The Hudson River eagle count today = 75 at low tide. Croton Boat Ramp, George’s Island and Verplanck, Charles Point are the places to be.
My friend at the Croton Nature Center today. He likes this tree.
Same bird, slightly to the right, same tree, two days ago, sunny day at the nature center
Croton Boat Ramp lunch meeting
Do you mind?
I’m trying to bathe here.
Our red-tail is getting ready to go to nest.
Another bathing beauty. Sometimes I really like those starlings.
The song sparrows are going to take over the world. There are lots of them around.
The eagles remain in the area. The thaw is coming. The birds are entertaining me.
There is a fish underneath that snow. This bird slid down to get it. A dozen eagles were watching from above.
Oscawana Island sunbathers waiting to steal that fish.
Ring-billed gull pulling a carp out of the water
The red-headed woodpecker is still in Croton.
Solid proof that the birds will use our new birdbath. The ice thawed enough a couple of days ago.
Large numbers of eagles remain on the Lower Hudson River. My view this week was from a distance, except for first grade eagle watching on Tuesday. Also, please take part in the Great Backyard Bird Count. You can go to a nearby park that has a feeder and just count for 15 minutes.
First grade flyover
Croton Point Nature Center Junco
Croton Point Nature Center Cardinal
Croton Point Nature Center Blue Jay
Did I post earlier that it is Eagle Heaven on the Hudson River this winter?
A new young pair just formed, Verplanck
Checking for striped bass
Teatown EagleFest visitor
Wet EagleFest youngster
Croton Nature Center welcoming committee
Oh, oh, I see another fish over there …
… better get it
… off to get the fish …
Very cold heron at Croton Boat Ramp
The birds still seem to be coping with all this snow, unlike the humans here.
Eagle pair getting ready. I think it is the female in the nest and male taking off.
Female out of the nest following the male. Eggs should come around the first of March.
One of the red-tail hawk pair guarding the entrance to Croton Point Park.
Other one of the red-tail hawk pair. Saw them going into their nest, too. Mid March for eggs I think.
Great cormorant after a fish on the Croton River.
One of our Carolina wren pair at Croton Nature Center feeder counted for Project Feeder Watch.
Had a flock of goldfinches at the feeder, too. I hope they are a sign of spring, but they have been around all winter.