I spotted Bobby on one of his favorite building perches as soon as I rounded the corner a few blocks from the park.
The Bobst Library is on the left, then the Judson Memorial Church tower, then Bobby atop his building:
He flew off his perch after 15 minutes, heading southwest toward 6th Avenue. I looked along 6th for him but didn't find him so I returned to the park.
We were treated to a lovely sunset that glowed on 5th Avenue.
View of 5th through the park arch:
Sometimes I forget just how much traffic rolls down 5th Avenue toward the park:
I was talking with a fellow Hawk-watcher when I saw Bobby's huge shape glide along the western trees and come to a stop at the Hangman's Elm at the northwestern corner of the park:
He had been gone for almost a full hour.
A squirrel challenged him at one point but Bobby wasn't tolerating it:
He then flew to bed after having perched in the tree for a little less than an hour: