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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Millenium Falcon

Feb 1, 2017 The resident Red-tails have not been very visible lately.  A few days of no sightings, then today, Papa came flying in over the Marriott and landed on the Red Hat building Mama soon appeared on the BB&T. Then I saw this really fast-flying bird circling around the PNC building. I thought it…

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Mama’s and Papa’s RT

July 19th The Red-tails seem to be making more regular appearances in downtown Raleigh at places once forbidden by the Kestrels. Could it be because the Kestrels are no longer in town?  Tha’s my theory, but I saw a Kestrel the other day but it didn’t chase the Red-tails. up close – yep. it’s a…

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I’m Looking Thru You

Nov 10, 2015 As the leaves begin to fall and temperatures cool, Raleigh’s Red-tails seem to become more ‘visible’. But when one of them stares down at you, it can be pretty intimidating. Both Papa and Mama RT are around and I’ve seen them in the ‘usual’ locations.  This is good, but doesn’t mean they’ll be back.…

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Red-tails on the SECU

Jan 7, 2015 The parks were relatively quiet.  Neither squirrels nor small birds were in any abundance.  Hmmm… did they know of the big freeze tomorrow?  As I took a lunch time stroll on the Capitol, I looked up at the SECU building and saw … In the other corner of the building was another…

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Back to Stay?

Dec 18 It’s been a while since I’ve last seen Mama and Papa – even longer.  The last Red-tail that’s been quite present around the Capitol has been the Visitor.  On my way home today, I looked up in the distance atGoldie Hen but it looked like there was something else on it.  Could it…

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