Action-packed Hawk day. Matings, nest visits, both Hawks on Con Ed tower - March 1st, 2016

Today was a most excellent Hawking day. Over the course of three hours I watched Bobby and Sadie mate twice, Bobby reinforce the nest, and both Bobby and Sadie fly to the Con Ed tower for a sun bath. 

It was the first time I ever saw Sadie there. Bobby brought his previous mates Violet and Rosie there in years past so I was pleased to see that he was continuing this behavior with his new queen.

Sadie on a northeast building roof, eating:



Bobby:


He brought the twig to the nest:













Sadie finished her meal and flew below her:


Bobby took his turn to eat:


Sadie flew to a regular perch northwest of the park.

Bobby soon joined her, bringing the remains of the meal with him. He is on the right:



He took the food to the nest and left it there:



I am inclined to believe he brought the food there either for Sadie to eat when she is incubating her future eggs or for future hatchlings to eat.

Sadie:



Bobby:


Sadie on her favorite southwest perch:





She circled the sky a few times then landed on the northwestern-most building's topper:






They rose to extreme heights in the sky then tucked in and dove like bullets to the Con Ed tower.