That was exactly my thoughts when I was there on July 3rd and I did a loop of the pond checking but did not spy any nest. Definitely worth keeping an eye on.
Cheers, -------- "I prefer to be true to myself, even at the hazard of incurring the ridicule of others, rather than to be false, and to incur my own abhorrence." ~ Frederick Douglass 風 Swift as the wind 林 Quiet as the forest 火 Conquer like the fire 山 Steady as the mountain Sun Tzu The Art of War > (\__/) > (= '.'=) > (") _ (") > Sent from somewhere in the field using my mobile device! Andrew Baksh www.birdingdude.blogspot.com > On Jul 5, 2018, at 2:29 PM, Angus Wilson <oceanwander...@gmail.com> wrote: > > >12:05 pm. Still here today on the algae covered pond > > It's interesting that multiple reports from 30 June onwards are of a single > bird when the original two birds were acting very much like a mated pair. > Wood Ducks appear to be nesting close to this pond and I wonder if the second > Whistling Duck might be occupying a nest of it's own somewhere nearby? > > There are no prior nesting records for New York State and observers should be > especially diligent to avoid disturbance but at the same time keep an eye out > for the 'missing' bird in surrounding trees or by watching to see if the > continuing bird tries to visit a potential nest site or tree with a suitable > cavity. > > Like Wood Duck, Black-bellied Wood Duck uses cavities or hollows in trees for > nesting including artificial nest boxes. > > -- > Angus Wilson > New York City > -- > NYSbirds-L List Info: > Welcome and Basics > Rules and Information > Subscribe, Configuration and Leave > Archives: > The Mail Archive > Surfbirds > ABA > Please submit your observations to eBird! > -- -- 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/ --