The last week has seen some pretty good hawk activity in/over Tompkins Square. On Sunday, this adult Cooper's hawk was spotted circling over the skateboard area. This is not the same Cooper's that was seen in the park on November 5th, which was a juvenile.
The Cooper's terrified all the pigeons along Avenue A as it flew around a few times, then headed NE and out of the park.
Dora and Christo shared a quiet moment in a tree near the chess tables.
Below, Christo takes in some rays...
...then flies off to patrol the park and its dazzling fall foliage.
On Monday, Christo ate a pigeon the size of a Thanksgiving turkey on a low branch near the Temperance fountain. Dora watched him from a nearby tree, and later finished off the leftovers.
After the heavy meal, Christo flew to the 7th Street entrance to the park where he perched for over two hours, digesting the huge dinner.
On Sunday afternoon, Christo and Dora perched together atop the Christodora building. You can see the difference in their head color in the photo below - Christo's is a much lighter golden brown (left) while Dora's head is dark (right).
They stayed up there long enough to watch the sun go down.
All seems good in Hawk Land.
You can see more recent hawk photos here.