Yes, I am still out photographing birds!
Egret landing Thornwood
Shake it off
What’s for lunch?
Cormorant preening Ossining
Mom! I was first!
There are still eagles around, but the north is calling.
Spring birds are everywhere doing their Spring Thing. Plus, a few of the residents are back in action.
This orchard (corrected, thank you) oriole finally popped out from behind the leaves. Been waiting to get a picture of one.
Wood duck got relatively close
Wood duck pair
Double-crested cormorants were in their usual place.
Three may be a crowd
Red-tail refurbishing the nest
The cowbirds didn’t disturb this chipmunk at all. They are tracking a female cowbird.
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…
Eagles come first. S/He will be around for another year at least to help raise its sibling.
Couldn’t resist. Don’t know where it got the berry.
Hooded merganser wooing his lady
Captain’s salute. The double crested was to the right of this one.
Love those geese
Elusive tree swallow in flight. My camera caught this one. There is a flock.
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 red-headed woodpecker is quite the star of Croton Point Park. As soon as photographers come, the bird poses.
One of the many pairs that hang out at Croton Point Park. Pretty sure this one is a male.
This is the beautiful female that has two suitors. Today she was with the adult male.
First year eagle hanging with the adults.
ConEd put up two barges to work on the Croton River. This bufflehead never comes close, but the barges acted like a blind.
Lunch time for the bufflehead
Eagle Lookout Team
That’s MY spot!
Check out the old and new feathers on this youngster. It’s surprising that the bird can even fly.
Cormorant Lookout Team
Which one gets the girl? Five male common mergansers displayed for this lovely young lass.
Did you ever wonder what wild turkeys eat?
Very rewarding October trips to that dam place.
Conowingo Dam on the Susquehanna River in Maryland
There are lots of fish for the eagles
Usually the fish falls
Who has the fish?
The famous eagle tree
Doing an eely
I have enjoyed the Hudson River between Stateline Lookout in New Jersey and West Point in New York.
This snowy egret did not want that mallard fishing in its spot.
Stateline turkey vultures rule the Palisades.
Flicker at Croton
Cormorants migrating south over the Bear Mountain Bridge.
Raven cleaning up at Stateline.
Made it to Croton train station and park at low tide. I also filled in at the Croton Nature Center for a few days. It was very relaxing to finally be able to concentrate on my bird photography after a break.
Egret with alewife (I think)
The black back gull challenged the heron for its fish.
The heron won.
Our loon is hanging around at the mouth of the Croton River.
I finally got a cormorant taking off.
Eastern kingbird with a meal
Goldfinch with its meal
Lonely female ruby throated hummingbird eating
Yellow warbler at the nature center
Osprey fishing off the Croton Point Park beach
Plus, we have a few other visitors in the area. The goldeneyes seem to be here in abundance. We also have a loon. A crow decided to harass a young merlin. The merlin won.
Young eagle on the ice off Fleischmann’s Pier in Peekskill
Fleischmann’s Pier eagle group representing four different ages – adult, third year, first year and fourth year
Merganser pair flying over the eagles
Cormorant at Black Rock
Goldeneyes at Black Rock
Young merlin at Croton Train Station Boat Ramp
The crow started it