There's no real update on the Tompkins Square hawks this week other than to say Christo and Amelia are still working on the nest, mating and hanging out together. As of today, there are still no signs of eggs.
This is Amelia, chilling in the last light of the day on Wednesday.
Christo, performing a fly-by.
Christo shows off his powerful legs...
...which he uses to catch prey like this pigeon.
And this rat.
Wednesday evening, Christo caught four rats in a row, which he took back to Amelia who waited on a branch near the Krishna Tree. Below, Christo is on the left, Amelia is on the right, and a rat is in the middle.
Are you going to eat that?
Amelia takes the rat.
She ate it, but discarded the stomach. The hawks don't eat this part and they will kick it over the side of the perch - one reason never to stand beneath them while they eat.
The NYPD later parked their cruiser right on top of the stomach.
Christo (below, right) finishes off the last rat drumstick.
Dinner over, sexy time!
Amelia gazes up at Christo atop the cross at St Nicholas of Myra on Avenue A and 10th Street.
Isn't he just dreamy?
You can see more recent photos of the hawks on my Flickr page.