NYC Hawks Evicted from Fifth Ave. Perch

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.

Lola lands in a nest

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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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.

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