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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 …

Charlotte? Is that you?

By UrbanAnthropod, February 20, 2011 11:48 am
Full!

Full!

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 …

Just Look Up!

By UrbanAnthropod, February 7, 2011 11:33 pm
Gargoyle

Gargoyle

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. …

The High School Hawk Mascot

By UrbanAnthropod, January 29, 2011 8:57 pm
North Edison Red Tailed Hawk

North Edison Red Tailed Hawk

Growing up in the suburbs, I was prone to seeing a lot of common wildlife. Squirrels, groundhogs, geese and rabbits were quite abundant. In more recent years when I’ve returned, I’d run into a lot more deer, the occasional wild turkey and foxes!

Leave it to the City of Light(bulb) to suddenly have such diversity. In …

The great one

By UrbanAnthropod, January 23, 2011 11:52 am
Eyeing a rat

Eyeing a rat

I remember the big hubub around 2004. I’d walk through the park near Conservatory Water and I’d see a bunch of people demonstrating. All the noise was about the removal of Pale Male’s nest. While I was able to cathc a glimpse of him through someone else’s spotting scope, I’d never seen him up close. …

I am not a birder, but…

By UrbanAnthropod, January 13, 2011 12:11 pm
Cooper

Cooper

I am not a birder. I am also not a photographer. I correct people all the time. I take pictures. I am not a photographer. There’s an important distinction. While I am an enthusiast, I’m not that great. I do take the occasional good one. And I can get artistic. But for the most part, …

Wintry day at the Beach (Orchard Beach)

By UrbanAnthropod, December 10, 2010 8:26 pm
Orchard Beach Hawk

Orchard Beach Hawk

I made my way to Pelham Bay Park in an attempt to do some mapping for OSM. Unfortunately, the battery on the logger had drained! This cold weather just sucks the charge out..

I had previously made my way along the trails on the western side of the park and stumbled upon the Barlow-Pell Mansion. …

A walk in the park (Van Cortlandt)

By UrbanAnthropod, November 20, 2010 8:07 pm
Eating squirrel

Eating squirrel

I’ve never been to Van Cortlandt Park before. It’s all the way on the other side of the Bronx, after all!

Being time for the fall harvest festivities, I decided to take part in a Urban Park Ranger led walk. I was hoping to learn more about the Leni Lenape who lived in the area …

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