A flash of Bobby and a darling Redstart - September 12th, 2017

I visited Washington Square Park early today and got to see who I'm pretty sure was Bobby fly into the northwest trees. I was looking at the northwestern trees when he silently flew from over my left shoulder and into the trees. As he flew I thought, 'Huh. That's a very big bird. Oh, a Hawk!'

He flew right into the foliage. I was sure he landed in that particular tree but I couldn't find him so I guess he gave me the slip.

I looked through the park then north and east of the park for a couple of hours but no dice.

I visited the park and surrounding area last Saturday but did not see either of the Hawks.


After my park visit today I got to enjoy the company of a female American Redstart a couple of blocks from the park:

She had a few tussles with another female:

They took their fight to different bush clusters:

She flitted about on the ground, curbs, and bench:

I was in a secluded spot so she was free to hop around unabashed. Of course, I could have been looking at both females at different times.