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.