Raleigh Raptors – Where’s Mama and Papa?

The past 2 weeks have been quite quiet with sightings of the Red-tails.  I’ve seen just a few quick glances of some of them, but they don’t seem to stay long and fly right off.  Is it the rain (last week), or the cold (this week)?

I thought I was getting in a bit too late, so today, I tried to be at the Capitol early before sunrise hoping to catch the RT’s.  No luck.  So I checked out the roof tops and found one by the edge of the parking deck.   I took a snap…

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but I wasn’t sure who it was so I went in for a closer look.

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It looks like our boy, Blynken.  He was looking left and right and flew off as I approached.

But where’s Mama and Papa?  I haven’t seen them for 2 weeks now and the nest, while having more lumber, has looked the same this week.

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It might be due to the cold snap we’re having this week (after all, it’s still winter) or I just didn’t have the right timing.  In any case, I sure hope Mama and Papa are both okay.

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