I've posted about this before, but it's worth repeating for those of you who might not be familiar with the site. Lincoln Karim maintains a website that chronicles the life of NYC's most famous red-tailed hawk - Pale Male. His photography is stunning and he really, really loves these birds. Pale Male is a movie star (a documentary was made about him) and he was the subject of a book (Redtails in Love). In late 2004 his nest on a swanky building in NYC was removed and destroyed by the company managing the building. After protests by NYC Audubon and many others a solution was realized to allow Pale Male to nest their again. If I remember correctly, they attempted to nest at that site in 2005, but failed. They found a new nest site on a different building in the city for 2006, but sadly failed again last year. So there is much hope for them in 2007. Things are picking up for them now, as they are busy with nest building and mating. I try to check in each day for the newest pics. Enjoy!
Marie Winn, the author of Redtails in Love, also has a blog that might be worth a look: Central Park Nature News.
Note: Image is of a woodcut designed by Marie Aey in response to Pale Male's eviction in 2004. It's called "St. Francis Weeps for Pale Male".
a return Visit
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