Peregrine Falcon and Eastern Screech-Owl
New Hawk On Fifth Avenue

Red-tailed Hawks in Pale Male's Territory

Late on Friday, I saw two hawks in the Locust Grove just west of the Great Lawn, an adult peering down on a juvenile on the ground. The juvenile had a squirrel and waited until the adult left to begin eating it.

Later, just before sunset, an adult hawk came down from a Fifth Avenue perch, to harass a juvenile eating a bird on Pilgrim Hill. They both paid no attention to the numerous sledders on the hill. 

The adult actually took some of the prey away from the juvenile.  I lost track of the juvenile but was able to track the adult as it went from tree to tree before settling on a tree just south of 72nd Street, due south from the Pilgrim statue.

The adult hawk from Pilgrim Hill may be the new mate of Pale Male.  Lola hasn't been seen since mid-December and is unfortunately presumed dead.


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