I was happy to see a hawk on the Judson Memorial Church cross when I arrived at Washington Square Park:
Aggressively trying to break off a twig for the nest:
Flying to the nest:
Rosie flew to the cross:
She flew among trees at the western side of the park as well:
She ate a rat that was left on a large branch. I don't know if she or Bobby had killed it and brought it there:
Nearby pigeons looked on:
When Rosie first entered the trees, the flock flew up in a panic with some scattering, some recreating a tight formation (safety in numbers) before perching in the trees again.
Hind leg and foot:
The tail was too difficult to get down at first:
She eventually ate the majority of the rat, leaving a mere scrap on the branch.
Feaking, or wiping her beak clean:
Preening after a nice full meal:
A squirrel in a box near her seemed frightened yet fascinated with her at the same time:
Scratching the back of her head:
She flew to a building on the southern side of the park (the top of NYU's Hagop Kevorkian Near Eastern Studies building):
She dropped out of sight when hopping deeper behind the building facade.
She hopped back up in view:
She flew to a building further east:
She returned to the cross:
She then returned to the nest:
Bobby left the nest again:
At the cross:
Flying northeast and landing on the Silver Center:
He disappeared further east. He circled the sky behind the Silver Center but I could not find him. I had to leave the park soon anyway. Another good hawk day in the books!