Migration Time

I usually take a reprieve from bird watching in late March and April before peregrine season gets into full swing.  But I couldn’t resist getting a picture of a towhee, palm warbler, gorgeous goldfinch and displaying cowbird.

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Rare hepatica

Signs of Spring

The eagles and peregrines are on eggs or feeding young chicks.  The spring residents are arriving.  The luscious leaves are popping out on bare branches.

Really blue heron.  I overdid the color balance.  He's back at Oglevie's Pond.

Really blue heron. I overdid the color balance. He’s back at Oglevie’s Pond.

Piece de resistance, Snipe at Croton Point Park

Piece de resistance, Snipe at Croton Point Park

The murder of crows is attacking the sticks.  Now why would that happen?

The murder of crows is attacking the sticks. Now why would that happen?

Turtles backing and swimming at Oglevie's Pond.

Turtles basking and swimming at Oglevie’s Pond.