Catching a little air… with Mama

We interrupt this program to bring you a special reminder:

1st hawk walk is this Thursday, April 4th at 11:30 am – 1:00 pm at the Mall along Edenton Street, downtown Raleigh, NC

And now, back to our regularly scheduled programming 🙂

As promised, the cold returned today bringing 35 degree temps in the morning.  Not a head nor a tail was visible, but an old friend passed right thru Edenton. It’s Kassie the kestrel.

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Not a very good shot as it was still kind of dark, but good to know he’s back as well.  If you remember from last year, Kassie gave Mama such a hard time 🙂

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Kassie’s Nest. Yes, he can fit into that small crack on the gutter.

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At lunch time, a lone Red-tail stood on the crest of the Wells Fargo.  I waited for it to do the exchange, but no!  apr2 (4 of 11)

I wasn’t sure who this hawk was, but suddenly, there were 2!  As it turned out, hawk on the left was Blynken and on the right was Mama.  Nothing like catching a little air… with Mama.  Or maybe Mama was telling Blynken that he’s going to have new brothers and sisters soon and he shouldn’t hang around too close to the nest. 🙂

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Mama took off to the back of the Wells and a few minutes later, she was charging towards the nest but at the last second, she turned around and flew west.  I guess she didn’t forget.  Need to bring something when entering the nest.  Pay toll 🙂

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Mama came back with something in her beak.  Nope.  Not food, not yet.

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Mama looked down into the nest as it

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took a tad longer (not the usual 10 second exchange) before Papa got up and took off.

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I browsed thru images from last year and the 1st food delivery to the nest occurred on April 11th and that’s just around the corner.

See ya!

Ciao

JP

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