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Black Scoters, Selkirk


John Kent
 

There was a group of ten Black Scoters on the Hudson River at Henry Hudson Park in Selkirk this morning. I was able to see another group of waterfowl upriver that may have been more scoters, but they were too distant to identify. The Bald Eagles across the river from the park have begun building a new nest. Their previous nest, and the tree it was in, were destroyed in the October 7 storm. This is the second year in a row they have had to start from scratch after losing a nest. They built one in October last year as well, but their nest failed this year. It appeared that some predator got the eggs soon after they were laid.

John Kent
Selkirk