birdline 6/17/99


This is not a transcription of the Birdline tape. It is summary of
some of the sightings that were called in to birdline during the past
week. Please call the birdline (518-439-8080) for the full report.

NOTE: a DICKCISSEL was found on June 12 at Fort Edward (directions below).

Warrensburg 6/10 eastern bluebird

Vischer Ferry 6/10: "white egret" (snowy or cattle?)

Argyle-Hartford BBS 6/12: yellow-bellied sapsucker, red-bellied woodpecker,
willow flycatcher, least flycatcher, warbling vireo, red-eyed vireo, common
raven, eastern bluebird, veery, wood thrush, northern mockingbird, brown
thrasher, cedar waxwing, 6 species of warbler (yellow, black & white,
redstart, ovenbird, common yellowthroat, northern waterthrush), scarlet
tanager, Savannah sparrow, rose-breasted grosbeak, indigo bunting, bobolink,
Baltimore oriole, ruby-throated hummingbird, and a great blue heron

Fort Edward 6/12: singing male DICKCISSEL Directions: Take Northway (I-87)
exit 17N. Travel one mile north on route 9. Turn right onto rte 197 into
Fort Edward. At the "T" intersection, turn right onto route 4. From Rt. 4,
turn left (east) onto Durkeetown Rd. Follow the road to a pink-pig mailbox on
the left-hand side. The next mailbox, is # 2876, also on the left. Look on
the right-hand side of the road after the 2876 mailbox, before the next house
on the left. There is a large field of wild flowers on the left. On the
curb-side there is a large pole with a number "2" on it, which is in the
middle of a fence line where the birds were seen on the wires of the telephone
pole and, more often on the fence.

Troy 6/13: ruffed grouse

Eddy Rd/Tower Rd area 6/13: broad-winged hawk, ruffed grouse with young, wild
turkey with young, 4 pileated woodpeckers, alder and willow flycatcher,
scarlet tanager, rose-breasted grosbeak, indigo bunting, eastern towhee,
white-throated sparrow, evening grosbeak and several warblers: yellow,
chestnut-sided, black-throated blue, blackburnian, prairie, black & white,
ovenbird, common yellowthroat

Fort Edward 6/13: dickcissel, sharp-shinned hawk, bobolink, eastern
meadowlark, horned lark, Savannah sparrow; 6/15: dickcissel, bobolink,
American kestrel, turkey vulture, spotted sandpiper

Hunter NY 6/14: red-headed woodpecker

Schodack 6/15: scarlet tanager

Guilderland and Schenectady 6/15: red-breasted nuthatch

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