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May 25, 2008

The results for toxicology tests for the two remaining Riverside baby hawks should be available on Tuesday May 27th.

One of the two baby hawks at the Unisphere in Flushing Meadows, Queens.

Houston Street baby exercising.

Houston Street Mom shading two babies from the intense sunlight, but the third little Stinker doesn't want to miss anything that is going on in the Lower Eastside.

Flushing Meadows Mom leaves her two babies in the Unisphere to have a perch where she can see the whole park.

Flushing Meadows Mom perched on flagpole.

Flushing Meadows Dad perched on the second flagpole.

Triboro Bridge Mom on a tree overhanging Hoyt Avenue North near her nest.

Triboro Bridge Mom over Hoyt Ave North.

Sparrow at the end of a street sign pole on Hoyt Avenue North.

Triboro Bridge Mom hunting near Astoria Park.

Triboro Bridge Mom near the tennis courts in Astoria Park.

Lola demonstrating her great wisdom while the mockingbird gets physical with his protest.

Houston Street baby observes the world around her.

Houston Street babies waits for Mom to come back home.

Someone asked me last year; "Of all the red-tailed hawk nests all over the city which is your favorite?"

The answer is easy...the one that this guy & Lola built in my heart.

All images photographed on Sunday May 25, 2008.

Riverside Park facts (updated May 22, 2008) - - - Recent mail/Riverside Tragedy

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.