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White-tailed kites: Looks like it’s going to be a good year for voles

By Gary Bogue
Tuesday, February 8th, 2011 at 6:36 am in Vole, White-tailed kite.

White-tailed kites and vole by Brian Murphy, Walnut Creek, CA
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Gary:
The Kites have returned to Singingwood after a 3 week vacation somewhere – the nice weather must have brought out the voles, mice & gophers on the grassy slopes.
Brian Murphy, Walnut Creek, California

Brian:
After all the rain we’ve had and the resulting lush grass crop, Looks like it’s going to be a good year for voles. The white-tailed kites obviously think so. Checkout what the kite on the left has clenched in it’s right foot. YUM! /Gary

White-tailed kite by Dave Harper, Oakley, CA
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