Central Park Hawks
Ellen Michaels, formerly a model, has stepped to the other side of the camera and is currently a wildlife and nature photographer specializing in photos of the birds, butterflies, insects and landscapes of Central Park in New York City.
These are photos of Central Park red-tailed hawks and (Palemale) Pale Male the famous NYC Fifth Avenue hawk. There are also images of Lola, Pale Male's mate for nine years. Lola disappeared in December 2010. Pale Male has been with four different female red-tailed hawks since then. For the first time in many years, Pale Male has had offspring, with Lima in 2011, with Zena in 2012 and with Octavia in 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016 and 2017. If you go birding in Central Park you will often see Pale Male and his mate.
Pale Male update: 6/19/11 Pale Male and Lima had two eyasses. 2/26/2012 Pale Male's mate, Lima, died on Cedar Hill in Central Park. Pale Male found another mate named Zena and in April 2012 they had three eyasses. 9/28/2012 Zena died from eating a poisoned rat. 10/13/2012 Pale Male has a new mate named Octavia. 4/21/2013 Pale Male and Octavia had babies this week. 4/21/2014 Pale Male and Octavia had three babies this week. 4/11/2015 Pale Male and Octavia have been sitting on their eggs in the nest on Fifth Avenue. 4/30/2015 Pale Male and Octavia are feeding their three newborn eyasses. 6/16/2015 All three eyasses have fledged. 3/2016 Pale Male and Octavia are sitting on their eggs. 4/24/2016 Pale Male and Octavia have two eyasses (babies) in the nest. 6/5/2016 Both eyasses have fledged. 4/20/2017 Pale Male and Octavia had three eyasses. 4/21/2018 Pale Male and Octavia have two new baby hawks.
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