The New York Post seems to think that the problem at Clemente Ballfield in Crotona Park in the Bronx is the hawks nesting atop floodlights. To be sure, the birds are scaring little-leaguers when they swoop down to the field during plays. But here's the really alarming piece of this story: "'They'r ... More >>
Be a kid again on Governors Island
Barn Owl land at Death by Audio
A recent post on the Environmental Protection Agency's Greening the Apple blog about seasonal birdwatching in Sandy Hook, New Jersey got us thinking: Do you have to go all the way to a neighboring state to check out the summer's cool birds? So we hit up two area birders -- Dr. Robert "Birding Bob" ... More >>
Hitchcock's got nothing on this flock
On Monday the New York Daily News reported the on the death of Lima, New York City celebrity hawk Pale Male's mate. Often when stories -- both happy and sad -- of New York's leash-less animals pop up, we hear from wildlife rehabilitators Bobby and Cathy Horvath. The two have been rehabilitators for ... More >>
A townhouse development in Tinton Falls, New Jersey, is facing an unprecedented scourge from above. Thousands of seagulls have appeared, Alfred Hitchcock-like, except that instead of terrorizing citizens and pecking them to death, they are terrorizing them with their poop. It's gotten so bad that ch ... More >>
SvadilfariHerpes. O Rly?When an enormous great horned owl was found dead on the ground in Inwood Hill Park last month, the Department of Environmental Conservation promised to find out what laid the noble beast low. Today, the results of the autopsy were announced and -- there's really no way ... More >>
Republican leaders in the House of Representatives have put an end to the process of passing resolutions that are purely symbolic or celebratory. The Washington Post reports that last year, the House "passed more than 250, honoring everything from the Battle of Marathon in 490 B.C. to the IFC ... More >>
The MTA has released a pretty darn cute video starring the peregrine falcon chicks on the Throgs Neck Bridge. Be prepared to hear incessant chirping. More after the jump!
Because it's a rainy Monday, and we love you: Here is an interspecies alliance between a cat and an owl, named, respectively, Fum and Gebra, put to Spanish rock soundtrack for ultimate cheesy/adorable effect. Cats will be cats; owls are just awesome.
This is New York University giving back to the community, or something. On the 12th floor of Bobst Library at NYU, two red-tailed hawks have set up a nest on the ledge, just outside university president John Sexton's office. The New York Times blog City Room has set up a live video stream where you ... More >>
I clearly resemble an owl. Enough people have said that, so I simply have to embrace the comparison and make it into a positive thing, kvelling over all the wisdom and potato-chips-inspiring that owls exude. So what about you? Don't say "I have the eyes of a wolverine, the chin of a marmos ... More >>
They're cute and fuzzy, and now you can eat off them!
A long-eared owl takes up residence in Central Park