Hawks' rendezvous uptown, Bobby chases a juvenile - November 25th, 2015

I noticed one of the Washington Square Park Red-tailed Hawks atop the ConEd (Consolidated Edison Building) Tower after I had looked throughout the park for a long while. The tower is a regular Hawk haunt that I check if I don't find the Hawks in the park.

Hawk on the tippy top:

What I didn't realize until I got home and looked through my photos was that a second Hawk was sitting at the base of the urn! You can see its silhouette on the left in the photo above.

The tower seen from the center of the park:

The tower in relation to the park arch:

I saw a second Hawk fly from the direction of the tower and head westward and closer to Washington Square Park four minutes later. The Hawk on the tower top watched the other Hawk fly by.

Flying Hawk on the lower left:

At the time I didn't realize the flying Hawk had originally been sitting on the base.

The pigeons in the park panicked soon after as if they had seen a Hawk but I didn't see what they were panicking over.

Remaining Hawk, moving from section to section:

It was only after another half hour when I finally saw the Hawk the pigeons had been panicking over.

It was Bobby on a favorite southwestern building:

I believe this meant the tower top Hawk was Sadie and probably not one of the Tompkins Square Park Hawks. If that is indeed the case, that means Bobby has brought all his partners to the ConEd tower (Violet, Rosie, and now Sadie).

I saw a juvenile Hawk circling above the southern border of the park seconds later:

Bobby circled near it and began to usher it away from the park:


I lost both Hawks after a few minutes.

I walked closer to the ConEd Tower and caught Bobby circling between the tower and the park 20 minutes later:

He circled several times then headed westward and out of sight for the rest of my visit.