It's been a rather boring week for hawk-watching, so I don't really have any exciting updates on Christo and Dora.
We are getting close to hatch time, which I'm guessing will be around May 1 (place your bets!). We won't be able to see the hatchlings from the street, but we should know that something has happened when Christo suddenly becomes a food delivery maniac. Until then, he is giving Dora breaks throughout the day.
After unsuccessfully looking for him in Tompkins Square Tuesday evening, I just happened to see him leaving the nest as I was on my way home. You can just see Dora on top of the air-conditioner.
Christo flew north on Avenue A to the park. That was around 7pm, so I didn't follow as it was getting too dark.
Earlier in the week, on Sunday, I caught him partaking in Endless Pigeon Brunch on Avenue A & St Mark's.
A sparrow looks on...
After a few minutes, Christo took off and flew the left-overs up to the cross of the Most Holy Redeemer church on E 3rd Street.
He was only on the cross for about a minute before taking off again, empty-taloned. My assumption is he left the food up there for Dora.
And, by chance, I spotted Dora atop the Christodora late one evening just as the sun set.
She rested up there for quite some time before making a beeline back to the nest on Avenue A.
See more photos on my Flickr page.