The southern part of Central Park has been a mystery this year. Sightings of two new hawks, plus Pale Male and Octavia in the southern part of the park have made it difficult to figure out what's going on.
While I didn't believe it at first, was there is strong evidence that Octavia may have been spending time with both males, so we may have had only three hawks.
Since Octavia has begun sitting on the nest uptown, observers have only seen a single hawk down at Central Park South. So, the question I've been trying to answer is does this hawk have a brooding mate in a nest we haven't found or was what we assumed to be two pairs in late February and early March actually just three hawks?
I didn't discover the answer on Wednesday but had fun trying!