Theia, Rhea and Dione

May 21

Here are the latest Red-tails in downtown Raleigh.

Presenting…

Theia, Rhea and Dione

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They’re getting quite active in the nest, preening, sleeping and flexing their wings.

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and also so very curious of the world beyond their nest.

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With 3 growing eyasses, there’s no room for Papa or Mama and they have to resort to using the dormers above.

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Papa was on duty when he took a quick move to a lower deck.  Then, something I’ve never seen Papa or Mama do.  A bee (or hornet?) was flying close by…

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I’m not sure if the bee was about to sting, but Papa took no chances

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and grabbed that bee with his beak…

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then flung it out.  I guess it didn’t taste right 🙂

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Look out Raleigh. Here we come!

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Ciao

JP

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