Tuesday, June 19, 2007

Pale Male Symposium

As some of you may know, Pale Male and Lola, the famous red-tailed hawks who nest near Central Park in New York, had their third consecutive unsuccessful nesting attempt this spring. The troubles began when the owners of the building where Pale Male had raised hawk broods for years removed the original nest to drive the hawks away. After public outcry, a new nesting structure was put in place, and the red-tailed hawks rebuilt the nest. Since then, the pair has been laying eggs but incubating without the egs hatching.

Hawk watchers in New York are concerned and wondering if the new structure might be the cause of the problems. Donegal Browne of Palemaleirregulars is looking for input on possible causes and solutions. Visit her forum to leave suggestions if you have any.