violet and bobby

Name the New Washington Square Park Gal Hawk; Voting Ends Today After Voter "Fraud" at New York Times Site

Name the New Washington Square Park Gal Hawk; Voting Ends Today After Voter "Fraud" at New York Times Site

January 12, 2012

Updated(at end) Updated – So the New York Times is running a poll to choose the name for the new Washington Square Park hawk. I was never quite able to ID Violet over Bobby – never really seeing them too close either – but the “new gal in town” has a very distinctive RED tail. […]

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So sad to hear WSP Resident Mama Hawk Violet has died

So sad to hear WSP Resident Mama Hawk Violet has died

December 30, 2011

Updated! It happened yesterday afternoon — The Horvath’s announcement via their Facebook page: We are extremely heart sick to have to announce to everyone that Violet has passed away . She came through the surgery very well. She woke up and was sitting up fluffing her feathers. All of a sudden she had a heart […]

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Red-Tailed Mama Hawk Violet Rescued Christmas Eve at Washington Square - Recap of the Story Thus Far

Red-Tailed Mama Hawk Violet Rescued Christmas Eve at Washington Square – Recap of the Story Thus Far

December 27, 2011

Update! The saga of Red-tailed hawk Mama Violet and the leg band that was causing her troubles began last spring prior to the birth of Pip. The leg band had been placed by the DEC (Department of Environmental Conservation) some time ago. Recent reports were sounding pessimistic as to how Violet would ultimately fare. So […]

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Update on Mama Hawk Violet

Update on Mama Hawk Violet

November 29, 2011

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 […]

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New Hawk on The Scene Over the Weekend - That is, Until Violet Found Out

New Hawk on The Scene Over the Weekend – That is, Until Violet Found Out

September 14, 2011

Over the weekend, there was a new hawk in town! A juvenile, according to Heather at Roger_Paw blog who has been photographing and reporting back non-stop on the three Washington Square Red-tailed hawks, Violet, Bobby & Pip. Young Pip seems to have flown the coop – as was expected. Apparently, the juveniles typically move on […]

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Last Night at Washington Square

Last Night at Washington Square

August 17, 2011

Red-tailed Hawk Bobby Perched Atop the Judson Church Cross While… This is neighborhood Red-tailed hawk Bobby, I presume, atop the Judson Church cross. Previously noted as one of his favorite haunts around the park, he lingered there for a long time. Baby Soda Band Played on the Garibaldi Stage Baby Soda (above) last night at […]

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Mama Hawk Violet Spotted At Washington Square -- Visits the Nest With Bobby; Bobby and Pip splitting time between WSP and Union Square

Mama Hawk Violet Spotted At Washington Square — Visits the Nest With Bobby; Bobby and Pip splitting time between WSP and Union Square

August 15, 2011

I haven’t written about the Washington Square Park Red-tailed hawks of late. Last Thursday (8/11), hours before the New York Times shut down the HawkCam, and in time to be captured on video, Violet and Bobby returned to the nest together. Mama Hawk Violet had been ‘missing’ – not spotted in close to a month […]

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Squirrel Meet Hawk

Squirrel Meet Hawk

July 19, 2011

That’s a squirrel box in the Park (erected by the Parks Department) and, yes, there’s a squirrel in there! Who, apparently, survived — at least, that day. Last week, I posted commenter Drew’s thoughts as to how to help the Washington Square Park squirrels. He wrote: I entered WSP again today shortly after 2pm and […]

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A reader's query: With 3 Hawks in the Hood, Can We give the Washington Square Park Squirrels a Little Assistance?

A reader's query: With 3 Hawks in the Hood, Can We give the Washington Square Park Squirrels a Little Assistance?

July 12, 2011

hawk, squirrel & tree-Wash Sq Pk Commenter Drewo wrote in the other day with concern about the beloved Washington Square Park squirrels and their fate with the arrival of red-tailed hawks Violet, Bobby, and now Pip. From Drewo: I found your WSP blog on the internet. As a long-time visitor to the park, I am […]

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Neighborhood's Newest Red-Tailed Hawk Pip Leaves the Nest! Meanwhile...

Neighborhood's Newest Red-Tailed Hawk Pip Leaves the Nest! Meanwhile…

June 29, 2011

Newest neighborhood red-tailed hawk, Pip, fledged (left the nest) last week! I’m a bit behind reporting on the news but it happened on Thursday, June 23rd. According to the hawk blogs, he has not yet made his way into the park itself. He is mostly perching on buildings along the perimeter. Parents Violet and Bobby […]

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