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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Teaching the kids

August 4, 2017 Elvis performed “The Art of the Dive” to show the kids how it’s done. First hover… Spot your prey… Tuck wings in… extend talons… then dive… dive… dive… this part was too fast for the camera’s AF to catch up still going… Elvis broke off pursuit.  After all, it was just a…

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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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