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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Is this their kid?

August 2 The adult Red-tails have been very visible these past 2 weeks in downtown, even hanging out in one of their former preening stations.  The cross by the First Baptist on Morgan and Wilmington streets. They’re also on the antenna atop the Library and on the BB&T. Last friday, I heard a distinct wail…

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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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