I made a brief visit to the newly refurbished 5th Avenue nest of Pale Male and Lola on Saturday. Everything seemed like normal on a mid-winter day. Lola and Pale Male are now spending much more time near the nest and are protecting the neighborhood. While I was there, they chased off a juvenile Red-tail and an Accipiter pair.
Both Pale Male and Lola visited the nest. Lola settled down into the nest and was impossible to see. I think she can now settle in a little deeper.
James Lewis, who has been keeping track of the dates of Pale Male's yearly nest activities, has the first event, first copulation as anywhere between 1/26 and 3/5. So keep an eye out for the first signs of Spring!