Fifth Avenue Family

This evening I got to see the eyasses, Octavia and Pale Male.  Pale Male caught a pigeon and spent thirty minutes plucking it before delivering it to the nest.  Octavia returned to the nest after the food drop, but was not in a rush to feed the eyasses.

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FIfth Avenue Hawk Bench

I sat on the "hawk bench" on Sunday afternoon and enjoyed the view of the Pale Male and Octavia's nest, as well as the many observers of the nest.  After all these years, the nest continues to delight tourists and locals alike.

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Fifth Avenue Trio

Fifth Avenue's parents Pale Male and Octavia have three eyasses this year.  They're big enough that a visit to the "hawk bench" at the model boat pond will ensure a glimpse of the little ones.   I can't wait for the three to grow up and explore Central Park in a month or so.

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Feeding In The Rain

After watching the Wild Turkey, I took a look at the Fifth Avenue Red-tailed Hawk nest and caught a feeding of the eyasses.  They're still to little to see from the street, but photographs by Lincoln Karim from a nearby building show two eyasses.

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Fifth Avenue Feeding

The Fifth Avenue nest of Pale Male and Octavia has hatched and feedings began yesterday.  I got to see two feedings and a visit to the nest by Pale Male today.  We'll be able to figure out how many eyasses there are in about a week.

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Pale Male

While doing some early spring birding, I ran across Pale Male in the Ramble.  He was in a tree atop a large hill with a perfect view of Octavia, his mate.  He was being harassed by five Bluejays.

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Fifth Avenue Calm

The Fifth Avenue nest seems to have settled down now that it has eggs.  Octavia was hunkered down while I visited and Pale Male just stayed near the nest.  Let's hope they do well through our Tuesday snowstorm.

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Octavia's Brooding

It appears that Octavia has started brooding.  She spent last night on the nest as well as tonight.  Pale Male sat on the nest after he brought Octavia a small rodent.  So, it looks like we should have little ones in mid-April.

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Looking Good On Fifth Avenue

The hawks on Fifth Avenue are looking like they've got everything ready for spring.  They copulated on the Carlyle this afternoon and worked on the nest.  The female usually starts spending nights on the nest by March 15, laying eggs soon thereafter.  We're getting close to this special milestone.


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Ocatavia and Pale Male

After my visit to see the new nest on Lexington Avenue, I went to Central Park.  I saw both Octavia and Pale Male on the north side of the Met as soon as I arrived.  Octavia quickly went south, and Pale Male went to his usual pre-bed time hunting grounds near the reservoir's south gate house.  It was great to see both of them so easily.


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Pale Male

I couldn't find the Fifth Avenue fledglings today, but did get to spend a good deal of time watching Pale Male on the bridle path just south of the Central Park Reservoir.  Octavia flew in and out briefly, but otherwise Pale Male just relaxed in the hot weather.


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