Wednesday, August 14, 2013

Baby Kite didn't make it this year. :(

We've had a lot of heavy rain this year and that may have contributed to the baby's demise - it was there on Friday August 9 a.m. before the big rain that flooded Manitou, but not Saturday a.m.  Neighbor found its body under the nest.

Update:  Sept 1 2013 - heard baby kite calling - tracked down a new-to-me nest site just around the corner from here on Kiva Rd. right across from Hopi - only  100 yd or so from the nest here.  One baby kite on branch.

Update 2:  Saw 3 juveniles on Sept. 21 in tree behind my house - must be more than nest nearby.  Saw no kites after Sept 21 - must have migrated just in time for the start of fall Sept. 22!

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