Yes, I am still out photographing birds!
Egret landing Thornwood
Shake it off
What’s for lunch?
Cormorant preening Ossining
Mom! I was first!
It was worth the wait for our eagle visitors. One highlight was identification of a fourth year female from Bridgewater, Connecticut. It looks like she has a mature mate, but I am not counting on viable young this year. Our other guests were within spitting distance.
Our visitors arrived early this week. Twenty eagles fished at Indian Point on Wednesday. Eagles were perched north side of George’s Island. Flyovers at Charles Point and ice fishing on the Hudson. Warm weather is coming, so they will be going.
Given the warm winter, our migrants stayed put. Our locals did their usual flying and fishing. Right now our pairs are getting ready to settle down until spring.
I love this time of year. The colors of the leaves and birds are especially glorious.
The birds are bulking up for a long winter’s nap, I think.
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.
Seneca Towers adult, one of the new pair in town
Seneca Towers fledgling, one of two – quite the surprise this year
Eagles are still hanging out. This year’s crop of young will soon be making Croton Point Park their summer home.
The osprey young are getting a rather late start, but will be taking over the train station parking lot.
I discovered the Bronx Zoo!
The regulars at Croton