NYC Hawks Evicted from Fifth Ave. Perch For more than a decade Manhattan bird lovers have watched red-tailed hawks nest, lay eggs and teach fledglings to fly and hunt. But residents of an upscale Fifth Avenue building tore down the nest, angering fans of the birds.
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NYC Hawks Evicted from Fifth Ave. Perch

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NYC Hawks Evicted from Fifth Ave. Perch

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Each spring for 11 years, bird lovers in Manhattan have watched Pale Male, a red-tailed hawk, and his mate fortify their nest, lay eggs and teach baby hawks to fly and hunt.

Now the residents of an upscale Fifth Avenue building where the hawks made their home have torn down the nest, prompting nightly vigils by fans of the birds. NPR's Margot Adler reports.

In an undated photo, Lola, one of the evicted red-tailed hawks, lands in the nest where her companion Pale Male and one of their offspring await. The nest was recently dismantled. palemale.com hide caption

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