Nesting at the Cathedral

By UrbanAnthropod, February 22, 2011 11:21 pm
Norman tends to the nest

Norman tends to the nest

Yesterday was President’s Day and we were presented with a random snow storm. The gloom gave way to a super sunny day. I took a long lunch and walked over to the Cathedral of St. John the Divine. Overlooking the Park, I routinely see Norman and Isolde at work. Occasionally, I can spot their courtship …

Charlotte? Is that you?

By UrbanAnthropod, February 20, 2011 11:48 am


I was striking out in the park for most of the morning. All along Fifth Avenue, there wasn’t a raptor in sight. The temperature had just plunged overnight and there were very strong wind gusts. In fact, on my way out, I saw a flurry or two. Dismissing them, I ventured on until there was …


By UrbanAnthropod, February 13, 2011 8:37 pm

Over the weekend, 4 long-eared owls were spotted in a pine tree on Cherry Hill in Central Park. The communal roosting of these owls provides a perfect opportunity to photograph them during the day and look for a fly out after dusk. I went by in the morning and saw 3 …

Just Look Up!

By UrbanAnthropod, February 7, 2011 11:33 pm


Sometimes all you have to do is look up. Ever see those tourists who have never been to downtown Manhattan who spend a great deal of time with their heads turned up? Just imagine what it was like 50 years ago when someone from the suburbs or country would take a train into the city. …

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