Schodack Island 5/22/20

Date: 5/22/20
Time: 6:45am - 12:00pm
Location: Schodack Island State Park
Weather: warm and sunny
Habitat: Island in the Hudson River. There were some boat docks and a large parking lot, and the tide was quite low so there was a lot of exposed mud along the shores. The interior if the island was covered in a dense under-story with lots of invasive species like honeysuckle and bittersweet mixed with cottonwood and oak trees, among others.

Today's birding trip ended this week on a high note. About an hour in I found myself walking in the same direction as another birder, and over the next four hours we helped each other spot birds and identify calls. He was only a little more skilled than me so it was a good partnership, and by the end of the day we were friends. The highlights of the day were seeing a black-and-white warbler for the first time (my favorite warbler), seeing two pairs of nesting eastern bluebirds, watching a juvenile bald eagle take off from a perch only about 40 feet above my head, and spotting a yellow-billed cuckoo (which I didn't even realize lived on this continent before yesterday).

Posted by natalya-h natalya-h, May 22, 2020 22:17

Observations

Photos / Sounds

Square

What

Canada Goose Branta canadensis

Observer

natalya-h

Date

May 22, 2020

Photos / Sounds

Square

What

Yellow-billed Cuckoo Coccyzus americanus

Observer

natalya-h

Date

May 22, 2020

Photos / Sounds

Square

What

Double-crested Cormorant Phalacrocorax auritus

Observer

natalya-h

Date

May 22, 2020

Photos / Sounds

No photos or sounds

What

Great Blue Heron Ardea herodias

Observer

natalya-h

Date

May 22, 2020

Photos / Sounds

No photos or sounds

What

Bald Eagle Haliaeetus leucocephalus

Observer

natalya-h

Date

May 22, 2020

Description

1 adult, 2 juveniles

Photos / Sounds

No photos or sounds

What

Red-tailed Hawk Buteo jamaicensis

Observer

natalya-h

Date

May 22, 2020

Photos / Sounds

No photos or sounds

What

Northern Flicker Colaptes auratus

Observer

natalya-h

Date

May 22, 2020

Photos / Sounds

No photos or sounds

What

Eastern Wood-Pewee Contopus virens

Observer

natalya-h

Date

May 22, 2020

Photos / Sounds

No photos or sounds

What

Least Flycatcher Empidonax minimus

Observer

natalya-h

Date

May 22, 2020

Photos / Sounds

No photos or sounds

What

Great Crested Flycatcher Myiarchus crinitus

Observer

natalya-h

Date

May 22, 2020

Photos / Sounds

No photos or sounds

What

Warbling Vireo Vireo gilvus

Observer

natalya-h

Date

May 22, 2020

Photos / Sounds

No photos or sounds

What

Red-eyed Vireo Vireo olivaceus

Observer

natalya-h

Date

May 22, 2020

Photos / Sounds

No photos or sounds

What

Blue Jay Cyanocitta cristata

Observer

natalya-h

Date

May 22, 2020

Photos / Sounds

No photos or sounds

What

American Crow Corvus brachyrhynchos

Observer

natalya-h

Date

May 22, 2020

Photos / Sounds

No photos or sounds

What

Black-capped Chickadee Poecile atricapillus

Observer

natalya-h

Date

May 22, 2020

Photos / Sounds

No photos or sounds

What

Tree Swallow Tachycineta bicolor

Observer

natalya-h

Date

May 22, 2020

Photos / Sounds

No photos or sounds

What

Barn Swallow Hirundo rustica

Observer

natalya-h

Date

May 22, 2020

Photos / Sounds

No photos or sounds

What

White-breasted Nuthatch Sitta carolinensis

Observer

natalya-h

Date

May 22, 2020

Photos / Sounds

No photos or sounds

What

Gray Catbird Dumetella carolinensis

Observer

natalya-h

Date

May 22, 2020

Photos / Sounds

Square

What

Eastern Bluebird Sialia sialis

Observer

natalya-h

Date

May 22, 2020

Photos / Sounds

Square

What

Veery Catharus fuscescens

Observer

natalya-h

Date

May 22, 2020

Photos / Sounds

No photos or sounds

What

Wood Thrush Hylocichla mustelina

Observer

natalya-h

Date

May 22, 2020

Photos / Sounds

No photos or sounds

What

American Robin Turdus migratorius

Observer

natalya-h

Date

May 22, 2020

Photos / Sounds

No photos or sounds

What

American Goldfinch Spinus tristis

Observer

natalya-h

Date

May 22, 2020

Photos / Sounds

No photos or sounds

What

Song Sparrow Melospiza melodia

Observer

natalya-h

Date

May 22, 2020

Photos / Sounds

No photos or sounds

What

Eastern Towhee Pipilo erythrophthalmus

Observer

natalya-h

Date

May 22, 2020

Photos / Sounds

No photos or sounds

What

Baltimore Oriole Icterus galbula

Observer

natalya-h

Date

May 22, 2020

Photos / Sounds

No photos or sounds

What

Red-winged Blackbird Agelaius phoeniceus

Observer

natalya-h

Date

May 22, 2020

Photos / Sounds

No photos or sounds

What

Brown-headed Cowbird Molothrus ater

Observer

natalya-h

Date

May 22, 2020

Photos / Sounds

No photos or sounds

What

Ovenbird Seiurus aurocapilla

Observer

natalya-h

Date

May 22, 2020

Photos / Sounds

No photos or sounds

What

Black-and-white Warbler Mniotilta varia

Observer

natalya-h

Date

May 22, 2020

Photos / Sounds

No photos or sounds

What

Tennessee Warbler Leiothlypis peregrina

Observer

natalya-h

Date

May 22, 2020

Photos / Sounds

No photos or sounds

What

Common Yellowthroat Geothlypis trichas

Observer

natalya-h

Date

May 22, 2020

Photos / Sounds

No photos or sounds

What

American Redstart Setophaga ruticilla

Observer

natalya-h

Date

May 22, 2020

Photos / Sounds

No photos or sounds

What

Yellow Warbler Setophaga petechia

Observer

natalya-h

Date

May 22, 2020

Photos / Sounds

No photos or sounds

What

Northern Cardinal Cardinalis cardinalis

Observer

natalya-h

Date

May 22, 2020

Photos / Sounds

No photos or sounds

What

Rose-breasted Grosbeak Pheucticus ludovicianus

Observer

natalya-h

Date

May 22, 2020

Comments

No comments yet.

Add a Comment

Sign In or Sign Up to add comments