Brisk northwest winds continued for a third day and kept recreational boaters at bay, but the birds were out in force. A bald eagle flew over Pier i in the morning, pursued by crows.
Meanwhile, back on the ground, the first of the spring goslings emerged in Riverside Park, perhaps a tempting snack for the eagle overhead.
Mechanical birds were also in evidence. A Coast Guard Dolphin made a loop up the river in the morning. The afternoon brought an Army Blackhawk flying from Lakehurst NJ up to Schenectady County Airport which is home to the 109th Airlift Wing of the NY Air National Guard. The Blackhawk was followed by a dual rotor Chinook heading up the Hudson from Maryland.
The Coast Guard was also at work on the river, with three 29’ Fast Response Boats seen heading north separately and then returning together.
Commercial traffic was also heavy heading into the weekend, while the dredging activity at the passenger terminal continued.