Young red-tailed hawks at park may have died

May 13, 2008 4:49:02 AM PDT

The body of one young hawk was recovered at Riverside Park on the west side of Manhattan. Two others have gone missing from their nest. Bird-watchers say they fear the eyas have died as well.

Dr. Leslie Day recovered the body of the nestling on Sunday. The naturalist says the cause of death remains unknown. A toxicology analysis is pending.

A red-tailed hawk called Pale Male attracted attention after residents of a Fifth Avenue high-rise had its nest removed in 2004. They said the hawk and his mate were health hazards. But an uproar ensued and the nest was restored.


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