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.)