Chasing Elvis

First of May 2017 After a brief deluge, the sun came out and so did Elvis’s (Papa) and his fans.     Nine of these birds belong together Nine of these birds are kind of the same But one of these birds is not like the others Now it’s time to play our game It’s…

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After the Rain

April 26 After getting soaked for almost 3 days, the sun finally came out and so did the Red-tails. The crows wasted no time and harassed them.  I say them because both Mama and Papa were in the air and I might have seen a 3rd RT. A juvenile they were trying to shoo away.…

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Back to the old hunting ground

3/27/2017 I seen nary a feather of any of the resident Red-tails for about 4 weeks…  that is until today. A familiar sight on a familiar building.  I wasn’t sure who it was but it took off, swooped really fast and disappeared. I ventured a guess that it was hunting and saw some feathers floating…

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A Visitor at the Capitol

March 17, 2017 The last time I saw the Red-tails was 3 weeks ago at the Duke Energy Performing Arts Center.  Since then there has been not one sighting, nothing close, nothing far.  If they have a nest, Mama would be in the nest and both Papa and Mama would be swapping nest duties, but…

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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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Here are the kids

August 24 So Mama and Papa RT snuck one under us this year, raising their young far away from the eyes of the hawkarattzzi 🙂 Time to relax a bit.  Mama preens at a familiar location. Oui, mama. Oui c’est moi! And the kids have a fun day soaring above downtown Raleigh. I not sure why…

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