Today, the first thing I saw when I went to the Hudson shore at the end of Dyckman Street was this:
Bald Eagle, chillin' on the Hudson
That's an adult male Bald Eagle standing on an ice floe drifting up the river with the tide, eating a fish. Amazing.
Inwood Hill is actually a pretty good place to spot Bald Eagles, but usually they're soaring over the cliffs in New Jersey, not sitting in the middle of the river.
Presently, some Great Black-backed Gulls started investigating the scene.
the eagle is not too impressed with this punk gull
You'll notice the eagle is not vastly larger than that juvenile-plumage Great Black-Backed; that's why I surmise he's a male. Female eagles are much larger.
The eagle had devoured the whole fish except the head, and decided to leave before the party got rough.
my fish head, understand?
The gulls established some kind of pecking order, and drifted up the river nibbling away at the fish head.
I saw nothing else of note, but who needs more?