It was a glorious day weather-wise in the city today. A high of 69 and sunny. Sitting on a bench waiting for a hawk to appear was fruitless so I meandered around Washington Square Park.
There was Violet, atop a familiar antenna perch above NYU housing near the SouthEast corner of the park. Pip and Bobby had been seen at this very same perch in the past:
I did not see the Identification Tag around her leg but with her trouble balancing and swollen right leg, it was obvious which hawk I was photographing.
Easy, little lady:
Within a few minutes, she hopped down to a lower perch and disappeared out of sight. Search as I might, I did not find her again. I took advantage of the weather to have a walk around the area.
Curious shaftway (?) doors alongside Bobst Library:
There was much dappled sunlight to enjoy:
Time to wrap it up at the park and head home.
The Lenin statue at Red Square was looking good: