Tuesday, April 11, 2017

Christo's taste for tree bark

Last week, I posted a couple of photos of Christo peeling bark off a tree in Tompkins Square. 

Christo strips bark off a tree

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.

Christo breaks bark off a branch

Christo breaks bark off a branch

Christo breaks bark off a branch

Christo breaks bark off a branch

Christo with bark

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.

Christo dives for prey

He makes a successful rat-grab.

Christo catches a rat

Before delivering Dora's meal, Christo takes the head for himself.  Yum!

Christo eats a rat head

Chores done for the day, Christo basks in the late afternoon sun.

Christo

Christo


More to come...





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