Sunday, September 26, 2010

Harlem Lightning

Yankee Stadium getting struck from last Wednesday.

Sunday, September 19, 2010

Escape from New York

With all the talk of closings and openings, bloggers and blogging, muggings and mixologists, it becomes periodically necessary to get away from it all and clear ones head. To this end, I like to hop on the A to 175th St. and then hike across the GWB to the Pallisades.

Some how all that space and air are the perfect antidote to so much bullshit.

The iconic Highbridge Watertower.

Climbing out to the domain of the BirdMang!

Close passes by an Osprey,

and two playful juvenile Merlin falcons!

Making my way back in the late summer dusk, I watched the Moon rise over Manhattan. Setting the stage for some great GWB night shots.

Die Bike Thief Scum (you know who you are)!

Saturday, September 11, 2010

Harlem Survival

For at least 3 years there has been a feral colony of Monk Parakeets living in the upper reaches of Riverside Park. About 3 weeks ago I received a report of two men, rigging a rope around the branches of the tree, pulling it through and destroying their nest. Who or why such people act they way they do, is beyond me to understand. But I do know this: most birds are smarter than most people, and these guys escaped and just relocated. Through a combination of intuition and good sense, I relocated these awesome guys, a few blocks south, in a much more secure location.

Here I found an emerging colony of at least 6 different birds amongst 3 different nests.

And to the sick fucks who tried to exploit these wonderful and free animals I say this:
You can kill a bird. You can kill me. And one day, they will probably even kill the internet.

But you cant kill Love.

Thursday, September 9, 2010