Neversink River

Female Belted Kingfisher along the Neversink River.

Female Belted Kingfisher along the Neversink River.


Arlene Borko and I took a ride along the Neversink River this morning. While we had nothing exceptional, we had a nice assortment of birds and got to observe some interesting behaviors. Some of our waterfowl are now starting to display for the upcoming breeding season and its always nice to see their bobbing and swaying accompanied by their chattering monologue. Waterfowl present included Mallards, Black Ducks, Common and Hooded Mergansers and Canada Geese. It was the mergansers that have begun their spring rituals. An adult and juvenile Bald Eagle gave us a good show. A pair of Belted Kingfisher were especially cooperative this morning. Add to this the usual passerines and we tallied a modest 20 species. A relatively warm and wind free morning with some nice birds!
Adult Bald Eagles

Adult Bald Eagles

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