Black Kites … now well and truly settled in

While I’ve not actually discovered the nest I’m almost certain these Black Kites have bred successfully this season near Picnic Point. A small group of adults and at least two juveniles have been seen there over the past few weeks. The site is a nice remnant with a mix of Yellow and Grey Box – large mature trees with a wonderful woodland ‘feel’. It appears this species is now well and truly ensconced as a resident, breeding raptor.

BK1

Black Kite, Moolort Plains, 22nd November 2015.

Moolort-remnant

Box eucalypt remnant near Picnic Point.

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Juvenile Black Kite.

BK2

Black Kite … out on a limb!

BK3

Note the yellow cere on this adult Black Kite.

BK4

A graceful and engaging raptor.

2 responses to “Black Kites … now well and truly settled in

  1. Shoot one catching a rabbit and nominate your price

  2. Fantastic!
    How wonderful to have them around – and breeding!

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