Saturday, March 17, 2012

What's Wrong With the Washington Square Park Hawk's Eye? Plus the Mandarin Fish Says Hello

Photo by Francois Portmann- 
A while back Francois Portmann noted that one of the hawks at Washington Square had a problem with one eye.  Unfortunately the problem is still evident.  Take a look.  I'm asking the wonderful rehabbing Horvaths to take a look as well to get their opinion.

Photo by Francois Portmann         
Is this Bobby or Rosie?  
(So far the tally of non-WSP hawkwatchers is leaning toward Bobby but you'll know for sure.)            

Photo by Francois Portmann

And for those who don't know, the Washington Square Hawk Cam is up and running.

N.Y. / REGION   | March 12, 2012
City Room: The Hawk Cam Is Back for Another Season
Hawk Cam 2012: The camera is streaming live from the 12th floor of the Bobst Library at New York University.

Photo by Donegal Browne                     This is a mandarin fish.   I'd been told that  Mandarin were very nifty looking and that I should be sure to get a look at him.  I'd about given up when suddenly Mandarin came out from behind the giant clam where he'd been lurking.
 Mandarin is pretty spectacular.

 Photo by Donegal Browne

Then with a wave,  off  he went to be about his fish business. 

Donegal Browne


Anonymous said...

Hi Donna,
That's Rosie. She's had that ridge on the edge of her right eye ever since she showed up.

Donegal Browne said...

Thanks much Anon for the ID. Good to know she appeared with it. Check the next post as rehabber Bobby Horvath checked out Francois' photos of Rosie and sent me his take on the eye.

BTW Bobby asked if anyone has seen Rosie scratch at that eye or be apparently bothered by it in any way. Heard or seen anything?