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. John Gluth, Sent from my iPhone -- 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://email@example.com/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/ --