Date: 7/5/18 11:27 am
From: Deborah Allen <dallenyc...>
Subject: Re: [nysbirds-l] Black-bellied Whistling Duck - still at Nissequogue River State Park, LI
Hi All,

I must object to the characterization of this pond in Nissequogue SP as algae-covered. I've looked at several photos posted to eBird, and the pond is covered with duckweed:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lemnoideae

To quote from the wikipedia account: "Duckwwed is an important high-protein food source for waterfowl."

Deb Allen

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From: Amy Simmons

Sent: Jul 5, 2018 12:06 PM

To: NYS Bird Reports

Subject: [nysbirds-l] Black-bellied Whistling Duck - still at Nissequogue River State Park, LI








12:05 pm. Still here today on the algae covered pond



Amy Simmons
New York, NY


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