Forwarding this message from yesterday morning. At least one person searched the area for this bird yesterday, but did not see the bird in the ensuing snowstorm. This is the third Harris’s Sparrow in Albany County since October 2015.
---------- Forwarded message --------- From: Julie Hart <julieannh...@gmail.com> Date: Mon, Mar 23, 2020 at 9:05 AM Subject: [hmbirds] Harris's Sparrow To: <hmbi...@groups.io> I received a notice that a Harris's Sparrow was seen yesterday on Buckingham Pond in Albany. Photos attached! *--* *NEW YORK BREEDING BIRD ATLAS III* *PARTICIPATE* Website <https://protect2.fireeye.com/url?k=c8d6c650-94f0fe6e-c8d43f65-000babda0031-6934d6a512b40f2c&q=1&u=https%3A%2F%2Febird.org%2Fatlasny%2Fabout> | Newsletter <https://mailchi.mp/a6c58a33437d/nybbaiiisignup> *FOLLOW* Facebook <https://www.facebook.com/nybba3/> | Instagram <https://www.instagram.com/nybbaiii/> | Twitter <https://twitter.com/nybbaiii> *SUPPORT* Store <https://www.zazzle.com/store/nybbaiii> | Donate <https://www.paypal.com/donate/?token=tPYqacOnC6V6g_icb8rE7VF0NeOxZDhVbMUR_iOE_dpykMM7-RvqmRTpwtn6zUzgqbGhh0&country.x=US&locale.x=US> *From: *sara hart <sarah...@me.com> *Subject: **Harris's Sparrow* *Date: *March 22, 2020 at 7:31:20 PM EDT *To: *julie.h...@dec.ny.gov Hi Julie, Sara and I had a very exciting discovery today—a Harris’s Sparrow! Sara took these photos. We found it on our walk around Buckingham Pond which is right next to Stonehenge Gardens where we live. It was associating with 3 White-throated Sparrows. It was off the trail that circles the pond at the west end of Raft Street (at this point the trail runs parallel to Raft Street on the south side of the pond). It was in a semi-open area on the pond side of the trail where the trail makes a 90 degree turn. The easiest way to reach this location is to park at the playground on Berkshire Blvd. and walk the trail to the spot. Later in the morning I returned to the area where we saw the bird and scattered some millet. We checked the spot one more time later in the afternoon but saw no birds at the seed. Sara and I don’t know any other birders so you can share this information as you like. We’ll check for the bird tomorrow. Thanks! Brian and Sara _._,_._,_ ------------------------------ Groups.io Links: You receive all messages sent to this group. View/Reply Online (#26174) <https://groups.io/g/hmbirds/message/26174> | Reply To Sender <julieannh...@gmail.com?subject=Private:%20Re:%20%5Bhmbirds%5D%20Harris%27s%20Sparrow> | Reply To Group <hmbi...@groups.io?subject=Re:%20%5Bhmbirds%5D%20Harris%27s%20Sparrow> | Mute This Topic <https://groups.io/mt/72490953/1368265> | New Topic <https://groups.io/g/hmbirds/post> Your Subscription <https://groups.io/g/hmbirds/editsub/1368265> | Contact Group Owner <hmbirds+ow...@groups.io> | Unsubscribe <https://groups.io/g/hmbirds/unsub> [zac...@gmail.com] _._,_._,_ -- Zach Schwartz-Weinstein 203 500 7774 -- NYSbirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/NYSbirdsWELCOME.htm http://www.NortheastBirding.com/NYSbirdsRULES.htm http://www.NortheastBirding.com/NYSbirdsSubscribeConfigurationLeave.htm ARCHIVES: 1) http://firstname.lastname@example.org/maillist.html 2) http://www.surfbirds.com/birdingmail/Group/NYSBirds-L 3) http://birding.aba.org/maillist/NY01 Please submit your observations to eBird: http://ebird.org/content/ebird/ --