Raleigh Raptors – Here we go again!

Jan 7, 2013

It was 26 cold degrees this morning but that didn’t bother our Red-tailed hawks who went shopping for materials for their nest.  I only caught the tail-end of the work done to the nest as I saw Mama fly out of the nest, land on an oak tree, break off a twig and ferried more lumber into the nest.

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It is a LOT of work to ferry wood one stick at at time.  Kudos to these hard-working birds.

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Mama flew off and landed briefly on the Capitol, then took off.  I circled around and found Papa


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on an oak tree.  He didn’t stay long and took off to catch a few rays.  I guess the job for the morning was complete.

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Watching the Sun Rise

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Looks like our Red-tailed friends are ready.

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Ready Raleigh? Here we go again!

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Downtown Raleigh will be watching!


2 thoughts on “Raleigh Raptors – Here we go again!

  1. I love it that you call your birds Mama & Papa because that’s what I’ve called mine for years. I am so surprised they are nest building at this time of year. My hawks built a new nest this last fall which broke my heart as I now will be unable to see into their nest. I never got a complete blog going like you have but check out RaptorReverie.wordpress.com if you’d like. Thank you for sharing your birds and magical experiences with us!

    • hi, maureen,
      it makes it easier to call them. Papa & Mama.
      btw, your pictures are very nice. I wish I would be able to peer into the nest, but alas, the way the nest is situated, there is no vantage point that allows a camera into the nest specially now, the nest has become quite deep.


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