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.
The weather was glorious and the birds enjoyed themselves. Every bird except the peregrine falcon was at the bird feeders at the nature center. The peregrine was guarding the park at the entrance. She appears to have a green and black band. Could be from New York or New Jersey. Couldn’t read the numbers, darn.
I got there. I had an awesome few hours. I honored Linn Pierson’s memory and reflected on the beauty of the Hudson River.
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.
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”
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”
The weather is fabulous today. There is sunshine, low humidity and temps in the 80s. The Hudson River sparkled. Just missed a flock of swans swooping overhead as they checked out a new landing spot. The little birds stole the show. The eagles were in hiding. Swans at Croton Boat Landing Train Trestle, 2011 SeagullContinue reading “Looking for Eagles”