Pine Grosbeaks, Redpolls eBird Report - Neighborhoods near Goode Road, David's Lane and Jenkins Road, Feb 10, 2021

David Halm


Thanks so much for the Pine Grosbeak tip! After 3 days of trying (I live in Burnt Hills a few miles up Goode St) I finally lucked out and encountered the flock this morning right where you described it. I, too, only saw the one red adult male, but I may have been too overwhelmed by the spectacle to look more closely. A lifer for me. Thanks again!

David H
Burnt Hills


I posted 7 pics of some of the birds Ron mentions from February 10.  First one is the Hoary Redpoll.  Click right for 6 more of Pine Grosbeaks and Common Redpolls.  Three great irruptive finches!

John H.

Ronald Harrower

Neighborhoods near Goode Road, David's Lane and Jenkins Road, Saratoga, New York, US
Feb 10, 2021 8:15 AM - 11:00 AM
Protocol: Traveling
2.0 mile(s)
Checklist Comments: John and I went to Jeff's house in the neighborhood within parameters listed. As it is a private home and some of the birds seen can only be seen from the backyard, I don't want to offer an experience that others in the birding community can't have. I can tell where many suitable crabapples are currently and if observant where a current flock of about 25 Pine Grosbeaks can be found. In the general intersections of Jenkins, Woodsode and Katherine Rds, one can see a lot of crabapples. The Pine Grosbeaks are traveling freely between them. The Hoary and Common Redpolls are on the private property.
22 species

Mourning Dove 4
Red-bellied Woodpecker 1
Downy Woodpecker 2
Hairy Woodpecker 1
Blue Jay 8
American Crow 3
Black-capped Chickadee 7
Tufted Titmouse 4
Red-breasted Nuthatch 5
White-breasted Nuthatch 4
European Starling 41
Eastern Bluebird 1
American Robin 2
Cedar Waxwing 15 in crabapple tree in friend's yard
Pine Grosbeak 25 At least. They were going from crabapple tree to another to another in the Jenkins/Woodhill and Katherine Rds area. True to form they would go to the top of Pine Trees and rest for a while before returning. Only one adult male which was beautifi in the brief moment that I saw it. The rest were females or immature males. They were amazingly tame. I was very cold after waiting outside to see Hoary Redpoll earlier. so stayed in the car. I had great shots, my friends were too close at one point when three birds landed on the road and gritted. Magical time.
Common Redpoll 35
Hoary Redpoll 1 This was the bird that I went to look for in the snow on the 9th and missed (mostly due to worry about heavy snow, so didn't stay long. I did see it today, but did not get a photos. Our host described its actions over his 4 days of observations. It finally came out on a branch as the host said it would. Alas, I was on the other side of a small bush. Great view of the bird with my eyes, but couldn't get around bush and ask the other two friends to move before bird went back in hidden spot. I saw the white rump, no streaks, short bill and overall white look. It was also by itself
Pine Siskin 3
American Goldfinch 2
Dark-eyed Junco 18
White-throated Sparrow 4
Northern Cardinal 4

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