Spring in Central Park:
Plaza Male flying past the GM Building (5th Avenue and 58th Street):
As I was watching the Plaza Male soar, I heard another Red-tailed Hawk crying out loud somewhere behind me.
I turned to see a fight between two Hawks in progress high above the Central Park pond:
One of the Hawks turned out to be Octavia (she is on the right):
She and Plaza Male teamed up and soared together for a little while:
She then landed on the Sherry-Netherland Hotel tower railing:
Plaza Male flew after her and perched near her:
He then flew off and landed on one of the lower gargoyles:
Octavia stayed put on the railing:
She is seen still seated on the railing as he hops off his gargoyle:
He returned to the Sherry-Netherland and landed on a lower cornice:
Back in flight:
After much soaring, he landed on the Plaza Hotel:
He looked down at someone who was standing on a lower level, hands up to take his photo:
He flew again:
GM Building in the background, part of the Sherry-Netherland on the left:
Octavia hopped off the Sherry-Netherland and soared with him again:
They both then flew back to the Sherry-Netherland:
Both preened and sat for a few minutes (Plaza Male on the right):
They then resumed soaring:
They then went their separate ways.
I sat on the grass in the park for a few before heading south to Washington Square Park.
Washington Square Park.
I waited under Rosie and Bobby's nest site for an hour for a nest switch.
I was close to leaving the park when Bobby appeared and landed in the nest:
Rosie then left the nest and flew west then south:
I found her again after about fifteen minutes. She had landed on the top of One Fifth Avenue:
She soared in my direction (southward) then southeast from the park.
She returned to view six minutes later:
She dropped down, seemingly after prey:
I looked for her for a while but didn't see where she went and I had to leave anyway.