Thursday, April 12, 2018

Christo and Amelia getting along well, still working on nest

It's been a week since Dora left Tompkins Square Park to rest and recover at WINORR.  She had x-rays taken that revealed no broken bones, but she will remain in rehab for as long as necessary.  You can read more about that over at EV Grieve.

In the last few days, Christo and his new mate, Amelia, have been getting along well.  They've been working on the nest together and getting comfortable with each other.  Below, Amelia is on the left and Christo is on the right.  Note the difference in size and the color of their heads.

Amelia and Christo

Amelia and Christo soaring together:

Amelia and Christo

Christo continues to be so industrious, breaking bark off dead branches to take back to the nest.

Christo takes bark from a branch

Christo takes bark from a branch

Christo takes off with Amelia in the background:

Christo

The hawk pair continues to mate several times a day.  So far, it doesn't look like Amelia has laid any eggs.

Christo and Amelia

Christo and Amelia mating

Christo and Amelia mating

Christo and Amelia mating

Christo and Amelia mating

Amelia and Christo

Amelia and Christo perch atop the Christodora building:

Amelia and Christo atop the Christodora

You can see more photos and video of this pair over at Urban Hawks.