The two Washington Square Park Hawk fledglings were out and about just like old times today. They played with and around each other the 2 1/2 hours I was with them.
The little Hawk swooped around and landed on the bench I had been standing near when I was photographing it in the trees. The Hawks sometimes circle around and land on their original perches like boomerangs.
I had talked briefly with the seated woman before the Hawk flew off the tree:
She was not frightened by the Hawk's nearness. She told me she was reaching into her tote bag to take out her camera to photograph her visitor:
But the Hawk flew off the bench before she got the chance to take a pic:
Its sibling was in Quantico, or The Hunting Grounds:
Playing with sod:
The above fledgling flew across the park from south to north (arch on the left):
I followed the Hawk to the other side of the park but as soon as I got there, it flew back across the park! Geez!
Back with its tennis ball toy:
Sibling looking on:
Dropped her ball:
But saw it roll into view: