There’s Bird Poop Partly Blocking the Hawk Cam

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NEW YORK - DECEMBER 13: Lola, the mate of famous red-tailed hawk Pale Male, perches on a tree in Central Park after having her nest removed by building management last week December 13, 2004 in New York City. Angry bird lovers have intensified their protests outside the Upper East Side building in the hopes of bringing back the hawk's home. (Photo by Mario Tama/Getty Images) Photo: Mario Tama/2004 Getty Images

"Because they cannot leave the nest to relieve themselves, baby hawks, in order to keep from fouling the nest, lift their backsides and forcefully expel their droppings in a process known as slicing," reports the Times. "At this point, it is not possible to hoist a cleaning rig up to the 12th floor without risking human or hawk injury, but we may be able to adjust the camera height — above the slice line — in the next few days." Stay strong till then, world!