NY will monitor ailing Violet via ‘Hawk Cam’

Posted May 13, 2011, at 3:38 p.m.

NEW YORK — Environmental officials have decided to monitor an ailing red-tailed hawk in New York City by camera, instead of risking human intervention.

Violet and her mate, Bobby, have been popular among viewers of the New York Times “Hawk Cam” at New York University.

Violet has an injured leg. But experts have determined that she and her hatchling are doing well enough to be left alone for now.

Cornell University wildlife specialist Elizabeth Bunting says Violet is using her good foot to hold prey while she feeds her week-old baby.

 

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