I saw Bobby and Rosie were being harassed by Kestrels when I was a block away from Washington Square Park. They were soaring above the block north of the park.
Bobby flying to safety:
Atop One Fifth Avenue:
Rosie on the right, Bobby on the left:
Cocking her head to the side, watching him preen:
One of the Kestrels appeared and dive-bombed them (never making contact though):
Rosie on the left:
One of their fledglings flew from the south, behind One Fifth, then landed on a favorite perch atop a building at University Place and 8th Street:
One Fifth on the left:
A Mockingbird arrived and harassed the fledgling. There seems to be a family of Mockingbirds that lives by that building because almost any time a Hawk lands on that building, they give them troubles:
The fledgling flew off its perch, heading downwards (either to a lower perch or to swoop down and fly at a lower level). I could not see where it went.
Bobby and Rosie got harassed again themselves:
Bobby left his perch and soared around One Fifth:
Soaring behind Two Fifth:
A fledgling appeared and flew toward One Fifth.
I couldn't tell if it was the same fledgling that was on the wire grate perch.
Crying despite looking full:
Rosie watched her child fly below her:
Rosie stretched then flew off her perch:
Rosie disappeared while heading north (to Union Square Park maybe?).
How is it that a raptor can be so adorable?
The fledgling looked relaxed as if it were resting while digesting. I left to go home and have my own dinner.