Hipsters
Southern Central Park Raptors

An Exchange On Fifth Avenue

When hawk watchers talk of an exchange, they're talking about the process where the male gives the female a break.  When these start, it's usually safe to assume at least the first egg has been laid.  Today, I was fortunate to see Pale Male give Octavia a break of about twenty minutes. 

(The exchange was a little odd, in that Pale Male left the nest unattended for about four minutes.  He may have been helping Octavia with a territorial dispute out of my view.)


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