A friend and I went to Riverside Park this Saturday, searching for eagles along the Potomac River; if our bird-search was in vain, it was still a nice walk. We actually did spot a ginormous nest — that thing was larger than my first apartment.
A friendly inveterate birder along the walk also pointed out a treetop where one bird habitually roosted — it gave the eagle a vantage point of the river and its abundance of tasty fish. You can pick out the roost easily among the highest branches of the treetop, because its bark and foliage have been scraped away entirely by the eagle’s claws.
That building on the opposite shore in the second-to-last photo is Fort Washington in Maryland.