One Last Bow for Violet and Bobby

They came back for a curtain call.

A few hours before the Hawk Cam was to go dark for the season, the red-tailed hawk parents Bobby and Violet made a surprise visit to their 12th-floor nest high above Washington Square Park at about 1:30 Thursday afternoon.

The couple had not been seen on the nest at the same time since around the time that their daughter Pip fledged in late June.

Violet, who had not been spotted either on the nest or out in the wider world since July 18, was a particularly welcome sight. Her right leg with the band on it remains swollen, but she seemed well and perfectly functional.

The pair performed a quick home inspection, then shifted some sticks around — a bit of seemingly routine housecleaning that boded very well for those hoping for a second season of the urban-nature reality show “Bobby and Violet Hatch an Egg.”

Bobby jetted off a few minutes later.

Violet stuck around for almost 40 minutes (the whole video is archived and can be viewed here starting at about 1 hour 43 minutes). Then she, too, flew off.

As shall we.

See you around.

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