Double post: Pics from my September 17th & 20th outings

I didn't see either Washington Square Park Hawk on Sunday the 17th but I was not out for long and a fellow Hawk-watcher has seen both adults over the last several days.

The park flowers are quieting down and dying back:

A leucistic Robin was hanging around in some thick bushes:


September 20th: Today I found no Hawks in the park but did see who I think was Sadie northeast of the park, above Broadway and 11th Street.

I had been walking east on 10th Street when I heard a Blue Jay giving out its warning cry while it was on an apartment building at the intersection of Broadway and 10th. I followed its sound and waited and within seconds the object of its distress flew past:

The Hawk continued westward. The Blue Jay kept calling out and sure enough I saw a second raptor, what I think was a Merlin:

It circled a few times over the same stretch of sky the Hawk had traversed before it too flew westward.

I went west myself to check on the Hawks' regular northern perches and in Washington Square Park itself but didn't find the Hawk(s) again.