Where’s Elvis?

March 24, 2018 It’s been a strange spring.  First, a Peregrine Falcon shows up and flies around the downtown area chasing off the kid from last year. The kid from last year is still around and another adult Red-tail seems to be in town as well. I’ve seen Maddy on a few rare occasions, but…

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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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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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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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