Photo: White-tailed Kite at Wavecrest


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Mon, September 24, 2007


Jack Sutton
Jack Sutton captured this photo of one of the dozens of white-tailed kites (formerly black-shouldered kites in the US) gathered at Wavecrest on Sunday. He posted in the comments on an earlier story, but we thought it deserved front-page treatment. There's another one near the end of the original comment thread. These are beautiful birds and it's a joy to watch them in flight. Be sure to click the photo above for a larger version. You'll be glad you did.

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Mon, September 24, 2007 9:29pm
Jack Sutton
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Thanks so much for posting the photo Barry,  I was pleasantly surprised to see it on the main page.  Thanks also to Ken King for making us aware of the presence of such wonderful creatures right above our noses.

Pretty!  I saw one hovering, flapping, and feeding Sunday morning - perhaps this one?  :)

There were still a many White-tailed kites (40-50 individuals), several Red Tailed Hawks(mostly immatures), a few Red Shouldered Hawks feeding on the voles during sunset on 9-25-07.  As the sun set, more voles came out and ran frantically, while a pait of Barn Owls hunted the field.  A good time was had by some!