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From a little earlier today... right after Christo, the male red-tailed hawk of Tompkins Square Park, snatched something in a mid-air strike (pigeon?)... Steven spotted him right after on the lawn... as he looks to be pondering his next move...
Christo has more hunting to do with the extra mouths to feed now in the nest.
Tuesday, April 28, 2020
Saturday, February 29, 2020
[Photo by Drew Heffron]
Last night, residents on Seventh Street between Avenue B and Avenue C noticed that a hawk was trapped in the airshaft between buildings on the block.
[Photo by Drew Heffron]
After a few emails that included Goggla, it was determined that this was Christo, the male resident red-tailed hawk of Tompkins Square Park. Christo was likely chasing a pigeon when he found himself unable to get back out. (His wingspan made it impossible to navigate the tight quarters.)
[Photo via @younglr]
After a few rescue attempts, one of the building's vigilant residents was able to track down Ranger Rob (aka Rob Mastrianni, a Manhattan Ranger supervisor). Turns out that Ranger Rob, who is also a musician, was performing at Caravan of Dreams on Sixth Street between Avenue A and First Avenue.
Ranger Rob arrived and had to figure out the best way to get to Christo (he also shared the photos below) ...
"It was a bit scary climbing into that space between the buildings," he told me. "Luckily someone let me in the basement and I climbed through a window."
And soon, Ranger Rob emerged with Christo...
"Christo was fierce, strong and had no signs of injury or sickness," said Ranger Rob, who brought Christo back to Tompkins Square Park. (Before releasing Christo, he spoke by phone with Bobby Horvath of the Long Island-based WINORR, the Wildlife In Need of Rescue and Rehabilitation, who helped him determine if the hawk was OK.)
Meanwhile, this morning, Steven saw Christo and Amelia — they are both doing well as mating season continues... these three photos are by Steven...
Friday, September 27, 2019
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Monday, June 24, 2019
From earlier today... when a mockingbird was hassling Christo, the adult male red-tailed hawk of Tompkins Square Park ...
Thanks to Steven for the photos!
Tuesday, February 19, 2019
Sunday, June 10, 2018
The Post continues to keep tabs (like here and here) on that hunky red-tailed hawk Christo ... today's feature, on Page 3 in the paper, begins:
Tompkins Square Park’s biggest tail chaser has gone from sugar daddy to baby daddy.
The red-tailed Romeo named Christo — who was servicing three lady hawks at once — is now the proud father of at least two hatchlings with his second and most recent side chick, Amelia.
The eggs arrived on April 25 ... and Goggla got the first glimpse of one of the hawklets last week.
Here's a photo via Steven of one of the hawklets from early this week...
... and here's Christo dropping off some dinner...
Goggla has more photos here. And as she notes: "All seems well so far with this new hawk family."
Friday, May 25, 2018
Multiple sources said that Christo the red-tailed hawk was taking a break from the egg-watching duties in the nest in Tompkins Square Park... when a pesky blue jay moved in for an unprovoked dive bomb atop St. Brigid's on Avenue B at Eighth Street... EVG correspondent Steven captured the attack...