Following Up: The Hawk Cam and Violet's Health

Friday, May 13, 2011

Steve Zahn, natural resources program supervisor for region 2 at the NY State Department of Environmental Conservation, and New York Times senior producer at the Metro desk, Emily Rueb, give an update on the Times' Hawk Cam and the health of new mom Violet and her baby eyas, the red-tailed hawks perched on the ledge outside of NYU president John Sexton's office.

See the hawks for yourself!

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Emily Rueb and Steve Zahn

Comments [16]

lobo from Missouri

What's up with Bobby today? I have not seen that he has brought any food to the nest. This looks bad for mom and eyare.

May. 16 2011 04:50 PM
Mitch from Soho/Greenwich Village

How about a nice Latin name like Librarius for this baby growing up in a library. I know it's a mouthful. but it could be Libra for short.

May. 15 2011 12:34 PM
Jo from Westchester

Please keep covering these hawks. They have the hearts of NewYorkers and beyond. We're obsessed!

May. 13 2011 10:13 PM
aljekabi from Suffern

While we agree that a wild animal doesn't really need a name, we suggest the name Hudson, in honor of everyone's favorite river, or perhaps, Jay, for everyone's favorite NYC walker.

May. 13 2011 10:00 PM
Tim O from Boonton, NJ

Name - "Ledger" - can grow up to be an accountant.

May. 13 2011 12:18 PM
Deborah from NY, NY

We're all imagining that if our foot were swollen to double or triple its normal size, like Violets, that we would seek treatment. So considering that Violet sits just the other side of a pane of glass, and a man-made tag is what is causing continued injury, it's logical that people would want to "right this wrong". Horvath seemed confident last week that he could net Violet and remove the tag. Now that NY DEC took over, it appears that nothing will be done. I think we're all nervous about this since the camera has given us a new appreciation of the wonders of nature. Against all odds these hawks have managed to build a nest and hatch a chick in the NYC concrete jungle. It gives us hope for the future.

May. 13 2011 12:16 PM

What about the name George (in respect to Washington Sq.)? Something resolute, and strong. (Or Jorge)

May. 13 2011 11:59 AM
savitra from manhattan


May. 13 2011 11:58 AM
Mason from new york

baby hawk name: Nyck (nick).

May. 13 2011 11:58 AM
Connie from nj

The hatchling doesn't need a name. It's a wild animal. It's obvious which one is being referred to ('baby' or 'hatchling') so why would it need a human handle?

May. 13 2011 11:57 AM

I have been watching everyday since Friday, i'm a total Violet addict! Can your guest tell us why they include garbage pieces in nest, it appears to be intentional.

May. 13 2011 11:56 AM

The only reality show worth watching.

May. 13 2011 11:55 AM
Amy from Manhattan

I heard the earlier segment--I thought 2 eggs had hatched! What happened to the other hatchling?

May. 13 2011 11:55 AM
MIke from Brooklyn

What would Darwin say?

May. 13 2011 11:53 AM
connie from nj

It's difficult to watch Violet now as she fulfills her mothering 'duties' (sorry to anthropomorphize her). She seems to be in a lot of pain, or at least discomfort. I truly hope that the experts are keeping a very close eye on her.

May. 13 2011 11:09 AM

does anyone know what all that stuff is in the nest? looks like plastic bags?

May. 13 2011 11:00 AM

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