Both Bobby and Violet were in the western side of Washington Square Park on Saturday. Bobby went to roost in a tree near the chess tables and was easy to photograph.
I stayed after sunset, and there was a large population of rats that came out around the chess tables. The new plantings and small open trash cans seem to be creating a perfect environment for the rodents.
I suspect a plan of attack against the rodents will be needed soon. I hope the proper balance between rodent control and hawk safety can be found.