Kestrel Kamikazi
Young Raccoon Near The Hawk Bench

Lola Goes Into Overtime

I'm late, I'm late
For a very important date
No time to say "Hello", "Goodbye"
I'm late, I'm late, I'm late

I run and then I hop hop hop. I wish that I could fly. There’s danger if I dare to stop, and here’s the reason why

You see, I’m overdue, I’m in a rabbit stew. Can’t even say goodbye, hello
I’m late, I’m late, I’m late

Lyrics from I'm Late from Disney's Alice in Wonderland.

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Lola has been sitting on her nest longer than any successful year.  In years past she has sat on the nest anywhere between 35-41 days before her eggs hatched.  This could be a sign of another failure, or just a fluke.   Since the Fifth Avenue hawk watchers can't tell when eggs are laid, they count from when the female starts to stay on the nest.  It's possible, especially with a recently rebuilt nest, that she just started sitting on the nest without eggs earlier and all is fine.