By Gary Bogue
Wednesday, March 23rd, 2011 at 7:06 am in White-tailed kite.
A stunning white-tailed kite has established it’s hunting ground in Wildcat Park and I can’t wait to run out and find him/her at it’s favorite perch every day after I come home from work. Rodents are plentiful and it repeatedly returns to devour another victim as I watch with delight and awe. I haven’t seen a mate about yet. Any ideas when that may occur?
Marina Chainey, Richmond, California
Breeding time for white-tailed kites starts about now and could happen anytime, so keep an eye out. If you’re lucky. they might choose to nest in a nearby tree. What fun it would be to be able to observe the parent kites raising their youngsters. Cross your fingers! /Gary