Rosie and Bobby's tiny rat breakfasts - September 29th, 2012

Rosie and Bobby Hawk were hanging out in different sections of Washington Square Park this morning until Rosie joined Bobby on a branch at the eastern side of the park. They sat together for several minutes:


Rosie on the left, Bobby on the right:


Bobby glanced briefly at the large crowd below:



Rosie turned and flew to a new tree:






Bobby turned and flew to the ground to catch prey:




He flew to a new tree with a tiny rodent:






Rosie:



Bobby:


Rosie flew from her tree to a park path lamp post:




Watching a Peregrine Falcon fly overhead:








Stretch:











Nice talons:


Rosie dove after prey below her:





Tiny flying bugs looking like a constellation:



Rosie did not catch what she had hunted and returned to the same lamp post:











She sought new prey:







Success:
















Happy shake:





She flew from the trees to a perch by the open square.

Bobby was on Judson Memorial Church's cross:


Rosie was on NYU's Kimmel Center just east of Bobby's perch:





She flew further east:


Flying past Bobst Library:


She was out of sight until she flew back toward Bobst Library. She seemed to come from around the corner, probably from Shimkin (where their second nest is located):



She flew right into the Bobst Library nest:







She flew from the nest to Bobby:




Rosie flew from the cross to the trees at the western side of the park:




She sat super high up in a tree and preened for a little while:





Bobby flew overhead and to a low building overlooking the western side of the park.


Rosie followed him:


She sat where she could see him. He had flown over the building she was sitting on:



She flew to him:



A small group of us looked from different angles but could not find where they wound up.

I left the park after a while and checked out the fire escape where Rosie and Bobby roosted last night:



The only evidence they were ever there the night before: