Red Crossbills at Madison Avenue Pinelands, with images from yesterday


Folks, this is a great opportunity to view and photograph this irruptive species from fairly close range...they continue (as of yesterday afternoon) to frequent the area of Trailhead #7, the Madison Avenue Pinelands, of the Albany Pine Bush Preserve, often heard from the end of the paved road (Madison Ave. Extension, which is a continuation of Washington Ave. Extension) in the City of Albany. The crossbills intermittently come down to drink at the large puddle at the end of the road, near the trailhead kiosk. Our ebird report from yesterday is below; the link includes some of Denise's images from yesterday. - Scott Stoner and Denise Hackert-Stoner, Loudonville NY

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Subject: eBird Report - Albany Pine Bush Preserve--Madison Ave. Pinelands, Apr 4, 2021

Albany Pine Bush Preserve--Madison Ave. Pinelands, Albany, New York, US
Apr 4, 2021 2:57 PM - 4:12 PM
Protocol: Stationary
Checklist Comments:    50s, sunny
5 species

Downy Woodpecker  2
American Crow  2
Black-capped Chickadee  1
Red Crossbill  10    flock of 10 in the pitch pines;  several females and ay least 1 male came down to the large puddle at the end of the road.
Song Sparrow  5

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