Bobby was first on the Judson Memorial Church cross when I approached Washington Square Park today. Within minutes he was off, heading right to One Fifth Avenue:
He was seated on the northwestern corner of the building top (seen jutting out on the lower left ledge in the photo below):
Sadie soon appeared, seated on a building below his:
She dove down then flew to NYU's Silver Center water tower:
She circled above my and a fellow Hawk-watchers heads before disappearing east:
She came back with a twig for the nest:
One of the babes got up and moved around a bit:
The little Hawks are much taller than they were when I last visited on May 7th.
One of them flapped its wings a few times albeit clumsily:
I saw a large bird dive down from one of the western trees in the corner of my eye. Pigeons fled the trees instantly. I thought it might be Bobby hunting. I wanted to look for him in the trees but I didn't want to miss any nest action so I stayed put.
Temptation won me over several minutes later so I headed to the trees. I spotted Bobby sitting on a branch and before I could lift my camera he was already on his way out of the trees with a pigeon in tow:
He was soon harassed by a pair of Blue Jays:
He hopscotched his way to the nest with the pigeon:
He left the nest after a couple of minutes and returned to the cross:
He then soared about and disappeared westward. I had been in the park for almost two hours so I left while Sadie was keeping guard over the nest.