I was only a block away from Washington Square Park when a fellow Hawk-watcher in the park texted that Rosie and Bobby had just mated. I was a little disappointed to have missed seeing the mating but at least I got to see the pair sitting in a nicely relaxed state together for close to twenty five minutes.
Atop NYU's Silver Center:
They looked behind them at a raptor sitting nearby:
It was a Cooper's Hawk on the water tower:
The Hawk flew south.
Bobby on the left, Rosie on the right:
Geese passed over the park (flying from southeast to northwest):
Bobby dropped down to the park trees when it got dark:
She flew south, over Bobst Library.
After a few minutes Rosie appeared again, flying over Silver Center.
My Hawk-watching comrade found Bobby sitting in a tree he's roosted in many times over the past couple of years since we've known him:
We looked for Rosie in a couple of her regular roosting spots but didn't find her.