Raleigh Raptors – The Early Bird…

catches the photos 🙂

The 2nd week of September has been unusally cool and the Red-tails love it.  With the sun still below the horizon and  Venus visible up high and juxtaposed with the Moon, our Red-tailed friends are already out and about.  Not the easiest and certainly not the best time to take photos, but I’ll take what I can.

Papa was by his lone self…

And Blynken joined him minutes later. 

This time, Papa didn’t fly away, but they had a Father and Son preening session together.

Blynk flew off first and Papa followed.  Both of them circled the Wells Fargo and Blynk landed on the top most antenna.  I didn’t see Papa.

When the hawks are away, the little birds will play

From yesterday – Mama at the cross


5 thoughts on “Raleigh Raptors – The Early Bird…

  1. Thank you so much for keeping up with this family. I don’t know how you manage to find them and get so many wonderful pictures. I love your posts!

    • carolyn,
      i try whenever i can to get in early before work. although it’s not the best time, it’s the only time specially now since my office moved out of downtown :(.

      I sort of feel that they’re an extended “family” and looking at them work, groom, hunt and grow from the nest till today is as what Spock would say “fascinating”, a real-world experience that doesn’t happen every day and certainly not something you could learn from a classroom.

      I’m also glad for folks like you who enjoy my posts and the images. Hopefully, they’ll be back again next spring to breed a new generation of Red-tails. If they’re here, I’ll have to make a trip downtown during my lunch hour! 🙂

      all the best,

      • Your posts have also made us more aware of the birds in our neighborhood and we have discovered a pair of redtaiked hawks here! We live near Our Lady of Lourdes so not too far from downtown. We have seen them and heard them but have no pictures.

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