This and That

It is time to post a few recent photos.  The raptors always come first.  Then it is for the little guys.

Eagle pair close to home

Local red-shouldered hawk
Young Cooper’s hawk at the feeder buffet
Purple finch in the backyard

Cape May warbler migrating through the backyard
Cedar waxwing enjoying the last bites of Fall
Eastern phoebe looking for bugs
Palm warbler waking the dead

Eagles Galore! Plus a Few Other Regulars

As soon as the crushing ice formed on the Hudson River and the rivers to the north, east, west and south, our migrant eagles joined us at the Croton Point Nature Center.   Eagle watchers reported up to 44 eagles on the river.

Croton Point Jan 2014

The prey this one had was pinkish. Couldn’t tell if it was a fish or something else.

Five of the large group of eagles on the ice in the middle of the Hudson River

Five of the large group of eagles on the ice in the middle of the Hudson River

Cooper's hawk watching the feeders

Cooper’s hawk watching the feeders – finally got to see it

Song sparrow in the wind

Song sparrow in the wind

Mourning dove and sparrow hanging on

Mourning dove and sparrow hanging on

Check on the neck on the right

Croton River had a Canada goose with an interesting neck.

Oscawana Island gadwalls preening

Oscawana Island gadwalls preening