The heron symbolizes good luck, especially when fishing. According to Native American legend it is also a solitary, patient creature. Life has been filled with herons recently, along with a new bird, the purple martin.
One just prays at least half of them survive. Our red-tailed hawk family is just about ready to expand their territory. Look out snakes and rats! The male dropped off a very small morsel and the eyases bawled him out. This is a sign that the youngsters are ready to take flight. Both adults have triangulated on nearby trees to keep an eye on this adventurous group. Mallard ducklings were out in force with their parents. Momma kept ten in tow while Dad guarded the pond. The goose family has not been so lucky. There were two goose families on the beach. One set had three goslings left and the other pair had only two. They waddled directly under the red-tail tree. I have seen the red-tails with a gosling or two being prepped. Sad. One goose pair at the Croton Boat Ramp are fairing well with their bagel diet. The other pair is only allowing the young to eat grass and bugs.
The female red-tailed hawk is keeping her three eyases very well fed. The crops are bulging everytime I see the family. While not for the squeamish, ID needed for her most recent delicacy. I suspect rat. She indulged with the kids.
Yellow warblers are all over the place. I’ll post video of all the bird sounds and songs.
My egret came back. I’m discovering new places with the cormorants.