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 birdContinue reading “August Adolescents”
Our visiting eagles arrived on Friday, February 10, 2017, just in time for the Teatown Lake Reservation Hudson River EagleFest. There were quite a few at Verplanck. At least we had one hanging around at the Croton Train Station Boat Ramp. Here are a few from Friday.
It was worth the wait for our eagle visitors. One highlight was identification of a fourth year female from Bridgewater, Connecticut. It looks like she has a mature mate, but I am not counting on viable young this year. Our other guests were within spitting distance.
Bring in some wind, snow, low tide, lots of fish and extremely cold weather. The eagles have moved to the Hudson River in big numbers now. This is just in time for Teatown Lake Reservation’s Hudson River EagleFest.
The eagles are arriving. The ice is forming on the Hudson. We had the first of our SteamBoat Dock Photo Club meetings today, LOL!! Photo Corner is ready and waiting in Verplanck. The White House Tree is hosting fish hors d’oeuvres.
The Shady Lady of Jersey City (band 79/AN) must have put on sunscreen. She was apparently in the shade at 10 Exchange Place when she suddenly appeared. She then beat it around the building, went next to the Hudson River, and back to 101 Hudson. She sat in the sun for a good two hoursContinue reading “Jersey City Falcon Ivy, The Shady Lady”
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 Hudson River eagle count today = 75 at low tide. Croton Boat Ramp, George’s Island and Verplanck, Charles Point are the places to be. Our red-tail is getting ready to go to nest.
The web cam peregrine eggs have begun to hatch and the birds here in the Northeast are well into their mating rituals. I am blessed to live along the Hudson River, especially at Easter, where I can see the birds in the wild and on man-made structures.