Sunday at the Square — Trees Recycled; Kites Fly; Hawks Swoop In; Squirrels and Pigeons Hold Their Ground; Park Remains Under Construction

The Arch Amidst Tree Recycling Event
A Tree Arrives for the Chipper
Girl Gathers Mulch Amidst Mulch Hilltop
First Sighting of One Hawk On NYU Library
Woman flies Kite around the Fountain
Gaining Speed ...
Bobby and New Gal in WSP Tree
Pigeons and Friends Pre-Hawks Arrival
Pigeons Take Flight; People Actually Duck
Wondrous Pigeons in Flight
Sparrows Camouflaged in Tree
I first noticed this squirrel chattering... (to left of sign)
Moments before running up the tree female hawk was now in
Gal Hawk and Black Squirrel Taunt Each Other (look closely in brown box)

Note: this was quite nerve wracking; it occurred on the southern end of the park behind fencing. It took awhile but, at last, the hawk – the new female who has a very distinctive red tail – flew to another branch and the squirrel was safe!

New Gal (Alternately called Noelle or Rosie)
SW Quadrant Remains Under Construction
Trees were Dropped off -- after Event had Ended

The Tree at the Arch Remains Lit

Photos: Cathryn