Monday, April 16, 2007

Flooding in Central Park, how is the hawk?

A Nor'-Easter hit New York and New England this Sunday, drooping 5 inches of rain on Central Park -- the second wettest day on record. The storm caused wide-spread flooding, closed roads and made today's Boston Marathon a chilly, soggy affair. All this had me thinking about Pale Male, the red-tail hawk who lives on Park Avenue. His mate, Lola, is sitting on eggs now. Are they alright? Did the storm drive them away?
The photo above shows the flooding near the nest. A photographer who keeps daily watch of the hawk family caught brief glimpse of Pale Male Sunday, but didn't get a photo. Cold weather has aborted the hawks' family plans in years past. We'll see. Hopefully the hawks got drenched, but not dissuaded.

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