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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 …

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 …

Long-Ears

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
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 …

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