My Saturday afternoon with Pale Male and Lola started with Pale Male on the Beresford. I had him in view while I went around the Great Lawn for about an hour. When I finally got close enough to photograph him, he flew off within minutes.
Very quickly I heard Blue Jays making a racket in the Locust Grove, and quickly found Pale Male, who already had prey. He flew off to a tree on the Great Lawn, and eat the prey, a Northern Flicker, a bird in the woodpecker family. (Graphic pictures and video of the bird being eaten follow,viewers beware.)
Pale Male then flew back to the Beresford Apartments where Lola was already on. They then took turns taking short flights off of the southeast tower. They played with some sticks on the ledge of the window oval.
(Pale Male and Lola have always kept some sticks on the Beresford. It doesn't mean much. Red-tailed Hawks have a habit of keeping an alternate nest site, just in case something happens to their main nest. I won't read too much into today's behavior.)