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Another slow day, even for a morning walk.  I wasn't birding this time last year, and I suspect that as the weather gets hotter and hotter, I'm going to need to take earlier walks to get more species and more birds in checklists for this area.  

I miss the Egyptian Geese, and the Red-winged Blackbirds seem to have disappeared from the area completely:

 

https://ebird.org/checklist/S108019050
 

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11 hours ago, dragon49 said:

Another slow day, even for a morning walk.  I wasn't birding this time last year, and I suspect that as the weather gets hotter and hotter, I'm going to need to take earlier walks to get more species and more birds in checklists for this area.  

I miss the Egyptian Geese, and the Red-winged Blackbirds seem to have disappeared from the area completely:

 

https://ebird.org/checklist/S108019050
 

Right now is migration, so it might be best to keep an eye out in the trees if you’re trying to get new lifers. 

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13 hours ago, Aidan B said:

To many Empids!!!!

https://ebird.org/checklist/S

13 hours ago, Aidan B said:

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So, so, sad, having to look at all those Empids! It's just not right having to suffer through such things. All the Warblers and Vireos too, I just don't know how you survived such a traumatic experience! 

 

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10 hours ago, Connor Cochrane said:

I wish I had that problem! Nothing but pac slopes out here. 

Same! Nothing but pac slopes! But, somebody saw a hammond’s and a gray somewhere yesterday, so I’m going out to look for them today. Both would be lifers. 

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8 minutes ago, IKLland said:

24 species of warbler isn’t too bad….wish I could see some of those here. Maybe when I head up to NY in August…though the migrants will be gone by then…

I meant nothing too special in terms of photos. Extremely happy with the birds this morning!

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So many FOY yesterday, and county bird Forster’s Tern! Made a bunch of stops so figured I’d make a trip report. If I’d gotten out earlier/treated it like a big day I probably could have gotten 100 sp. 

https://ebird.org/tripreport/49960

Orange-crowned Warbler, Northern Waterthrush, Ovenbirds, and Great-crested Flycatchers were all early records for me.

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Not a lot of species, but it was a great walk.  I always post any decent pics of Nanday Parakeets, but they were quite a distance away and obstructed by a least one building.  Their easily recognizable high-pitched shrieks reached my ears.  From the timing of the calls, I reported my best guess of four.  There may have been more, but I felt it more responsible to under report rather than overreport.

I'm reasonably sure I witnessed a third sighting of a Red-breasted Merganser but refuse to take credit for the lifer or report it until I get at least one pic confirmed.  The one bird flyover surprised me, and I didn't have a chance to react quickly enough.  The missed photo opportunity did serve a purpose though as I changed my camera setting to the max auto-shutoff setting of thirty minutes.  It was at the default one minute.  I always carry extra batteries, so this isn't an issue.

From across the lake, I saw a Muscovy Duck guarding her twelve ducklings.  She let me get right next to her to get great photos.  This was also a first for me, as I've never seen fewer than two adults guarding Muscovy Ducklings.

 

https://ebird.org/checklist/S108111657

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Bumping as I've exceeded the time to edit the post:

I also think I got another lifer, but no pics.  I saw a small very white bird flying and didn't recognize the shape or flight pattern.  I'm guessing a migrant.

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1 hour ago, Birding Boy said:

So many FOY yesterday, and county bird Forster’s Tern! Made a bunch of stops so figured I’d make a trip report. If I’d gotten out earlier/treated it like a big day I probably could have gotten 100 sp. 

https://ebird.org/tripreport/49960

Orange-crowned Warbler, Northern Waterthrush, Ovenbirds, and Great-crested Flycatchers were all early records for me.

It's sad he got my year list count in one day.....

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3 minutes ago, Tanager 101 said:

It's sad he got my year list count in one day.....

A bunch of early migrants in southern Michigan helped. Give it a week and they’ll be up by you. Also, when you get your drivers license I’m sure you’ll regularly get 100+ sp. days with all the goodies up there in Saginaw Bay.

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5 hours ago, Birding Boy said:

So many FOY yesterday, and county bird Forster’s Tern! Made a bunch of stops so figured I’d make a trip report. If I’d gotten out earlier/treated it like a big day I probably could have gotten 100 sp. 

https://ebird.org/tripreport/49960

Orange-crowned Warbler, Northern Waterthrush, Ovenbirds, and Great-crested Flycatchers were all early records for me.

Wow.  We are still missing some of those here.  Too busy chasing shorebirds I guess.  

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1 hour ago, chipperatl said:

Wow.  We are still missing some of those here.  Too busy chasing shorebirds I guess.  

I would gladly trade a dozen early warblers for one dowitcher. My county is sadly devoid of good habitat for shorbs. I've been seeing your reports pop up on the RBA all week, great stuff!

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On 4/24/2022 at 7:24 PM, dragon49 said:

I have no idea, and since I haven't lived in the state for more than a year, I neither care to think about it, nor Google up other's opinions on the subject.  No disrespect to the state or its inhabitants, just a lot of bad memories about NYC that I don't want to discuss right now.

I used to go fishing in Sullivan County, near and around Liberty, which is approximately 110 miles Northwest of New York City.  This meets the definition of upstate New York by anybody's standards.

While Canada Geese are part of the original thread, I thought I'd mention that although I wasn't yet a birder at the time, when I was there, I saw TONS of Canada Geese.  It was literally impossible to be on or near a body of water without running into many of them.  Not sure if it would be accurate to state that I saw more Canada Geese than all other species of birds combined, but I certainly feel as if that were the case.

In any event, I had fun on Ebird adding old checklists to catch up with my pre-Ebird life and see that I got nine lifers in Sullivan County.  

Where in suburban New York State do you live, and do you consider that location to be part of upstate New York?  I respect your privacy if you don't want to share that.

I'm in the Capital Region, Albany and Schenectady area. I'd say that's upstate, but probably nearer the southern 'border' of what's considered upstate. Honestly, most people still wouldn't call Sullivan upstate. I wasn't sure how long you lived in NY, so it's fine.  

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11 hours ago, Quiscalus quiscula said:

I'm in the Capital Region, Albany and Schenectady area. I'd say that's upstate, but probably nearer the southern 'border' of what's considered upstate. Honestly, most people still wouldn't call Sullivan upstate. I wasn't sure how long you lived in NY, so it's fine.  

I lived in NY most of my life.  I wonder what people consider Sullivan County to be if they don't consider it to be "upstate."  I spent some time in Buffalo and the locals preferred to have their area referred to as "Western New York."

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Haven't posted here before as I tend to stay on the more ID/photo oriented sites (not sure why there is such a separation).

I've mentioned (probably too many times) how photos receive limited attention locally (many much more talented photographers equally ignored) so interested how you would rate some of these, it would actually be quite interesting. In order to get any attention at all personal ratings (minimum of 5, I down rate later) are a must to trigger any kind of interest (provided).

https://ebird.org/checklist/S108307566

Maybe some of my better swallow photos today.

 

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