Just in from stalwart long time Central Park Hawk Watcher, Stella Hamilton!
Here is Stella's report direct from the Hawk Bench..
Yesterday at 7:38 PM, I watched Octavia perched high, mid right of the nest and pulling, tearing, and dipping her head into the nest.
Three minutes later, Pale Male flew in with a rat, then flew off with it toward the Glade Arch.
Around 7:15pm, Octavia tore away, yanked at bloody meat and gently fed in two places mid left of the nest!
Oh Happy Days!
I'm doing the Dance of Joy!!!!
Pale Male and Octavia do it again......
The residents of the Bench saw the feeding behavior as well and many a happy dance was performed for yet another beginning to another season from New York City's premier Hawk Couple and their Fifth Avenue Nest!!!