The Washington Square Park Hawk babies are getting big enough to stand in the nest and practice wing-flapping/stretching.
I spent an hour and a half watching Bobby and Sadie take extended nest breaks now that the babies are more developed.
Bobby was on the park arch when I arrived:
Bobby seen sitting on NYU's Silver Center:
I had my small point-and-shoot camera with me that helped show the distance between where Bobby was on Silver and Bobst Library:
Bobby flew to Judson Memorial Church's cross:
Off after 2 minutes:
She flew out of the nest 20 minutes later and perched on a building further west.
The little Hawks got up and stretched a bit. They are no longer little white fluff balls!
Neither adult returned to the nest after another 20 minutes so I headed out of the park for the day.
Plants still had their collection of rain water from the night before:
A fellow Hawk-watcher told me later in the day that one of the baby Hawks was seen on the window ledge so they're already doing lots of exploring.