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African Moustached Warbler,©Tony Disley

6 Mar Poss. Great-gray Owl report - Washington County, NY [Richard Guthrie ]
23 Dec Timely advice from DEC--Guidelines for Viewing Wildlife [Andrew Mason ]
10 Dec RE:[HMBirds] Orange-crowned Warbler [James Coe ]
10 Dec RE:[HMBirds] Orange-crowned Warbler [Will Raup ]
10 Sep Fwd: [VTBIRD] Quebec - Common Ringed Plover - 3 miles from VT, 9/10 [Richard Guthrie ]
28 Apr Fw: eBird Report - RamsHorn-Livingston Sanctuary, Apr 27, 2016 [Larry Federman ]
21 Nov Re:[HMBirds] Harris's Sparrow [Robert Lewis ]
20 Nov RE:[HMBirds] Harris's Sparrow [Will Raup ]
20 Nov Re:[HMBirds] Harris's Sparrow [Robert Lewis ]
17 Nov Harris's Sparrow - Update [Will Raup ]
17 Nov Re: Harris's Sparrow near Albany - any news? [Robert Lewis ]
15 Nov Harris's Sparrow - Thank-you from the homeowner [Richard Guthrie ]
15 Nov Re: [nysbirds-l] Harris's Sparrow - YES [Arie Gilbert ]
14 Nov Sparrow schedule [Richard Guthrie ]
14 Nov Harris's Sparrow - OK again !! [Richard Guthrie ]
13 Nov Harris's Sparrow - No more visitors [Richard Guthrie ]
13 Nov Harris's Sparrow Yes - but [Richard Guthrie ]
13 Nov Harris's Sparrow access - YES [Richard Guthrie ]
12 Nov Harris' Sparrow [Richard Guthrie ]
24 Oct Re: Townsend's solitaire seen this morning [Felipe Pimentel ]
24 Oct Townsend's solitaire seen this morning [Scott Stoner ]
23 Oct Townsend's Solitaire - NYSARC reminder [Will Raup ]
20 Oct Townsend's Solitaire - Thatcher Park, Albany County [Will Raup ]
2 Aug Fwd: [OneidaBirds] Black Vulture [Richard Guthrie ]
31 Jul Common Loon - New Baltimore [Richard Guthrie ]
9 Jun Plateau Mountain Breeding Bird Survey ["Steve M. Chorvas" ]
6 Apr Wing-tagged Great Egret reply [Richard Guthrie ]
07 Mar Redheads, Barrow's, Long-Tailed Duck ["jeremybirdwatcherpi AT yahoo.com [hmbirds]" ]
7 Mar Spring.....Red-winged Blackbirds ["Ronald Harrower rharrower AT nycap.rr.com [hmbirds]" ]
7 Mar Barrows & Mergs, Eagles & Hawks at Cohoes ["Heidi Klinowski woodthrush46 AT yahoo.com [hmbirds]" ]
07 Mar Barrow's still here in Cohoes ["Scott Stoner ScottJStoner AT aol.com [hmbirds]" ]
07 Mar redheads - stafford's bridge, fish creek ["gregg_recer AT alum.rpi.edu [hmbirds]" ]
06 Mar Re: Hummingbird feeders ["Scott Stoner ScottJStoner AT aol.com [hmbirds]" ]
6 Mar Redheads Crescent Power Station ["Ronald Harrower rharrower AT nycap.rr.com [hmbirds]" ]
6 Mar Stafford's Bridge - Bufflehead, Red-heads ["Alan Mapes alanmapes AT gmail.com [hmbirds]" ]
06 Mar Barrow's Goldeneye - YES ["ddw962 AT gmail.com [hmbirds]" ]
6 Mar RE: Hummingbird feeders ["'Mona Bearor' conservebirds AT gmail.com [hmbirds]" ]
6 Mar Re: Hummingbird feeders ["jw.kent AT yahoo.com [hmbirds]" ]
06 Mar Hummingbird feeders ["ksclemmy AT yahoo.com [hmbirds]" ]
05 Mar Hudson- Turkey Vultures ["kernscot AT hotmail.com [hmbirds]" ]
05 Mar Hudson- Turkey Vultures ["kernscot AT hotmail.com [hmbirds]" ]
05 Mar Stuyvesant- oops! Should have been Tree Sparrows ["kernscot AT hotmail.com [hmbirds]" ]
05 Mar Town of Stuyvesant- Ring-necked Pheasant, Merlin, Lapland Longspur ["kernscot AT hotmail.com [hmbirds]" ]
5 Mar Redpoll - finally! ["'Mona Bearor' conservebirds AT gmail.com [hmbirds]" ]
05 Mar Lesser Black-backed Gull, Barrow's update ["hersheyj AT nycap.rr.com [hmbirds]" ]
5 Mar Peregrine Falcon, Dunn Memorial Bridge ["naomi lloyd naomi_kestrel AT yahoo.com [hmbirds]" ]
5 Mar Long-tailed Duck, Green Island & Barrow's Goldeneye, Cohoes ["naomi lloyd naomi_kestrel AT yahoo.com [hmbirds]" ]
05 Mar Barrow's Goldeneye Has Moved Again ["Bernie & Chris Grossman bgrossman AT nycap.rr.com [hmbirds]" ]
05 Mar Birdline for March 4 ["philwhitney17 AT yahoo.com [hmbirds]" ]
05 Mar Birdline for March 4 ["philwhitney17 AT yahoo.com [hmbirds]" ]
5 Mar Redheads still there ["Ronald Harrower rharrower AT nycap.rr.com [hmbirds]" ]
4 Mar Gull Report ["Ronald Harrower rharrower AT nycap.rr.com [hmbirds]" ]
4 Mar Redheads ["Ronald Harrower rharrower AT nycap.rr.com [hmbirds]" ]
4 Mar Ducks on the Hudson at HF - SGF bridge ["'Mona Bearor' conservebirds AT gmail.com [hmbirds]" ]
4 Mar Waterfowl at Tibbitts Ave., Green Island- 3/4 ["Tom trwdsd AT yahoo.com [hmbirds]" ]
4 Mar Long-tail Duck Tibbetts No Barrows ["Richard Guthrie richardpguthrie AT gmail.com [hmbirds]" ]
04 Mar Carolina Wren ["Marne Onderdonk marne37 AT icloud.com [hmbirds]" ]
03 Mar Re: Barrow's Goldeneye at Tibbits Ave. ["hersheyj AT nycap.rr.com [hmbirds]" ]
3 Mar RE: Barrow's - yes ["John Kent jw.kent AT yahoo.com [hmbirds]" ]
3 Mar Barrow's - yes ["jw.kent AT yahoo.com [hmbirds]" ]
03 Mar Barrow's Goldeneye at Tibbits Ave. ["hersheyj AT nycap.rr.com [hmbirds]" ]
03 Mar Song Sparrow and Redpoll ["adfrench AT nycap.rr.com [hmbirds]" ]
2 Mar Various Saratoga County ["Ronald Harrower rharrower AT nycap.rr.com [hmbirds]" ]
2 Mar Re: Grebe? ["zach schwartz-weinstein zachsw AT gmail.com [hmbirds]" ]
2 Mar Grebe? ["Louis Suarato lsuarato AT nycap.rr.com [hmbirds]" ]
02 Mar Red Bellied Woodpecker ["igolfnbird AT gmail.com [hmbirds]" ]
02 Mar Overlook Park and Tibbits Ave. ["hersheyj AT nycap.rr.com [hmbirds]" ]
2 Mar Barrow's Goldeneye, Overlook Park, Cohoes- 3/2 ["Tom trwdsd AT yahoo.com [hmbirds]" ]
2 Mar Re: Red-breasted Merganser and Red-necked Grebes at Tibbetts Ave. ["Richard Guthrie richardpguthrie AT gmail.com [hmbirds]" ]
2 Mar Re: Herring gull? with mark at Tibbits Ave ["Richard Guthrie richardpguthrie AT gmail.com [hmbirds]" ]
02 Mar Herring gull? with mark at Tibbits Ave ["roundywaves35 AT yahoo.com [hmbirds]" ]
2 Mar Barrows here ["Ronald Harrower rharrower AT nycap.rr.com [hmbirds]" ]
01 Mar HMBC - Audubon joint program - Preparing for Climate Change - 7 PM Monday March 2 at the Colonie Library ["Scott Stoner ScottJStoner AT aol.com [hmbirds]" ]
1 Mar Red-breasted Merganser and Red-necked Grebes at Tibbetts Ave. ["Richard Guthrie richardpguthrie AT gmail.com [hmbirds]" ]
01 Mar Re: Barrows GoldenEye now below Cohoes falls ["hersheyj AT nycap.rr.com [hmbirds]" ]
01 Mar Barrows GoldenEye now below Cohoes falls ["Scott Stoner ScottJStoner AT aol.com [hmbirds]" ]

Subject: Poss. Great-gray Owl report - Washington County, NY
From: Richard Guthrie <richardpguthrie AT gmail.com>
Date: Mon, 6 Mar 2017 10:11:08 -0500
Forwarding from an eBird report:

Great Gray Owl (American) (Strix nebulosa nebulosa) (1)
- Reported Mar 06, 2017 07:25 by Susan DeWolfe Burns
- River Road, Schagticoke, Washington, New York
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=42.9772743,-
73.6125398&ll=42.9772743,-73.6125398
- Checklist: http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S35001538
- Comments: "It was perched in a tree near a small farm on River Road in
Schaghticoke/Easton, near the border of Rensselaer and Washington Counties,
not far from Stillwater NY.  If you know the area, it was near the farm
that has llamas, across from which is a small seasonal store/farmstand.  I
am quite sure this was a gray owl. I'm not an ornithologist, but I have
spent decades watching and studying birds.  I did a double-take while
driving and when I got to work, looked carefully at owl pictures on line to
make sure that's what I saw.  It's not the first time I've seen gray owls
in upstate NY, but it is admittedly a very rare and unusual sighting."

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Subject: Timely advice from DEC--Guidelines for Viewing Wildlife
From: Andrew Mason <andymason AT earthling.net>
Date: Fri, 23 Dec 2016 11:42:06 -0500

Guidelines for Viewing Wildlife
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  PROTECT WILDLIFE WHILE WATCHING WILDLIFE

DEC has recently received a number of reports of individuals purposely 
flushing roosting short-eared owls in the Washington County Grasslands 
Wildlife Management Area (WMA) in order observe and photograph the birds 
in flight.

While DEC encourages people to enjoy watching wildlife in the Washington 
County Grasslands WMA and other public lands, we ask that you do so in a 
way that protects wildlife, especially endangered and threatened species.

Short-eared owls, a New York State endangered species, return from their 
breeding grounds in Canada to spend the winter in the Washington County 
Grasslands.

  * Short-eared owls roost on the ground in taller grasses, unlike most
    owl species.
  * The owls fly from their roosts around dusk each day and put on an
    aerial show while foraging for mice and voles.
  * They are easily disturbed by people walking near their roosting sites.
  * This can cause them to unnecessarily expend energy flying or to
    abandon their roost site.
  * Owls and other birds roost to conserve energy.

DEC asks visitors to the Washington County Grasslands WMA, and all 
public lands, to observe the following guidelines for the protection of 
wildlife, including the short-eared owls and other endangered or 
threatened species:

_PROTECT WILDLIFE_

  * Avoid repeatedly flushing or otherwise purposely disturbing wildlife
    when watching or photographing them.
  * NEVER purposely chase wildlife!
  * Keep a respectful distance from nests and young, especially in hot,
    cold, or windy weather.
  * Stay in your vehicle, it serves as a blind and often allows for
    closer and longer observations without disturbing wildlife.

_PROTECT HABITAT_

  * Stay on existing roads, trails, or pathways to avoid trampling
    fragile vegetation.
  * Leave the area as you found it.

_RESPECT THE RIGHTS OF OTHERS_

  * Know and observe the laws, rules, and regulations governing the site.
  * Get prior permission to enter private or posted property.
  * Be considerate of others around you.

_ORGANIZED GROUPS_

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  * Monitor the behavior of group members and ensure they act responsibly.

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  * Purposely disturbing, flushing, or chasing an endangered or
    threatened species is harassment and is *ILLEGAL*.
  * If you witness such activity please document it and report it to the
    DEC Dispatch (1-877-457-5680)

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Subject: RE:[HMBirds] Orange-crowned Warbler
From: James Coe <jim AT jamescoe.com>
Date: Sat, 10 Dec 2016 14:26:08 -0500
Seriously?  Virginia's?  !!!   Could it be the same one that had been seen
downstate in Westchester County? 

 

From: hmbirds AT yahoogroups.com [mailto:hmbirds AT yahoogroups.com] On Behalf Of
Will Raup Hoaryredpoll AT hotmail.com [hmbirds]
Sent: Saturday, December 10, 2016 2:01 PM
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Subject: RE: [HMBirds] Orange-crowned Warbler

 

  

The bird was safely captured and removed from the store and is enroute to
being released. 

 

Also the bird has been identified as a Virginia's Warbler, NOT OCWA as
previously reported.

 

More details soon from Rich Guthrie

 

Will Raup

Glenmont, NY

 

 

 

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Subject: [HMBirds] Orange-crowned Warbler 

 

  

Inside Lowe's store - Glenmont. Too skittish to approach. Nothing but
plastic trees and garlands around. 

Rich Guthrie 

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Subject: RE:[HMBirds] Orange-crowned Warbler
From: Will Raup <hoaryredpoll AT hotmail.com>
Date: Sat, 10 Dec 2016 19:00:30 +0000
The bird was safely captured and removed from the store and is enroute to being 
released. 


Also the bird has been identified as a Virginia's Warbler, NOT OCWA as 
previously reported. 


More details soon from Rich Guthrie

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Subject: Fwd: [VTBIRD] Quebec - Common Ringed Plover - 3 miles from VT, 9/10
From: Richard Guthrie <richardpguthrie AT gmail.com>
Date: Sat, 10 Sep 2016 20:08:35 -0400
C. Ringed Plover in Quebec ---->

Here's an optimistic heads-up. As Mike points out, this bird will likely
head south soon - that would bring it into Vermont or New York State. So
check out all those Semipals carefully. And please wait till I get back to
find it.

And thanks Mike for the word out.

Rich Guthrie
New Baltimore
The Greene County
New York

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From: Mike Resch <0000012cec6153db-dmarc-request AT list.uvm.edu>
Date: Sat, Sep 10, 2016 at 6:41 PM
Subject: [VTBIRD] Quebec - Common Ringed Plover - 3 miles from VT, 9/10
To: VTBIRD AT list.uvm.edu


There were reports today of a Common Ringed Plover in southern Quebec just
3 miles from the VT (and US) border.  The bird was in Missisquoi Bay
directly north of Highgate Springs.

Here's a link to an eBird checklist with a photo -

http://ebird.org/ebird/qc/view/checklist/S31513387   GPS coordinates are -
45.0625718,-73.0802178

So assuming the ID is correct, one would expect that VT may soon have a
Ringed Plover as this bird makes its way south down the Champlain Valley.
So keep your eyes open.

Then again, VT birders may want to head up to Quebec to see the bird while
it is still up there.  I birded that spot on Friday - it's a great location
with good numbers of shorebirds and excellent diversity.  Yesterday I had 1
Long-billed Dowitcher, 3 Stilt Sands, 2 Red-necked Phalaropes, 14
White-rumps, 13 Sanderlings, 1 Western Sand, plus the regulars, though no
Ringed Plover.  Interestingly based on today's reports, there was an almost
complete turnover of birds from yesterday.

Directions and suggestions from my visit there yesterday -

Head north on I-87 to the border - bring your Passport!
Go 5.4 km N of the border and turn left onto Chemin Champlain
Take your first right onto an unnamed road into a "camping" area - a
campground of mobile homes
Once into the campground I think you should check in at the office - I
did.  Turn left and look for signs for Visitors (the woman at the office
spoke little English though was very friendly)
Access to the mudflats is at the far northwestern end of the campground.
Wear boots - you'll be walking out on the very soft and mucky mudflats. (I
ruined a pair of tennis shoes)
Parking was limited yesterday - it is a small campground.  There was a post
on today's Quebec Listserve that said you won't be able to park in the
campground tomorrow.  Instead saying - "It would be better to park opposite
the site entrance to the cemetery" (in my limited French).  There is
cemetery at the beginning of the campground entrance road - I bet that's
the one they mean.  That would be at most a km walk to the access to the
mudflats.

I've done a lot of birding in Quebec lately, and even though I have at best
a limited memory of my high school French, I've been able to make my way
around southern Quebec quite easily.  All the birders have been very
helpful, and most speak English.

Good luck if you give it a try.  And make sure to get the news out quickly
when it is spotted in VT (stated optimistically).


Mike Resch
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Subject: Fw: eBird Report - RamsHorn-Livingston Sanctuary, Apr 27, 2016
From: Larry Federman <birderlarry AT verizon.net>
Date: Thu, 28 Apr 2016 00:22:25 -0400
Subject: eBird Report - RamsHorn-Livingston Sanctuary, Apr 27, 2016

RamsHorn-Livingston Sanctuary, Greene, New York, US
Apr 27, 2016 7:31 AM - 12:25 PM
Protocol: Traveling
1.5 mile(s)
Comments:     38-55F sunny
51 species

Wood Duck  2
Mallard  2
Double-crested Cormorant  149     Multiple strings of cormorant between 30 
and 50 flying north
Great Blue Heron  1
Turkey Vulture  4
Osprey  2
Northern Harrier  1
Sharp-shinned Hawk  1
Bald Eagle  10     1 yr old, three 2 yr olds, 2 sub-adult and 4 adults.
Red-tailed Hawk (borealis)  6
Virginia Rail  2
Herring Gull  2
Mourning Dove  1
Great Horned Owl  1     Young fledged (see photo on eBird site)
Chimney Swift  1
Red-bellied Woodpecker  4
Downy Woodpecker  4
Northern Flicker  3
Pileated Woodpecker  1
American Kestrel  2
Eastern Phoebe  2
Blue-headed Vireo  1
Blue Jay  13
American Crow  4
Fish Crow  1
Tree Swallow  4
Barn Swallow  3
Black-capped Chickadee  2
Tufted Titmouse  2
White-breasted Nuthatch  2
Carolina Wren  2
Blue-gray Gnatcatcher  5
Ruby-crowned Kinglet  5
Hermit Thrush  1
American Robin  4
Gray Catbird  1
Brown Thrasher  1
Blue-winged Warbler  2
Yellow Warbler  5
Pine Warbler  1
Yellow-rumped Warbler  2
White-throated Sparrow  4
Song Sparrow  3
Swamp Sparrow  1
Eastern Towhee  2
Northern Cardinal  3
Red-winged Blackbird  4
Common Grackle  8
Brown-headed Cowbird  15
Purple Finch  1
American Goldfinch  4

View this checklist online at 
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Subject: Re:[HMBirds] Harris's Sparrow
From: Robert Lewis <rfermat AT yahoo.com>
Date: Sat, 21 Nov 2015 12:31:19 -0500
Seen well for about ten minutes starting at noon.  Saturday.

Bob Lewis 
Sleepy hollow 

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> On Nov 20, 2015, at 3:39 PM, Brenda Stiffen brendastiffen AT yahoo.com [hmbirds] 
 wrote: 

> 
> I saw it today around 1:30 pm.
> From: Will Raup Hoaryredpoll AT hotmail.com [hmbirds]
> Sent: ‎11/‎20/‎2015 12:20 PM
> To: Robert Lewis; j.taft69 AT yahoo.com; hmbirds AT yahoogroups.com; NYSBIRDS-L
> Subject: RE: [HMBirds] Harris's Sparrow
> 
>  
> It has been seen daily.
> 
> Will Rauo
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> From: "Robert Lewis rfermat AT yahoo.com [hmbirds]" 
 

> Date: 11/20/2015 12:10 PM (GMT-05:00) 
> To: j.taft69 AT yahoo.com, hmbirds AT yahoogroups.com, NYSBIRDS-L 
 

> Subject: Re: [HMBirds] Harris's Sparrow 
> 
>  
> Any recent sightings?  I might finally get time to go up tomorrow.
> 
> Bob Lewis
> Sleepy Hollow NY
> 
> From: "j.taft69 AT yahoo.com [hmbirds]" 
> To: hmbirds AT yahoogroups.com 
> Sent: Wednesday, November 18, 2015 6:37 PM
> Subject: [HMBirds] Harris's Sparrow
> 
>  
> Yes it's still there. I saw it around 1:00 this afternoon. It was with 
White-throats Junco's etc. Put Canned goods near the doorway is what I was told 
by another birder who also got it as a Life Bird. PS it's skittish at times. 
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Subject: RE:[HMBirds] Harris's Sparrow
From: Will Raup <hoaryredpoll AT hotmail.com>
Date: Fri, 20 Nov 2015 12:20:07 -0500

It has been seen daily.
Will Rauo


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Date: 11/20/2015  12:10 PM  (GMT-05:00)
To: j.taft69 AT yahoo.com, hmbirds AT yahoogroups.com, NYSBIRDS-L 
 

Subject: Re: [HMBirds] Harris's Sparrow

Any recent sightings?  I might finally get time to go up tomorrow.
Bob LewisSleepy Hollow NY
      From: "j.taft69 AT yahoo.com [hmbirds]" 
 To: hmbirds AT yahoogroups.com
 Sent: Wednesday, November 18, 2015 6:37 PM
 Subject: [HMBirds] Harris's Sparrow

 Yes it's still there. I saw it around 1:00 this afternoon. It was with 
White-throats Junco's etc. Put Canned goods near the doorway is what I was told 
by another birder who also got it as a Life Bird. PS it's skittish at times. 
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Subject: Re:[HMBirds] Harris's Sparrow
From: Robert Lewis <rfermat AT yahoo.com>
Date: Fri, 20 Nov 2015 17:10:26 +0000 (UTC)
Any recent sightings?  I might finally get time to go up tomorrow.
Bob LewisSleepy Hollow NY
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  Yes it's still there. I saw it around 1:00 this afternoon. It was with 
White-throats Junco's etc. Put Canned goods near the doorway is what I was told 
by another birder who also got it as a Life Bird. PS it's skittish at times. 
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Subject: Harris's Sparrow - Update
From: Will Raup <hoaryredpoll AT hotmail.com>
Date: Tue, 17 Nov 2015 15:10:55 -0500
I have not seen any reports positive or negative today.
I also want to alert people who use e-bird that a new Hotspot has temporarily 
been created called - Stakeout Harris's Sparrow and I ask that people please 
merge their checklists into this one, so we can keep things a bit more 
organized (right now we have something like 50+ push pins for this one bird on 
the maps) 

To do this go to "My E-bird", click on "manage my locations" (on the right hand 
side), then find whatever the location you used for the Harris's Sparrow then 
click "edit" and then click "merge". When you click the Merge button, the new 
hotspot should appear, click on it to merge your checklist into the new spot 
and removing the old one. Just make sure you are only merging in the checklists 
with the Harris's Sparrow. 

Thanks!
If you have any questions, please feel free to contact me off list.
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Subject: Re: Harris's Sparrow near Albany - any news?
From: Robert Lewis <rfermat AT yahoo.com>
Date: Tue, 17 Nov 2015 20:09:13 +0000 (UTC)
Does anyone have positive or negative news about this bird today?
Bob LewisSleepy Hollow NY
   
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Subject: Harris's Sparrow - Thank-you from the homeowner
From: Richard Guthrie <richardpguthrie AT gmail.com>
Date: Sun, 15 Nov 2015 20:36:07 -0500
Here's a reply to my recent inquiry to the homeowner regarding continued
visits at the Harris's Sparrow backyard near Albany, NY:



It’s fine for people to come Rich. They’ve have been very considerate.
Scott Stoner sent me some great pictures.

If you can, please convey our thanks for the generous donations for the
First Church food pantry. (It’s given me an idea for an article in our next
church newsletter: “Wayward Sparrow Brings Canned Goods to First Church
Food Pantry.”)

I’m hoping to catch sight of the Bohemian Waxwing. No luck so far.

John [and Marilyn Paarlberg]
12 Bacon Lane
Loudonville, NY 12211
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Subject: Re: [nysbirds-l] Harris's Sparrow - YES
From: Arie Gilbert <ariegilbert AT optonline.net>
Date: Sun, 15 Nov 2015 16:58:56 +0300
The bird showed this morning at 8:15 initually in the area behind the house 
before moving to the area under the deck. It fed briefly then returned to the 
area behind the barn. 

  
Seen on 11/15/2015 
Arie Gilbert 
No. Babylon NY 
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>I spoke with the homeowner this morning and all is forgiven (that's their 
nature). 

>
>So birders are again welcome to come and visit the yard to watch for the 
Harris's Sparrow (and Bohemian Waxwing?). 

>
>Today and tomorrow (Sunday) are now OK.
>
>Please - do not park in the driveway (apparently that's what precipitated the 
whole tailspin). Be mindful of the neighbors (that was not an issue - but just 
saying). 

>
>One other thing - The man is a pastor of a downtown city church. It would be a 
nice gesture if folks would bring some item for the food bank (can of tuna, jar 
of peanut butter - whatever) and place it in a box that I will put out this 
morning. This harkens back to a sometimes popular token over in the UK where 
one would deposit a pound coin in a can at the gate to a farmyard, or the 
birdseed at a rare bird feeder (i.e., Gray Jay feeder up in Bloomingdale). Or 
not. That's me, not them speaking. 

>
>He said that they can "police" the place if necessary. Let's not make that 
necessary. 

>
>If you go, here's the drill - walk down the driveway (12 Bacon Lane) and go to 
the far end of the yard (by the phragmites) and look back to the right side of 
the deck. The sparrow has been coming to the base of the bright green shrub to 
pick up spillage from one of the deck feeders. The homeowner will be spreading 
some feed closer to the spruces to the right to encourage this flighty bird to 
feed over there rather than coming across the open lawn. 

>
>Also check behind the barn for the waxwing which was feeding on multiflora 
rose hips with the groups of robins. 

>
>Rich Guthrie
>c= 518-810-7086
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Subject: Sparrow schedule
From: Richard Guthrie <richardpguthrie AT gmail.com>
Date: Sat, 14 Nov 2015 08:33:56 -0500
So now I'm going to say that it is not necessary to wait for the previous
"schedule" of visits.

I will be there at 10 O'clock today (not sure about 2 o'clock). But you
don't have to wait for me to go in.

Same thing tomorrow. Not too early, please, and be mindful.

Fingers crossed.

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Subject: Harris's Sparrow - OK again !!
From: Richard Guthrie <richardpguthrie AT gmail.com>
Date: Sat, 14 Nov 2015 08:24:58 -0500
I spoke with the homeowner this morning and all is forgiven (that's their
nature).

So birders are again welcome to come and visit the yard to watch for the
Harris's Sparrow (and Bohemian Waxwing?).

Today and tomorrow (Sunday) are now OK.

Please - do not park in the driveway (apparently that's what precipitated
the whole tailspin). Be mindful of the neighbors (that was not an issue -
but just saying).

One other thing - The man is a pastor of a downtown city church. It would
be a nice gesture if folks would bring some item for the food bank (can of
tuna, jar of peanut butter - whatever) and place it in a box that I will
put out this morning. This harkens back to a sometimes popular token over
in the UK where one would deposit a pound coin in a can at the gate to a
farmyard, or the birdseed at a rare bird feeder (i.e., Gray Jay feeder up
in Bloomingdale). Or not. That's me, not them speaking.

He said that they can "police" the place if necessary. Let's not make that
necessary.

If you go, here's the drill - walk down the driveway (12 Bacon Lane) and go
to the far end of the yard (by the phragmites) and look back to the right
side of the deck. The sparrow has been coming to the base of the bright
green shrub to pick up spillage from one of the deck feeders. The homeowner
will be spreading some feed closer to the spruces to the right to encourage
this flighty bird to feed over there rather than coming across the open
lawn.

Also check behind the barn for the waxwing which was feeding on multiflora
rose hips with the groups of robins.

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Subject: Harris's Sparrow - No more visitors
From: Richard Guthrie <richardpguthrie AT gmail.com>
Date: Fri, 13 Nov 2015 13:13:16 -0500
I'm not sure what happened, but the homeowner asked for their privacy back.

After the 10 o'clock group, I had to take care of some other business and
wasn't there.

All i know for now is that there was an exchange between an unknown birder
(unscheduled visitor) and this is the result.

Bottom Line - no more visitors.

If that changes, I'll post any updates.

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Subject: Harris's Sparrow Yes - but
From: Richard Guthrie <richardpguthrie AT gmail.com>
Date: Fri, 13 Nov 2015 11:07:21 -0500
In the hour that a group has been watching thus far this morning, the bird 
showed twice. Once for about 3 seconds and again for less time. Not everyone 
got to see it. While waiting a BOHEMIAN WAXWING showed nicely. !!! 


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Subject: Harris's Sparrow access - YES
From: Richard Guthrie <richardpguthrie AT gmail.com>
Date: Fri, 13 Nov 2015 08:31:52 -0500
I spoke with the homeowner this morning and received permission to allow
limited access to his backyard by invitation.

So here's the deal.

The address is 12 Bacon Lane, Loudonville, NY. Bacon Lane is just north of
Osborne Road. On the corner there's a Genoa Imports deli/grocery (I'm told
they make a terrific sandwich).

If you're interested in going there today (Friday) let me know and we can
meet up this morning at 10 o'clock, and this afternoon at 2 o'clock and go
in as a group.

Tomorrow, Saturday, we can also meet up and go in again, So let's say 8
o'clock, 10 o'clock, and 2 o'clock.

Same for Sunday.

The goal here is to get as many people in as we can without disrupting
these good people's lives and outwear our welcome.

We can hope that the bird sticks around so that those who cannot make it
this weekend can try at some later date.

But by then, I would imagine that all that really want to will have
"gotten" the bird by then.

Incidentally, for the benefit of out of towners, the (somewhat) nearby
Red-headed Woodpecker is still being seen daily, and the (less somewhat)
nearby Townsend's Solitaire has been seen recently as well.

-----> So if interested, please e-mail me with a day and time that you
think you can be there, and we can make arrangements. Again targeting 10
this morning, 2 this afternoon; 10 Saturday, 2 Saturday afternoon; and the
same for Sunday. After that it will have to be more tailored arrangements.

Please bear with us. This whole effort is to maintain some level of decorum
so we don't cause stress, inconvenience or annoyance to the good homeowners.

And there's no guarantee just how this somewhat skittish bird will react to
a bunch of binoculars aimed in his direction. We;ll just have to see.

Thanks

Rich Guthrie
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Subject: Harris' Sparrow
From: Richard Guthrie <richardpguthrie AT gmail.com>
Date: Thu, 12 Nov 2015 22:07:16 -0500
Folks;

I'm sure there is a lot of birders who are anxious to see the Harris'
Sparrow in Loudonville, north of Albany.

Please be patient. We are working with the homeowner to arrange a "group'
invitation(s) so that they are not inundated with a string of strangers
showing up at their dooryard. To maintain their privacy (getting to the
bird feeders involves going around the house and into the backyard) and to
have it that as many people as we can manage can get to see this bird We
will be trying to work something out that won't wear our these good people
and ruin it for others.

We really don't know yet how the sparrow is reacting to people standing
around in the yard either. It is skittish, but that may just be his nature.
We'll try to work out what is best for the bird and the good folks there.

I will provide more details as they develop.

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Subject: Re: Townsend's solitaire seen this morning
From: Felipe Pimentel <fpimentel AT verizon.net>
Date: Sat, 24 Oct 2015 19:59:28 -0400
I drove to this wonderful park from Greenwood Lake (2 hours & half) and found 
the bird. It was in the same area at 5pm. 


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> On Oct 24, 2015, at 10:21 AM, Scott Stoner  wrote:
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> We observed and photographed it a few minutes ago at the usual location in 
the junipers behind the construction site at Thacher Park, Albany county. Kudos 
to Denise for spotting it! Foliage continues to be fabulous too! Scott Stoner, 
Loudonville NY. 

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Subject: Townsend's solitaire seen this morning
From: Scott Stoner <scottjstoner AT aol.com>
Date: Sat, 24 Oct 2015 10:21:24 -0400
We observed and photographed it a few minutes ago at the usual location in the 
junipers behind the construction site at Thacher Park, Albany county. Kudos to 
Denise for spotting it! Foliage continues to be fabulous too! Scott Stoner, 
Loudonville NY. 


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Subject: Townsend's Solitaire - NYSARC reminder
From: Will Raup <hoaryredpoll AT hotmail.com>
Date: Fri, 23 Oct 2015 10:47:08 -0400
Just as a reminder, Townsend's Solitaire is a NYSARC review species. Just 
because many have seen the bird, don't assume they have already filed reports. 
For more information and to file a report visit: 
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Subject: Townsend's Solitaire - Thatcher Park, Albany County
From: Will Raup <hoaryredpoll AT hotmail.com>
Date: Tue, 20 Oct 2015 11:37:43 -0400
The bird was seen by a group of birders this morning. Park in the "Mine" 
parking lot and follow the trail/fence line to the LEFT. After about 150 yards 
or so, crossing a dry creek you'll see the construction of the new visitors 
center on your left. Keep to the right of the temporary fencing around the 
construction, the bird has been in the area between the construction and the 
edge of the cliff. The Solitaire has been favoring a small group of Junipers 
that are heavy with berries, but has perched conspicuously and isn't skittish 
of humans. In does periodically get chased off by American Robins, Blue Jays 
and once by a Yellow-rumped Warbler. 

Other birds include tons of Juncos (which nest there anyway), both Kinglets and 
Cooper's Hawk. Also peak colors and great views of the Hudson Valley and City 
of Albany. 

John Boyd Thatcher park is located along State Rt. 157, about 30 minutes west 
of Albany. 

Good Birding!
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Subject: Fwd: [OneidaBirds] Black Vulture
From: Richard Guthrie <richardpguthrie AT gmail.com>
Date: Sun, 2 Aug 2015 07:33:22 -0400
Forwarding with permission:

This is part of the continuing widening of the Black Vulture range
expansion:


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Date: Sat, Aug 1, 2015 at 9:53 PM
Subject: [OneidaBirds] Black Vulture
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Hello all,

This morning I saw a single Black Vulture circling in a small kettle of
Turkey Vultures while driving east on the thruway just past Canajoharie
[Montgomery County, NY].

Jody Hildreth
Waterville, NY
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Subject: Common Loon - New Baltimore
From: Richard Guthrie <richardpguthrie AT gmail.com>
Date: Fri, 31 Jul 2015 20:54:18 -0400
This evening, I watched an adult plumage COMMON LOON swim by casually,
southbound, on the Hudson River here in New Baltimore, The Greene County.

There were also two adult BALD EAGLES, two Belted Kingfishers, several
(unseen) Chimney Swifts, a family group of six Black-capped Chickadees, an
equal number of Blue Jays, and several Ruby-throated Hummingbirds (they
were coming and going so quickly that it was hard to get a good count). I
did watch one of the hummingbirds fly clear across the river. Iv'e seen
that before which leads me to believe that my feeder visitors aren't all
just the local residents, but include at least one long-distant commuter.

[As a side-note: I watched the first of the season batch of yearling
herring doing their little leaps out of the river. They look like miniature
dolphins as they jump out and come down leaving little dimples like soft
raindrops as they fall back into the water. ]

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Subject: Plateau Mountain Breeding Bird Survey
From: "Steve M. Chorvas" <schorvas AT verizon.net>
Date: Tue, 9 Jun 2015 15:44:57 -0400
Plateau Mountain, Greene County
Wednesday, 03 June and Saturday, 06 June 2015

Last week I conducted two annual breeding bird surveys on the summit of 
Plateau Mountain for the Vermont Center for Ecostudies Mountain 
Birdwatch program.  The first survey covers the southeastern half of the 
two-mile long summit plateau, the second survey starts near Orchard 
Ledge and extends out over the northwestern half.  The survey starts 
before sunrise and utilizes six 20-minute point counts/survey to 
document the presence of Bicknell's Thrush and seven additional target 
species that breed in the high-elevation coniferous forest of the 
Catskill Mountains.

Weather conditions this year were not as cooperative in comparison to 
the past 15 years during the first survey, and deteriorated to 
borderline acceptable during the second effort.  Temperatures were 
pleasantly cold on 03 June (44° F) with fog and a persistent light 
breeze, followed by warmer temperatures (55° F), more fog, a persistent 
drizzle, and considerably more wind on 06 June.

The list below represents bird species encountered on the mountain over 
the two-day period, including the early morning ascent in darkness, 
survey period, post-count at high elevation in principally coniferous 
forest, late morning descent into lower elevation deciduous habitat, and 
a short walk along the base of Plateau Mountain in Stony Clove.  Most of 
the species and individuals were first encountered on 03 June.  Only 
when a total number was greater on the subsequent survey did I add the 
difference to the adjusted two-day compilation to avoid potential 
duplication.

Overall, diversity was about average but individuals were down for most 
species (some considerably).  For comparative purposes, I included this 
year's tally in parentheses (), followed by last year's numbers in 
brackets [].  Weather conditions may have been a factor, and I did not 
linger on the mountain post-survey for as long as I typically do, but 
during my time on the mountain there clearly seemed to be far fewer 
singing birds this year.



Plateau Mountain Bird Species List (2015) and [2014]

Peregrine Falcon (0)  [2]
Barred Owl (1 vocalizing on the ascent)  [4]
Yellow-bellied Sapsucker (0)  [4]
Hairy Woodpecker (1)  [1]
Yellow-bellied Flycatcher (5)  [23]
Eastern Wood-Pewee (0)  [1]
Blue-headed Vireo (0)  [1]
Red-eyed Vireo (18)  [2]
Blue Jay (0)  [2]
Common Raven (3)  [5]
Black-capped Chickadee (2)  [0]
Red-breasted Nuthatch (5)  [14]
Brown Creeper (2)  [1]
Winter Wren (10)  [18]
Golden-crowned Kinglet (8)  [15]
Ruby-crowned Kinglet (0)  [2]
Bicknell's Thrush (12)  [26]
Swainson's Thrush (15)  [20]
Hermit Thrush (1)  [3]
Cedar Waxwing (3+ heard only flyovers, in three locations) [4]
Magnolia Warbler (10)  [20]
Black-throated Blue Warbler (11)  [5]
Yellow-rumped Warbler (18)  [16]
Black-throated Green Warbler (7)  [6]
Blackburnian Warbler (6)  [10]
Blackpoll Warbler (16)  [26]
Black-and-white Warbler (1)  [3]
American Redstart (1)  [4]
Ovenbird (3)  [2]
Mourning Warbler (3 singing on territory)  [9]
Canada Warbler (0)  [5]
Scarlet Tanager (1)  [2]
White-throated Sparrow (3)  [15]
Dark-eyed Junco (5) [10]
Rose-breasted Grosbeak (1)  [2]
Indigo Bunting (2)  [2]
Purple Finch (5)  [10]


I did not detect Peregrine Falcons along the steep cliffs of Stony 
Clove, or the presence of Northern Saw-whet Owl or Ruby-crowned Kinglet 
up on the mountain this year.  The large synchronized flight of 
thousands of small non-descript moths that I have encountered in some 
past years flying at lower elevations were non-existent this year. 
Several (5+) Pepper and Salt Skippers (butterflies) were present in 
fresh condition along Stony Clove, and an old (2014) Mourning Cloak in 
perhaps the final hours of her life was observed imbibing minerals 
and/or moisture on wet soil, then depositing a cluster of eggs on a 
willow twig.



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Subject: Wing-tagged Great Egret reply
From: Richard Guthrie <richardpguthrie AT gmail.com>
Date: Mon, 6 Apr 2015 10:10:44 -0400
The blue wing-tagged Great Egret at the Coxsackie Creek Grasslands
photographed last Friday is confirmed to have come from Ontario, Canada as
reported by Chip Weseloh. Many thanks to Larry Federman for recalling an
earlier post put out by Chip.

From Chip:
"All bandings in those years have been at Nottawasaga Island about 90 miles
NW of Toronto near the town of Collingwood, ON, on the south end of
Georgian Bay, Lake Huron. "

The grasslands preserve is in eastern Greene County, New York, about 120
miles north of NYC.

This sighting provides interesting data about the migration and
distribution patterns of Great Egrets in the northeast.

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Subject: Redheads, Barrow's, Long-Tailed Duck
From: "jeremybirdwatcherpi AT yahoo.com [hmbirds]" <hmbirds-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: 07 Mar 2015 19:16:17 -0800
Thankfully the long-tailed duck decided to stay at tibbits ave. The Barrow's is 
still at the falls with a lot of common goldeneyes. At Crescent Power Plant I 
saw two redheads, put a pic here: 
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 I saw a duck at tibbits ave. that is confusing me, could anyone help identify 
it? 
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 It was a great day for birding! 
 -Jeremy Collison
Subject: Spring.....Red-winged Blackbirds
From: "Ronald Harrower rharrower AT nycap.rr.com [hmbirds]" <hmbirds-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Sat, 7 Mar 2015 14:46:29 -0500
Did west central Saratoga loop this morning. Just 4 Common Ravens and 2 
Red-breasted Nuthatches on Lake Desolation/Fox Hill Road. Finally hit a variety 
of birds at two feeders on Green's Corner Road in Galway. The first had 6 male 
Red-winged Blackbirds saying Kongaree. Across the street and down a bit were 
several feeders. Had my first Common Redpoll of the year, Red-bellied 
Woodpecker, many American Tree Sparrows, Dark-eyed Juncos, Northern Cardinals, 
2 Red-breasted Nuthatches and oddly, 2 Common Ravens feeding on a big chunk of 
a carcass. 

Saw at least Wild Turkeys roosting in trees on DeGraff Road in Charlton. On 
Eastern Road, also in Charlton, there is a large manure spread with 200+ Horned 
Larks. 

Time limited further exploration. 
Ron Harrower


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Subject: Barrows & Mergs, Eagles & Hawks at Cohoes
From: "Heidi Klinowski woodthrush46 AT yahoo.com [hmbirds]" <hmbirds-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Sat, 7 Mar 2015 11:37:37 -0800




Subject: Barrow's still here in Cohoes
From: "Scott Stoner ScottJStoner AT aol.com [hmbirds]" <hmbirds-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Sat, 07 Mar 2015 13:32:34 -0500
The barrow's Goldeneye is still present in the Mohawk river below Cohoes falls, 
viewable now with a group of common Goldeneye. Scott Stoner, Loudonville. 

 

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Subject: redheads - stafford's bridge, fish creek
From: "gregg_recer AT alum.rpi.edu [hmbirds]" <hmbirds-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: 07 Mar 2015 09:49:11 -0800
a total of 7 seen today just before noon. 3 males, 4 females. some of their 
faint mewing vocalizations could be heard. also 1 flyover common raven was seen 
and heard and 1 pileated woodpecker. there were a lot of black ducks and 
mallards on both sides of the bridge, but the redheads were all concentrated on 
the downstream side; best viewed from CR 68 just east of the bridge. 

 

 an interesting side observation -- a very hefty muskrat had a hole made in the 
ice and was making multiple forays in and out of the water, presumably working 
some food items. 

 

 gregg recer
 malta
Subject: Re: Hummingbird feeders
From: "Scott Stoner ScottJStoner AT aol.com [hmbirds]" <hmbirds-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Fri, 06 Mar 2015 20:34:10 -0500
Generally we recommend having your hummingbird feeder out by May 1 or a couple 
days before, so it is available when they arrive. Scott and Denise, 
Loudonville. 


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"jw.kent AT yahoo.com [hmbirds]"  wrote:

>  
>
>You can track their migration on http://www.hummingbirds.net/map.html and put 
out your feeder when they are getting close. 

>
>John Kent
>Selkirk
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>
>
>-----Original Message-----
>From: "ksclemmy AT yahoo.com [hmbirds]" 
>To: hmbirds AT yahoogroups.com
>Sent: Fri, 06 Mar 2015 10:44 AM
>Subject: [HMBirds] Hummingbird feeders
>
>  
>
>When do you guys put your Hummingbird feeders out?  I had one out last year 
but very late in the summer so didn't get many visitors, only a few here and 
there.  I want to be sure to time it right/better this year, catch them as 
they are coming through so to speak. 

>
>
>Kristin
>
>Loudonville
>
>
>
> 
Subject: Redheads Crescent Power Station
From: "Ronald Harrower rharrower AT nycap.rr.com [hmbirds]" <hmbirds-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Fri, 6 Mar 2015 16:10:38 -0500
2 drake Redheads in and out of cove near Crescent Power Station
Ron Harrower

PS. Had 6 Redheads at Staffords Bridge at 7:30 this morning, paired off


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Subject: Stafford's Bridge - Bufflehead, Red-heads
From: "Alan Mapes alanmapes AT gmail.com [hmbirds]" <hmbirds-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Fri, 6 Mar 2015 15:08:16 -0500
3 PM - one drake Bufflehead and four Redheads (3 male, 1 female) at
Stafford Bridge, Saratoga.
Subject: Barrow's Goldeneye - YES
From: "ddw962 AT gmail.com [hmbirds]" <hmbirds-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: 06 Mar 2015 09:13:25 -0800
At the Overlook. Cohoes Falls.  12:10 pm

Donna Wright

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Subject: RE: Hummingbird feeders
From: "'Mona Bearor' conservebirds AT gmail.com [hmbirds]" <hmbirds-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Fri, 6 Mar 2015 10:44:12 -0500
I watch this great hummingbird migration map online and put mine out when I see 
that they have entered New York state. 

http://hummingbirds.net/map.html 
 
 
Mona Bearor
South Glens Falls, NY
 
 
 
From: hmbirds AT yahoogroups.com [mailto:hmbirds AT yahoogroups.com] On Behalf Of 
ksclemmy AT yahoo.com [hmbirds] 

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To: hmbirds AT yahoogroups.com
Subject: [HMBirds] Hummingbird feeders


When do you guys put your Hummingbird feeders out? I had one out last year but 
very late in the summer so didn't get many visitors, only a few here and there. 
I want to be sure to time it right/better this year, catch them as they are 
coming through so to speak. 

Kristin
Loudonville
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Subject: Re: Hummingbird feeders
From: "jw.kent AT yahoo.com [hmbirds]" <hmbirds-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Fri, 6 Mar 2015 10:48:53 -0500
You can track their migration on http://www.hummingbirds.net/map.html and put 
out your feeder when they are getting close. 


John Kent
Selkirk



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From: "ksclemmy AT yahoo.com [hmbirds]" 
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Sent: Fri, 06 Mar 2015 10:44 AM
Subject: [HMBirds] Hummingbird feeders

When do you guys put your Hummingbird feeders out? I had one out last year but 
very late in the summer so didn't get many visitors, only a few here and there. 
I want to be sure to time it right/better this year, catch them as they are 
coming through so to speak. 

 

 Kristin
 Loudonville
Subject: Hummingbird feeders
From: "ksclemmy AT yahoo.com [hmbirds]" <hmbirds-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: 06 Mar 2015 07:41:55 -0800
When do you guys put your Hummingbird feeders out? I had one out last year but 
very late in the summer so didn't get many visitors, only a few here and there. 
I want to be sure to time it right/better this year, catch them as they are 
coming through so to speak. 

 

 Kristin
 Loudonville
Subject: Hudson- Turkey Vultures
From: "kernscot AT hotmail.com [hmbirds]" <hmbirds-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: 05 Mar 2015 19:19:33 -0800
Nancy Kern

 Hudson, Columbia, US-NY
Mar 5, 2015 2:45 PM - 3:05 PM
Protocol: Traveling
4.0 mile(s)
Comments:     overcast, calm, few sprinkles of light rain
9 species
 
Turkey Vulture  4
Red-tailed Hawk (Eastern)  1
Rock Pigeon (Feral Pigeon)  3
Red-bellied Woodpecker  1
Blue Jay  1
American Crow  2
European Starling  10
American Tree Sparrow  1
Dark-eyed Junco  2
 
View this checklist online at 
http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist?subID=S22189432 
http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist?subID=S22189432 

 
This report was generated automatically by eBird v3 (http://ebird.org 
http://ebird.org) 

 

Subject: Hudson- Turkey Vultures
From: "kernscot AT hotmail.com [hmbirds]" <hmbirds-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: 05 Mar 2015 19:05:02 -0800
Nancy Kern

 Hudson, Columbia, US-NY
Mar 5, 2015 2:45 PM - 3:05 PM
Protocol: Traveling
4.0 mile(s)
Comments:     overcast, calm, few sprinkles of light rain
9 species
 
Turkey Vulture  4
Red-tailed Hawk (Eastern)  1
Rock Pigeon (Feral Pigeon)  3
Red-bellied Woodpecker  1
Blue Jay  1
American Crow  2
European Starling  10
American Tree Sparrow  1
Dark-eyed Junco  2
 
View this checklist online at 
http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist?subID=S22189432 
http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist?subID=S22189432 

 
This report was generated automatically by eBird v3 (http://ebird. 
http://ebird.org 
Subject: Stuyvesant- oops! Should have been Tree Sparrows
From: "kernscot AT hotmail.com [hmbirds]" <hmbirds-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: 05 Mar 2015 19:01:28 -0800
Nancy Kern

Correction
Subject: Town of Stuyvesant- Ring-necked Pheasant, Merlin, Lapland Longspur
From: "kernscot AT hotmail.com [hmbirds]" <hmbirds-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: 05 Mar 2015 18:52:00 -0800
Nancy Kern

 Town of Stuyvesant, Columbia, US-NY
Mar 5, 2015 3:30 PM - 4:30 PM
Protocol: Traveling
11.0 mile(s)
Comments:     overcast, calm
22 species
 
Ring-necked Pheasant  1
Wild Turkey  40     feeding on a manure spread
Northern Harrier  1     flying over a farm and road
Red-tailed Hawk  1
Rock Pigeon (Feral Pigeon)  20
Merlin  1
Blue Jay  2
American Crow  100
Horned Lark  220     near dairy barns on piles of corn silage and manure
Tree Swallow  6
Eastern Bluebird  2
American Robin  3
European Starling  150
Lapland Longspur  1     with horned larks
American Tree Sparrow  8
Savannah Sparrow  1
Song Sparrow  1
White-throated Sparrow  4
Dark-eyed Junco  15
Northern Cardinal  6
House Finch  12
House Sparrow  25
 
View this checklist online at 
http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist?subID=S22189488 
http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist?subID=S22189488 

 
This report was generated automatically by eBird v3 (http://ebird.org 
http://ebird.org) 

 

Subject: Redpoll - finally!
From: "'Mona Bearor' conservebirds AT gmail.com [hmbirds]" <hmbirds-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Thu, 5 Mar 2015 19:31:58 -0500
I took a quick look at the feeders when I got back from birding with the
Thursday morning group (thanks, Bill and everyone, for a great time!) and
was pleased to see one Common Redpoll.  Something flushed all the finches,
they flew to a nearby evergreen, and I never saw it again.
 
 
 
Subject: Lesser Black-backed Gull, Barrow's update
From: "hersheyj AT nycap.rr.com [hmbirds]" <hmbirds-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: 05 Mar 2015 14:12:25 -0800
Late this afternoon I checked the Rt. 9 bridge area from the Halfmoon-Crescent 
Park and found at least 600 gulls. There were at least 6 Iceland Gulls, and 
after some careful searching I found a LESSER BLACK-BACKED GULL. The Lesser has 
a very smudgy head which leads me to believe it may be the same one that I 
posted pics of in January. I also stopped at the Overlook Park on School St. in 
Cohoes. This morning the BARROW'S GOLDENEYE was seen down the river from a 
point close to the end of Cataract St. or the end of the block. From School St. 
this involves a lot of walking in some deep snow along the fence. However, 
around 3:30 or so the Barrow's was back in the spot upriver near the entrance 
to the Overlook Park at School St. 

 

 John H. 
Subject: Peregrine Falcon, Dunn Memorial Bridge
From: "naomi lloyd naomi_kestrel AT yahoo.com [hmbirds]" <hmbirds-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Thu, 5 Mar 2015 20:54:03 +0000 (UTC)
Check your local nest boxes! One Peregrine glared out of the box under the Dunn 
this morning.  Naomi LloydWest Sand Lake  


http://kestrelhill.wordpress.com
Subject: Long-tailed Duck, Green Island & Barrow's Goldeneye, Cohoes
From: "naomi lloyd naomi_kestrel AT yahoo.com [hmbirds]" <hmbirds-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Thu, 5 Mar 2015 20:34:58 +0000 (UTC)
The Thursday birders met at this week's hot spot, the open water at the end of 
Tibbetts Ave in Green Island. There we saw a few dozen  Common Goldeneye, one 
Long-tailed Duck, and the two Red-necked Grebes seen previously. Moving on to 
School Street in Cohoes, careful scoping eventually pulled out the male 
Barrow's Goldeneye. He really is a textbook specimen, showing every field mark 
to perfection. Well worth searching for. A flyover Merlin sent the resident 
pigeons into the air. 

Seeing clouds of gulls swirling over the dump, John Hershey led us to his 
secret spotting site -- a flat-roofed industrial building behind the 
landfill. Among the numerous Herrings and Black-backs we picked out one each of 
Iceland and Glaucous.The building is located where Green Mountain Drive makes a 
sharp left.Google Maps 


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Subject: Barrow's Goldeneye Has Moved Again
From: "Bernie & Chris Grossman bgrossman AT nycap.rr.com [hmbirds]" <hmbirds-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Thu, 05 Mar 2015 10:36:00 -0500
The Thursday birding group went to Tibbetts Avenue to look for the 
Barrow's as well as the other previously reported ducks, etc. The 
Barrow's was not present, but we did later find it below the Cohoes 
Falls. It was easily seen from near the downriver end of the row of 
houses along the overlook.


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Subject: Birdline for March 4
From: "philwhitney17 AT yahoo.com [hmbirds]" <hmbirds-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: 05 Mar 2015 06:13:39 -0800
 
 Birdline summary for week ending March 4:
 
 25 reports; 37 species reported.
 
  
 
 Best of the week:
 
 REDHEAD: Hudson Falls 3/4.
 
 LONG-TAILED DUCK: Green Island 3/4.
 
 BARROWS GOLDENEYE: Cohoes 2/28- 3/2; Green Island 3/3.
 
 RED-BREASTED MERGANSER: Schuylerville 2/28; Green Island 2/28-3/3
 
 RED-NECKED GREBE: Green Island 2/28 (2), 3/1 (2), 3/3 (2); Cohoes Falls 3/2 
(2). 

 
 GOLDEN EAGLE: Fort Ann 3/1
 
 ICELAND GULL: Crescent 2/28(2), 3/1 (2), 3/3; Green Island 3/2 (2).
 
 LESSER BLACK-BACKED GULL: Crescent 2/28, 3/1.
 
 GLAUCOUS GULL: Crescent 3/1 (2), 3/3.
 
 MERLIN: Green Island 3/3.
 
 COMMON REDPOLL: Malta 3/1 (50); Scotia 3/1 (14); Glenville 3/3; East Greenbush 
3/4 (2). 

 
 PINE SISKIN: Malta 3/1
 
  
 
 Other notables: 
 
 Greater Scaup: Green Island 2/28, 3/1; Stillwater 3/1 (7).
 
 Lesser Scaup: Green Island 2/28 (5); Stillwater 3/1 (2).
 
 Bald Eagle: Crescent Power Plant 2/28; Green Island 2/28, 3/1(2).
 
 Pileated Woodpecker: New Scotland 2/26.
 
 Peregrine Falcon: Crescent Power Plant 2/28.
 
 Horned Lark: 7 reports.
 
 Cedar Waxwing: West Sand Lake 2/26 (12).
 
  
 
 Thanks to Mona Bearor (Hudson Falls), Lindsey Duval (Fort Ann, Schuylerville), 
Alan French (Glenville), Rich Guthrie (Green Island), Ron Harrower (Cohoes, 
Saratoga County, Stillwater, Crescent), John Hershey (Crescent, Green Island), 
John Kent (Green Island), Bill Lee (Schenectady, Crescent, Northumberland), 
Naomi Lloyd (West Sand Lake), Alan Mapes (New Scotland, Green Island), Marne 
Onderdonk (Saratoga), Gregg Recer (Crescent, Malta), Jeanette Roundy (Green 
Island), Zach Schwartz-Weinstein (Green Island), Nancy Slack (Scotia), Scott 
Stoner (Green Island), Louis Suarato (Crescent Power Plant) and Tom Williams 
(Cohoes, Cohoes Falls). 

 
Subject: Birdline for March 4
From: "philwhitney17 AT yahoo.com [hmbirds]" <hmbirds-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: 05 Mar 2015 05:53:40 -0800
 
 Birdline summary for week ending March 4:
 
 25 reports; 37 species reported.
 
  
 
 Best of the week:
 
 REDHEAD: Hudson Falls 3/4.
 
 LONG-TAILED DUCK: Green Island 3/4.
 
 BARROWS GOLDENEYE: Cohoes 2/28- 3/2; Green Island 3/3.
 
 RED-BREASTED MERGANSER: Schuylerville 2/28; Green Island 2/28-3/3
 
 RED-NECKED GREBE: Green Island 2/28 (2), 3/1 (2), 3/3 (2); Cohoes Falls 3/2 
(2). 

 
 GOLDEN EAGLE: Fort Ann 3/1
 
 ICELAND GULL: Crescent 2/28(2), 3/1 (2), 3/3; Green Island 3/2 (2).
 
 LESSER BLACK-BACKED GULL: Crescent 2/28, 3/1.
 
 GLAUCOUS GULL: Crescent 3/1 (2), 3/3.
 
 MERLIN: Green Island 3/3.
 
 COMMON REDPOLL: Malta 3/1 (50); Scotia 3/1 (14); Glenville 3/3; East Greenbush 
3/4 (2). 

 
 PINE SISKIN: Malta 3/1
 
  
 
 Other notables: 
 
 Greater Scaup: Green Island 2/28, 3/1; Stillwater 3/1 (7).
 
 Lesser Scaup: Green Island 2/28 (5); Stillwater 3/1 (2).
 
 Bald Eagle: Crescent Power Plant 2/28; Green Island 2/28, 3/1(2).
 
 Pileated Woodpecker: New Scotland 2/26.
 
 Peregrine Falcon: Crescent Power Plant 2/28.
 
 Horned Lark: 7 reports.
 
 Cedar Waxwing: West Sand Lake 2/26 (12).
 
  
 
 Thanks to Mona Bearor (Hudson Falls), Lindsey Duval (Fort Ann, Schuylerville), 
Alan French (Glenville), Rich Guthrie (Green Island), Ron Harrower (Cohoes, 
Saratoga County, Stillwater, Crescent), John Hershey (Crescent, Green Island), 
John Kent (Green Island), Bill Lee (Schenectady, Crescent, Northumberland), 
Naomi Lloyd (West Sand Lake), Alan Mapes (New Scotland, Green Island), Marne 
Onderdonk (Saratoga), Gregg Recer (Crescent, Malta), Jeanette Roundy (Green 
Island), Zach Schwartz-Weinstein (Green Island), Nancy Slack (Scotia), Scott 
Stoner (Green Island), Louis Suarato (Crescent Power Plant) and Tom Williams 
(Cohoes, Cohoes Falls). 

 
Subject: Redheads still there
From: "Ronald Harrower rharrower AT nycap.rr.com [hmbirds]" <hmbirds-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Thu, 5 Mar 2015 07:58:12 -0500
The Redhead gang has increased to 3 pairs who are swimming and diving with a 
pair of Lesser Scaup very close to Stafford's Bridge 


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Subject: Gull Report
From: "Ronald Harrower rharrower AT nycap.rr.com [hmbirds]" <hmbirds-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Wed, 4 Mar 2015 20:15:54 -0500
Stopped by little park next to Crescent Bridge. There were easily 600+ gulls 
out on ice. Took photos of small numbers of gulls and moved on to next batch. 

In all, i had 3 Iceland Gulls, 1 Glaucous Gull and 1 Lesser Black-backed Gull. 
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Subject: Redheads
From: "Ronald Harrower rharrower AT nycap.rr.com [hmbirds]" <hmbirds-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Wed, 4 Mar 2015 17:11:30 -0500
Two pairs of Redheads on Eastern side of Stafford's Bridge, Saratoga. Mixed 
with 150 mallards and Black Ducks 

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Subject: Ducks on the Hudson at HF - SGF bridge
From: "'Mona Bearor' conservebirds AT gmail.com [hmbirds]" <hmbirds-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Wed, 4 Mar 2015 16:52:21 -0500
Stopped for a half hour or so at the Fenimore bridge between Hudson Falls
and South Glens Falls.  There were about 300 Common Goldeneye, 3 Bufflehead,
a half dozen Mallards, a single American Black and the highlight - a drake
Redhead.
 
Mona Bearor
South Glens Falls, NY
 
 
Subject: Waterfowl at Tibbitts Ave., Green Island- 3/4
From: "Tom trwdsd AT yahoo.com [hmbirds]" <hmbirds-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Wed, 4 Mar 2015 21:05:01 +0000 (UTC)
There is quite an assortment of waterfowl in the open patch of water on the 
Hudson River just below the Troy dam. Rich Guthrie found a Long-tailed Duck 
there this afternoon, and Red-breasted Merganser, Red-necked Grebe, and 
Ring-necked Duck continue to be present. No sign of the Barrow's Goldeneye, 
however. Perhaps someone relocated it up in Cohoes, awaiting later reports. 
Here is an eBird checklist with a few images: 

http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist?subID=S22173125
Tom WilliamsColonie
Subject: Long-tail Duck Tibbetts No Barrows
From: "Richard Guthrie richardpguthrie AT gmail.com [hmbirds]" <hmbirds-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Wed, 4 Mar 2015 13:03:46 -0500
1 o'clook

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Subject: Carolina Wren
From: "Marne Onderdonk marne37 AT icloud.com [hmbirds]" <hmbirds-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Wed, 04 Mar 2015 07:53:38 -0500
While shoveling snow (again) this morning I heard a Carolina wren singing in my 
'hood. So nice to hear 


I'm so tired of snow :(

Happy birding,

Marne

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Subject: Re: Barrow's Goldeneye at Tibbits Ave.
From: "hersheyj AT nycap.rr.com [hmbirds]" <hmbirds-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: 03 Mar 2015 15:06:32 -0800
It was very helpful that the BARROW'S GOLDENEYE, when he decided to leave the 
School St. location, went to the same place I was planning to go anyway. I 
posted 3 pics of the birds at Tibbits Ave. The first pic should be the Barrow's 
and Common's for comparison; next to the right, I believe, the Red-necked Grebe 
with goldeneyes; and last, a few male goldeneyes throwing their head back for 
the ladies. 

 
https://groups.yahoo.com/neo/groups/hmbirds/photos/photostream/lightbox/308385235?orderBy=mtime&sortOrder=desc&photoFilter=ALL#zax/308385235 
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Subject: RE: Barrow's - yes
From: "John Kent jw.kent AT yahoo.com [hmbirds]" <hmbirds-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Tue, 3 Mar 2015 15:44:58 -0500
There was a typo in my previous message. The original finder of the Barrow's 
Goldeneye was Jeremy Collison. Autocorrect doesn't like his name. 


In addition to the Barrow's and the Merlin, also present at Tibbits Avenue at 
2PM today were two Red-necked Grebes, Common Goldeneyes, a Ring-necked Duck, 
and a few scaup. 


John Kent
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Subject: Barrow's - yes
From: "jw.kent AT yahoo.com [hmbirds]" <hmbirds-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Tue, 3 Mar 2015 14:07:06 -0500
The Barrow's Goldeneye is still present at Tibbits Avenue in Green Island. 
Thanks to all for the updates, and to Jeremy Collision who found it initially. 
There is a Merlin here harassing crows too. 


John Kent
Selkirk
Subject: Barrow's Goldeneye at Tibbits Ave.
From: "hersheyj AT nycap.rr.com [hmbirds]" <hmbirds-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: 03 Mar 2015 09:34:00 -0800
 I made a stop this morning at the Crescent Bridge where I found 1 GLAUCOUS and 
1 Iceland Gull. Then I went on to School St. in Cohoes where I could not find 
the drake Barrow's Goldeneye that has been seen for several days. Then, I went 
on to the end of Tibbits Ave in Green Island, seeing Bill L., Jaime, and Mark 
F. who had just seen the BARROW'S GOLDENEYE. In addition, to the Barrow's, I 
also saw the Red-breasted Merganser and 1 Red-necked Grebe. If I have any 
worthy pics i'll post them later. 

 

 John H.
Subject: Song Sparrow and Redpoll
From: "adfrench AT nycap.rr.com [hmbirds]" <hmbirds-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: 03 Mar 2015 07:01:11 -0800
A lone Song Sparrow, and one Redpoll, amongst the Juncos out back. 
 
Clear skies, Alan 
(Western) Glenville 

Subject: Various Saratoga County
From: "Ronald Harrower rharrower AT nycap.rr.com [hmbirds]" <hmbirds-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Mon, 2 Mar 2015 20:49:14 -0500
 I was very happy to find the Barrow's Goldeneye on the way to school this 
morning. In weekends i spend more time in central parts of Saratoga County. 

Yesterday, March 1, I spent three hours driving around Schuylerville and 
Stillwater. No "rock stars" like the Barrows, but some sightings worthy of 
note. Saw Horned Larks in 4 different locations. There were 150 on a huge 
manure spread on Rte 29 just west of Saratoga Apple orchard. There were 40+ on 
another field on Rte 67 just before it turns and goes down to Stafford's 
Bridge. Two small flocks were by the side of the road on rte 70 in the town of 
Saratoga. 

Saw a Northern Mockingbird on Blizzard Road in Stillwater. 
Cooper's Hawk was buzzing a set of Feeders in Ketchum Corners ( Stillwater) 
Checked open water from dam at Stillwater down to Halfhouse Road. There were at 
least 200 common Goldeneyes, 20+ Buffleheads, 7 Greater and 2 Lesser Scaup, 10 
Hooded Mergansers. Hundreds on Canada Geese, over 100 Mallards and 25 Common 
Mergansers. Did not see Scoters 

 This morning, i stopped on Crescent Bridge pull over and took quick photos. 
Definite Iceland Gull. There were over 1000 gulls on the ice near the beginning 
of Cohoes-Crescent Road. Again, had to take photos as there isn't any great 
turn off because of snow. Did see another Iceland Gull and a Glaucous Gull. 

Ron Harrower

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Subject: Re: Grebe?
From: "zach schwartz-weinstein zachsw AT gmail.com [hmbirds]" <hmbirds-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Mon, 2 Mar 2015 16:57:42 -0500
Yes, you have two red-necked grebes in that shot.

On Mon, Mar 2, 2015 at 4:30 PM, Louis Suarato lsuarato AT nycap.rr.com
[hmbirds]  wrote:

>
>
> While looking for the Barrow's goldeneye below the Cohoes Falls ( I did
> see it! Thanks Craig!), I spotted this bird among scaups. Is it a grebe?
> http://flic.kr/p/r9YA1J
>
> *Louis Suarato*
>
>  
>



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203 500 7774
Subject: Grebe?
From: "Louis Suarato lsuarato AT nycap.rr.com [hmbirds]" <hmbirds-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Mon, 2 Mar 2015 16:30:18 -0500
While looking for the Barrow's goldeneye below the Cohoes Falls ( I did see it! 
Thanks Craig!), I spotted this bird among scaups. Is it a grebe? 
http://flic.kr/p/r9YA1J 


Louis Suarato
Subject: Red Bellied Woodpecker
From: "igolfnbird AT gmail.com [hmbirds]" <hmbirds-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: 02 Mar 2015 10:07:43 -0800
Good to see a Red-bellied woodpecker hanging around my feeder station on 
Waldenmaier Road, in Feura Bush. 
Subject: Overlook Park and Tibbits Ave.
From: "hersheyj AT nycap.rr.com [hmbirds]" <hmbirds-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: 02 Mar 2015 09:42:52 -0800
I was among the birders and papparazzi at Overlook Park. I also went on to 
Tibbits Ave. in Green Island. There I saw the Red-breasted Merganser, 2 Iceland 
Gulls, and what probably was a Red-necked Grebe but it was sleeping and then 
apparently took off before I could get a good look at it. I've posted one more 
digiscoped pic of the Barrow's (little overexposed) in Cohoes and one of the 
mergansers on land at Tibbits Ave. 

 
https://groups.yahoo.com/neo/groups/hmbirds/photos/photostream/lightbox/1153357613#zax/1153357613 
https://groups.yahoo.com/neo/groups/hmbirds/photos/photostream/lightbox/1153357613#zax/1153357613 

 John H.
 

  
Subject: Barrow's Goldeneye, Overlook Park, Cohoes- 3/2
From: "Tom trwdsd AT yahoo.com [hmbirds]" <hmbirds-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Mon, 2 Mar 2015 17:22:52 +0000 (UTC)
The Barrow's Goldeneye was still present this morning (as of 10AM) on the 
Mohawk River in Cohoes, best viewed from Overlook Park, which is located at the 
end of School St. off N. Mohawk St. There was quite a turnout of birders and 
photographers coming and going during the time that I was there. The snow in 
the park, up to one's knees in spots, is being packed down as paths are worn to 
the edge of the overlook. Still, be prepared for walking through a bit of 
uneven footing if you go to see the duck. I've attached an eBird checklist 
below which contains a couple of images of the bird. I suspect there are some 
very good quality images to come, based on the number of "paparazzi" attending 
to our local "celebrity." Binoculars will give good views, a scope will give an 
excellent presentation. 

http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist?subID=S22140721
Tom WilliamsColonie
Subject: Re: Red-breasted Merganser and Red-necked Grebes at Tibbetts Ave.
From: "Richard Guthrie richardpguthrie AT gmail.com [hmbirds]" <hmbirds-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Mon, 2 Mar 2015 11:45:42 -0500
No worries. 

There's plenty of open water since it's at the tail race of a hydro power 
plant. 


Rich Guthrie 

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> On Mar 2, 2015, at 11:12 AM, T M  wrote:
> 
> Hi,
> 
> Just wondering where this location is and how much open water is there? I am 
a wildlife rehabilitator and currently have 3 red necked grebes in, we were 
looking for a release site. 

> 
> Trish
>  
> From: "Richard Guthrie richardpguthrie AT gmail.com [hmbirds]" 
 

> To: "hmbirds AT yahoogroups.com"  
> Sent: Sunday, March 1, 2015 6:51 PM
> Subject: [HMBirds] Red-breasted Merganser and Red-necked Grebes at Tibbetts 
Ave. 

> 
> After a false start for the Barrow's (almost, but a imm/. Common instead), I 
stopped by Tibbetts Ave on the way home. 

> 
> The two Red-necked Grebes and the Red-breasted Merganser were visible from 
the vacant parking lot. 

> 
> 
> 
> -- 
> Richard Guthrie
> New Baltimore
> The Greene County (year-round)
> New York
> 
> 
> 
> 
Subject: Re: Herring gull? with mark at Tibbits Ave
From: "Richard Guthrie richardpguthrie AT gmail.com [hmbirds]" <hmbirds-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Mon, 2 Mar 2015 08:54:47 -0500
I can't make out the details on the bird in the picture.

The "trick" in finding birds with tags or colored markers is to see if you
can read the alpha/numeric code on the tag and to note the color and
location (wing, leg, neck, etc).

Then, report the info to:* https://www.pwrc.usgs.gov/BBL/bblretrv/
*

Doing so can get us some very interesting replies from the bander.

One goose that I reported brought a very appreciative note from a scientist
in Denmark reporting that he banded the bird in Greenland.

And that report leads us to add some credibility to some of the unusual
waterfowl and gull sightings - such as the barnacle goose that I found on
Knickerbocker Road in Schaghticoke a few years ago.

Another band (this one a standard band read through the spotting scope)
turned out to be on the oldest Ring-billed Gull on record, banded by Mike
Peterson of Elizabethtown, NY.

Let's hope the gull hangs around and we can get to solve this mystery.

Rich Guthrie
New Baltimore
The Greene County (year-round)
NY
http://blog.timesunion.com/birding

On Mon, Mar 2, 2015 at 8:03 AM, roundywaves35 AT yahoo.com [hmbirds] <
hmbirds-noreply AT yahoogroups.com> wrote:

>
>
> I was at the Tibbits Ave park yesterday, and saw a gull that had a
> bluish-greenish mark on its shoulder.  I thought it was a tag, but then
> when it turned around, it had a similar mark, only smaller on the other
> side.  Did anyone see this bird?  Do you know what that mark is from?
>
>
> Here is the best picture I got.
> 
http://s380.photobucket.com/user/roundywaves6/media/DSC08425_zpshiffudvw.jpg.html 

>
>
>  It is the bird on the left with a mark on its shoulder.  The mark on the
> other shoulder was about twice as big.
>
>
> Sorry I didn't post this yesterday, I kept forgetting what I was doing:)
>
>
>
> Jeanette Roundy
>
>  
>



-- 
Richard Guthrie
Subject: Herring gull? with mark at Tibbits Ave
From: "roundywaves35 AT yahoo.com [hmbirds]" <hmbirds-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: 02 Mar 2015 05:03:22 -0800
I was at the Tibbits Ave park yesterday, and saw a gull that had a 
bluish-greenish mark on its shoulder. I thought it was a tag, but then when it 
turned around, it had a similar mark, only smaller on the other side. Did 
anyone see this bird? Do you know what that mark is from? 

 

 Here is the best picture I got. 
http://s380.photobucket.com/user/roundywaves6/media/DSC08425_zpshiffudvw.jpg.html 
http://s380.photobucket.com/user/roundywaves6/media/DSC08425_zpshiffudvw.jpg.html 

 

 It is the bird on the left with a mark on its shoulder. The mark on the other 
shoulder was about twice as big. 

 

 Sorry I didn't post this yesterday, I kept forgetting what I was doing:)
 

 

 Jeanette Roundy
Subject: Barrows here
From: "Ronald Harrower rharrower AT nycap.rr.com [hmbirds]" <hmbirds-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Mon, 2 Mar 2015 07:38:26 -0500
The male Barrow's Goldeneye is visible a bit downstream from falls. I am 
looking at him now near green picnic tables at Falls Overlook Park at end of 
School Street. Wow! 

Ron Harrower

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Subject: HMBC - Audubon joint program - Preparing for Climate Change - 7 PM Monday March 2 at the Colonie Library
From: "Scott Stoner ScottJStoner AT aol.com [hmbirds]" <hmbirds-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Sun, 01 Mar 2015 21:34:03 -0500

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-------- Original Message --------
Subject: HMBC - Audubon joint program - Preparing for Climate Change - 7 PM 
Monday March 2 at the Colonie Library 

From: scottjstoner AT aol.com
To: Hmbirds AT yahoogroups.com
CC: 

Joint program of the Hudson-Mohawk Bird Club and Audubon Society of 
the Capital Region: 


Preparing for Climate Change

Speaker: 

Mark Lowery

Location of Event: 

Colonie Library

Date: 

March 2, 2015 - 7:00pm - 8:30pm

Preparing for Climate Change

Our changing climate is affecting both human-built environments and ecological 
communities. Tropical storms make headlines, but other climate-related risks 
are also on the increase. Signals of climate change include alternating fierce 
droughts and intense rains, unprecedented heat waves, earlier springs and later 
onset of frost, and the arrival of heat-tolerant species and subtle decline of 
those less heat-tolerant. These less-dramatic changes might proceed quite far 
before their harmful effects are fully recognized. 

This presentation will include an overview of climate science and an 
examination of observed and expected effects of climate change, with a focus on 
New York’s natural resources. Our speaker will then describe several New York 
State climate-change programs, especially Climate Smart Communities, the 
state’s energy and climate outreach and technical support program for local 
governments. The recently released Climate Smart Communities certification 
program offers opportunities for local conservationists to engage with their 
local governments to enhance local resilience and reduce their communities’ 
contributions to greenhouse gas pollution. 


A 27-year veteran of the State Department of Environmental Conservation, Mark 
Lowery is a climate policy analyst in the Office of Climate Change. His areas 
of responsibility have included leading public outreach for the Regional 
Greenhouse Gas Initiative, State Sea Level Rise Task Force and state climate 
action plan. He is currently leading implementation of the Community Risk and 
Resiliency Act. He also manages the Climate Smart Communities program, serves 
as the office’s lead on climate-change adaptation and sits on the state’s 
interagency work group on climate-change adaptation. Mark holds a bachelor’s 
degree in biology from Franklin and Marshall College, Lancaster, Pa., and a 
master’s degree in environmental and forest biology from the SUNY College of 
Environmental Science and Forestry, Syracuse, N.Y. 


***PLEASE BRING A FAVORITE MUG OR REUSABLE BEVERAGE CUP! There will be NO paper 
cups for beverages! We can do our part to reduce our carbon footprint and 
reduce our contribution to climate change as well as contributing additional 
waste in our environment. Peggy Rudis and John Loz will be bringing a few extra 
reusable mugs and cups for those that have left theirs at home. THANK YOU for 
your participation and let's exchange stories of how got our favorite mug! (or 
glass or cup.)"  

Subject: Red-breasted Merganser and Red-necked Grebes at Tibbetts Ave.
From: "Richard Guthrie richardpguthrie AT gmail.com [hmbirds]" <hmbirds-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Sun, 1 Mar 2015 18:51:47 -0500
After a false start for the Barrow's (almost, but a imm/. Common instead),
I stopped by Tibbetts Ave on the way home.

The two Red-necked Grebes and the Red-breasted Merganser were visible from
the vacant parking lot.



-- 
Richard Guthrie
New Baltimore
The Greene County (year-round)
New York
Subject: Re: Barrows GoldenEye now below Cohoes falls
From: "hersheyj AT nycap.rr.com [hmbirds]" <hmbirds-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: 01 Mar 2015 14:54:14 -0800
I ran over to School St. around 4:30 pm to see the BARROW'S GOLDENEYE after 
having checked earlier in the afternoon and missed it. Scott, Gregg, and Al M. 
were on the bird when I arrived, while Zack W. also arrived and got to see it. 
I posted 3 digiscoped pics which show the crescent on the face, the black spur, 
and the white windows on the side. The pics are sequenced to the left. 

 
https://groups.yahoo.com/neo/groups/hmbirds/photos/photostream/lightbox/382325870?orderBy=mtime&sortOrder=desc&photoFilter=ALL#zax/397121940 
https://groups.yahoo.com/neo/groups/hmbirds/photos/photostream/lightbox/382325870?orderBy=mtime&sortOrder=desc&photoFilter=ALL#zax/397121940 

 

 John H. 

Subject: Barrows GoldenEye now below Cohoes falls
From: "Scott Stoner ScottJStoner AT aol.com [hmbirds]" <hmbirds-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Sun, 01 Mar 2015 16:12:26 -0500
End of school street. Nice male. Scott Stoner with Gregg Recer and Naomi Lloyd.

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