I don't know how many of you remember my review of Pale Male: Citizen Hawk of New York City from last spring, but suffice it to say, it is a big favorite around our house. So, of course, we were more than excited to discover that the Urban Hawks blog has been closely following the movements and activities of the Pale Male as he goes about his springtime business in New York.
The blog is also following a number of other hawks in the area, and there are some really great pictures of all of them. It's especially fun to see real pictures of the bird that has become such a mythical character in our house; Mariam has been very interested in the fate of Pale Male since first hearing his story and was pretty much beside herself at the idea that she could see things like recent pictures and video. So, a few links:
- The New York Times has a live-stream camera set up where you can view the nesting (and now egg-sitting) activities of a pair of hawks who have taken up residence atop the library at NYU.
- The Urban Hawks blog is here. A word of caution for those of you with younger children: many of the activities photographed in recent days have been very, um, spring-like. Depending on what your little people know about how animals make other animals, you might want to specifically pick the eating and flying posts to share.
- Speaking of eating, here is a post showing Pale Male having a meal. There is a video as well as some good close-up shots that show what the bird really looks like.