Really enjoyed yet another visit to see the Rochester falcons. It was like the good old days. The youngsters seem to be finding High Falls gorge on the Genessee River. With four of them, when they were flying the sky was filled with wings. You can see many more pictures at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=opyrl466oz8&list=UU86by8i7REZeo3F7S1u-7yA
Most of these pictures are archival. That means they just show that the almost fledglings are doing OK so far. Most of my time has been spent in Jersey City, but I was able to make a stop at Tompkins Square Park for the red-tails and Riverside Church.
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.
There have been at least 15 eagles hunting at the Croton Boat Ramp the last two days. The Croton River started moving again. Verplanck marinas sported another 15-20 fishing and perching relatively close. Thursday night’s eagle count from the dock in Verplanck came in at 15. Just at dusk an immature caught a fishContinue reading “Eagle Heaven on Hudson”
Four or more eagles were perched on the tree on the island in between Cortlandt Yacht Club (private) and Viking Marina. Six eagles, three adults and three immatures, perched on their tree above the train tunnel at Oscawana Island, visible from Furnace Dock Road. They flew off and around, but someone had my parking spot.
While on my search for a snowy owl, I thought I would try the Croton ‘Meadow.’ I didn’t see an owl, but our resident red tail was in her favorite spot by the road. She thought she had something on her first try, but apparently not. She tried again as the smaller birds took cover.
The Boss is doing well. Went down Sunday and Tuesday and saw all three both days. Here is the proof:
A great, big THANK YOU to Kathy Clark, NJ Fish & Wildlife Biologist, David Wheeler and Ben Wurst, Conserve Wildlife Foundation of NJ, for letting me attend the banding of our 101 Hudson, Jersey City eyas. It is always a thrill to be 42 stories above the Hudson River overlooking Manhattan and New Jersey. MikeContinue reading “Sacking the Peregrine”
We made our fourth and final trip for the season on Monday, Nov. 26, 2012. It was supposed to be cloudy, but it was a sunny, great day. I finally managed to get a flight shot with my old 600mm and 1.4 teleconverter. The birds were right in front of me as usual. Some peopleContinue reading “Conowingo Stoop”