Tuesday, March 13, 2018

What Dora wants, Dora takes

On Monday evening, I happened to see Dora fly up to the cross at St Nicholas of Myra church on Avenue A and 10th Street.  Normally, this wouldn't be very remarkable, but it's the first time I've seen her fly up there since her release from rehab on February 26.  On this same day, I also saw her fly to the top of one of the Village View buildings on Avenue A, about twenty stories high.  She's doing great.

Dora flies to cross at St Nicholas of Myra

Taking off.

Dora takes off from St Nicholas of Myra


From the cross, Dora met up with Christo who was in a tree eating a pigeon dinner.  I thought he might give it to her, but he seemed to be eating it himself and mantled his meal against her.  But, it was obvious Dora wanted it.  Bad.

Below, Dora is on the right and she's eyeing Christo's catch.


Dora eyes Christo's dinner

Not waiting for an invitation, Dora pounced.


Dora lunges for Christo's dinner

Christo tried to block her with his wing, but she didn't back down.

Gimme gimme gimme!

Dora creeps up on Christo and his dinner

Christo cried out as Dora snatched his meal away.


Dora snatches Christo's dinner

She didn't even say thank you before ravenously ripping into the pigeon.

Christo looks on as Dora eats his dinner

Poor Christo just wanted to eat in peace after a busy day taking care of two mates.  Not to worry!  Christo is an excellent hunter and tonight (Tuesday), he caught three rats in less than half an hour.

More to come.