This afternoon, while covering my territory for the NYSOA January Waterfowl
Count, I found 3 immature Bald Eagles perched in close proximity within the
closed Paradise Island natural area of Bayard Cutting Arboretum. My vantage
point was across the river (east side) at the intersection of Connetquot and
Chateau drives in Oakdale (40.7439116,-73.1476513). Distance (~300 yards) and
poor lighting made aging them impossible, but possibly siblings fledged from a
nearby nesting. Three Bald Eagles in one spot may not be a big deal elsewhere
in the state, but this is a first for me on Long Island in 24 years of birding,
so somewhat noteworthy.
P.S. The adult male Eurasian Wigeon was still present on Mill Pond in Sayville.
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