Sunday's Washington Square Park Hawk visit - June 24th, 2012

The fledglings were pretty relaxed when I arrived at the park.


Rosie was high on a building top at the southwestern end corner: 



She flew off, circled around, then headed east over the park:


Fledgling:





The fledgling joined its sibling:


Playing with and pouncing on sticks:






Super cute when looking curiously at squirrels:





Another squirrel ran under the Hawk, making it hop about to avoid it:









Missed a squirrel or rat:


Standoff until the squirrel ran away:









Cooling off on the Holley Monument (a shame the bright sunlight on the wings confused my camera at first):








One of the fledglings landed on a park bench. It didn't take long for someone to get close to take a snap:





More playing with bits on the lawn:



The other fledgling dropped down on its own lawn too:




Hopping on and dominating a stick:


Playing with tree bark:


Spitting it out:


Picking it up again:







Other fledgling:








I could hardly believe it but the two fledglings flew across a bit of the park together:



One of the fledglings passing over a crowd:



Catching its breath after landing:


Another play fight:











Bobby soared high above:


Really, really high:







Chasing a squirrel during a flyby:


Missed! The squirrel jumped out of the way and into the brush:



Flying close by people:


Siblings together again:


One of the little Hawks landed in brush for prey. As expected, another curious person walked right up to it to take a close photo:


The Hawk came up with nothing:



Scaring up some pigeons during a flyby:


Back in a tree and hopping about:




Nipping some tree bark:




Rosie back on the southwestern corner building: