Bobby shows off his rat for two minutes - September 19th, 2015

We found Bobby in the eastern Washington Square Park trees today. He had a little rat in his clutches. 

He flew from tree to tree, back and forth, several times. We were trying to figure out what his deal was. He was obviously not trying to find a place to eat the rodent because he perched on plenty of wide branches. And he's not a shy eater. 

It looked very much like he was showing it off as if to signal to Sadie that he had food. We didn't see her however. She may have been around but the tree foliage is still very thick and she perches very high whenever she is in the trees.

We lost Bobby when he flew east out of the park.

Nearby pigeons stayed very still: