It started!! With a bang.
I’ve been a Left-Coaster, now I’m an East-Coaster. There is nothing that equals fall in New York.
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.
Don Edwards Wildlife Refuge in Alviso is amazing!
It was hard to tell that the American white pelican might be endangered. This youngster was right in front of me.
Black crowned night heron watching over Baby.
Wouldn’t be Alviso without the black necked stilts. The other may be a dowitcher?
A Sora!! I saw the post on ebird and there it was in the slough.
This is one of the sloughs.
Westchester County, NY is a paradise for birders and photographers.
Communication Tower Osprey
Eagle Friend Visited
Make Way for Ducklings end of July
Same Ducklings end of August (Momma mallard kept them all alive)
Just started going on these great bird Monday morning walks with Anne Swaim! Check out Muscoot Farm and Rockefeller State Park Preserve. The birds were waiting for us. Note: Not just For the Birds.
Anyone reading “The Goldfinch” by Donna Tartt?
Finally get a picture of an Eastern bluebird
Good way to cool off
Rockefeller State Park Preserve
My Tree! No, MY TREE!!
What cha’ lookin’ at?
Am I glad to be out of that rookery
Jeremiah was a …
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.