Rosie's night-time break from the nest - March 27th, 2012

Someone in Washington Square Park this afternoon was blowing bubbles so I had a little fun and took this photo of one of the bubbles:

The arch is the most recognizable image in the reflection; seen on the far right and lower left.

After a two-hour wait, I finally got to see Bobby fly to the nest and relieve Rosie of her egg-warming duty for a little while. I saw the hawks for only six minutes this evening.

Rosie must have been impatient for his return because she flew out of the nest the moment he appeared at the northern edge of the park.

Caveat; because the following photos were taken at night (beginning at 7:30), I dramatically brightened the images in order to show the subjects in a fair degree of detail.

Rosie left the nest and landed on the northern corner of NYU's Silver Center:

She must have just eaten because she was wiping her beak at one point:

She next flew to the Education Building:

She flew in the direction of the nest:

Because it was so dark and the view of the nest was blocked by trees, I did not see if she landed in the nest to switch places with Bobby again or if it was her who then flew to the same corner of Silver as before. The hawk below looks like Rosie but I can't say for sure:

Whoever it was, it flew north and out of sight: 

I looked for the hawk and waited for its return for a few minutes but it got darker quickly and I was getting hungrier for dinner so I bid the hawks goodnight.