From 2003: Pale Male, NYC’s favorite hawk

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New York City lost one of its most beloved celebrities this week with the passing of Pale Male, a red-tailed hawk who had delighted flocks of rapt fans since he began nesting on a Fifth Avenue co-op’s ledge across from Central Park in the mid-1990s. Correspondent Bill Geist reported on Pale’s prowess as a provider (delivering take-out to his chicks), and talked with some of the bird’s followers, including documentary director Frederic Lilian, writer Charles Kennedy and photographer Lincoln Karim, in a story that originally aired on “CBS Sunday Morning” July 13, 2003.

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