Fledgling masters the art of tree preening - June 26th, 2017

Today's visit was one of those ultra mellow ones where the Washington Square Park Hawks just sit in place. It made it easy to keep my eye on them because I had all three of them in my sight line for a while. 

I found the fledgling about 10 minutes after I arrived. She was quite high up in a tree. She spent the entire two hours in the same section of the tree. She did have a few adventures in between bouts of preening and stretching: A couple of squirrels got close to her branch so she spread her wings a bit to scare them off and a Blue Jay squawked at her but didn't dive-bomb her this time.








The view of the new One World Trade Center building from where I stood:


The fledgling would watch whatever prey would walk on the lawn:






One of the visiting squirrels:




Passing squirrel:


After about an hour and a half the sun was getting in my eyes so I moved and spotted Bobby on the NYU Education Building flag pole in the distance. I have no idea when he arrived but he wasn't there at the start of my visit:



I looked at the Silver Center flag pole and there was Sadie!



It was good to have all the Hawk there at once and appearing well.




I wrapped up my visit and left the park with everyone still on their respective perches:


Sadie:


Bobby: