Hawk Cam | Rescue of Violet Planned for Thursday

Help is on the way for Violet the red-tailed hawk.

Tomorrow around midday, a raptor specialist will try to take Violet, who has a severely swollen leg apparently caused by a wildlife band that is stuck on it, from the nest where she is tending her baby on a 12th-floor ledge at New York University, according to the State Department of Environmental Conservation, which is coordinating the effort.

A veterinarian will be on hand to examine her and remove the identification band. If her injuries are too serious to be treated on-site, her hatchling, who was born on Friday, will be scooped up, too, and both of them will be taken to the Bronx Zoo, said Michael Bopp, a spokesman for the D.E.C.

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