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.
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.