The heron symbolizes good luck, especially when fishing. According to Native American legend it is also a solitary, patient creature. Life has been filled with herons recently, along with a new bird, the purple martin.
One just prays at least half of them survive. Our red-tailed hawk family is just about ready to expand their territory. Look out snakes and rats! The male dropped off a very small morsel and the eyases bawled him out. This is a sign that the youngsters are ready to take flight. Both adults haveContinue reading “Babies, Babies, Babies”
My egret came back. I’m discovering new places with the cormorants.
Our visitors arrived early this week. Twenty eagles fished at Indian Point on Wednesday. Eagles were perched north side of George’s Island. Flyovers at Charles Point and ice fishing on the Hudson. Warm weather is coming, so they will be going. George’s Island
The birds are bulking up for a long winter’s nap, I think.
The falcon population in Rochester is growing. Here is Cadence, 2015 fledgling, who landed on the rail in front of us early Saturday morning. The Seneca Towers falcons are below. Seneca Towers adult, one of the new pair in town Seneca Towers fledgling, one of two – quite the surprise this year
Eagles are still hanging out. This year’s crop of young will soon be making Croton Point Park their summer home. The osprey young are getting a rather late start, but will be taking over the train station parking lot. I discovered the Bronx Zoo! The regulars at Croton
Best day ever on the Hudson River
A passing migrant checks me out at the Croton Point Nature Center. This resident kestrel was hunting with friends. Our resident peregrine at Stateline Lookout in NJ is keeping the riff raff away. Marshlands hairy woodpecker is catching some rays. This white-throated sparrow is the first sign that autumn has returned.