Arriving at Hempstead Lake in late morning seemed to have been the right time, 
as there was a moderate break from the rain.  It was surprisingly birdy around 
Schodack pond with lots of yellow rumps, good numbers of palm and pine 
warblers, rublets, gnatcatchers and both waterthrushes, which at one point 
seemed to be singing to one another. But the highlight was the summer tanager, 
initially found by Bill Belford on Tuesday, still making the rounds of the 
southeast section.  Here’s a link to a video:

Wishing you good birds, 

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