Category Archives: Ashbridge’s Bay

Mr. Cardinal feeds his babies

A male northern cardinal, Cardinalis cardinalis, pauses on a branch after hunting a worm to feed to his babies yesterday at Ashbridge’s Bay.       © BCP 2011 Wild About The City is busy busy busy! Travelling here and there, trying to get out every day to experience the miracles of spring unfolding around […]

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Look who’s back in the Beach — the kinglets!

A female golden-crowned kinglet, Regulus satrapa, pauses momentarily at Ashbridge’s Bay this week. © BCP 2011 Yup it’s true! The golden-crowned kinglets (Regulus satrapa), adorable little songbirds distantly related to Old World warblers, are back. (Although if you want to be persnickety about it. . . they didn’t all leave in the late fall. A […]

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A beach bunny appears — a bit early for Easter

An eastern cottontail, Sylvilagus floridanus, munches on a dried stalk on the footpath at Ashbridge’s. © BCP 2011 Thursday, April 7, 5:30 p.m.-ish. The fog was so thick it obscured everything in the bay at Ashbridge’s. Only the nearest boats, now back at the yacht clubs from their winter’s hibernation, were visible. The far shore, […]

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A fog comes on little cat feet Thursday at the bay

A killdeer, Charadrius vociferus, searches for dinner in the grass as Ashbridge’s Bay is enveloped in a dense fog. © BCP 2011 The fog comes on little cat feet. It sits looking over  harbor and city on silent haunches and then moves on. — Carl Sandburg Yes, that’s exactly what happened on Thursday evening this […]

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The joy of finding beauty in everyday items — and clouds

Ashbridge’s Bay on March 30 under sunny clear skies with a few brushes of wispy cirrus clouds.  © BCP 2011 Today’s quote (read it by clicking here) comes from an interview with Gavin Pretor-Pinney that appeared in the Tuesday Science section (March 29, 2011) of the The New York Times. You can read the whole […]

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