Hawklines: Hawk Baby Drama!

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The technical term is eyasses.

NYU’s adopted hawk family, Violet and Bobby, have been the subject of a lot of concern recently. Bird experts, and Bwog, claimed that the pair’s eggs past due earlier this week, but to the shock and surprise of live stream viewers, one chick has since emerged! College students aren’t the only people who procrastinate in/on Bobst Library. The NYTimes City Room is hosting a competition to name the new babies. Bwowk, anyone?

The¬†ornithological relief was short lived, however, as bird-watchers noticed a blue plastic band tightly wrapped around one of Violet’s (the mother) legs. Her leg has since swollen, and hawk experts suggest that if it is not quickly removed, Violet will lose her leg, her life, and thus her babies. A daring rescue plan is being formulated by University officials and hawk rehabilitation experts. Supposedly, it will involve an 18ft long pole-net and some poor sucker climbing out onto the roof. Best of luck!

In other hawk-related news, Hawkma might be dead. Until there is certain evidence, Bwog refuses to speculate about the loss of a campus legend.

Goodnight, sweet prince.

Photos via NYT City Room, Taylor Siedel.

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  1. Good night, sweet prince  

    and flights of raptors tear thee to thy rest

  2. Anonymous  

    You think Hawkma's nest was at 79th? Probably a different hawk, right?

  3. irrelevant  

    where can i donate clothing around campus?

    • St. John the Divine  

      St. John the Divine has a drop box - walk in the parking lot area, about half way back, under a flying buttress type thing is a large box.
      Kraft Ctr has (or used to have?) a clothing pantry too
      Salvation Army at 96th just west of Bway will take anything you've got and give you a receipt



  5. Team 6

    Obama went after Hawkma. Bad intel!

  6. nope

    there is no way hawkma is dead-- i was in the gym in EC less than a week ago and CLEARLY saw a hawk flying above some of the buildings near morningside park. i tried to take a picture with my phone because it got SO close to the window, but alas i was too slow. unless there is another badass hawk flying around near campus i don't think there's reason for us to fret!

    • Anonymous

      there are actually a lot of hawks around morningside heights and further north. i don't know how big their territory is, though, so who knows if the 79th hawk was indeed hawkma. either way, sad.

  7. anonymous  

    like the Big Lebowski reference in the caption :)

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