I had a look at the Crown Building nest site today to see if the Plaza Male's recent twig drop-offs were amounting to anything.
It is located to the left of the center port hole-like window:
A pile of sticks and twigs but not exactly a handsome nest:
I moved to the other side of the building I was in (which overlooks Central Park) and looked for the Plaza Male and hopefully Octavia.
I was surprised to realize I hadn't seen them together for nine days. That doesn't mean they hadn't palled around in those nine days (just that I didn't happen to catch them together).
Thankfully, Octavia isn't missing per se since she was confirmed seen mating with and helping Pale Male fortify his nest on March 10th.
I did spot the Plaza Male flying above the southeastern section of Central Park. I was shooting these photos through office windows so apologies for the muddier appearance.
Coming up on the Central Park Zoo's seal tank:
Along Fifth Avenue, northward:
Heading south again:
Approaching the east-facing side of the Plaza Hotel:
He was preening:
Buildings including Pale Male's nest:
North of Central Park (no Hawk in this photo, just a landscape shot):
The Plaza Male had hopped off the hotel by this point but soon returned:
Over the Apple Store complex:
A zoomed-in shot of Pale Male's nest with a Hawk in it!
My break was over so I had to return to work.
Soon before the work day was over I caught sight of who was probably the Plaza male heading toward the hotel (from a different coworker's window):
I went to Grand Army Plaza right after work to look for the Plaza Male and Octavia. I did not see either of them. I couldn't stay long before heading downtown to Washington Square Park to see Rosie and Bobby.
Crown Building as seen from Grand Army Plaza:
My visit to Washington Square Park was a bust yet again. I was too early for Bobby's eventual arrival, visit at the nest ledge, then his roosting at the Red Roost Inn (as documented by a fellow Hawk-watcher who visited the park after I had left).