I made the pilgrimage with a few close photo friends. When you make a four hour drive one way together, you know you are close friends. It is just before the time when hoards of eagles descend on their Mecca. The locals entertained us. Just be careful where you park your car if you go.
Went on Charlie Roberto’s Going South Bird Walk sponsored by Teatown Lake Reservation. Here is a list of what we saw (DRAFT):
turkey vulture, osprey, sharp-shinned hawk, Cooper’s hawk, bald eagle, red-tailed hawk, ring-billed gull, belted kingfisher, red-bellied woodpecker, yellow-bellied sapsucker, northern flicker, American kestrel, peregrine falcon, blude jay, American crow, balck-capped chickadee, tufted titmouse, white-breasted nuthatch, kinglet, robin, catbird, mockingbird, starling, pippit, cedar waxwing, yellowthroat, palm warbler, yellow-rumped warbler, chipping sparrow, field sparrow, vesper sparrow, savannah sparrow, song sparrow, swamp sparrow, white-throated sparrow, junco, cardinal, cowbird, purple finch, house finch, pine siskin, goldfinch, house sparrow.
*** Pictures are coming (hopefully I got one or two good ones) ***
Marshlands has a photography exhibit for October. Enjoy the pictures. The reception is October 14, 2012 at 2 pm. Scott, a Westchester County naturalist, moved to Marshlands several years ago from Croton Point Nature Center. He has done a great job keeping the nature center vibrant.
My friend, Cindy, and I finally did the Sunday morning bird walk with Birding Bob, or rather, Deb Allen because Bob is in Thailand. I have known Bob and Deb for a number of years because of my interest in the peregrine falcons at Water Street here in NYC. If you are close to Manhattan and want to bird watch with a great group of people, I highly recommend Bob and Deb. We had great weather and a fine gathering of our feathered friends.