This story will introduce children to the world of bird watching. It is based on a true story about a red-tail hawk that settles in New York City and hunts for his dinner in Central Park. The reader will learn how unusual it was for this bird to make his home in the city. The hawk was named Pale Male by the bird watchers who watched him from a part of Central Park called
the Boat Pond. Soon he has a friend named Lola and they build a nest. Of course, everyone waits to see if she lays eggs. The author includes a note to the reader. She gives a wonderful history of Pale Male and his New York home. This story also includes a Learn More About Central Park page that parents will find educational.
Check the WRL catalog for City Hawk: A Story of Pale Male.