Saturday, February 4, 2012

Where Are My Eagles?

This week, I took my annual pilgrimage north to do a bit of eagle spotting but, due to time constraints, only went to Charles Point Park, just north of the Indian Point nuclear reactor. This being an uncommonly warm winter, there were no ice floes in the Hudson, and I did not see any eagles in the vicinity. Today is the day of the annual Hudson Eaglefest, at which I could pick up info about good eagle-watching locations this year... if I didn't have to go to Manhattan to teach small children how to fight (to make matters worse, one of my all-time favorite students just had her appendix removed, so she'll be out of the loop for a while). Like I said, I only had time to hit Charles Point Park, and was unable to brave the eldritch horrors of Croton Point Park. I'll probably take a trip there next week to see if I can spot any big boids.

Until then, I will echo the cry of the Emperor Augustus, "Where are my eagles?"

I'm sure Thunder could make a golf joke out of that...


Laura said...

one of my all-time favorite students

Something tells me, they're all your favourites. ;p
(hope she feels better soon!)

Going to look for eagles sounds like a fun thing to do. (when you actually get to see them). I used to love bird watching, it was something that I would do with my Dad. As the years went on and I got busier and busier with "life", I got out of it. Now I have to settle with seeing the odd cardinal outside my kitchen window.
One thing interesting though. A few weeks back, I saw 4 Robins in my back yard. Strong healthy ones! Usually the only Robins that stay here in the winter are the old ones that know that can't make the trip south. It really startled me and made me realize how mild this winter has been!


ifthethunderdontgetya™³²®© said...

I'm sure Thunder could make a golf joke out of that...

Par for the course, B^4.

Don't mind me, I'm just playing through.

wiley said...

...the naked mole rat is my totem rodent, with it's glabrousness

Yes I know a glabrous guy, but he doesn't go around all naked and everything.

Hope ya see one of them eagle bastards soon and get a bead on it.

Laura said...

Psst... I was over at you food blog and left a bunch of stupid comments.
I may have gotten into some of that strong wine myself this afternoon. :P


Hamish Mack said...

I don't think that was a fairway to mention Mr Thundra, no wonder he's tee'd off.