Nest switches and dive-bombs - April 8th, 2015

There was some good Hawk action during my hour and a half visit at Washington Square Park today. There were a couple of nest switches, Bobby got dive-bombed by a Kestrel, and Sadie had a relaxing 40 minute break from egg-incubating duty.

Some of the first buds of spring:


Bobby:


Sadie:


Bobby and a pesky Kestrel:







Bobby plucked a few of the pigeon's feathers but failed to grab hold of it before flying to a tree:




Bobby scaring up other pigeons:


He flew to the nest:




Adjusting plant material:



Sadie got up and took a break from the nest:











Sadie returned to the nest:






Bobby: