A Red Tail's Tale
January 18, 2011 5:15 PM Subscribe
"Feathered Hussy Moves in on Pale Male."
Famous Central Park raptor Pale Male
has taken a new mate, which most likely means that Lola, his companion of the last eight years, has died. Though some birders hold out hope
for her return, one expert says
, "This is not the season that experienced [female hawks] cavalierly absent themselves from their established territories." Pale Male
is known to have sired at least 26 chicks, and inspired both controversy and counter-protests when fancy Upper East Siders tried to evict his nest from their fancy building. The birds won that conflict. Next argument on tap: what to name
his new mate.
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