Sunday, February 8, 2009

Bald Eagles in NY

Eagles at George's Island, Montrose, NY.

On Saturday I got over to Westchester County, New York, to visit some family and friends. The afternoon's amusement was attending Eaglefest, at various sites along the Hudson River in the Croton-on-Hudson vicinity. It went over well: the weather was considerably warmer than it has been lately, and we saw plenty of juvenile and adult Bald Eagles (Haliaeetus leucocephalus), flying, perching, and at one point getting chased by a Red-tailed Hawk, which looked puny in comparison. My wildlife photography skills and equipment aren't up to National Geographic standards, but the bird-shaped blobs in the photos are eagles.

George's Island wide view. There are about 20 eagles in the trees.

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