NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — Experts have been trying to determine why seemingly healthy Hawks have been found dead throughout New York City parks.

1010 WINS’ Glenn Schuck reports

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Several hawks have died in the past couple of weeks alone, including a female which has nested in Riverside Park for years.

Mark Angelis often walks in Riverside Park and says he’s concerned.

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“I love hawks,” he said. “They’re beautiful animals and if you look at their talons, they’re really exquisite.”

One hawk was found dead in Central Park and another last Sunday in the park right off Columbus Circle.

One theory is they may be eating rats which have been poisoned. Tests will be done to see if that’s the case.

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