Nest switches and Rosie's dinner - April 16th, 2013

I saw one of the Washington Square Park Red-tailed Hawks float into the nest as soon as I approached the park and Bobst Library.

I didn't yet have my camera ready so I didn't get the flight into the nest but I got Rosie's flight out of the nest seconds later:



She flew west then turned south behind NYU's Kimmel Center (a regular route of hers):



She reappeared, flying high above the park trees:


She returned to the nest nine minutes after leaving it:




Bobby joined her at the nest, entering from the north:




He flew out and soared about the northern end of the park for seven minutes before landing at One Fifth Avenue:













He flew northward:








Bobby returned to the nest about an hour and ten minutes later:




He left two minutes later:




He headed east:


Then south:


There was no action except for an entertaining band putting on a performance forty minutes later:




Rosie up and about in the nest:



Bobby reappeared and soared above the park square nearly an hour after I last saw him. He was flying from the west to the northeast. He disappeared again.

Rosie took some of the prey from the nest to a building top to eat for dinner:




She was on part of the NYU law school building roof (a few doors west of the nest):




Her meal lasted nine minutes.




She landed on a building at the western side of the park, overlooking the park:







She returned to the nest:





I had to leave but did find out later from a fellow Hawk-watcher that Bobby was seen roosting at the Red Roost Inn for the evening.