Monday, December 26, 2011

Raptors in the news: Famous Red-Tail being treated in NYC


A raptor center in New York City has taken in one of my brethren, an injured and--get this--famous Red-Tailed Hawk from Washington Square Park. The Humans call her "Violet" (which begs the question, why do Humans insist on naming everything?), and she was the star of a webcam this past year because she and her mate built their nest outside the President's window at New York University. You know what they say, location, location, location!

At any rate, this Red-Tailed Hawk developed a leg wound earlier this year, and has recently been captured so a raptor rehab facility can examine, and hopefully heal, the injury. Sadly, it doesn't look good. Best of luck to this poor Red-Tail.

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