Latest on Washington Square’s gorgeous Red-tailed hawk Violet whose leg band is now causing her trouble (tho’ official DEC rep continues to deny that is the issue – DEC placed band there) —
Yesterday’s New York Times City Room blog: Violet the Hawk has Worsening leg problems
Roger_Paw blog has pics of Violet and Bobby together from Sunday.
Thanks to @PipTheHawk alerting me via Twitter.
** Previously on WSP Blog, May 13th, 2011: No Intervention right now for Mama Hawk Violet; Rodenticide Seems to be All Removed from Washington Square
The decision not to intervene was always deemed as controversial and a bit political when the DEC – Department of Environmental Conservation – was brought in by NYU vs. following the advice of seasoned wildlife rehabilitators who were already on the scene. A tough call, without a doubt. Comments at the Times site are worth reading.
Wishing Violet the best —