It was a busy two hour Hawk visit in Washington Square Park and beyond today. I saw a nest switch and both Hawks taking turns visiting the Con Ed tower. There were lots of beautiful springtime blooms to admire as well.
Bobby was the first Hawk I saw. He was atop One Fifth Avenue:
I texted a few friends to let them know Bobby was there and how glad I was to have such an easy Hawk day. But the joke was on me because as soon as I finished typing and looked at the building for Bobby again he was gone!
An NYPD helicopter circled overhead a few times:
I found Bobby again several minutes later. He appeared from low over the library flying to the air space above the park.
It's not the first time I and a fellow Hawk-watcher has seen him come from right above the library. He may even perch on the roof.
All of a sudden I saw both Hawks flying in the air together. Sadie continued flying north and Bobby entered the nest:
I followed Sadie's flight path and watched as she flew northeast from the park, circled in front of the Con Ed tower, then land atop it.
She is on the left-hand side in the photo below:
She moved further in:
She disappeared from the tower so I walked around the park to enjoy the spring sights.
Macro view of Bobst Library (the nest is in the 2nd window from the right):
A disturbingly large clump of feathers was on the grass:
I realized that it was remnants of the big Pillow Fight event that took place in the park a few days ago.
Some polyester pillow filling was on a different lawn:
There was a clump of fishing line that I tossed in the garbage. No good could come from that kind of rubbish.
Other mysterious sights included this embedded lighter:
...and chicken egg!
I was leaving the park when I saw a Hawk circling about five blocks north of the park (near Union Square Park).
I was at the southern border of the park when I saw Bobby come in for a Con Ed tower landing:
He moved to the other side of the tower. I missed seeing him leave when I moved to get a different view.
I found him later when he was circling back toward the park:
He was nowhere to be found when I returned to the park but that was OK because I had to leave anyway.
And this squirrel was voted Most Charming Squirrel of The Week. Here it is accepting its award atop the dais: