Triumphant Bobby and Sadie - April 28th, 2015

Sadie and Bobby were triumphantly circling over the park together when I got to Washington Square Park today. 

Sadie:


Bobby on the right:



They followed each other into the nest after one minute:




They both looked into the nest and at their new hatchlings:


Bobby on the left, Sadie on the right:


Bobby flew out then soared in circles high above the park:



He eventually landed on the northeast corner of One Fifth Avenue:




I only just caught a pic of him diving down from his perch:


Sadie on the babes:


I couldn't stick around long enough to watch any hunting or feeding but will surely have the chance to soon.

Two WSP eggs reported hatched - April 27th, 2015

A welcome sight on my way to Washington Square Park, one of the Tompkins Square Park Hawks on a regular perch:



I spotted Bobby turning a corner and heading to a favorite pigeon-hunting spot when I was a couple of blocks from the park:


The building he had turned behind (pigeons scurrying):


I looked for him for a few minutes but couldn't find him so I walked to the park and saw Sadie was in the nest: 


Apparently I was in the park when two eggs were said to have hatched (as per a friend who relayed NYU's news to me).

At one point Sadie got up and turned to gaze into the nest bowl:



Looking at her babes?


She left the nest for 3 minutes:



She circled above the eastern side of the park. She was not hunting.

Flying toward the library nest:


Close-up:


Above the library:


Circling back:






She settled back onto her brood:


Spring blooms:



Bobby reappeared, soaring over the eastern part of the park.

He landed on his One Fifth Avenue perch a few minutes after I saw him back in the park:


Looking over his territory and nest:


I watched as he dove off his perch 10 minutes later. I could not tell if he went to the nest due to my location at the time but he did fly low in front of the nest. I then saw Sadie fly from the direction of the library a few seconds later so there might have been a nest switch at that time. She circled above Silver and beyond:


I watched her fly a couple of blocks east of the park then return to the park grounds. It was at that point that I had to leave for the day.