Osprey Overhead

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 bird was playing talon tag with a seagull.  I included a few pictures of an osprey from a couple of weeks ago.  These are probably all the same bird.  The really overexposed picture was printed on water color paper and looked like a painting.  The glossy print and internet versions do not do the photography justice.

Osprey at Annsville Circle, 2011

Osprey at Shattemuc Yacht Club, 2011

Osprey at Croton Point Park, 2011

Looking for Eagles

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

Seagull on a Foggy Morning, Croton Boat Landing, 2011

(Hudson River School of Photography)

Young Killdeer? Croton Boat Landing, 2011

Cedar Waxwing Fledglings, Croton Point Park, 2011

Robin Fledgling in my Backyard, 2011

What’s Happening

The rain has finally stopped after two and a half days.  Low tide on the Hudson River will be in the mornings for a couple of more days.  I am hoping to catch a glimpse of our resident eagles and/or their fledglings.

While waiting for the rain to stop, I finally decided to photograph my own birds.  It is much harder than getting pictures of the wild birds.  Practice makes perfect.  Well, perfect practice makes perfect.  The following pictures represent practice to prepare for that perfect parrot picture.

Mutton Chops and Verde Birdie

 Chicklet, Green Cheeked Conure

Skittles, Scarlet Macaw