Raleigh Raptors @ NC State

The week of January 14 has been quite rainy, foggy and generally dreary.  It wasn’t only until last friday that the sun was out shining.  I haven’t seen our Red-tailed friends that much, only a few quick glimpses here and there.  The nest however, shows signs that more new lumber has been added fairly recently.

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On a different front, I went to NC state last Saturday and while eating lunch, I happened to see a few crows in the trees.  Hmmm, I wondered if there would be any hawks.  There were several trees by the parking lot.  I started looking around the bare branches and something caught my eye.

Can you find the raptor in this image?

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Something caught my eye as I looked at the bare branches of this tree.  It was a juvenile Red-tail (could be a Cooper’s).

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I only had my trusty Point & Shoot, but it worked out okay.  I had to get to the top deck of the parking deck for a better view.  There it stood, oblivious of all the students coming in and out of the engineering building and the cars from the parking deck.

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The Surveyor

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I went into the engineering building and when I came back out, it was no longer on the same tree.  I looked around and found it in another tree facing the construction site.

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January 20

At a softball camp at UNC,  I saw a raptor fly over the UNC buildings along South Columbus street.  Alas, I was behind the wheel and couldn’t stop to take pictures :(.

These raptors are truly at home here in Raleigh and Chapel Hill for that matter. 🙂


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