Swimming Lesson

Short Story: Saw a gold banded, MWR7, bald eagle catch a very big fish. The eagle went into the water trying to hold onto the fish. Turns out, the bald eagle is a success story from the 1980s. He was raised by captive parents, trained by a falconer to fly and hunt on his own, and then released as a first year in 2005. His grandparents were some of the first to be a part of the Massachusetts bald eagle recovery efforts.

The Snatch
Swim to shore?
… fly out
Stayin’ Alive
There are more fish in that river.

Hudson River EagleFest 2013 is Over

…but the eagles are still here.  Congratulations to Teatown Lake Reservation and First Niagara Bank for putting on a great show.  I even managed to get a few eagle pictures at the Croton Train Station Boat Ramp late in the day –  low tide  –  great light  –  hungry eagles.  Who said eagles don’t swim?

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