zim smith from halfmoon to mechanicville - lotsa sparrows


gregg_recer
 

I walked the newest segment of the zim smith this morning, running from halfmoon east to mechanicville. compared to the halfmoon to round lake segment, it's more uplands type habitat with mature forest mixed with plenty of weedy edges. the excellent sparrow habitat produced many big groups of song and white-throats, a small party of chipping, and a single savanna. all the warblers I saw were yellow-rumps except a single palm. also of interest was a pretty late yellow-bellied flycatcher. 
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gregg recer
malta NY