Female as I approached
Male on the fence just above my head
Front view of female
I followed the pair around for awhile hoping to find the nest. They swooped back and forth through heavy traffic, searching the narrow green space between the Grand Central Parkway for rodents. The male managed to snag a mouse which he devoured quickly while the female began to search for nest building material.
After she managed to free up a piece of tree bark, she carried it to the new nest location:
Atop a Lightpost in the parking lot at Citifield!
After making their contributions to the nest, the pair decided to call it a day on the back of a highway sign above the Grand Central. This is one hardcore pair of hawks! I think I might name them Sid and Nancy!