Saturday, March 13, 2010

Pale Male and Lola update

photo courtesy of -- March 11, 2010

Yes, it's that time of year again. As of last Friday or Saturday Pale Male and Lola have begun incubating eggs on the Fifth Avenue nest.  It is the sixth season since the nest was removed. [Who can forget that terrible date -- December 7, 2004?]

I've received a few e-mails from readers asking my opinion about the chances for success at the nest this year. My answer: anything's possible. For just as Pale Male and Lola are doing what comes naturally to their kind as they take turns keeping the eggs warm on the nest,  so we hawkwatchers are doing what comes naturally to our particular species of animal: hoping against hope that this time they'll succeed, even though the odds are slim.