An EVG reader writes in:
Christo and Dora seem to be back in nest mode. The past day or so they've been carrying sticks and such to shore up the nest (same one as last year, on top of the A/C unit). This morning they were both hanging out in the nest.
It is true. The red-tailed hawk parents are rebuilding their nest that netted three offspring last year on the Christodora House on Avenue B and East Ninth Street ... (someone removed the remains of the old nest in November.)
We ran this by our hawk-watching friend Goggla.
They've both been hanging around the nest area, so it's good to know they're back at it. Interesting that Dora is helping out. She did all the supervising last year, while Christo would cut the sticks, then get her approval before taking them over to the nest. She didn't like one of his choices and kicked it out of the tree when he presented it to her.
On Wednesday, Goggla noted Christo's first stick-gathering session of the season.
Last year, Christo didn't start the stick-gathering, nest-building activities until Feb. 14.
To be continued for sure. And visit Gog in NYC for all the off-season hawk activities here.
And now a flashback... a time-lapse video of the hawk kids via East Village resident and photographer Francois Portmann ...
Photos by Bobby Williams
Previously on EV Grieve:
Red-tailed hawks nest on the Christodora House
The hawks of Tompkins Square Park have laid an egg at the Christodora House
More eggsciting hawk news from the Christodora House
Breaking (heh) news: The hawks of Tompkins Square Park are officially parents
OMG baby hawks! (UPDATED WITH VIDEO!)
VIDEO: Watch the baby hawks of Tompkins Square Park dine on some rat