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Marathon Sunday 2007

Sunday was a festive day in Central Park with the Marathon going through it for most of the day.

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

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When the male front runners of the race went by, the helicopters ended up flushing the three hawks currently in area of the Great Lawn, Pale Male, Lola and a juvenile hawk.  Reports are that the adults are not too tolerant of the young hawk. 

This seems to change each year.  Sometimes Lola seems to tolerate a young hawk and sometimes she doesn't.  Last year, she ignored the young hawk that hung out in the park around the Natural History Museum.

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I left the park for brunch and returned to just miss Pale Male in his Turtle Pond tree.  He reappeared soon thereafter on the flag pole of Belvedere Castle.

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He then flew to south into the Ramble to a tree near the Tupelo tree.

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He stayed on a tree for about 20 minutes.

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Then jumped on the ground and walked over to...

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...a dead squirrel.

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He picked at it but didn't seem to be too interested in eating it.

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After a bit, he returned to the tree he had been in earlier.

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Then flew east, stopping in a tree and then north.