Where’s Elvis?

March 24, 2018 It’s been a strange spring.  First, a Peregrine Falcon shows up and flies around the downtown area chasing off the kid from last year. The kid from last year is still around and another adult Red-tail seems to be in town as well. I’ve seen Maddy on a few rare occasions, but…

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Raptors, Raptors Everywhere

Jan 23, 2018 After the cold comes the nice 60 degree weather and what better time to take flight? At around noon, I looked up to see 3 birds high-up.  Hawks for sure, but which three?  From what I could tell, it was Elvis, Maddy and the kid although i’m not 100% sure. One of…

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PeFa Attacks

Jan 16, 2018 It’s been really quiet 2 weeks with no sightings of the Red-tails.  Cold? Maybe.  But, just before the snowstorm hit, I spotted these 2… no, make that 3 raptors in the air. A Red-tail, a PeFa (short for Peregrine Falcon), and a visiting juvenile Bald Eagle. The Red-tail was most probably one…

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Back from Vacation

Dec 20, 2017 As we head into the Christmas break (school at least), Raleigh’s resident Red-tails seems to be back from vacation. We’ve seen Elvis and Son and now Maddy (mom) makes her appearance. Looks like they’re getting ready for 2018! And the kid leaves us with a Christmas present.  A visit to the Capitol…

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Kids in Training

August 29, 2017 Summer’s coming to an end but the kids are still not hunting on their own.  LOUD wails filled the Wells Fargo building as 2 juvenile Red-tails screamed out to Mama for food.  I looked around at the usual sites but couldn’t find Mama or Papa. Many minutes later, Mama flew out between…

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Trios los Halcon

Aug 14, 2017 The air was filled with wails from the Red-tail juveniles. I spotted both of them at the BB&T. And why the loud cry? Of course! They’re hungry and Mama was on the antenna overlooking some pigeons.  Minutes later, the wails got even louder.  I looked back at the 2 and did a…

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