A vacation, followed by a business trip, followed by a failed hard drive have kept me from posting for two weeks.
While I was away, two of the juveniles at Fifth Avenue fell sick. The first was easily captured. But as often happens, it was clear the second youngster was sick, but was still able to elude caputure for a few days. Thanks to all who kept an eye on the second sick hawk, and Rob Mastrianni, an Urban Park Ranger, who was able to capture the second hawk.
At least one juvenile has been confirmed to have have ingested rodenticides. The two hawks are now with WINORR. Visit their Facebook Page for updates on the fledglings and to see some of the other work they're doing.
On Friday, Saturday and Sunday I made three, very, brief visits to Central Park between rain storms. On Friday, I saw the 2nd Year hawk that is just getting it's Red Tail. On Saturday and Sunday, I got to photograph Pale Male. I also had glimpses of his mate and the healthy juvenile, but didn't get any pictures.