I found Christo and Dora today hanging out together in Tompkins Square right above the tables where volunteers were serving Thanksgiving dinner to the homeless.
While Christo contentedly preened, Dora took off to go grab a snack.
I noticed something about her this year - she doesn't have any speckling on her leg feathers, or else the markings are very faint.
You can also see here her legs are a smooth solid color.
For comparison, you can clearly see brown markings on Christo's legs (this was taken last May).
Here he is today after catching as mouse.
The pair stuck close together all day, flying round the park, each taking turns hunting. At the end of the day, they took a long break atop St Nicholas of Myra on Avenue A and 10th Street. I watched them until it got dark. Christo eventually flew off ot the west and Dora to the north, to parts unknown...
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