Today, Pale Male and his new mate acted as though they had know each other for weeks rather less than a week. After seeing how quickly she adjusted to the new surroundings, one wonders how many other nests have new partners without any one noticing.
There were nest visits, copulation and the kind of activity you would expect as spring approaches.
One doesn't have to have the necropsy results for Lima, to realize that we have a problem with jurisdiction over construction companies and vendors within city parks. While most park managers have limited or eliminated rodenticides around hawk nests, there seems to be no oversight over construction companies and vendors in New York City parks. Over the last few years we've seen issues with prophylactic placement of rodenticides at construction sites at both the Met and the Police Station, and with restaurants putting out poisons within city parks. There has got to be some way to require outside companies working on park property to get approval whenever they plan to put out rodenticides.