Eagles in the ‘Hood

There’s one good thing about the polar vortex. It brings a Convocation of Eagles. Please enjoy photos of our recent arrivals. The local residents are protesting with signs that say, “Private Property, NO Trespassing!!”

Fresh sushi
Most likely a local bothered by the eagle invasion
My Gal giving me her eagle eyes
Gorgeous adult in breeding plumage
Youngster flying with the big boys
Kettle of eagles just before a major snow squall
The crows were not happy about this first year parking on their tree.

Went to Eagle Mecca

The eagles have not arrived in droves as in years past, but there were a few.  Unfortunately, the bitter northwest wind kept them high and away from the river.  Here you see the various ages starting with adult.

Fourth to fifth year

Second year on top with third year below.

First into second year

Third into fourth year

Fish Fight on the Hudson

While making my eagle rounds on the Hudson River, I passed by Charlie and Karolyn who told me to get to Annsville Paddlesport Park quick.  You can imagine what had happened previously.  This adult beat out 6 to 8 other eagles for a few minutes anyway.

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This is my bird who was at Verplanck in the white house tree the day before.

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This is a first year eagle learning how to steal food.

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