Sum, Sum, Summertime

… and the living is easy. Bonnie’s Best from June, July and first of August:

Great Blue Heron Immature
Peregrine Falcon Fledglings Reunion, Jersey City
Peregrine Falcon Rescue, BM/18
Eastern Phoebe
Great White Egret
Swallowtail Butterflies
Great Blue Heron Preening
Wet Osprey
Wet Red-tailed Hawk

Fall In

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.

Birding Delights

Westchester County, NY is a paradise for birders and photographers.

Communication Tower Osprey

Communication Tower Osprey

Persistent Kingfisher

Persistent Kingfisher

 

Flicker Fashion Statement

Eagle Friend Visited

Eagle Friend Visited

Make Way for Ducklings end of July

Make Way for Ducklings end of July

Same Ducklings end of August (Momma mallard kept them all alive)

Same Ducklings end of August (Momma mallard kept them all alive)

Back Home Again

The Croton Train Station osprey got a bath.  The red-tailed hawk also got a bath and apparently a small meal.  And the Annsville eagle tried to get a meal.

Wet osprey

Wet osprey

Red-tailed hawk hunting

Red-tailed hawk hunting

This mockingbird does not like the eagle.

This mockingbird does not like the eagle.

Spring is Finally Here

End of April-12

Stop and smell the flowers

End of April-10

Chipping sparrow in flight

End of April-9

Red-winged blackbird calling for a mate

End of April-8

Osprey at Edith Read Sanctuary

End of April-7

They will have youngsters here again this year

End of April-5

Mockingbird in flight

End of April-3

Kestrel in flight

End of April-1

Hunting on the Croton Point ‘Meadow’

 

The Regulars Plus A Spider

I see these guys ALL the time, just wanted to give a different view.

Osprey face

Young great blue heron at Oglevie’s Pond

Young woodducks Ogilvie's Pond Aug 2013-1

Young wood ducks at Oglevie’s Pond

osprey

Young osprey at Edith Read Sanctuary

Sparrows at feeder

Sparrows in my back yard having a conversation. It is most likely the same conversation they have every day at the feeder.

Spider and web

This guy has been working on this web for days. The spider uses my umbrella, herb pots and pergola posts as anchors. I usually destroy it when I gather my herbs or go down the deck steps.

August Birds

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.

August Birds-10

Egret with alewife (I think)

The black back gull challenged the heron for its fish.

The black back gull challenged the heron for its fish.

The heron won.

The heron won.

Our loon is hanging around at the mouth of the Croton River.

Our loon is hanging around at the mouth of the Croton River.

I finally got a cormorant taking off.

I finally got a cormorant taking off.

Tree swallow with a meal

Eastern kingbird with a meal

Goldfinch with its meal

Goldfinch with its meal

Lonely female ruby throated hummingbird eating

Lonely female ruby throated hummingbird eating

Yellow warbler at the nature center

Yellow warbler at the nature center

Osprey fishing off the Croton Point Park beach

Osprey fishing off the Croton Point Park beach

Birds in Summer

The osprey are fledging.   The ducklings are swimming.  The black-crowned night heron parent is preening.  The gulls are watching.

I can fly!

I can fly!

Birds in July-1

I can slide!

I can preen!

I can preen!

I can watch!

I can watch!

This is how you get all your ducks in a row.

This is how you get all your ducks in a row.

Rochester falcon fledglings

Rochester falcon fledglings are very flexible.

Famous Rochester Times Square wings with adult falcon

Famous Rochester Times Square wings with adult falcon