Pale Male: Citizen Hawk of New York City by Janet SchulmanThe birdwatchers of Central Park were buzzing–a young red-tailed hawk had been spotted, would he stay? The bird they dubbed Pale Male not only stayed, he became one of New York City’s most famous residents. Pale Male and his mate built their nest near the top of one of Fifth Avenue’s swankiest apartment buildings. Nine years and 23 chicks later, Pale Male’s fame had grown so large that a CBS newsman named him Father of the Year! But Pale Male was less beloved by the residents of the building, and in 2004 the owners suddenly removed the nest–setting off an international outcry on behalf of the birds.
Pale Male and Octavia Switch Places
Pale Male’s Mate Lima Is Found Dead in Central Park
Pale Male was perched east of the Maintenance Building in the Ramble for most of the afternoon in Central Park on Saturday before going off to roost via a tree on Cedar Hill. He's been hunting rodents, where he was perched, on earlier days this month. Octavia, the female of the Fifth Avenue nest was on the "Woody" building one block north of the nest late on Friday afternoon. Woody Alan no longer lives in the Woody building, by the way. Octavia was in to rush to leave, but eventually left and perched on a window railing at 70th and Fifth Avenue, which faces north and overlooks The Frick Collection's garden.
Pale Male hatched in is a red-tailed hawk who has been residing since the s near New York City 's Central Park. Birdwatcher and author Marie Winn gave him his name because of the unusually light coloring of his head. He is one of the first red-tailed hawks known to have nested on a building rather than in a tree and is known for establishing a dynasty of urban-dwelling red-tailed hawks. Each spring, bird watchers set up telescopes at the Model Boat Pond to observe his nest and chicks at Fifth Avenue. When he arrived in Central Park in , as a first-year immature hawk, Pale Male tried to nest in a tree, but he was driven off by crows.
April is the cruelest month. For the fourth year, the pair spent part of March and all of April tending eggs that Lola laid in a 12th-floor nest on the facade of an opulent Fifth Avenue co-op that fronts the park. And for the fourth time, for reasons that have mystified raptor biologists and ardent Central Park hawk watchers, the eggs failed to hatch, New York City Audubon reported on Wednesday. Instead, he said, he preferred to celebrate the life and times of Pale Male, who is believed to have first arrived in Central Park in and who has come to symbolize the resiliency of wildlife adapting to urban environments. Phillips said.
Some believe New York City's famous Red-tailed Hawk is a survivor extraordinaire. Pale Male in Central Park circa Or was it?.
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Pale Male is the most famous Red-tailed Hawk in the world. Avid Pale Male observers are fervently divided on the question. Before we get into the debate, though, let's look at the facts. As one of the first Red-tailed Hawks to nest on a building in the city, this avian pioneer attracted a devoted fan base among New Yorkers. That's not unheard of; the oldest known wild Red-tailed Hawk was at least 30 years and eight months old, according to the Cornell Lab of Ornithology. Sometimes, the dangers are even more direct.
She was a sitcom sweetheart, a role model for an emerging generation of single career women, a fashion icon in white go-go boots and a pleated miniskirt. She turned the world on with her smile. But in , Mary Tyler Moore, who died on Wednesday, lent her star power to a cause close to home: the red-tailed hawks that nested on her luxury apartment building on Fifth Avenue. The hawks, Pale Male and his mate Lola, were celebrities in their own right, drawing regular crowds of gawkers with binoculars. The outcry was loud and immediate, and Ms. The board soon capitulated, and the nest was rebuilt.