More Eagles Plus
Two of the three birds below were banded in Connecticut, 2016 and 217. We now have three CT eagles that have recently investigated the Hudson River. All the other photos show resident eagles and resident red-shouldered hawk.
The “Bomb Blizzard” hit hard this year. The birds coped.
How to Groom An Eagle
Went to Eagle Mecca. Was fascinated by this first year eagle. I’m sure it is a she. She landed above me. She may have just eaten because she preened and played and stayed.
All is Well
The regular birds are in their regular places. Featured image shows the resident red-tailed hawk helping with Project FeederWatch.
Went to Eagle Mecca
The eagles have not arrived in droves as in years past, but there were a few. Unfortunately, the bitter northwest wind kept them high and away from the river. Here you see the various ages starting with adult.
Long Time Coming Back
Our visiting eagles arrived on Friday, February 10, 2017, just in time for the Teatown Lake Reservation Hudson River EagleFest. There were quite a few at Verplanck. At least we had one hanging around at the Croton Train Station Boat Ramp. Here are a few from Friday.
It was worth the wait for our eagle visitors. One highlight was identification of a fourth year female from Bridgewater, Connecticut. It looks like she has a mature mate, but I am not counting on viable young this year. Our other guests were within spitting distance.
Given the warm winter, our migrants stayed put. Our locals did their usual flying and fishing. Right now our pairs are getting ready to settle down until spring.
Life is Changing
There are still eagles around, but the north is calling.
The Calendar Says Spring
Hard to tell it’s a new season. It is freezing.