Last week, I posted a couple of photos of Christo peeling bark off a tree in Tompkins Square.
Since then, he's taken more bark from the same Scholar tree and has been taking the pieces up to the nest. The below photos are from this last Saturday.
While Christo and Dora were constructing their nest, Christo favored branches from the Redwood tree next to the men's restroom (he also used branches from that tree for the 2016 nest). Since egg brooding began, he's been taking bark from the same branch of the Scholar tree regularly.
When he's not busy with light construction projects, Christo provides food for Dora. Below, Christo dives for prey.
He makes a successful rat-grab.
Before delivering Dora's meal, Christo takes the head for himself. Yum!
Chores done for the day, Christo basks in the late afternoon sun.
More to come...