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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Hungry Birds

July 28, 2017 The day started out with one of the parents hanging out on the antenna.  I’m not 100% sure who, but I figured it was Papa. Meanwhile, one of the kids was on the Wells, apparently waiting for breakfast. Papa hopped to the other antenna and eventually took flight.  The kid flew in…

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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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Do You See What I See?

Happy 2016! Our Red-tail friends are still in town. Can you find them here at the Wells? Hint: look at both ends of the bldg. On another note, here’s the nest from February 2015 And here’s the nest today. Seems puffier but who’s been doing the work? Ciao

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