Sadie has nest break then keeps close company with the babe - May 24th, 2017

Sadie was on a regular Silver Center Hawk perch when I arrived at Washington Square Park today:



A House Finch flew about and perched near her as the Finches do often with the Hawks:



As my luck would have it, I missed catching Sadie jump off her perch 10 minutes later while I was checking my camera settings.

Zipping around a corner:


She flew quite high before disappearing north on me.

Hello little dinosaur:


Time for a flap walk!






It was about 10 minutes later when I noticed Sadie sitting close to the babe on the nest ledge:


Head cocked to watch mom preen:







I left after about another 40 minutes since the excitement had died down and all was well.

Mama Sadie endures dive-bombs, feeds babe - May 21st, 2017

I was in Washington Square Park on the 21st but have been too unwell to post these pictures from my visit until now so apologies for the delay.

I watched mama Sadie Hawk have a nest break for close to two hours. The following photos show her dealing with dive-bombers and eventually go to the nest to feed the babe a late meal.





















Mama Hawk's extended nest break - May 16th, 2017

The Washington Square Park Red-tailed Hawk hatchling has been spending extended periods of time off the nest and exploring and resting on the other side of the window ledge.

The adult Hawks have been visiting and hanging out on the nest and ledge less frequently themselves but perch within eyesight of the nest.

Sparrows enjoying dirt baths on the bocce court:


They've been enjoying the court for so long, they have created multiple deep divots to 'bathe' in:


It wasn't until an hour and a half after I arrived when I spotted Sadie on NYU's Silver Center. She wasn't there when I first arrived at the park: 








She circled above the area outside of the nest and over the library. Unbeknownst to me at the time, a piece of fiber had settled onto my camera sensor so please forgive the semicircle at the bottom left of the two next photos:




She tucked into a steep dive and shot toward One Fifth Avenue:





I had to be somewhere so I left for the day with Sadie still on One Fifth.