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Rat poison

By UrbanAnthropod, April 25, 2011 10:18 pm
Watching traffic

Watching traffic

A few weeks ago, we saw the postings announcing the presence of rat poison by the dumpster outside the Boat Basin Cafe in Riverside Park. This was worrisome since this is the prime hunting grounds for the Riverside Park red-tailed hawks. With the commotion raised by the watcher community, talks proceeded and it was decided …

Wild in El Barrio

By UrbanAnthropod, April 16, 2011 6:21 pm
Fresh Kill

Fresh Kill

Remember that scene in Men in Black when J comes to the realization that he’s been surrounded by aliens all his life, but like most people, he chose to ignore their existence? Most people in the city do the same thing when it comes to wildlife. People don’t expect hawks here even though Pale Male …

Overnighting and sitting

By UrbanAnthropod, April 15, 2011 10:08 am
Coy

Coy

The news from the 5th Avenue nest is that Ginger/Lima is sitting. She’s taken to the nest since Sunday night. I visited and she was alternating between sitting high and burying her face in the cavity of the nest. The frequent fussing within the nest was a good sign. While this proved to be rather …

Chopped

By UrbanAnthropod, April 11, 2011 6:22 pm
Pale Male calls for his mate

Pale Male calls for his mate

Fifth Avenue Hawks
This Saturday, I made my way over to Conservatory Water to watch the 5th Avenue hawks. I got there about 1 P.M. and things were quiet. There was little action visible from the Model Boat Pond, so i walked north a bit to see if I could find them off in the west. …

Weekend Wrap-up

By UrbanAnthropod, April 4, 2011 10:01 pm
Tearing it up

Tearing it up

This weekend, I paid a visit to the 5th Avenue nest and was greeted with a lot of nothing. Pale Male and Ginger/Lima were both very absent. They’d make an occasional pass but noone was working the nest. Late afternoon on Saturday, I noticed Pale Male go low and Ginger took …

Still waiting on eggs

By UrbanAnthropod, March 30, 2011 10:00 am
Pale Male over the nest

Pale Male over the nest

After the drama surrounding Pale Male’s numerous formels, we’re just hoping that someone would lay and egg. When Pale Male arrived to the city and set up in the par, he was a sign of positivity. The return of this level of nature provided an exuberance to the city. People continuously ask us who we’re …

Tercel Telenovela

By UrbanAnthropod, March 27, 2011 10:06 pm
Watching the light fade

Watching the light fade

There is no hawk i the world more famous than Pale Male. Last week I wrote about the prolific procreative activities that Pale Male was engaged in with Pearl/Pale Beauty. While I found the name “Pale beauty” too laborious, she did have the looks going for her. She really made things difficult when it came …

Doing the Deed

By UrbanAnthropod, March 13, 2011 9:38 pm
Pale Male comes in for a landing

Pale Male comes in for a landing

It’s that time of year! Love is in the air. We were all a little disheartened when we learned that Lola had disappeared. But things looked up when Ginger, the dark female, started interacting with Pale Male. Then she went away and this new pale lady hawk arrived. Pale Male’s nest had been unproductive for …

Return to Green-Wood

By UrbanAnthropod, March 5, 2011 9:40 pm
Quakers fly to the colony

Quakers fly to the colony

In a previous post, I visited the parrots of Green-Wood Cemetery. The next time, I visited for the historical aspect of the grounds. I had planned to go back, but it is an awful ways away. I finally generated enough momentum in the idea of birding in the cemetery to get me to go. Given …

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 …

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