I got there. I had an awesome few hours. I honored Linn Pierson’s memory and reflected on the beauty of the Hudson River.
Yesterday was the big day to see the third peregrine falcon that hatched on May 6 this year at 101 Hudson in Jersey City. I had the extreme honor of being present during the chick check when the nestlings were eight days old. One had deformed legs and there was no way it could competeContinue reading “Animal Behavior and Conservation Connections LLC Show”
All the serious birders on the east coast were at the Croton Train Station Boat Ramp a few weeks ago getting a look at the very rare wheatear. I saw mention of it, but never took the five minute trip to see it. I did manage to photograph my usual subjects.
After ten years I finally have a desire to visit the World Trade Center site. Here are pictures of what the area around Ground Zero looks like today. On this day ten years ago, from far away you could see the wind swirling the ash high into the sky. I have always felt that ashContinue reading “Tribute”
I had the wonderful privilege of my youngest six year old grandson making a visit. He will probably be a big time birder. We went out two days in a row and he had the patience and persistence to just keep watching. He could have hung in there much longer than I. We got toContinue reading “A Visit from my Grandson”
The backlash of Hurricane Irene arrived carrying very strong winds. I was hoping to see eagles soaring and enjoying the air above the Croton Train Station Boat Landing. The swallows along the Senasqua Bay part of the Croton Bay at the boat landing were hanging onto the trees as best they could. I have postedContinue reading “Swallow Me Up”
Birds and humans and dogs made it through the storm. As you can see from the pictures, bird life outside went on as usual. Inside birds just napped and squawked at the rats trying to take shelter under the house. Pre Hurricane Irene birds on Saturday. They don’t look too worried about the hurricane. JustContinue reading “Hurricane Irene is For the Birds”
I went on a peregrine pilgrimage to this fabulous area today. My friend, Mike, comes here often and can’t praise the bird photography opportunities enough. I made my way around the marsh for over three hours and was rewarded with some wonderful shots. My bird ID skills are not the greatest, but I think youContinue reading “DeKorte Park, New Jersey”
If I can’t find an eagle, I can find something else. A great blue heron chose to fly right at me and land right next to me at the dock at the park. The ever present osprey made its appearance. It is like the heron is saying, “Hey, you took my spot!” Osprey Diving forContinue reading “Annsville Circle”
I managed to make it up to Annsville Circle to check out the eagles. The bird flying over the eastern estuary was definitely an osprey. I got very excited when I thought an immie eagle was overhead at the Paddlesport Park. It was just another one of those numerous osprey sitings. This time the birdContinue reading “Osprey Overhead”