The photos below are from yesterday's Washington Square Park Hawk visit.
Bobby was on the park-facing side of NYU's Silver Center Building when I arrived:
He and Sadie took to the sky half an hour later and circled near the nest. The babe watched them intently:
They perched at NYU's Education Building together (Bobby on the flag pole):
Both Hawks darted off their perches and sped behind the building after 15 minutes.
Sadie then perched on a Silver Center flag pole.
I could watch her in a window reflection while keeping an eye on the nest at the same time:
I got tired of standing and waiting for any action so I walked toward the nest. I spotted Bobby in a tree with a fresh pigeon kill near the eastern border of the park:
He plucked the feathers for several minutes then hopped off and brought the pigeon to a building outside the park:
He hopscotched his way to a couple of different perches before taking the pigeon to the nest:
It looks like new feathers are starting to grow and fill in the big gaps in its wings:
Bobby brought the pigeon to the nest. Sadie flew into the nest seconds later.
Bobby on the right, babe in the center, Sadie on the left:
Sadie began to tear up the meal and feed the babe by beak:
Look out below!
Bobby watched over his family from Silver:
Sadie stayed in the nest and watched over the park. All was quiet so I left for the day.