Thursday, August 11, 2011

Uptown Updates

At least 2 babies from Inwood are still around.

Also was able to spy one juvy peregrine still haunting Broadway Bridge.

Over at Riverside Park, the Monks are still going strong in their new nest location.

Interesting note here is that they seem to have integrated a tennis ball into the nest.

Sure would have liked to see them bring that up to the nest. Nearby in Trinity Cemetery, I located one adult redtailed hawk! Not sure if its the surviving adult from the CCNY nest, but it looked healthy. Just across Broadway, I located a new kestrel family. Here's mom,

and at least one juvenile female.

Just goes to show you, nature can be found everywhere and anywhere in the City...not just along 5th Avenue.

Monday, August 01, 2011

Audubon Society Boat Tour

Courtesy of the New York Water Taxi...Whats not to like?
You got bridges,

echos of a decaying waterfront,

faint patriotism,


and of course,

nesting waterbirds.

Also seen were barn swallows, Great Blue Heron, Fish Crows, Black backed Gulls, Herring Gulls, Ring billed Gulls and a one juvy peregrine at sundown, stooping from Ed Koch Bridge over to NY Presbyterian.
Great trip and only some mild sea sickness to show for it. Shout out to City Birder for recommending.