This and That

It is time to post a few recent photos.  The raptors always come first.  Then it is for the little guys.

Eagle pair close to home

Local red-shouldered hawk
Young Cooper’s hawk at the feeder buffet
Purple finch in the backyard

Cape May warbler migrating through the backyard
Cedar waxwing enjoying the last bites of Fall
Eastern phoebe looking for bugs
Palm warbler waking the dead

Three’s Company

It’s all about the herons around here.  The great blue heron fledglings have flown the coop and are now finding their way along the Hudson River or points east.  These little green herons must have figured out that there is safety in numbers.  The Canadian geese are thriving.

Signs of Spring

The eagles and peregrines are on eggs or feeding young chicks.  The spring residents are arriving.  The luscious leaves are popping out on bare branches.

Really blue heron.  I overdid the color balance.  He's back at Oglevie's Pond.

Really blue heron. I overdid the color balance. He’s back at Oglevie’s Pond.

Piece de resistance, Snipe at Croton Point Park

Piece de resistance, Snipe at Croton Point Park

The murder of crows is attacking the sticks.  Now why would that happen?

The murder of crows is attacking the sticks. Now why would that happen?

Turtles backing and swimming at Oglevie's Pond.

Turtles basking and swimming at Oglevie’s Pond.