|The mouth of the Bronx River, emptying into the East River, which is a tidal|
straight between Long Island Sound and the Upper New York Bay..
|Industry is still part of the Bronx River and this is in full view |
at Soundview Park, but there are birds here.
|Looking south at riverbank, not much riparian area is present, but these|
Brant geese visit in late fall, winter, and early spring.
|A closer at the Brant geese, April 2017.|
|A Yellow-crowned Night-heron feeding close to low tide, when the water|
level of the river is also affected. I believe many of the herons feeding at this
location are from heronries on small islands, especially the Brother Islands
in the East River.
|I would expect to see a Red-throated Loon further out, but this one was|
in the Bronx River at high tide in April 2017, about a quarter of a mile
before it empties into the East River.
|A male and female Bufflehead in the Bronx River, April 2017.|
|The Bronx River and the green spaces around it support enough to attract|
predators as well, even if they are just visiting, like this Peregrine
Falcon, in April 2017.
|Grassland habitat maintained by NYC Parks in Soundview Park, April 2017.|
|Another grassland habitat at Soundview Park in June 2017, although|
it is heavily impacted by invasive mugwort. Many of the large trees
in this park are cottonwoods.
|An American Robin in an Eastern Cottonwood tree, by far the most abundant|
tree in Soundview Park. June 2017.