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I just love your website and your photos are breathless.I love the Love Story between PaleMale and Lola. Thanks for sharing their lives with us and caring so much about them. I'm telling people about your website. My sister is a teacher and she's going to share your website with her students. God Bless You and God Bless PaleMale and Lola and their family, as well as all the critters.
Cheers, Gini


In the first week of August, we were on vacation in NYC area from Washington State. One afternoon we took a short stroll in Central Park and heard the robins going crazy... squawking up a storm. My 11 year old son looked up and saw this hawk... right above us on a branch. At first I thought it must be injured because there is no way he would stay on that branch!! My son then told me about how hawks had moved into Central Park area. He said that he say it on a TV show..... he would watch animal shows on TV all day if I'd let him. We backed off and took some pictures. Funny that we encountered two women that were more interested in the beautiful red birds... robins. I felt sadness for them that they did not know a common robin when they saw them and to truly not grasp the idea that finding a hawk in Central Park is one in a million chance. Anyway, when we arrived home, I browsed the net for information about hawks in Central Park and WOW... the stories I read and the awesome photography on your site were amazing. I appreciate all that you have done for Pale Male and families. I searched for the Pale Male show on PBS and it just so happened that it was on yesterday. My whole family watched it together. In looking more closely at your pictures of Pale Male, I am not so sure that the pictures I took are him. I attached one of them. Can you let us know if this is the one and only Pale Male?
Thanks so much,
Marysville, WA


You are right, Lincoln. all these birds and animals are wonderful. I agree.
The crows really stretch my faith. they are just not wonderful , to me.
They chase; and torture our hawks. Worst of all; where I live, they kill and eat young, and , baby quail . I provide cover; the crows get them; some of them....... anyway!

You would love, our Caifornia quail! You love all animals....and, especially birds. Do you love crows? I am working on it! Let me know what you think! I am learning from you!

Penelope B.


Looked over the nest modifications and they seemed reasonable. Seams that heat is the difference, along with the inconvenience of having obstructions all over the "living space". Please advise how things are going. If need be I will be happy to make necessary phone calls to help push the project. If you don't recall I called the idiot who banded the baby more than once.



This article on Sampson has additional information on the state of eagles inEngland.
"Using eagles for falconry is not uncommon. The Royal Society for the Protection of Birds said: “We have no problem with the practice as long as the birds are not taken from the wild.” But the state of the wild golden eagle is precarious. The RSPB said that England’s last breeding pair, which lived in the Lake District, have not been seen for some time and may have died. Scotland’s population of about 450 breeding pairs remains steady."


I look at your site every day and I must thank you for the time and energy you put into your beautiful photographs, as well as your overall point of view. This helps me begin my day with a peaceful attitude. You have brought me a lot of serenity and I just wanted to pass on my thanks.

I was fascinated by the photos you posted today. I live on the Upper West Side and I walk by the AMNH every day, but I've never looked up to see if any birds were perched there or not. The closeups juxtaposed with the long shots are so interesting. I had the same reaction when I saw the shots taken around the Time Warner Center. Thanks for helping me remember to look up!

How do you know where to go to find them every day? You surely can't run around the park with all your equipment - or can you? On weekdays, what time of day do you generally go out to look for them? Do you go out in the mornings and the evenings as well?

I keep hoping I will run into you but I don't think I am on your schedule. If I do see you, I will say hello. Meanwhile, thank you for your beautiful work.



Lincoln I don't know how you do it day in and day out, but I absolutely love seeing the pictures you take and the comments you share.
Keep up the GREAT work and keep looking for those beautiful hawks.



I just found your website the other day and I love it. I check out to see what Palemale and Lola and their children are up to everyday. I'm glad Palemale recovered from that jerk that was pelting rocks at him.Your pictures are unbelievably beautiful.You're an awesome photographer.Thanks for loving these angels on earth.


You wrote:


It's an evolutionary strategy in the race between predators and prey. From the evidence, the calls are pretty successful in warning the birds to keep out of range -- if they keep above a perching hawk, they're not in danger from the talons, which is why they can dive-bomb the hawks with such abandon.

Based on your photos, the hawks' diets are about 70% pigeons, 25% rodents, and maybe 5% other. As far as I can remember, I have never seen you photograph a hawk eating an adult robin, blue jay or mockingbird, though I think there was once a single mention of him catching a blue jay in the text. And there have been only two raids of robins' nests documented.

All the best,

Jay W. Associate Professor of Law
Zicklin School of Business


Maybe it's good we don't hear the worms the robins eat.

So far as I can see, life has but one purpose: to keep life alive. Life accomplishes this by taking many forms, which ensures that some things have a chance of adapting to changes. Life uses many competing strategies to some are predators and some are prey. Most are both. Whatever species we are, with rare exception we all at our core are driven to struggle to live.


Dear Lincoln,

I don't think you should give up looking for the hawks here. I'm notgoing to give up either, the hawks are very important to me. Youshould never give up on yourself or your dreams. No matter whatanyone says you can always do whatever you want. Just do your best,that's what I do, everyday, I just do my best. A couple of days agoI saw the daddy hawk and one of his babies in the park. We watched ashow on tv about Palemale and his babies the other day. I loved it. You should watch it. I hope I see you soon because I miss you.
Love Kiley

As you can see Kiley is very passionate about the hawks and morerecently about accomplishing anything you set your heart on. I havealmost decided to set her up as an inspirational speaker.

Haha Best,Kiley's mom (Cheri)


Hi Lincoln
Just to say we appreciate all your photos. In the summer we are at a small lake in California appreciating the Osprey who are here the book says they are only fish eaters WRONG anyway as you know it is always interesting hope to be in NYC in March as usual and a hope to see you THANK YOU again OXOGMB


I just wanted to tell you how much I enjoy your website, especially your stunning photography, but also your ruminations on man & nature. I have been making daily visits for a few months and I am always glad to see the latest adventures of the hawks and others. Thank you so much for your work!

Larry W,
(resident of NYC for over 20 years, currently living in the Bronx)