I haven't written about the Southeastern Central Park hawk in a while. There are a few reasons why.
The main hawk I'd been following the last few months seemed to have lost its partner. I would see the two hawks flying or perching around Central Park's Grand Army Plaza together and fortifying a nest together as early as February.
One of the pair disappeared in March and I feared it was one of the hawks found dead in a recent spate of hawk deaths in the city.
Over the last several weeks I wasn't able to visit the park during lunch as often as I wanted and so my hawk sightings decreased greatly.
The conference room that overlooks the Crown Building nest is undergoing renovation.
Whenever I did see the remaining hawk it was either flying solo, briefly flying around with another hawk, or just above the trees I happened to be under (making for difficult photography). I've been meaning to share whatever pictures I did take but never got around to doing so.
On Friday I finally got to see the hawk for an extended amount of time and take decent enough photos to share. I heard it cry out, "Khreeeeee" a few times while flying over the trees but I didn't see it.
It was only when I was on the bridge at the park pond that I saw it swooping by the trees along 59th Street toward the flocks of pigeons that inhabit Grand Army Plaza.
Flying by a tree near the Louis Vuitton NYC flagship store:
Flying along The Plaza:
Landing on scaffolding:
You can barely see it looking at the park:
Flying back toward Grand Army Plaza: