We thought this young bird was so cool we had to post right away.
How do you like them talons?
BTW, can you I.D. it?
On Wednesday, we posted a few sunset shots by Ron Shields, who wrote that Roy Woodford and Mike Maddaloni probably had some cool shots as well.
Roy Woodford responed: “Here’s my take on Sunday’s sunset … the colors were absolutely incredible.”
(Thanks, Roy!) Mike …?
Will post Ron’s pic when it becomes available. In the meantime, posting this poor substitute (Lark Sparrow on right).
More on Lark Sparrows here.
More info follows.
When I stopped at the Ridgefield Park nest over the weekend, Al & Alice weren’t there yet, but there were a ton of cormorants and gulls.
About 5 minutes later Al flew in and perched to the lower right on the nest tree. A few minutes later Alice came soaring in, landed by Al and greeted him beak-to-beak.
They then proceeded to alert on and off while I was there. There was a Red-tailed Hawk circling on my side of the creek, and then a little while later an immature eagle flew in and landed in the upper left back side of the nest tree. Unfortunately I wasn’t able to photograph the younger eagle.