Central Park Hawks
Ellen Michaels, formerly a model, is currently a wildlife and nature photographer specializing in photos of the birds, butterflies, and insects of Central Park in NYC.
These are photos of Central Park Red-tailed Hawks and Pale Male the famous NYC Fifth Avenue hawk. There are also images of Lola, Pale Male's mate for nine years and images of other raptors or birds of prey. Pale Male has had four different mates since Lola disappeared in December 2010. He had offspring with Lima in 2011, Zena in 2012 and Octavia in 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017 and 2018.
Pale Male update: 6/19/11 Pale Male and Lima had two eyasses. 2/26/2012 Lima died on Cedar Hill. 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, Octavia. 4/21/2013 Pale Male and Octavia had babies this week. 4/21/2014 Pale Male and Octavia had three babies this week. 4/30/2015 Pale Male and Octavia had three eyasses. 4/24/2016 Pale Male and Octavia had two eyasses. 4/20/2017 Pale Male and Octavia had three eyasses. 4/21/2018 Pale Male and Octavia had two new baby hawks. Pale Male and Octavia did not have babies in 2019, 2020, 2021, 2022 or 2023.
Our beloved Pale Male passed away at the age of 33 on May 16, 2023. Rest in peace Dear Pale Male. You have given millions of Central Park visitors such profound joy over the many years of your life.
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