National Geographic : 2008 Dec
PH0T0 J0URNALILINCOLN KARIM His head a blur, Pale Male shakes bits of food from his beak. Red-tailed hawks have long migrated through New York, but the city's bird-watchers think Pale Male is the first on record to make his home in Manhattan. He is believed to have had four mates, with which he's produced numerous chicks. He and current mate Lola live on a 12th-floor ledge overlooking Central Park. Seven-week-old Little Stinker, a descendant of Pale Male, finds a quiet spot. After hatching near the tops of skyscrapers, fledglings face steep first flights. Karim watched as Little Stinker plummeted from his 34th-floor nest. Animal control captured the disoriented hawk and soon released him in Central Park.