Saturday, September 17, 2011

The River Runs Red

For the past few weeks, the lower Hudson has had a light brown to red color. The DEC says its due to clay deposits being washed into the river upstream and I did see several large tree trunks still emptying down the banks.

I wonder how this impacts the fish and other wildlife as they undertake their fall migration. Surprisingly, it didnt seem to deter two osprey that have been hunting up and down the Hudson for the past week.

In addition to the osprey's I've also been seeing tons of kestrels everywhere.

Also the Monk's have been very active searching out fruiting trees around Harlem.

Finally, tons of these guys on the wing.

Navigating like tiny orange argonauts, bound for distant shore.

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