wildlife

Red-Tailed Hawk - Bobby or Rosie? - Watches Over Saturday Goings-On at Washington Square From Atop Park Light

Red-Tailed Hawk – Bobby or Rosie? – Watches Over Saturday Goings-On at Washington Square From Atop Park Light

September 28, 2013

Seems fitting for a Red-tailed hawk to surface on the Fountain Plaza as the Pagan Pride Celebration Goes On Around Him (or Her?). I didn’t cover the red-tailed hawks at the park too much this year and not as much in general since Mama Hawk Violet died. There were three juveniles this year, children of Bobby [...]

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Washington Square Regulars: William MacLeod & Park Pigeons in New York Times

Washington Square Regulars: William MacLeod & Park Pigeons in New York Times

August 5, 2013

Friday’s New York Times featured a piece, a “character study,” on park personality, William MacLeod (right). MacLeod rescued two baby pigeons he found in Washington Square Park one day six years ago, rehabilitated them to health, and then re-released them in the park. He has named them, knows which ones they are and they know [...]

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Happy Holidays | Blog Break

Happy Holidays | Blog Break

December 13, 2012

I’m going to take a blogging break until the New Year to focus on some other writing. You can read new posts at my other site, Cathryn’s World. Don’t forget to give your favorite bloggers a virtual hug for the holidays! We (I think I can speak for most bloggers) really do love to hear from [...]

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Seen At the Chess Plaza --

Seen At the Chess Plaza —

November 21, 2012

Black Squirrel and a coveted nut. Photos: Cathryn by

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(Photos) Squirrel Taking a Break on Washington Square's "Hangmen's" English Elm, Oldest Living Tree in Manhattan, More

(Photos) Squirrel Taking a Break on Washington Square’s “Hangmen’s” English Elm, Oldest Living Tree in Manhattan, More

October 24, 2012

It always amazes me (in a good way) how much people at WSP appreciate the wildlife. As I entered yesterday through the North West Quadrant, this sweet squirrel, top, was taking a break on a thin branch of the “Hangmen’s” English Elm. The park’s squirrels, pigeons, and, of course, notably, the red-tailed hawks have many [...]

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Seven or Eight New York City Red-Tailed Hawks Dead Thus Far in 2012 from Secondary Rodenticide Poisoning; Is Rodenticide Returning to Washington Square Park?

Seven or Eight New York City Red-Tailed Hawks Dead Thus Far in 2012 from Secondary Rodenticide Poisoning; Is Rodenticide Returning to Washington Square Park?

September 5, 2012

In late July, the number of New York City Red-Tailed Hawks dead of secondary rodenticide poisoning numbered six or seven and was receiving red flags of alarm in some quarters. Then, two of Pale Male’s latest children both got sick, were subsequently rescued, and are believed to be on the road to recovery.* In late [...]

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Two of Central Park's Fledgling Red-Tailed Hawks' Lives in Jeopardy -- Rat Poison Likely The Culprit

Two of Central Park's Fledgling Red-Tailed Hawks' Lives in Jeopardy — Rat Poison Likely The Culprit

July 25, 2012

Near Central Park, two fledglings hawks, children to famed Red-tailed Hawk Pale Male and mate  Zena, are in precarious health, believed to be poisoned by secondary poisoning after their parents fed them a rat poisoned by rodenticide. The Pale Male Irregulars Blog has been updating regularly since Monday (July 23rd) first via an alert from [...]

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Hawk and Squirrel Benefit from Fenced-off Construction Area -- Taking a Break from the Heat (Photos)

Hawk and Squirrel Benefit from Fenced-off Construction Area — Taking a Break from the Heat (Photos)

June 27, 2012

One benefit of the construction at the park is, that, with the fenced-off areas, it gives the wildlife some breathing room (when there’s work not being done, of course). Here, not far from one another, are pictures of one of the fledgling red-tailed hawks and a black squirrel … This was end of last week [...]

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Squirrel at Garibaldi Plaza

Squirrel at Garibaldi Plaza

April 3, 2012

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Three (or Four) Red-Tailed Hawks Have Turned Up Dead in NYC Parks This Year

Three (or Four) Red-Tailed Hawks Have Turned Up Dead in NYC Parks This Year

April 2, 2012

Via WPIX11 — Hawks Turning Up Dead in Manhattan Parks: Several red-tailed hawks have been found dead in and around parks in Manhattan over the past two months. Two hawks were discovered in different sections of Central Park, and one in Riverside Park, according to Parks Department officials. All three were sent to the Department [...]

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