Hooded Mergansers, Song Sparrows and American Robins- 3/11


trwdsd
 

This morning I counted 8 Hooded Mergansers on the partially frozen Beaver Pond at Five Rivers in Delmar, and a lone male Hoodie at Six-Mile Waterworks in Albany. Yesterday there were a pair of them in the wetlands at Ferry Rd. in Niskayuna.

A belted Kingfisher is back at the Beaver Pond at Five Fivers. There was a group of at least five Song Sparrows along the brushy edge next to the Jones Barn, they are apparently new arrivals. Plenty of Canada Geese continued to move north, too.

At home in Colonie there were two Song Sparrows under the feeders just after noon, also new arrivals. Red-winged Blackbird and Common Grackle numbers are slowly increasing. Four American Robins appeared on the grassy front yard for the first time this year as well.


Tom Williams
Colonie


Louis J. Suarato
 

Thanks for the heads up on the hooded mergansers at Five Rivers!
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This morning I counted 8 Hooded Mergansers on the partially frozen Beaver
Pond at Five Rivers in Delmar, and a lone male Hoodie at Six-Mile Waterworks
in Albany. Yesterday there were a pair of them in the wetlands at Ferry Rd.
in Niskayuna.

A belted Kingfisher is back at the Beaver Pond at Five Fivers. There was a
group of at least five Song Sparrows along the brushy edge next to the Jones
Barn, they are apparently new arrivals. Plenty of Canada Geese continued to
move north, too.

At home in Colonie there were two Song Sparrows under the feeders just after
noon, also new arrivals. Red-winged Blackbird and Common Grackle numbers are
slowly increasing. Four American Robins appeared on the grassy front yard
for the first time this year as well.

Tom Williams
Colonie