After reading reports of ealges and harriers at Croton Point Park, I decided to make the journey north to investigate these sightings. Before I got on the train at Marble Hill, I went to visit the Peregrines on Broadway Bridge. I found them sunning themselves and preening.
While the male preened,
the female spotted something and was off.
Then the male was off too.
Pssst...is he still out there?
At Croton Point Park,
I immediately spotted two juvy Bald Eagles in some trees. The flew off before I could get close. But then this guy crested over a hill!
He swooped and dove into the long grass!
This norther harrier is a lifer and an amazing bird. I spent at least an hour watching this one effortlessly ride over the hills on the stiff breeze.
Looping around the large hill, I spotted some more eagles out on the ice. This one caught a huge fish!
All in all, I saw about a dozen eagles...about half Adults, half juveniles.
Coming around to the main grassland area, I spotted this guy!
The White Ghost!
Finally, I got a really great look at this juvy!
Looks like he's been banded.
Also saw this lifer...a common Merganser.