It is the most thrilling experience in the world to show a child a wild eagle. Teatown Lake Reservation and Ossining UFSD have teamed up for seven years so kids can see one five minutes from where they live.
I laughed and laughed as these two tried to make it out of a frozen area into open water. I felt bad about that. They did join a group of ruddy ducks in a more open area.
There have been at least 15 eagles hunting at the Croton Boat Ramp the last two days. The Croton River started moving again. Verplanck marinas sported another 15-20 fishing and perching relatively close. Thursday night’s eagle count from the dock in Verplanck came in at 15. Just at dusk an immature caught a fishContinue reading “Eagle Heaven on Hudson”
While making my eagle rounds on the Hudson River, I passed by Charlie and Karolyn who told me to get to Annsville Paddlesport Park quick. You can imagine what had happened previously. This adult beat out 6 to 8 other eagles for a few minutes anyway.
As soon as the crushing ice formed on the Hudson River and the rivers to the north, east, west and south, our migrant eagles joined us at the Croton Point Nature Center. Eagle watchers reported up to 44 eagles on the river.
Four or more eagles were perched on the tree on the island in between Cortlandt Yacht Club (private) and Viking Marina. Six eagles, three adults and three immatures, perched on their tree above the train tunnel at Oscawana Island, visible from Furnace Dock Road. They flew off and around, but someone had my parking spot.
My backyard birds were very happy to be getting some black oil sunflower seeds today.