In some very sad news, word is in that the Madison Square Park red-tailed Hawk was found dead in the park. And multiple (yet unsubstantiated) sources have reported that the cause of death was from eating a poisoned rat.
The hawk was a favorite among locals and tourists in Madison Square Park, and fed on the pigeons and squirrels (and apparently rats) native to the area.
More to come as we get it.
(Photo: The hawk this summer perched on the art installation.