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Human Again

By UrbanAnthropod, January 24, 2012 8:52 pm
Ingrid Michaelson at Best Buy

Ingrid Michaelson at Best Buy

I changed jobs in August. This has really changed my extracurricular activities. I’ve cut out a lot of live music from my life. There was a time when I would see nearly a show a week. But things slowed down and now with the new schedule, shows are almost absent from my life.

Human Again
It had …

Rosie in the snow

By UrbanAnthropod, January 22, 2012 6:00 pm
Rosie on a fence post

Rosie on a fence post

First Snow
Since I visited Central Park and the Ramble yesterday after the snowfall, I decided to head down to Washington Square Park today. Upon arrival, I spied Rosie on a building to the east. She took off shortly after towards the east so I walked over towards the fountain to survey the scene better in …

Meeting Rosie

By UrbanAnthropod, January 19, 2012 6:37 pm
Rosie and the arch

Rosie and the arch

I must confess, I never met Violet. The last time I was actively watching at Washington Square Park was before Pip hatched. I didn’t see much of a point. There were so many other hawk nests in Manhattan. When we lost Dad at Riverside Park, I saw even less a point. Part of me held …

Lost in space

By UrbanAnthropod, December 23, 2011 6:22 pm
Female Rufous hummingbird in action

Female Rufous hummingbird in action

For a few weeks, there had been some buzz about a hummingbird outside the American Museum of Natural History – Rose Center for Earth and Space. This was very surprising and I had heard about her during a cold snap. I was off watching a Cooper’s Hawk in the ramble when someone walked by and …

You know it’s winter

By UrbanAnthropod, December 19, 2011 6:29 pm
Cooper

Cooper

The leaves have fallen and the air is crisp. The xanthophyll tinged trees are dull and grey. Most importantly, the wintering raptors are here in full force. My favorite aspect of walking through the Ramble in the park this time of year is seeing the transient hawks. Juvenile red-tails can be found well within Pale …

Where do they go during a hurricane?

By UrbanAnthropod, August 29, 2011 9:14 am
Pale Male calls to the babies

Pale Male calls to the babies

Sibling Rivalry
The lingering humidity made things pretty uncomfortable despite having temperatures in the mid-70’s. I almost overheated from a run because the perspiration clung to me. I had to stop because I started seeing spots and felt my head getting really warm. There was something definitely amiss since the cool river breeze failed to keep …

Kingdom of Morocco

By UrbanAnthropod, August 8, 2011 1:38 pm
Those who submit at Hassan II Mosque

Those who submit at Hassan II Mosque

Adorama had a sale on photobooks so I rushed to make a book from my recent trip to Morocco. Adorama offers importing from Flickr. This is realy convenient since the pictures don’t store locally per se. And the pictures I have a higher affinity towards are already uploaded online.

I’ve printed an Adorama photobook before …

Casablanca… not the movie

By UrbanAnthropod, July 14, 2011 2:02 pm
Hassan II Mosque

Hassan II Mosque

There’s one thing to be said about Royal Air Maroc and that is that I have not experienced such a flight in 10 years. These days, we expect in flight entertainment, especially for these transatlantic flights. I was worried when we boarded and there were mechanics running through the aisles. I sat next to an …

Pride

By UrbanAnthropod, June 26, 2011 5:44 pm
Pride and Appreciation

Pride and Appreciation

Yesterday marked something momentous in the state of New York. Governor Cuomo got marriage equality passed. I am not gay but marriage equality is something important to me. In our world where so many families exist where there is no love and dysfunctional circumstances are prevalent, who are we to prohibit others who legitimately …

Without Dad

By UrbanAnthropod, May 7, 2011 6:14 pm
Mom and Eyass

Mom and Eyass

After the passing of the male red-tailed hawk at Riverside Park, there was a lot of concern about the livelihood of the nest and the new eyasses. With the news of the dead father, I thought I would collect some rodent carcasses from our research institute and leave them in the trees where he would …

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