, Chatham, New York, US (42.353, -73.58)

Jun 26, 2018

7:06 PM

Stationary

1 minutes

All birds reported? Yes

Comments:

Temperature 77 F sunny


5 Wild Turkey


Number of Taxa: 1



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Re: eBird Report - 147 Church Avenue, Ballston Spa, Jun 25, 2018

Ronald Harrower
 



On Jun 26, 2018 5:04 PM, ebird-checklist@... wrote:

147 Church Avenue, Ballston Spa, Saratoga, New York, US
Jun 25, 2018 1:45 PM - 2:55 PM
Protocol: Stationary
Comments:     I sat in my backyard talking to my neighbor about this and that. As always, I noted bird sounds as we were talking. It was Blue Jays, House Finches, Blue Birds, Mourning Doves until all of a sudden, it was Red-shouldered Hawk, which got both of our attention. First one, then another broke the horizon and soared, calling loudly over both of our yards and Saint Mary's Cemetery and woods behind. They were very active for 15 minutes then sporadic until i needed to be elsewhere. Very cool, as I have not heard or seen them here.
21 species

Great Blue Heron  1     Flying past
Turkey Vulture  1
Red-shouldered Hawk  2     Calling loudly and soaring
Mourning Dove  9
Chimney Swift  1
Yellow-bellied Sapsucker  1     On tree by my house as last week
Northern Flicker  1
Blue Jay  3
American Crow  3
Black-capped Chickadee  2
White-breasted Nuthatch  1
House Wren  1
Carolina Wren  1
Eastern Bluebird  4
American Robin  7
European Starling  11
Chipping Sparrow  2
Northern Cardinal  2
Red-winged Blackbird  1
House Finch  5
House Sparrow  4

View this checklist online at https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S46815917

This report was generated automatically by eBird v3 (http://ebird.org)