Brief Plaza Hawk sighting and Great Blue Heron - February 19th, 2013

I only briefly saw one of the Plaza Red-tailed Hawks during lunch today.

It was seated on the north-facing side of The Plaza Hotel:

It saw something in the distance (maybe its mate?) and flew north:

I then went to check on The Pond's Mallards and Wood Duck. I'm always glad to see the Wood Duck because there's no telling how long he will stay:

I spotted the Great Blue Heron in a more secluded location:

What I hope is a benign mark on the bill:

It began to rain so I headed indoors.