Wednesday, December 27, 2006

Bald Eagles Over Central Park 2006

Below are 2 photos taken in 2006 of adult Bald Eagles flying over Central Park.

The 1st image is by Cal Vornberger taken on January 16th at the north end of the park near the Harlem Meer.

The 2nd photo is by Lincoln Karim and was taken today (Dec. 27th) from a spot southwest of the Great Lawn.

Can anyone ID the fish in the eagle's talons to species?

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Bald Eagle (16 Jan 2006)
Central Park's Harlem Meer, New York City
Image by CAL VORNBERGER
(source image at Cal's site)


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Bald Eagle (27 Dec 2006)
Central Park SW of Great Lawn, New York City
Image by LINCOLN KARIM
(source image at Lincoln's site)

5 Comments:

Ciro Monaco Jr. said...

It looks like a striped bass.

Ben C. said...

Ciro,

Thanks for answering this question. You are the 3rd person to say 'striped bass'. It's confirmed!

Yojimbot said...

the weird part is that striped bass are salt water fish, so it must have grabbed it either over the hudson or the east river.

~Z~ said...

Happy New Year Ben! Keep posting those beautiful pics of birds. May the new year bring you health, happiness and clear skies.

Ben C. said...

yojimbot, the Bald Eagle was heading north going towards the reservoir when Lincoln saw it near 79th St and Central Park West. Could be that the fish was picked up in New York Harbor.

~Z~, thanks for the comments and a Happy New Year to you and yours.

A happy and safe New Year to all.