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Robert Bate

  • Commented on Update
    Birding will do that to you Norm. What starts as a pleasant diversion opens up a completely different way of being in the world. Thanks for everything, I've loved OneGoodMove, learned a lot. Good luck. Rob Bate...
  • Commented on Who me . . . 300?
    Hey Norm, I know you like rarities; we just had an American Avocet in Jamaica Bay WIldlife Refuge in Queens, NYC. This ain't Antelope Island so it's a big deal here. Nice Grouse by the way....
  • Commented on Green Heron
    Nice shot Norm. We have had these beauties nesting in Brooklyn's Prospect Park for the last few years. Keep posting birds!...
  • Commented on The Central Park Effect
    I think the ranch on Antelope Island acts like a migrant trap much like our urban parks do, it is an island of green and fresh water in the salt lake basin. Our urban parks are under continuous threat from...
  • Commented on The Central Park Effect
    Thanks so much Norm. I started birding in Central Park in a series of morning walks sponsored by NYC Audubon, it blew my mind. Now I live near Brooklyn's Prospect Park, another Olmstead/Vauz park and another "migrant trap." We get...
  • Commented on Starlings Doing Their Thing
    I love the Antelope Island causeway, Phalaropes to the north, Eared Grebes, Black-necked Stilts and Avocets to the south! And now flocking starlings too. Birds are indeed considered to be descended from a branch of the dinosaurs....
  • Commented on Harlequin Duck
    We have twitter accounts that we use only for birding (we don't care what each other eats for breakfast) so the word gets out quickly in our urban enviornment. Also, imagine the heartbreak of returning home getting on your internet...
  • Commented on Harlequin Duck
    Great bird Norm! What a strange habitat for the Harlequin. We get a few in the winter near rock jetties along the east coast. I see them at Pt. Lookout on Long Island. Also, what great fun to find a...
  • Commented on Links With Your Coffee - Weekend
    Religeous penis reminds me of this great comic from Jesus and Mo comparing religion to horse porn. http://www.jesusandmo.net/?s=horse+porn&key=transcript...
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