The Raleigh Naturalist

January 11, 2008

Oh, my! Here we go – and hawks in Cameron Village!

Filed under: About & reflection, Central Raleigh, Nature Lore — Tags: , — raleighnaturalist @ 1:07 am

This first “normal” post is late –  my own natural history took a sudden gust last Saturday when the huge spread in the News & Observer began a cascade of calls, messages and e-mails about everything from binding family Bibles to studio tours.  Wonderful, but hairy – and all I want to do is get back to the red-tailed hawk family who has moved into Cameron Village.  These guys are swooping down to roost sometimes right beside the library and the one on the left below looks like a juvenile.  I’ll start a series of observations and let you know.  We see these guys all the time – whereas you need to get near some flowing water and real country to see the slightly smaller red-shouldered hawk.





  1. Comment brought forward from old site:
    January 11, 2008
    These hawks may have come from the last private forest inside the beltline of oak trees and large pine trees which was just clear cut. I live off Capital Blvd. and we have seen a lot of hawks since they clear cut this forest just before Christmas.

    You can see the destruction just behind the Bojangles on Atlantic… I thought the mayor protected us from such enviromental slaughter. I know it is private land but they could have saved more trees. I watched them cut the trees like they were weeds. I guess trees are weeds and they stand in our way of progress and land development. “Raleigh Greenway”

    Comment by raleighnaturalist — January 11, 2009 @ 8:13 pm

  2. Comment brough forward from old site:
    January 13. 2008
    Late, schmate! Just keep bringing these cool nuggets.

    I assume I’ve seen one of these hawks.

    I live right between the Cameron Village post office and the Rose Garden in a second floor apartment.

    One day at least a few months back I walked to the window and saw this hawk on my porch railing, checking out the scene, I stood there for awhile just watching him and suddenly he swooped down and away, working his way through the neighborhood. Clyde

    That was a cool day!

    Comment by raleighnaturalist — January 11, 2009 @ 8:16 pm

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