Sunday, March 22, 2015

Christo and Dora streaming live

Some exciting hawk news: a live web cam has been set up on the Ageloff hawk nest.  You can see it here.

The last few days have been very busy for Christo and Dora, who continue to work on their nest.  Today, I noticed a new addition...a coffee cup!

Dora inspects a coffee cup
Dora and her morning joe.

I didn't see who brought the cup up to the nest, but this looks to me like Christo's shenanigans.

At 7pm tonight, I saw Dora (via the web cam) pick up the cup with her beak and move it to the back of the nest.  She then had her back to the camera, so I couldn't see what she did with it.  I kept watching until it got dark, around 8pm, and she continued to stay and work on the nest. I'm wondering if she's sleeping up there and, if so, if we can expect an egg very soon.

In addition to coffee cups, napkins and plastic bags, Christo has been busy collecting organic nesting material as well, like bark.

Christo with bark

He has a few favorite branches in Tompkins Square that he's stripped bare.

Christo peels bark from a tree

Christo with a piece of bark

On Wednesday, after an afternoon spent working hard on the nest, I found the pair resting atop the east side of the Most Holy Redeemer church on 3rd Street.

Christo and Dora atop the Most Holy Redeemer church

On Saturday, I caught them mating up on their favorite Village View perch on First Avenue and 3rd Street.

Christo and Dora mating atop village View

Afterwards, they watched the planes fly by as the sun went down...

Christo and Dora watching the planes fly by

See more photos on my Flickr page.

Previously.