Great Crested Flycatcher
5th Avenue Hawks

Intruder Alert

On Sunday, after birding up north, I took the bus south twenty blocks and re-entered the park at 84th Street and Fifth Avenue.  As soon as I arrived I saw Pale Male circle over the Metropolitan Museum of Art, and then make a number of hawk cries.  He was soon joined by Lola and both of them circled high above 5th Avenue in the 90's. Although I couldn't photograph the intruder because of the distance, there was a third hawk which Lola and Pale Male chased away.

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Either Lola or Pale Male going north.

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After chasing away the intruder, the Pale Male and Lola land on a building in the low 90's on Fifth Avenue.

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They're on each corner keeping watch.

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Off they go towards the south...

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...to the "Oreo" Building at 79th and Fifth.  Lola is on the meshed chimney cover on the left, and Pale Male is on the TV antenna on the right.

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Pale Male

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Lola

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Lola