Croton Point Park never gets tiring. Project FeederWatch at Croton Nature Center is always entertaining. One more day to go, but I had to put these up today. The birds just sit close now as they wait for me to fill the feeders.
Name that prey
Another view of the merlin
My handsome red-bellied guy
and his beautiful better half
This guy has a mate, too. She has stuck it out at the feeders all winter.
Saw Mill River Audubon signature bird, Carolina wren
Don’t worry, birds, I’ll keep a few seeds around for you.
My first year eagle guy now has to wait for his sibling. Finally got the early bird, but not with a worm. Those darn flying tree sparrows…
Eagles come first. S/He will be around for another year at least to help raise its sibling.
Couldn’t resist. Don’t know where it got the berry.
Hooded merganser wooing his lady
Captain’s salute. The double crested was to the right of this one.
Love those geese
Elusive tree swallow in flight. My camera caught this one. There is a flock.
… they want to see eagles. The eagles obliged along with some of my other feathered friends.
Do I look like an eagle?
Got these on the West Coast, too.
Sure sign of spring when the killdeer appear.
The 77 degree weather was a welcome relief. Don Edwards San Francisco Bay National Wildlife Refuge in Alviso was outstanding in the early morning light. The smells reminded me of my childhood there.
Don’t mess with me
I’ll come join you
These guys were all over the refuge
Obligatory black necked stilt
… and avocets
Heron enjoying the marsh
Lapping it up
Time for a rest
One of the pair establishing its nesting territory
San Jose peregrine Clara taking a break from incubation
… good picture of one of the three harriers at Croton Point Park. Yes, the eagles are still around in big numbers. The elusive brown creeper showed itself, too.
Can you see the blues of its eyes?
There’s a vole down there.
Do you guys need a picture or something?
There were twelve eagles in the Croton Boat Ramp tree at one point.
I keep seeing it listed on ebird for Westchester. It was right next to where the harriers were hunting.
The red-tail is sharing the hunting space with the harriers.
Just gotta love the sparrows
A picture is worth a thousand very cold words. Yes, the eagles are still here. It’s too cold and icy where many of them live.
The red-headed woodpecker is quite the star of Croton Point Park. As soon as photographers come, the bird poses.
One of the many pairs that hang out at Croton Point Park. Pretty sure this one is a male.
This is the beautiful female that has two suitors. Today she was with the adult male.
First year eagle hanging with the adults.
ConEd put up two barges to work on the Croton River. This bufflehead never comes close, but the barges acted like a blind.
Lunch time for the bufflehead
Eagle Lookout Team
That’s MY spot!
Check out the old and new feathers on this youngster. It’s surprising that the bird can even fly.
Cormorant Lookout Team
Which one gets the girl? Five male common mergansers displayed for this lovely young lass.
Did you ever wonder what wild turkeys eat?