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A Young Hawk’s First Flight

Violet and BobbyKhristopher J. Brooks

A tiny crowd of photographers and birdwatchers has gathered outside NYU’s Bobst Library trying to spot Pip, the red-tailed hawk who flew for the first time earlier today. Many in the the crowd of onlookers were excited that the 49-day-old hawk made a successful take off, but were bewildered about where she went during the flight. Visit The City Room blog of The Times for more updates.

IMG_0386Khristopher J. Brooks Ann Green, who lives in Washington Square Village, looks at Pip’s parents, Bobby and Violet (top photo) through binoculars.