Birders flock to a live web cam

June 24, 2011 4:52:00 AM PDT
Pip the red-tailed is earning its wings.

Bird-lovers have been flocking to The New York Times live hawk cam to watch Pip and its parents, Violet and Bobby.

Their nest is on a 12th-floor ledge at New York University.

The hawk cam caught Pip taking flight for the first time yesterday morning.

Pip flew about 200 feet to the roof of a building.

Pip was hatched May 6, which was caught on the Web cam, too.