Red-tailed hawk, Rock dove, Belted kingfisher, Mallard, Northern mockingbird, Yellow warbler, Wood duck, Great blue heron, European starling, Red-winged blackbird, Black-capped chickadee, American robin, House sparrow, Canada goose, Common grackle, Downy woodpecker, Green heron, Cedar waxwing, Mourning dove, Northern oriole, Ovenbird, American crow, Turkey vulture, Eastern kingbird, Ruby-throated hummingbird, Gray catbird, Blue jay, House finch, Barn swallow, song sparrow.
30 species, 8 new to this list.
Surprising not to have Red-tail and GB heron as they’re commonly seen in/above my yard. I’m trying to combine birding and exercise walking with little success. The birds-per-hour outweighs the MPH.
Most of these were seen along the Mohawk bike trail at Lock 7. I watched one sad story unfold before me– a duckling thrashing and being pulled below water, by a snapper, probably. It took a painfully long time.
You can tell we live semi-rural by how long it took a rat-with-wings to show up on my list– and I had to drive through Troy to get it!