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 ūüôā 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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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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Protecting Home Turf

I haven’t seen our Red-tail friends in a week and the presence of a juvenile in the Capitol worries me.   There’s been no additional work on the nest in the past few weeks and the leaves seem to be thriving despite the cold. Some Coopers are around. ¬†This guy just blew thru a bunch…

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