red-tailed hawks/rosie and bobby 2012

Red-Tailed Hawk - Bobby or Rosie? - Watches Over Saturday Goings-On at Washington Square From Atop Park Light

Red-Tailed Hawk – Bobby or Rosie? – Watches Over Saturday Goings-On at Washington Square From Atop Park Light

September 28, 2013

Seems fitting for a Red-tailed hawk to surface on the Fountain Plaza as the Pagan Pride Celebration Goes On Around Him (or Her?). I didn’t cover the red-tailed hawks at the park too much this year and not as much in general since Mama Hawk Violet died. There were three juveniles this year, children of Bobby [...]

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Washington Square Park Maintenance Issues Remain Unaddressed, City Opts To Place Ineffective and Hawk-Killing Rodenticide in Park (See Update: Rodenticide Removed!)

Washington Square Park Maintenance Issues Remain Unaddressed, City Opts To Place Ineffective and Hawk-Killing Rodenticide in Park (See Update: Rodenticide Removed!)

October 10, 2012

Updated! 8:24 p.m. — Good news! Roger Paw blogger wrote in to say that the bait boxes have been removed! See more info from that blog here. Now, if the park maintenance issues can be addressed… Original post follows – Washington Square Park has been rodenticide-free for awhile – but no longer. Rodenticide bait traps [...]

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Seven or Eight New York City Red-Tailed Hawks Dead Thus Far in 2012 from Secondary Rodenticide Poisoning; Is Rodenticide Returning to Washington Square Park?

Seven or Eight New York City Red-Tailed Hawks Dead Thus Far in 2012 from Secondary Rodenticide Poisoning; Is Rodenticide Returning to Washington Square Park?

September 5, 2012

In late July, the number of New York City Red-Tailed Hawks dead of secondary rodenticide poisoning numbered six or seven and was receiving red flags of alarm in some quarters. Then, two of Pale Male’s latest children both got sick, were subsequently rescued, and are believed to be on the road to recovery.* In late [...]

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Hawk and Squirrel Benefit from Fenced-off Construction Area -- Taking a Break from the Heat (Photos)

Hawk and Squirrel Benefit from Fenced-off Construction Area — Taking a Break from the Heat (Photos)

June 27, 2012

One benefit of the construction at the park is, that, with the fenced-off areas, it gives the wildlife some breathing room (when there’s work not being done, of course). Here, not far from one another, are pictures of one of the fledgling red-tailed hawks and a black squirrel … This was end of last week [...]

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Idyllic Saturday at the Park: Music, Fountain, Open Lawn ... Hawks! (And More.)

Idyllic Saturday at the Park: Music, Fountain, Open Lawn … Hawks! (And More.)

June 18, 2012

This looks like an idyllic Saturday at the park on the NW end with music, the fountain in the background, the lawn (for the most part) open… And then… you realize there’s a hawk above taking it all in! This is one of the neighborhood juvenile hawks… Boo or Scout (so named by New York [...]

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Washington Square's Juvenile Red-tailed Hawks Take First Flight Monday!

Washington Square's Juvenile Red-tailed Hawks Take First Flight Monday!

May 30, 2012

There are two juvenile hawks this year as opposed to last year when there was just one – sweet Pip. And on Monday, Memorial Day evening, they both took their first flight from the 12th floor ledge of the Bobst Library. Urban Hawks Blog recounted some of the unusual aspects of this fledge (more photos [...]

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Baby Red-Tailed Hawk at Washington Square Leg Entangled - For Now, Intervention Pending

Baby Red-Tailed Hawk at Washington Square Leg Entangled – For Now, Intervention Pending

May 7, 2012

First Mama Hawk Violet’s troubles with her leg band, now new baby hawk above Washington Square is having issues with her leg being entangled in a plastic bag in the nest … The story from the New York Times(May 5): For the last three days, one of the baby red-tailed hawks in Washington Square Park [...]

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