Post heat wave park visit - July 29th, 2016

The local heat wave broke with some rain this morning. I looked for the Washington Square Park Red-Tailed Hawks in and outside the park but didn't see any of them.

A fellow Hawk-watcher had better luck and saw all the Hawks over the last few days. The fledgling was seen atop One Fifth Avenue a couple of times over the last couple of weeks (at the adults' perch) which is pretty exciting considering how tall that building is.

I had some nice nature-watching during my visit even though I was Hawkless.

Young Starling gone bugging:

It may not look like it but this squirrel was relaxing:

This tree doesn't get direct sunlight often so it has a nice coating on it:

Heat wave Hawkery - July 24th, 2016

We're in the beginning of another heat wave but this morning's temps were tolerable so I looked for the Washington Square Park Hawks for an hour.

I didn't see any of them unfortunately. A fellow Hawk-watcher spotted one of them lying low atop One Fifth Avenue later in the day.

Shot of the empty nest:

Spending time with the resting fledgling - July 20th, 2016

The Washington Square Park Red-tailed Hawk fledgling rested in the same tree during my visit today. He preened a bit, watched some prey on the ground, and otherwise relaxed:

A fellow Hawk-watcher had found him after spotting Sadie atop one of the eastern flag poles. I saw her circling east of the park as I was arriving but didn't take any blog-worthy photos of her unfortunately. :)