Zim Smith Trail--Coons Crossing to Round Lake, Apr 14, 2021


Gregg Recer, Denise, and I birded and Atlased a portion of the Zim Smith Trail west of Coons Crossing Rd. in Saratoga County this morning, with a slightly delayed start due to traffic from the closure of part of the Northway!

Highlights included Virginia rails, blue- and green-winged teal, YB sapsucker, pine and palm warblers, and swamp sparrow.  Breeding activity is well underway with nest-building, courtship/display and even carrying of food noted. 

Denise and I stopped at the nearby Round Lake Preserve afterwards, where we observed an Osprey diving for fish and a pair of water snakes. 

Happy birding and Atlasing --Scott Stoner, Loudonville NY

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Date: 4/14/21 16:28 (GMT-05:00)
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Subject: eBird Report - Zim Smith Trail--Coons Crossing to Round Lake, Apr 14, 2021

Zim Smith Trail--Coons Crossing to Round Lake, Saratoga, New York, US
Apr 14, 2021 8:02 AM - 11:14 AM
Protocol: Traveling
1.15 mile(s)
38 species

Canada Goose  7
Wood Duck  2
Blue-winged Teal  2
Mallard  8
Green-winged Teal  4
Mourning Dove  6
Virginia Rail  2
Killdeer  1
Great Blue Heron  1
Turkey Vulture  2
Sharp-shinned Hawk  1
Red-tailed Hawk  1
Belted Kingfisher  2
Yellow-bellied Sapsucker  2
Red-bellied Woodpecker  1
Downy Woodpecker  2
Northern Flicker  1
Eastern Phoebe  1
Blue Jay  2
American Crow  6
Black-capped Chickadee  4
Tufted Titmouse  2
Tree Swallow  2
Red-breasted Nuthatch  1
Carolina Wren  2
Northern Mockingbird  2
American Robin  17
House Finch  1
American Goldfinch  6
Chipping Sparrow  1
Song Sparrow  12
Swamp Sparrow  12
Red-winged Blackbird  12
Brown-headed Cowbird  1
Common Grackle  18
Palm Warbler  2
Pine Warbler  1
Northern Cardinal  4

View this checklist online at https://ebird.org/checklist/S85546687

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