Monday, January 12, 2009

Local eagles

Photo by Rob Mastrianni - 1/3/09

Rob Mastrianni is a Park Ranger at Inwood Hill Park, which is just a hop and a skip to the north of Central Park [Well, a longish hop and skip, but it's easily accessible by Subway. ]

He leads a Winter Eagle Watch program every Saturday at 8am on the Dyckman Ballfield (the very northwest of Inwood Hill Park, at the Hudson River).

He sent me the photo above and a note:

On 1/3/09 we saw 2 adult eagles and 1 immature at 8:10am. This week, 1/10/09 at 8:20 and 8:50am we saw 2 adult eagles. It is such a rush to see these amazing raptors so close to the city!

Sounds well worth going! Here are subway directions, from the NYC Dep't of Parks website:
By Subway: Take the 1 or the 9 train to the 215th Street stop. Walk North to 218th Street. Take a left and walk on 218th Street. The entrance to the park is at the end of the street.
OR Take the A train to 207th Street. If you are in the last car of the train (near the handicap elevator), proceed west to Seaman Avenue, then north to Isham Street. If you are in the first car of the train, you will exit onto Isham Street.