Back from Vacation

Dec 20, 2017 As we head into the Christmas break (school at least), Raleigh’s resident Red-tails seems to be back from vacation. We’ve seen Elvis and Son and now Maddy (mom) makes her appearance. Looks like they’re getting ready for 2018! And the kid leaves us with a Christmas present.  A visit to the Capitol…

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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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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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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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Kid(s) of 2017

july 21, 2017 After a long search for their nest and coming up almost empty, at least we know our resident RT’s have kids this year. Mama and Papa have been very visible in downtown lately,  At times, they would hang out at a spot for hours almost as if luring the young juveniles into…

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