I finally caught Christo and Dora engaged in nest-building activity this last Sunday. I had reports as early as last Tuesday (January 20) that the hawks were seen carrying sticks up to their nest site.
Here is the busy pair resting in the tall gingko tree at the 8th Street entrance to the park. Christo is on the left, Dora on the right.
Christo cuts sticks from their favorite honey locust near the Avenue B & 9th Street park entrance.
Dora helps with the stick-cutting.
Christo carries a branch from the central area of the park...
...over to the Christodora building...
...home sweet home.
This afternoon, I trudged through the park around 3:45 to see if anything was going on during the snow storm. The only animals crazy enough to be out there were people, so I'm hoping the birds were sheltering somewhere safe.
Christo has a lot of shoveling to do!
See more hawk photos on my Flickr page.