My First 2012 Visit To Washington Square
Following Bobby

Cold and Windy Afternoon In Washington Square

The new female in Washington Square, whose nickname is Rosie, was very active this afternoon, while Bobby mostly watched from a London Plane tree.  Rosie is like so many young Red-tails.  She flies around going after anything she sees in the park before she settles down and makes a good kill.

Bobby, being older, has already learned to relax and take his time while hunting.  He caught a rodent, just after sunset, with only a patient ten minute wait on a branch.

Besides both of them hunting this afternoon.  Rosie brought a branch to the nest and Bobby joined her, but was harassed and nearly hit by a Peregrine Falcon.  (For those who are worried about the Peregrines, we saw this behavior for years at St. John the Divine.  Although it was a hassle for the Red-tails, nothing every happened to them.)


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