It’s been a long time…

May 6, 2016

It’s been a while since I last posted.  The ol’ nest at the Baptist Church was abandoned and I have no clue where the Red-tail’s nest is. if any.

But, they’re still in downtown.  Anytime they’re close to the PNC building, a pair of Kestrels gives them grief.

Here’s the male Kestrel on top of the Capital Bank.

KestrelRedTail (1 of 14)

The Kestrel took off and flew up to the PNC building and I found out why…  Mama Red-tail took off from the PNC and flew towards the Wells Fargo where…

Papa was perched.

KestrelRedTail (2 of 14)

Ah, don’t you just love a fighter escort 🙂

KestrelRedTail (3 of 14)

The Kestrel took a few dives on the Red-tails…

KestrelRedTail (4 of 14)

and clearly, Mama was ticked off…

KestrelRedTail (5 of 14) KestrelRedTail (6 of 14)

Mama took off towards the Capitol and surfaced with food!

KestrelRedTail (8 of 14)

She flew around the Moore square parking lot with quite a few birds on her tail including…

KestrelRedTail (9 of 14) KestrelRedTail (10 of 14) KestrelRedTail (11 of 14) KestrelRedTail (12 of 14) KestrelRedTail (13 of 14)

the Kestrel…

KestrelRedTail (14 of 14)

Did she take this back to their nest or was lunch for her? No idea.

Ciao

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7 thoughts on “It’s been a long time…

  1. I saw one of the RTH on Wednesday at the NC Ag building with a crow whose buddies were pretty upset. Unable to get photo from my window. On May 6, 2016 2:59 PM, “Raleigh Raptors @ OpieNC” wrote:

    opienc posted: “May 6, 2016 It’s been a while since I last posted. The ol’ nest at the Baptist Church was abandoned and I have no clue where the Red-tail’s nest is. if any. But, they’re still in downtown. Anytime they’re close to the PNC building, a pair of Kestr”

    • jack – is this the agriculture building? i’ve seen papa fly west with food. I’m guessing delivery, but can’t be sure. I have not found their new nest, if they have one at all.

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