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May 30, 2009

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Palemale & Lola on the Stovepipe Building (965 Fifth Avenue) on Saturday evening.



Lola over the Woody Building (930 Fifth Avenue).



Palemale grandchildren in Riverside Park.



Riverside Park parents has begun mating again!



This is very unusual but they did indeed mate at least four times over a three hour period while I observed up at the Normandy.







Riverside Park parent near the Normandy Building (Upper 80s & Riverside Drive).



Riverside Park father exits his nest after dropping off food for his family.











Riverside Park Dad harassed by a kestrel (?).



Riverside Park parents mating on the Normandy.



Riverside Park parent (Mom?).



Riverside Park Mom.



Riverside Park Mom.



Riverside Park hawks mating again on the Normandy.



Riverside Park baby appears as astonished as myself at her parent's behavior.



Riverside Park Mom diving into her nest.



Woodside Houses Mom attending to her baby. She had two hatchling which were born on May 23rd. (eggs laid on April 27th) according to their daily observer and documenter James.



The only surviving baby of the Woodside Houses hawks. The other baby fell out of the nest a few days after hatching. According to James the parent picked up the fallen baby and took it back to the nest and fruitlessly tried to revive it.














All images above photographed on Saturday May 30, 2009.


Biased enforcement by NYC Parks. They operate more like thugs rather than law enforcement officers.


Heartless treatment of nesting birds at Delacorte Theater in Central Park
May 24, 2009: Holes were made in the netting to give the parents access to their nests...


An incomplete response I'm working on to Adrian Benepe's letter concerning Central Park's rodenticide usage.



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