I didn't get much of a chance to watch Pale Male and Octavia that much this weekend. On Saturday, I caught both of them on the Carlyle Hotel. On Sunday, I found Pale Male in a tree by the Boathouse parking lot.
What I found strange this weekend was listening to multiple tour guides and folks claiming to be "locals" who seemed stuck in the 2004/2005 period. They gave lectures to tourists about Pale Male and Lola, talked about celebrities who haven't lived on Fifth Avenue for years, asked if the nest was "new" because they knew the old one had been taken down, and other nonsense.
The entire time frame of the nest being taken down, including the protests, and the installation of the nest cradle lasted only a few weeks. That was over fourteen years ago. Folks, it's time to put away your old copies of Marie Winn's books and Frederic Lilien's DVDs and catch up to the present! A lot has happened in fourteen years!