It might be cold out, but it's the perfect time to go bird watching here in the Hudson Valley.

The Department of Environmental Conservation reports that January and February are the best months to be on the look out for wintering eagles visiting New York. The best time to catch a view of the beautiful bird is between 7am to 9am and 4 pm to 5 pm.

These wintering eagles can most likely be found near "heavily wooded areas near water with tall trees for nesting and perching."

Both male and female eagles have a "brown body, white head and tail, and bright yellow bill and feet" however, females are "one third larger and heavier."

The Hudson Valley is known for its eagle sightings. Facebook pages like The Hudson Valley in Pictures and The Hudson Valley showcase some phenomenal photos of the birds flying over the Hudson.

In years past there have been eagle sightings and nests at Bowdoin Park in Wappingers.

This past weekend I received this picture of what looks to be an eagle near Long Dock Park in Beacon:


Where have you made an eagle sighting in the Hudson Valley?

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