The osprey are fledging. The ducklings are swimming. The black-crowned night heron parent is preening. The gulls are watching.
Jamaica Bay rules. Can’t seem to stay away for very long. The terns were stomping up a storm in the surf. What makes them do that? Are they raising the crabs?
I had the lovely vision of seven eagles soaring above me at the Croton Point Park Nature Center. What a great way to start the new year, albeit a little bit early. Along with the eagles, the usual birds were there.
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.