I keep posting More Eagles. Well, there’s a reason. There are more eagles.
Two of the three birds below were banded in Connecticut, 2016 and 217. We now have three CT eagles that have recently investigated the Hudson River. All the other photos show resident eagles and resident red-shouldered hawk.
If you come to visit, please careful where you park.
Big time convocation of eagles on the Hudson River this year:
The “Bomb Blizzard” hit hard this year. The birds coped.
Blue jay foraging successfully for peanuts
White throated sparrow
Red-tailed hawk pair – male below, female above
Northern cardinal – female
Common house sparrow – male
American tree sparrow
Eagle, first year
Great blue herons
Hey, folks, California needs water. That is the first priority when looking for birds. Found a few here and there in the desert.
Bluebird at Lake Skinner
Coot at Lake Skinner
Fox Sparrow at Lake Skinner
Black Phoebe near the pool in Hemet
Harrier hunting near the ponds in San Jacinto Wildlife Area
Northern Shovelers in the pond at San Jacinto Wildlife Area
Domestic ducks in the pond at Tewinkle Park, Costa Mesa
Mallards in the pond at Tewinkle Park, Costa Mesa
Wigeon changing position in the pond at Tewinkle Park, Costa Mesa
Anna’s Hummingbird male eyeing a mate, Hemet near feeders and water
Slightly molted Anna’s Hummingbird female, the object of affection from the bird above
Went to Eagle Mecca. Was fascinated by this first year eagle. I’m sure it is a she. She landed above me. She may have just eaten because she preened and played and stayed.
Can I eat this?
What do you mean I can’t eat that?
Oh, yes I can
Time to preen the feathers
Do you mind?
Clearing the throat
Queen of the Dam
The regular birds are in their regular places. Featured image shows the resident red-tailed hawk helping with Project FeederWatch.
Junco watching over our dearly departed
Young great blue heron preening
Red-shouldered hawk has returned to welcome folks to Croton Point Park
Peregrine falcon with two friends in perfect position – could be a local gal
Eagle pair kiting across Haverstraw Bay – they never flapped their wings
Male bufflehead in place
Female bufflehead was with five suitors
The eagles have not arrived in droves as in years past, but there were a few. Unfortunately, the bitter northwest wind kept them high and away from the river. Here you see the various ages starting with adult.
Fourth to fifth year
Second year on top with third year below.
First into second year
Third into fourth year
Falling leaves reveal a bird or two
Tricked you. These photos are from The Great Swamp that lies between Putnam and Dutchess counties. It is the perfect place to visit in the fall. Beware, it is also hunting season in those parts. The crow is for Halloween.