No hope of chicks this year for hawk pair

May 1, 2008 5:04:11 AM PDT

New York City Audubon said Wednesday that the red-tailed hawks' eggs haven't hatched, and the incubation period has passed.

Nonetheless, city Parks Commissioner Adrian Benepe says the activities of the avian pair - known as Pale Male and Lola - "will continue to convert urbane New Yorkers into nature lovers."

The duo produced seven chicks between 2002 and 2004, when residents of the East 74th Street building had the 12th-floor nest removed. They said the hawks were creating a health hazard.

The nest was restored after an uproar from birders and wildlife officials.


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