The leaves are turning and the birds are leaving. Well, some of the birds are leaving. The ospreys are off to warmer climates along with the phoebes and monarchs. Thankfully, they love the camera. The very young heron may never leave. It appears to have imprinted.
Those wonderful juvenile great blue herons are migrating west to the Hudson River. I felt bad for this skinny youngster at Oglevie’s Pond that couldn’t seem to catch a fish. If only I could get it into my backyard I would stock my hot tub. Fingers crossed that at least half of the new bird babies make it.
It’s all about the herons around here. The great blue heron fledglings have flown the coop and are now finding their way along the Hudson River or points east. These little green herons must have figured out that there is safety in numbers. The Canadian geese are thriving.
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.