Date: 10/29/17 1:13 pm From: Bob Schutsky <info...> Subject: Lower Susquehanna River Sightings, Lancaster County
With the break in the afternoon rain, I scoped the Susquehanna River in front of my house today at about 3pm.
There was a single winter-plumaged Forster's Tern. They are typically not numerous at this time of year, but often occur in small numbers through November, even into early December. Conowingo Dam is seven miles downriver from my house, in northern Maryland. I have previously seen small numbers of Forster's Terns there into early January.
A single female American Wigeon has been present for about a week. It hangs out with a flock of Mallards and feeds in the Hydrilla (aquatic weed) beds.
The male and female adult Bald Eagles were perched near their nest. The nest is on the red and white mid-river transmission tower, which is easily viewed with a scope from the boat launch. This pair has been showing a lot of courtship behavior for the past month.
All for now. Take care, BOB
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