Thursday, February 14, 2008

Valentine's Day greetings

Photo of Pale Male and Lola on 960 Fifth Avenue by Bruce Yolton -- 2/9/08
Note: Bruce has an animated version of this event on his blog --

Wednesday, February 13, 2008

location and photographer of 888 7th Ave. nest

Bruce Yolton has written in to say that the photograph I posted yesterday was not correctly attributed. In fact it was taken by him. Many apologies. He also sent another photo of the building, with a more accurate indication of the nest's location. So here it is, just so you have it right.

arrow pointing to 2007 nest site at 888 7th Avenue
Photo by Bruce Yolton

Tuesday, February 12, 2008

Junior and Charlotte report

Photo of last year's 888 7th Ave nest site
Courtesy of

A report just came in from Brett B. Odum, whose office looks out on Junior and Charlotte's most recent nest site on a high floor at 888 7th Ave:

I just wanted to let you know that while I have not witnessed any copulation activities between Junior and Charlotte. I can confirm that they have greatly increased their visits to the 888 7th Ave. nest site. Until the last several days I could go weeks between sightings, but recently I have seen them visit the nest several times a day.

PS The pair raised one chick at that nest last year.

PPS: Though Junior is short for Pale Male Junior, there is absolutely no evidence that he is actually an offspring of the Fifth Avenue patriarch. There is absolutely no evidence that he is NOT an offspring, either.