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That is some precision flying chef, will have to keep an eye out/up at our next pot luck raft up!
Guess we are late in having eagles populate our immediate area as we are just east of NYC,
but still plenty of uninhabited islands, marshlands, parklands near by.
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Itís great to hear they are making a comeback. They are so reclusive. As the leaves start falling look for their nests high up in the overlooking trees . Iíll bet that you will find some.


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Itís great to hear they are making a comeback. They are so reclusive. As the leaves start falling look for their nests high up in the overlooking trees . Iíll bet that you will find some.
Yes they are reclusive, that is why I thought they were nesting on Hart Is.
(no or very few humans, at least above ground) But word is they have a nest
in the high rent district in Sands Point, bordering Crescent /half moon bay
just east of Manhasset bay.
Will anchor overnight off beach when wind from the south a
few times in the coming weeks and see if anything to report back.
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Re: Bald Eagle sighting confirmed in Western LI sound

Good to hear that you are getting them back on the East coast. They are extremely plentiful around here and hardly what one would call reclusive - we see several of them soaring overhead virtually every day.

A few years ago my wife saw one grab a juvenile gull out of mid air right beside the big ferry terminal here.

They don't migrate away from here in winter - they do an annual count of them every new year 30 miles from here in Brackendale and the biggest tally has been around 4000 birds.
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Re: Bald Eagle sighting confirmed in Western LI sound

This was within 5 miles of the nation's capital. How appropriate.


I think I saw my first one when I was about 20, on the Chesapeake Bay. That was 40 years ago. They were scarce, a victim of DDT. Now they are practically common on much of the Bay. I expect to see them every day. What a turn around story.

A few years ago I watched one destroy my masthead wind instrument. Like a cat playing with a toy. I was not so enamored that day.
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