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.