Stockport Flats, Aug 6, 2020 ; no terns or tubenoses; active bank swallow colony with photos


Denise and I put in near the mouth of Stockport Creek and paddled out to and around Stockport Middle Ground Island. Highlights were an Osprey, 1 adult and 2 imm Bald Eagles, and an opportunity to observe and photograph the active Bank Swallow colony on the southwest side of the island. Full ebird list is below; the ebird link includes Denise's images of confirmed breeding activity at  the colony. No terns or tubenoses observed along the river..
- Scott Stoner, Loudonville

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Subject: eBird Report - Stockport Flats, Aug 6, 2020

Stockport Flats, Columbia, New York, US
Aug 6, 2020 9:44 AM - 3:56 PM
Protocol: Traveling
1.75 mile(s)
Checklist Comments:    paddling. track shown is inaccurate. We went all the way around stockpot middle ground island.
19 species

Mourning Dove  2
Killdeer  1
Spotted Sandpiper  1
Ring-billed Gull  25
Double-crested Cormorant  7
Great Blue Heron  4
Great Egret  1
Osprey  1
Bald Eagle  3    1 adult, 2 immature.
Eastern Phoebe  1
Fish Crow  25
Bank Swallow  25    colony with about 100 nest holes in a sand cliff on the sw side of stockport middle ground island, part of hudson river islands state park. We  observed adults flying around, catching and carrying food, entering and leaving nest holes, and young in the holes. photographed. photos to follow.
Barn Swallow  1
Carolina Wren  1
Gray Catbird  5
American Robin  1
Cedar Waxwing  5
American Goldfinch  15
Song Sparrow  2

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