Following Up: Goodbye to Pip!

Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Pip is preparing to leave the nest, and the Hawk Cam, and start his life in the wilds of New York City. We get an update on the hawk family from Emily Rueb, senior producer on the Metro desk at the New York Times, and Tim Gallagher, editor of Living Bird magazine at the Cornell Lab of Ornithology and author of Falcon Fever: A Falconer in the 21st Century.


Tim Gallagher and Emily Rueb

Comments [7]

Merion Frolich from Connecticut

If possible let us know how Violet's leg is and if they are able to snare her and treat it. Merion

Jun. 21 2011 04:20 PM
Jill from Manhattan

How's Violet's leg doin?

Jun. 21 2011 12:00 PM
Pearl from NYC

Any plans to place a tag on Pip's leg?

Jun. 21 2011 11:57 AM
Truth & Beauty from Brooklyn

She's beautiful. How old is she? I remember listening the day she was cracking her egg, but I couldn't get the cam and I wasn't paying attention to the date.

I wonder if she's listening to the news and will be an urban bird, or will decide to move out to the country.

Jun. 21 2011 11:55 AM
Robert from NYC

I'm watching the live cam and would like to know if anyone else is if that's Pip standing on the edge of the nest? It's fantastic.

Jun. 21 2011 11:26 AM
Gerald Fnord from Palos Verdes at the moment

I'm not a complete scold or left-puritan. I think hawks are magnificent, and it's a good wheeze that they can do well in our urban environment. So please, pay attention to this young bird.

...but use it also as the occasion to remember the very real difficulties of so many young humans in our city, and do what you can to help them.

Jun. 21 2011 11:11 AM
cinnie from nj

Is there a possibility that, once Pip has fledged, Violet might be snared in order to address her leg injury?

Jun. 21 2011 10:44 AM

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