Monthly Archives: April 2016

A Southern Songster in Central Park

My plans for spring break went through a series of revisions in the days leading up to the week off from work. I mulled over the possibility of a large-scale trip to Florida or Arizona, but decided that Texas in … Continue reading

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Lows and Highs

The day began on the road. I was following up on a report of a Ruff at Timber Point East Marina in Suffolk. The rare European shorebird, a male in beautiful plumage, had been discovered around noon the previous day, … Continue reading

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Let the Games Begin

Migration is upon us. The past few days have featured several nights with southerly winds, which is a crucial component of this biannual event. Birds returning to North America from the Neotropics rely heavily on favorable weather during their transit to the … Continue reading

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The Clash at Hempstead

The natural world is intense. Every organism on this planet is a survivor, the latest in a successful bloodline stretching back to the first living things. The evolutionary arms race has honed a wide range of skills and strategies for … Continue reading

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Dark Wings, Dark Words

This crossroads of different seasons is an exciting time. Spring is already here, winter is now far away, but Game of Thrones is coming. The return of the pop-culture phenomenon is just as eagerly awaited as the warmer temperatures arriving … Continue reading

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More Signs of Spring

After several false alarms, it seems that winter has finally departed New York for the season. The current 10-day forecast for NYC doesn’t show a single day below 60. Although we were fortunate to have a mostly mild winter in … Continue reading

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Sunday Stroll

I always appreciate weekends when I get to spend some quality time with my dad. The rest of the family was busy on Saturday night, so we headed out to get drinks and wings. We awoke on Sunday morning to bright and … Continue reading

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