Washington Square Hawk takes to the Cooper Union skies - August 5th, 2017

I spotted one of the Washington Square Park Red-tailed Hawks flying above Cooper Union and Astor Place today. I'd seen one of them (usually Bobby) in that area a few times before. But this Hawk was too high to identify. It was circling high above Cooper Union Art School at first.

The art school:



Cooper Square in relation to Washington Square Park:

 
The Hawk flew toward the park after a few minutes. 

I was on my way to the park when I noticed there was plenty of slice at one of the old Mercer Street evening roosts:



The slice looked like it might be recent so perhaps one or both of the Hawks still roost there regularly. Bobby and Rosie would roost there. I don't know if Sadie has joined Bobby there.

I looked for the Hawks in and right around the park for a while but didn't see a Hawk there so I left and attended to some of my weekend errands.

A fellow Hawk-watcher spotted one of the adults visiting the nest earlier today!