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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I’m Looking Thru You

Nov 10, 2015 As the leaves begin to fall and temperatures cool, Raleigh’s Red-tails seem to become more ‘visible’. But when one of them stares down at you, it can be pretty intimidating. Both Papa and Mama RT are around and I’ve seen them in the ‘usual’ locations.  This is good, but doesn’t mean they’ll be back.…

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Hello, Old Friend

October 30, 2015 After several weeks of close-to-zero sightings, I see an old friend at a familiar spot. Our Red-tail friends are still around.  Will they be back to nest next year is anybody’s guess. We’ll find out in the next few months. Ciao

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