Bobby and Sadie mated during my Washington Square Park visit today. They perched together, circled together, and Sadie followed Bobby around to different areas a couple of times.
Sadie was the first Hawk I saw. She was perched on One Fifth Avenue:
She had a full crop and looked very restful as she digested in the sun. Her eyes were closing on and off so she may have even been napping on and off:
Bobby appeared and joined her 5 minutes after I had arrived:
It was blustery and very cold and I was really hoping they would do something so I could get moving again. :) They sat together for 25 minutes until Bobby leapt off the perch and circled the building:
Sadie watched as he headed northeast:
She followed him:
I didn't see the Hawks return until 5 minutes later.
What I didn't realize at first was that Bobby was already in the nest and that Sadie was visiting him.
Sadie in flight:
He left the nest and soared above the park square:
He disappeared behind the library.
I went looking for him but couldn't find him.
Sadie was back on One Fifth:
Bobby swooped over to her nearly 10 minutes later and mated with her:
They resumed a long sun bath:
Bobby left a half hour later:
He circled northwest of the park for a bit. Sadie jumped off and circled northeast of the park. She disappeared so I went to find Bobby because he dove toward the nest.
He left the nest soon after I got closer:
I left the park with Bobby seated on One Fifth:
It was an action-packed and couple of hours and I was glad to see mating two days in a row.