Tuesday, January 18, 2011
The fuss over Pale Male may have seemed more like a stealth Upper East Side real estate story than about urban wildlife, but now Lola, the red tailed hawk's famous mate with whom he shared a nest at 927 Fifth Ave., has gone missing and may be dead.
From Bruce Yolton at the Urban Hawks blog: "Lola hasn't been seen since mid-December and is unfortunately presumed dead."
But Bruce posted this really nice video, so you can get a sense of how a hawk snacks on squirrel (scroll to 1:44). Seriously, at times it's quite beautiful but can be graphic.
Wednesday, December 15, 2010
In 2004, New York City was galvanized by the property dispute of a red-tailed hawk called Pale Male and his mate Lola, and the Upper East Side co-op where the pair had established a nest. WNYC reviews "The Legend of Pale Male," which closes in NYC theaters on Thursday.