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.

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

Mourning Dove: 4

Great Horned Owl: 1

Belted Kingfisher: 1

Red-bellied Woodpecker: 5

Yellow-bellied Sapsucker: 1

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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