Spring is Finally Here

End of April-12

Stop and smell the flowers

End of April-10

Chipping sparrow in flight

End of April-9

Red-winged blackbird calling for a mate

End of April-8

Osprey at Edith Read Sanctuary

End of April-7

They will have youngsters here again this year

End of April-5

Mockingbird in flight

End of April-3

Kestrel in flight

End of April-1

Hunting on the Croton Point ‘Meadow’

 

Earth Day 2014

Six years ago I had a detached retina in three places.  It took six months to heal.  I was on my side for three of those six months.  I am so happy to be able to photograph my local birds.  Happy Earth Day!

Ospreys doing their thing.

Ospreys doing their thing.

He took her fish!!

He took her fish!!

Ospreys doing their thing.

Ospreys doing their thing.

He took her fish!!

He took her fish!!

Yup.  He circled around and came to to the nest.  I think he left part of the fish for her.

Yup. He circled around and came to to the nest. I think he left part of the fish for her.

Herring gulls in action.  Happy Earth day!

Herring gulls in action. Happy Earth day!

Young Cooper's Hawk at Croton Nature Center.  John was ecstatic!

Young Cooper’s Hawk at Croton Nature Center. John was ecstatic!

Off the young Coop's goes.

Off the young Coop’s goes.

Can't quite get close enough to the wood ducks, but you get the idea.

Can’t quite get close enough to the wood ducks, but you get the idea.

There were two swans, but this is the only one I have seen recently.  He attacks every time I come to photograph in one of my favorite spots.  Hope his mate is on eggs.

There were two swans, but this is the only one I have seen recently. He attacks every time I come to photograph in one of my favorite spots. Hope his mate is on eggs.

Momma

Momma

Baby two

Baby two

Baby one

Baby one

Anne's brilliant white throated sparrow

Anne’s brilliant white throated sparrow