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May 21, 2008

UC Davis lab results are in for the 1st retrieved baby hawk from Riverside Park:
Blood/organ samples contained lethal levels of two anti-coagulant rodenticides.
I will publish more information when I am allowed to. Please note that this information comes from just one set of test results. There are several more to be performed--bear in mind that only the pathologist can officially declare the actual cause of death in the baby hawks.

The Riverside Park parents are building a new nest closer to the Hudson River.

Riverside Dad dropped this rat which after much hesitation I picked up after an hour or so; I'm sending it up to the DEC for testing.

Dad caught another rat soon after, so I didn't feel too bad for robbing him of his first meal.

Riverside Park Mom.

All images photographed close to the 79th Street Boat Basin on Wednesday May 21, 2008.

Riverside Park facts (updated May 20, 2008) - - - Recent mail/Riverside Tragedy