Sullivan County Winter Waterfowl Count Follow Up

Today, Arlene Borko and I covered the only remaining area of the county with open water, The Delaware River. Conditions weren’t much different then yesterday, starting the morning at 19 degrees. The river was open at its fastest flowing areas and huge rafts of icebergs clogged other areas. The numbers of waterfowl continued to be down from our usual counts for this area as well. We were able to add another 78 birds as follows:
Canada Geese – 70
Common Mergansers – 5
Hooded Merganser – 1
Mallard – 1
Black Duck – 1
The highlight of the day was the number of Bald Eagles along the river. We had 5 Adults and 9 immatures. This brought our count total to 24 Bald Eagles. Our total for Waterfowl Count was 567 individual birds, our lowest tally ever.

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