Hawk keeps an eye on Fox 35 crew

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First, an Orlando news crew was roughed up on the ground. Now, our O-Town TV guys are being attacked from the air.

WOFL has suspended its regular outdoor weather segments in the garden area behind its studio because of a mother hawk. She’s taken up residence in a tree above Fox 35’s Lake Mary studios.

"We have a little situation going on," anchor Tom Johnson explained on air this week. "There is a mama hawk high up in one of the pine trees. And we think she has some eggs she’s waiting on or some little ones in that nest right there. So anytime anybody goes out behind out station, mama hawk gets a little upset and attacks."

WOFL already has its live newsroom Web cam and its live studio Web cam, so why not make the most of this situation and add a live Hawk Cam?

In other news …

New WKMG anchor Erick Weber made his debut Tuesday on Local 6’s First News. He’ll be doing the morning and noon show with Lauren Rowe

WKMG’s traffic stunt, er, audition drew more than 400 people. Read more from the Orlando Sentinel, if you care. …

WOFL’s new logo, graphics and music debuted Monday. All the changes were positive ones, and I’ll post some frame grabs later. Still waiting for the new WKMG set, which was supposed to debut Monday. …

Sweeps start Thursday. WESH’s plans include having meteorologist Tony Mainolfi at the beach and a weight loss segment on 2 News Sunrise

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