We'll start off December with some shots from Peebles Island this morning which relate to posts from earlier this year. For one day only back in April, I saw a pair of Cooper's Hawks on a nest that, after that day, saw no activity. That post can be viewed here.
This morning a Coopers Hawk being harried by a bunch of crows landed in a tree just above me right at my favorite Eagle nest vantage point. I was carrying my Canon 7D and the 70-300mm DO lens. The second shot is actually at 275mm it was so close to me. Nothing here is cropped.
These shots would have been better if the bird was better lit with a darker background but it is what it is. Back in June I posted about the wooden extension on the dam between Peebles Island and Bock Island which had been washed away. You can view that post here.
This morning the water was really low on this portion of the Mohawk and I think they were diverting the water around another dam so they could repair the wooden extension. In any case, there is a new wooden structure on top of the concrete dam. We'll see how long it lasts before it too is washed away.
I will say that this new extension appears sturdier than the previous version which is shown in the earlier post.