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July 6, 2013

This is Cyprus, the last to fledge on June 12th. I am able to identify him/her by the shape of his nostril opening. I discovered that each baby has a uniquely shaped nostril opening. I was able to positively identify the shape from a shot taken on June 12th when he was perched on his first tree landing.
I am still working on positively identifying Oscar and Lola. Unless I have the photographs to prove my claim I won't name them with any confidence just yet.

A blue jay on Madison Avenue.

Cyprus perched by himself on Saturday while his two siblings fussed for hours over an unappetizing morsel of food.


Saturday July 6, 2013.

The Central Park Conservancy is making a very poor effort to replace their polluting maintenance vehicles. These vehicles should have been replaced more than twenty years ago, but because the CPC is unsympathetic to the health of the parks visitors and more so to their own employees, they have made this a very low priority. CPC Polluting vehicles.
None of the upper management of the CPC would ever operate these vehicles but they do not care that their maintenance staff, who are mostly Blacks and Hispanics, have to breathe in their suffocating fumes for their entire shift.
The fumes from these vehicles leave you gasping for breath when one passes you by.

For the past year since Palemale and Zena's baby got poisoned at the Museum of Natural History I kept checking to see if the poison boxes will ever be removed.

One year later they're still in place.

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