Raleigh Raptors Blog Site
This is a continuing coverage of the Raleigh Raptors, a pair of Red-tailed Hawks who in March of 2011, took up residency in downtown Raleigh, NC and raised 4 eyasses. The eyasses have long fledged the nest, but their story continues.
For a brief history, check out my 2 books about these hawks. The books are available for preview / purchase at http://www.blurb.com/user/store/jordanpaw
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Jan 1, 2012 – Feb 29, 2012 Raleigh Raptors 2012
November 7, 2011 – EDT starts – EDT Nov-2011/
November 2, 2011
One hawk was on the cross and after pooping, took off after a pigeon. He missed :(.I found the other hawk waiting atop the bus stop parking lot.
Next week should be interesting as we Fall Back to EST. Mornings would be brighter at 7:30, but would the hawks be there? We’ll see.
November 1, 2011
I haven’t seen the kid(s) lately, but yesterday (10/31/2011), I saw two hawks take off from the Bank of America building. No images as my hands were full. However, today, mama and papa seems to be back for a visit. I was hoping to catch both hawks with the rising sun, but mama flew off before I could take a shot. Nice to see them both doing well.
October 18, 2011
Mama (i think) circled a few times by the RBC building and flew in my direction. I only had my trusty Point & Shoot, so bear with me on this image. I think this is pretty good for a P&S :)
October 13, 2011
The past 2 weeks have been very quiet in terms of sightings, at least during those times that I can get around downtown. However, tonight was different. While rounding Mcdowell street, I saw 2 hawks fly past over a building. I was still stopped at the light and as soon as I turned, I stopped at Nash Square park. I took my camera out and scanned the building tops. I waited for about a minute and my patience was rewarded.
I haven’t seen mama in months. She must be wondering what happened to the “Wachovia” building which now reads “Wells Fargo” :)
She stayed aloft for a good while, riding the air currents. She then flew off towards a building under construction, stayed for a few seconds then flew off.
Happy to see ya, mama! I wonder how the younglings would know when to migrate for the winter. Maybe mama’s back to show the kids. Is it time to fly south yet? I bet it will be very soon.
September 26, 2011.
It’s been getting more difficult to see the hawks. It’s now rather dark at 7:00 DST and lunchtime walks yield almost zero sightings. However, the colder weather seems to have brought them out.
Here’s a rare sighting these days. Baby Face with a parent (possibly dad). I was focused on the hawk at the top of the Wachovia (now Wells Fargo) building when I saw another hawk fly out. That’s when I checked my shots and to my surprise, found 2 hawks on the building.
September 12, 2011
Baby Face on the flag pole by the Revenue Building
September 8, 2011
At his favorite perch, on the flag pole on the State Capitol Building.
September 1, 2011
Baby Face on top of the bus station parking lot. As I started taking pictures, he looked at me then flew away. Definitely not as camera friendly as before!
August 31, 2011
August 29, 2011