Finally discovered Rockefeller State Park Preserve. Hard to believe I never went there before.
Juvenile wood duck at Rockefeller
Not so much fun in the sun! Be careful where you walk.
Eastern kingbird pair
In my own backyard
Love the light on the bill
Osprey are still on the tower. Hope that young one has fledged.
It’s not Easter, I promise
A touch of Monet at Rockefeller State Park Preserve
Really enjoyed yet another visit to see the Rochester falcons. It was like the good old days. The youngsters seem to be finding High Falls gorge on the Genessee River. With four of them, when they were flying the sky was filled with wings. You can see many more pictures at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=opyrl466oz8&list=UU86by8i7REZeo3F7S1u-7yA
The Shady Lady of Jersey City (band 79/AN) must have put on sunscreen. She was apparently in the shade at 10 Exchange Place when she suddenly appeared. She then beat it around the building, went next to the Hudson River, and back to 101 Hudson. She sat in the sun for a good two hours before winging her ‘big girl’ way 3 blocks south to 77 Hudson to check out the penthouse condo. A girl after my own heart, strong and focused.
Donations to the Jersey City Falcon Cam can be made through Conserve Wildlife Foundation of New Jersey. Please consider giving a small or large amount. The cam offers a unique view into the not so private life of the peregrine falcon.
Most of these pictures are archival. That means they just show that the almost fledglings are doing OK so far. Most of my time has been spent in Jersey City, but I was able to make a stop at Tompkins Square Park for the red-tails and Riverside Church.
Digiscoped female fledgling in Jersey City. She is doing OK. this is her shady corner in the morning.
Jersey City fledgling on the north ledge next to the scrape
Fledgling rescue kit
Jersey City fledgling watch view of Lower Manhattan
Jersey City west terrace ledge. Parent giving our girl a small snack.
Riverside Church peregrine perch. Our Metro Area birds only choose the best addresses to raise their young.
Riverside fledgling doing well
Tompkins Square youngsters getting crowded out
Intruders were two floors above taking pictures. Momma red-tail Dora was not happy at all.
The Riverside Church peregrines are out. The baby birds are learning to fly and eat. Croton Point Park has new maintenance workers.
Nice place for a nest?
How would you like this for a nursery?
Croton Point Park Maintenance
Poor red tail adult getting harassed by an oriole
After being pecked on by a mockingbird. Poor red tail is just trying to look after its youngster.
Monday morning cleanup crew
Youngster waiting for a food delivery
Riverside Church eyases
Riverside adult keeping watch over the young’uns, sort of
Got the new Tamron 150-600 Nikon mount. Thank you Bergen County Camera. I think I like the lens. I can handhold and take photos at 600mm. Works great with the Nikon D4.
I could have just put the camera out on my tripod all day, sat in one place and taken pictures of what was in the yard.
The Croton Train Station osprey got a bath. The red-tailed hawk also got a bath and apparently a small meal. And the Annsville eagle tried to get a meal.
Red-tailed hawk hunting
This mockingbird does not like the eagle.
The falcons hatched about two weeks later than usual this year. They were still on San Jose City Hall.
Juvie Talon Tag
NW corner of City Hall
Beatrix trying to follow that falcon in the window
Beatrix was OK
Fernando showing the kids how to land on the Falcon Catcher
Beatrix sang to me on top of the Fourth Street Garage
She was doing the Juvie Jive
Hey, I know you
Clara doing laps above the west side of the garage
Here are a few more photos. Yes, some have been altered to better reflect an Audubon print.
Peregrine season is in full swing.
Peck a little, talk a little…
As long as I am talking about pelicans – Pismo Beach a few years ago
Crow on cedar
Yes, I know about cowbirds. They are total cheats.