By the time I got to Washington Square Park today I had already missed seeing Rosie visit the nest, her and Bobby fighting off Peregrine Falcons, and Rosie hunting and killing a squirrel.
Bobby had left the park a few minutes before I arrived so I only saw Rosie but it was a great visit because she was very active.
Perched on One Fifth Avenue:
Flying to the construction area atop Two Fifth Avenue:
A construction worker busy nearby:
It was already a cloudy and windy day even though Hurricane Sandy isn't expected to hit New York City in any substantial way until the overnight hours.
A couple of pigeon flocks flew sporadically far below Rosie's perch:
Rosie watched them pass:
Safety in numbers:
Rosie flew off her perch and toward the trees at the eastern side of the park:
At another tree:
Flying back to the western side:
She landed in a tree but flew off it as soon as I got close to her:
She was on her way to chasing squirrels that were on the other side of the park:
Extended wings behind the man in the glasses:
She missed the squirrels so flew to a nearby tree:
She flew back to the western side of the park:
Down in a couple of gulps:
There were a few Warblers about, foraging for food on the lawn and even in Rosie's tree:
Rosie was eyeing them intently:
She dove after one:
But she missed.
She soared several times above the western side of the park:
She eventually disappeared beyond the eastern side of the park: