Birders eye company for LI's bald eagles

South Shore Audubon Society members have been tracking three bald eagles two adults and an immature tagalong who might be their offspring that have been spotted together or separately since November at Hempstead Lake State Park, often near Eagle Avenue. Videojournalists: Chris Ware and Uli Seit (Dec. 26, 2013)

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The following birds were sighted in Hempstead Lake Park Thursday by the South Shore Audubon Society:


Total number of birds: 255

Total number of species: 32


Shown in order of sightings during the survey Thursday morning.

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Canada Goose: 13

Mute Swan: 2

American Black Duck: 12

Mallard: 78

Green-winged Teal: 2

Hooded Merganser: 3

Ruddy Duck: 28

Great Blue Heron: 1

Bald Eagle: 1

American Coot: 1

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Mourning Dove: 4

Great Horned Owl: 1

Belted Kingfisher: 1

Red-bellied Woodpecker: 5

Yellow-bellied Sapsucker: 1

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Downy Woodpecker: 5

Blue Jay: 5

Black-capped Chickadee: 5

Tufted Titmouse: 4

White-breasted Nuthatch: 1

Brown Creeper: 2

Carolina Wren: 3

Golden-crowned Kinglet: 3

American Robin: 15

Northern Mockingbird: 1

Eastern Towhee: 1

Fox Sparrow: 3

Song Sparrow: 4

White-throated Sparrow: 5

Northern Cardinal: 4

Rusty Blackbird: 10

House Sparrow: 31

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