Still whistling

Departing Babbler’s Rest I was on the lookout for the Whistling Kites nesting nearby. Suzie had mentioned seeing a rabbit being brought to the nest the day before – quite late in the season but not unexpected. I located the nest just as a kite departed. The bird circled a number of times around the nest site – its dark, spotty appearance suggestive of an immature individual.

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Whistling Kite nest, between Newstead and Sandon, 13th January 2015.

WK1

Whistling Kite circling above the nest site.

WK2

The dark upper-parts and spotted appearance suggest a juvenile kite.

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