Ring In the New

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Well, not really new. This second year has been hanging around all year.

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Red-tailed hawk really hanging around…

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Three’s a crowd

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This lark sparrow is really new to Croton Point Park.

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Cedar waxwing (not new, either)

Rochester Falcon Mecca 2015

The falcon population in Rochester is growing. Here is Cadence, 2015 fledgling, who landed on the rail in front of us early Saturday morning.  The Seneca Towers falcons are below.

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Rochester falcon Cadence 2015-3Seneca Towers adult, one of the new pair in town

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Seneca Towers fledgling, one of two – quite the surprise this year

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In the Good Old Summertime

Eagles are still hanging out.  This year’s crop of young will soon be making Croton Point Park their summer home.

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The osprey young are getting a rather late start, but will be taking over the train station parking lot.

Osprey with fish to nest June 2015-3I discovered the Bronx Zoo!

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The regulars at Croton

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How to Catch an Eagle

Bring in some wind, snow, low tide, lots of fish and extremely cold weather.  The eagles have moved to the Hudson River in big numbers now.  This is just in time for Teatown Lake Reservation’s Hudson River EagleFest.

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There is a fish under all these eagles

 

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Our resident family

 

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So close no scope needed

 

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Red-shouldered hawk hanging out with the eagles