I hope the jpg you see at the bottom posts ok.. it is of a screen grab from the moment when I let others in the web cam chat room know that Pip had fledged! A fellow Hawk-watcher called me at 11:55 with the news that she had JUST seen Pip fly from the ledge and to a building nearby. She soared and landed perfectly!!! I will be down at the park after work to try to find her and photograph/video her. I called Andy from the Times (City Room blogger).
Here is his City Room blog breaking post: http://cityroom.blogs.nytimes.com/2011/06/23/hawk-cam-pip-takes-flight/#more-322457
Here is the footage of the flight! 21 seconds in.
As IrishWolfhound in the chat said, he/she was reminded of the line, "...moment when someone at my side says, 'There! She's gone!' there are other eyes...."
MiaSFL: “Come to the edge, he said. They said: We are afraid. Come to the edge, he said. They came. He pushed them and they flew.” Guillaume Apollinaire~