Nest switches and plastic - April 24th, 2015

One of the Tompkins Square Park Hawks was on a regular perch while I was en route to Washington Square Park:


It's pretty nice to see Hawks there so often, especially on days when I am not birding and just going about on a regular day.

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Sadie flew into the nest shortly after I arrived in Washington square Park. She was toting a plastic garbage bag:


She started incorporating the bag into the frame of the nest:


Watching her do so was reminiscent of the nightmarish time when a plastic bag handle was temporarily wrapped around the leg of one of Rosie and Bobby's babies in 2012.

Bobby stood up from the nest bowl:


I was relieved when I saw the bag fly away after 5 minutes:


Bobby left the nest seconds later:



He flew over the eastern side of the park then landed on One Fifth Avenue:




Geese flew overhead:



Bobby left One Fifth after half an hour:



He flew low toward pigeons but continued on to the nest:


Yet another piece of plastic flew from the nest, this time when Bobby jumped out of the nest:



He circled high above the library:


He flew southwest and out of sight.

The mermaid kite from the other day was not doing so well:



Bobby returned to One Fifth without my noticing. I spotted him there half an hour after he had flown southwest.

Enjoying a scratch:


From cloudy to sunny:



A piece of paper flew out of the nest:


Bobby then left One Fifth after half an hour and flew northeast.

I saw him return to the nest about 45 minutes later.

Sadie flew out of the nest:





She circled above the eastern side of the park then disappeared when flying north.