Flag pole lookout - August 25th, 2016

A fellow Hawk-watcher spotted one of the adult Washington Square Park Hawks atop an eastern building flag pole this morning.

I caught up with the Hawk within an hour. I think it was Sadie:


She sat and looked all around for 15 minutes:


She was then off like a shot southward:


 She beat the plane to the next block:


I tried finding her in the usual southern perches/areas but she disappeared on me. 

I looked through the park trees for a while to see if Bobby was around but I didn't see him so I called it a day.

Sadie snacks on One Fifth - August 22nd, 2016

A fellow Hawk-watcher spotted mama Sadie atop One Fifth Avenue while I was looking for the Washington Square Park Hawks in the trees. 

We watched as she ate for half an hour:



Wiping up:





She flew north and out of sight. We looked for her for several minutes but didn't find her.

My friend had seen Bobby and Sadie circling over the park together yesterday which was lovely.

High rise Hawkery - August 18th, 2016

A friend and I watched one of the Washington Square Park Red-tailed Hawks perched high above the rest of the buildings a few blocks south of the park.

You could barely see who I think might have been Sadie in the distance (Bobst Library and location of the nest on the left):



Her location in relation to the park (red arrow pointing out her building):

 
 View from further north in the park:


We looked through the trees for the other adult Hawk but didn't find it (or the fledgling). But we got another good look at the perched Hawk from the west side of the park: 


The Alexander Lyman Holley Monument was spiffed up with some nice flowers: