There wasn't too much action during my two hour Washington Square Park Hawk visit today but the action I did see was quite fun.
Sadie didn't do much apart from incubate, her tail feathers facing the world:
Who I found out later to be Bobby was perched on the Con Ed tower in the distance:
It's his primary spot when he leaves the park for the late morning/early afternoon. The building is massive and he can see all around his territory from there.
He shot off the building then headed to the park 10 minutes after I had discovered him up there:
He circled higher and higher above the park square. He caught lots of thermals and was practically somersaulting in the air. He was really going lollipops. :)
All of a sudden he tucked into a dive and began circling again. He was with a second Hawk. I could see it was a juvenile but I never got a blog-worthy picture of it.
He and the Hawk circled together for a few seconds until Bobby escorted it south away from the park. They both disappeared so I spent the next half hour sightseeing.
There was a mysterious art piece on the square:
I recognized it thanks to an EV Grieve post about it a few days earlier.
Flower buds are coming in nicely:
It was a bit chilly today but the park was full of springtime revelers:
A squirrel ran up the tree and started grabbing flowers to eat. It had a good time of it for a couple of minutes:
A juvenile zoomed overhead and headed southeast:
I'm not sure if it was the same one Bobby had escorted from the park earlier. I went looking for it but never saw it again.
I walked closer to the Con Ed tower to see if Bobby might be there again. He was there, facing the general direction of the park:
I waited for a while to see if he'd head back to the park but he didn't so I left for the day.