This morning there were reports of both the male and female Washington Square Park Red-tailed Hawks visiting the nest and at least on observation of copulation on 1 Fifth Avenue. When I arrived, Bobby, the male, was the only hawk I saw. He made two visits to the nest while I was there and added at stick to the nest.
The Tompkins Square Park pair are getting serious about nesting. They've built a new nest close to Avenue A and 9th Street, and the male is busy courting the female. They copulated while I was there and he also caught a small rodent and went off to give it to his mate as a present. So, it looks like everything is in place for spring.
I caught up with Bobby, the male adult Red-tailed Hawk of Washington Square Park at dusk. He was on D'Agostino Hall, 37 Washington Square West and 29 Washington Square West before flying north towards 8th Street. No sign of his mate.
Both adults spent about an hour on the West face of the Silver Building, using the shelter of the roof overhang to stay out of the drizzle. I wasn't able to track them after they left.
Work on the new nest at 95th and Lexington continued today. Branches came from trees on 95th between Lexington and Park.