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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 …

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 …

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 …

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