Finally discovered Rockefeller State Park Preserve. Hard to believe I never went there before.
Spring birds are everywhere doing their Spring Thing. Plus, a few of the residents are back in action.
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!
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…
… they want to see eagles. The eagles obliged along with some of my other feathered friends.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The osprey are fledging. The ducklings are swimming. The black-crowned night heron parent is preening. The gulls are watching.