Downy Woodpecker
Owl Season Has Begun

5th Avenue Hawks on Sunday

I was able to see both Pale Male and Lola on late Sunday afternoon. 

(Warning: some graphic rodent eating shots near the end of this post.)

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Lola on the northeast tower of the Beresford.

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American Crows making a racket, but not directly attacking Lola.

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Pale Male on a MET security camera.

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Pale Male on his favorite Turtle Pond tree.

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He attracted a crowd at Turtle Pond, so he moved into a tree on the Great Lawn...

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but returned to Turtle Pond to catch a rodent.

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He must have incredible vision.  He hunted from about 150 yards.

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Then he went up into a tree for his dinner.

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Liver?

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After he was done eating, he cached half of the rat on a Great Lawn tree. He then cleaned his beak on the bark of this tree and flew north for the evening, skipping his usual sleeping tree.