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.

Eagles First Grade EagleWatch 1-28-15-3

There is a fish under all these eagles

 

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Our resident family

 

Eagles First Grade EagleWatch 1-28-15-5

So close no scope needed

 

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Red-shouldered hawk hanging out with the eagles

 

Project EagleWatch

The eagles are arriving.  The ice is forming on the Hudson.  We had the first of our SteamBoat Dock Photo Club meetings today, LOL!!  Photo Corner is ready and waiting in Verplanck.  The White House Tree is hosting fish hors d’oeuvres.

Eagle Verplanck 1-17-15-1

Anyone know a good colorist?

 

 

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Hey, I’m talking to you!

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Yummy

 

 

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Beak cleaning

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I see another fish over there

 

Happy New Year

There were five eagles in the eagle tree at the Croton Point Nature Center this morning!  Now that is a happy event.  Saw Mill River Audubon’s Project FeederWatch at the nature center continues again this year.

Young eagle landing at cnc Jan 2015-1

Adult Eagle Nov 2014-1

Buffleheads Croton Dec 2014-1

FeederWatch Dec 14 2014-7

Croton and Feederwatch Dec 14 2014-5

 

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Thinking red-tail Croton Dec 2014-1

Eagle Dreams

Croto Dec 11 2014-1

Croton Point Park is where your eagle dreams come true.  The visiting birds arrived early this year.  And they are quite used to people and cars.

Croto Dec 11 2014-2

Eagles Fishing Dec 2014-1

Eagles Fishing Dec 2014-4

Our young red-tails ask how you would like them to pose for pictures.  Profile?  Catching a rat?  Dragging a snake?

Croton Dec 2014-2

Croto Dec 11 2014-4

Of course the feeder birds are happy for the winter food.

Croton Goldfinch Dec 2014-1

Croton Dec 2014-3

Fall Fun

A passing migrant checks me out at the Croton Point Nature Center.  This resident kestrel was hunting with friends.  Our resident peregrine at Stateline Lookout in NJ is keeping the riff raff away.  Marshlands hairy woodpecker is catching some rays.  This white-throated sparrow is the first sign that autumn has returned.

Cooper's Hawk Croton 9-23-2014-1

Kestrel Croton 9-24-2014-1

Watching the Left Coast Lifter 2014-2

Marslands Photo Exhibit 2014-4

White Throated sparrow Croton 9-23-2014-1

Sloughing It in California

Don Edwards Wildlife Refuge in Alviso is amazing!

San Jose Sept 2014-5

It was hard to tell that the American white pelican might be endangered. This youngster was right in front of me.

San Jose Sept 2014-1

Black crowned night heron watching over Baby.

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Baby

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Wouldn’t be Alviso without the black necked stilts. The other may be a dowitcher?

San Jose Sept 2014-7

San Jose Sept 2014-6

A Sora!! I saw the post on ebird and there it was in the slough.

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This is one of the sloughs.

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Slough Music

Birding Delights

Westchester County, NY is a paradise for birders and photographers.

Communication Tower Osprey

Communication Tower Osprey

Persistent Kingfisher

Persistent Kingfisher

 

Flicker Fashion Statement

Eagle Friend Visited

Eagle Friend Visited

Make Way for Ducklings end of July

Make Way for Ducklings end of July

Same Ducklings end of August (Momma mallard kept them all alive)

Same Ducklings end of August (Momma mallard kept them all alive)