Pale Male and Lola Countdown
A Nest Exchange on 5th Avenue

An Early Evening with Lola

I arrived at the hawk bench a little too late to see Pale Male give Lola a break.  She was out and about and was assumed to be hunting. 

After about fifteen minutes a hawk, which I assumed was Lola moved north moving from tree to tree along the west edge of the Model Boat Pond.  The hawk went after a pigeon, but it wasn't clear if it got anything.  When I got home and looked at my pictures, I discovered the hawk was an immature hawk with a light eye color and brown tail!

Lola had made her way to Cedar Hill and was joined by Pale Male for a moment.  I wondered why he left the nest.  I guess he was helping guide the young hawk away or maybe he was showing Lola a cached piece of prey.

Lola stayed for quite awhile on Cedar Hill eating a squirrel (graphic pictures of this follow).  When I left she still hadn't returned to the nest and was on a 5th Avenue building around 78th Street.

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