Raleigh Raptors – Flying Fun

With the eyasses growing up and able to feed and poop on their own, the RTH’s can afford to be away from the nest for extended periods and have some fun flying.  The eyasses were active this morning, but sleeping at lunch time.  So I switched my lens to Mama and Papa who put on quite an air show.

  

 

Papa takes to the air with wings spread out and then suddenly folds it in for speed then stretches them out again.  Exercising?

From a distance, this looks like a rock streaking across the sky, but it’s no rock.

Mama did her own impersonation of SuperMaam.  It’s amazing how quickly they can switch from gliding and going to a steep dive and back to gliding and landing in less than a second.

Mama demonstrates “VSTOL”

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