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September 25-30, 2005


The Sun may not be as silent as we think; this sort of thing may be his language--in this case he's kind of showing off using fancy words
Lola about to perch on the NE tower of the Beresford shot from Diana Ross Playground
The Beresford - 6:06PM Friday September 30, 05



Pale Male
Shortly before being joined by his lady.
The Beresford - 5:58PM Friday September 30, 05



Pale Male
shot from Hunter's Gate (81st Street & CPW)
The Beresford - Friday September 30, 05



Pale Male & Lola
The Beresford - Friday September 30, 05



Pale Male & Lola
The Beresford - Friday September 30, 05



Lola
Heading into the park for the evening
The Beresford - Friday September 30, 05



Pale Male
Eastward into the park
The Beresford - Friday September 30, 05



Pale Male
I returned to his roosting tree early this morning and found him still tucked in. I was very surprised to see him still in bed this late.
The Great Lawn - 8:13AM Thursday September 29, 05



Pale Male
He flew out at 8:15AM and headed directly west.
The Great Lawn - Thursday September 29, 05



Charlotte
She is being harrassed by a peregrine falcon while perched on the east steeple of The Hampshire House.
From Heckscher Ballfield - 7:29AM Thursday September 29, 05



Baby Duck; at least four of the nine babies have left the pond. They most likely went to The Lake.
Model Sailboat Pond - 7:55AM Thursday September 29, 05




Sheep Meadow - 7:35AM Thursday September 29, 05





Sheep Meadow - 7:37AM Thursday September 29, 05



Robin catches a moth
Sheep Meadow - 7:36AM Thursday September 29, 05





Just SW of Sheep Meadow - 7:36AM Thursday September 29, 05





Sheep Meadow - 7:37AM Thursday September 29, 05



Starling

Near Band Shell - 7:49AM Thursday September 29, 05




Sheep Meadow - 7:40AM Thursday September 29, 05



Lola
First Lady of The New York City Skyline
From The Great Lawn - Wednesday September 28, 05



Lola
From The Great Lawn - Wednesday September 28, 05



Pale Male
According to Norma Collins this is very close to where he first attempted to nest back in the early 90s
The Great Lawn - Wednesday September 28, 05



Pale Male
The Great Lawn - Wednesday September 28, 05



Pale Male
To my surprise he went to sleep right on this spot. He was perched here at least an hour before.
The Great Lawn - Wednesday September 28, 05



San Remo
Turtle Pond - 5:32PM Wednesday September 28, 05



Belvedere Castle (Planet Venus, top left)
Turtle Pond - 7:24PM Wednesday September 28, 05



Pale Male
This evening with only an hour of sunlight left I picked a spot and waited for him. After 25 minutes the father of twenty six stinkers appeared in his favorite tree near Turtle Pond. He compelled the busiest of people rushing home after work to stop and admire him. Twenty minutes later he soared, legs down over the AMNH calling out loud. I imagined the little red squirrel in The Locust Grove, holding onto a protected branch and looking up through the leaves uttering the most sordid language at our beloved friend.
Turtle Pond - September 27, 05



Pale Male
Turtle Pond - September 27, 05




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Pale Male
Over The American Museum of Natural History - September 27, 05



A poor reflection
I must say this piece of architecture is beautiful and quite picturesque; however it is a well known killer of birds. Hopefully one day we will open our eyes, and when we build structures like this well take into consideration the fact that we are not the only animal that lives here.
The MET - September 22, 05



Pale Male
Turtle Pond - September 22, 05



Ben
A rare individual that is always a pleasure to bump into; a private person, yet always open to company and sensible conversation. He has a refreshing lust for knowledge and always eager to share what he has learnt. Here hes seen counting the robins traveling north of Belvedere Castle to retire for the night, and likewise grackles flying south.
September 2, 2005



Red Squirrel
If I had to describe him/her I'd say; apart from its distinctive red fur color, it is half the size of our gray squirrel with twice the attitude.
Locust Grove - Sunday September 25, 05



Red Squirrel
Shows only the top of its enormous collection of walnuts stashed in a long deep gap in the trunk of the tree - Sunday September 25, 05



On my walk over to The Ramble, after seeing the countless number of inconsiderate smokers, thoughtless carriage horse riders, park abusers, unleashed dogs, religious fanatics --the sight of these little guys makes all those negative images disappear from my mind.
The Ramble (Azalea Pond) - Sunday September 25, 05




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Sarah Elliot asked me to take notice of this mushroom. It is growing out of a Black Locust not too far from the Red Squirrel's Walnut tree. Nick identified it as a 'Sulphur Shelf' - Sunday September 25, 05



Belvedere Castle
Turtle Pond - 5:36PM Sunday September 25, 05