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.

Rochester falcon Cadence 2015-1

Rochester falcon Cadence 2015-2

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

Rochester Seneca Towers falcon watch-1

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

Rochester Seneca Towers falcon watch-2

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.

Eagle over Ossining June 6 2015-2

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!

Spoon bill Bronx Zoo May 2015-1 Flamingos Bronx Zoo May 2015-1

The regulars at Croton

robin with worm June 2015-1 butterfly June 2015-1  Red-tail attack by mockingbird June 2015-1

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

 

Eagle family 1-28-15-1

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?

 

 

Eagle Verplanck 1-17-15-3

Hey, I’m talking to you!

Eagle Verplanck 1-17-15-2

Yummy

 

 

Eagle Verplanck 1-17-15-4

Beak cleaning

Eagle Verplanck 1-17-15-5

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

 

Croton and Feederwatch Dec 14 2014-2Croton and Feederwatch Dec 14 2014-1

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