Friday, June 16, 2006

Pale Male & Lola's eggs: News

Red-tailed Hawk eggs
A preliminary report has come in from Ward Stone, the wildlife pathologist who was given the three retrieved eggs from the 927 Fifth Avenue nest last Tuesday. He found no evidence of embryonic material in any of the three eggs [which were intact when he received them.]

I received this information from a reliable source, but I haven't spoken to Ward directly. I'll try to do that to understand what conclusions may and may not be drawn from this finding. I'll also be getting in touch with a few other experts to try to find out what this might mean.

Meanwhile, the eggs will also be analyzed for a variety of pesticides, rodenticides, herbicides etc. The results of the toxicology series might be more illuminating.