Summer Sun and Shade

Finally discovered Rockefeller State Park Preserve.  Hard to believe I never went there before.

Juvenile wood duck at Rockefeller

Juvenile wood duck at Rockefeller

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Not so much fun in the sun! Be careful where you walk.

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Eastern kingbird pair

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In my own backyard

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Love the light on the bill

 

Osprey are still on the tower.  Hope that young one has fledged.

Osprey are still on the tower. Hope that young one has fledged.

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It’s not Easter, I promise

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A touch of Monet at Rockefeller State Park Preserve

Jersey City Falcon Ivy, The Shady Lady

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.

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Fledgling Fantasy

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.

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Digiscoped female fledgling in Jersey City. She is doing OK. this is her shady corner in the morning.

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Jersey City fledgling on the north ledge next to the scrape

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Fledgling rescue kit

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Jersey City fledgling watch view of Lower Manhattan

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Jersey City west terrace ledge. Parent giving our girl a small snack.

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Riverside Church peregrine perch. Our Metro Area birds only choose the best addresses to raise their young.

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Riverside fledgling doing well

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Tompkins Square youngsters getting crowded out

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Intruders were two floors above taking pictures. Momma red-tail Dora was not happy at all.

Almost Summer

The Riverside Church peregrines are out.  The baby birds are learning to fly and eat. Croton Point Park has new maintenance workers.

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Nice place for a nest?

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How would you like this for a nursery?

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Croton Point Park Maintenance

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Poor red tail adult getting harassed by an oriole

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After being pecked on by a mockingbird. Poor red tail is just trying to look after its youngster.

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Monday morning cleanup crew

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Youngster waiting for a food delivery

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Riverside Church eyases

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Riverside adult keeping watch over the young’uns, sort of

Back Home Again

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.

Wet osprey

Wet osprey

Red-tailed hawk hunting

Red-tailed hawk hunting

This mockingbird does not like the eagle.

This mockingbird does not like the eagle.

San Jose Peregrine Falcons May 2014

The falcons hatched about two weeks later than usual this year.  They were still on San Jose City Hall.

Juvie Talon Tag

Juvie Talon Tag

NW corner of City Hall

NW corner of City Hall

Falcon Food

Falcon Food

Louver Lunch

Louver Lunch

Beatrix trying to follow that falcon in the window

Beatrix trying to follow that falcon in the window

Beatrix was OK

Beatrix was OK

Fernando showing the kids how to land on the Falcon Catcher

Fernando showing the kids how to land on the Falcon Catcher

Candid Camera

Candid Camera

Beatrix sang to me on top of the Fourth Street Garage

Beatrix sang to me on top of the Fourth Street Garage

She was doing the Juvie Jive

She was doing the Juvie Jive

Hey, I know you

Hey, I know you

More jumping

More jumping

Clara doing laps above the west side of the garage

Clara doing laps above the west side of the garage

Campbell falcon

Campbell falcon

Looks Like Audubon #2

Here are a few more photos.  Yes, some have been altered to better reflect an Audubon print.

Peregrine season is in full swing.

Peregrine season is in full swing.

Peck a little, talk a little...

Peck a little, talk a little…

California Chillin'

California Chillin’

As long as I am talking about pelicans - Pismo Beach a few years ago

As long as I am talking about pelicans – Pismo Beach a few years ago

Crow on cedar

Crow on cedar

Yes, I know about cowbirds.  They are total cheats.

Yes, I know about cowbirds. They are total cheats.

Patty's bird

Patty’s bird