It started!! With a bang.
Westchester County, NY is a paradise for birders and photographers.
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.
… good picture of one of the three harriers at Croton Point Park. Yes, the eagles are still around in big numbers. The elusive brown creeper showed itself, too.
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.
The Hudson River eagle count today = 75 at low tide. Croton Boat Ramp, George’s Island and Verplanck, Charles Point are the places to be. Our red-tail is getting ready to go to nest.
Large numbers of eagles remain on the Lower Hudson River. My view this week was from a distance, except for first grade eagle watching on Tuesday. Also, please take part in the Great Backyard Bird Count. You can go to a nearby park that has a feeder and just count for 15 minutes.
The birds still seem to be coping with all this snow, unlike the humans here.
It is the most thrilling experience in the world to show a child a wild eagle. Teatown Lake Reservation and Ossining UFSD have teamed up for seven years so kids can see one five minutes from where they live.