<ul>The White-tailed Kites of Lake Hodges Presentation by Robert Harrington Sponsored by San Deguito River Park September ...
<ul>Birds of Lake Hodges <li>My personal observations </li></ul>Clark's Grebe Western Grebe Pied-billed Grebe Double-crest...
<ul>The White-tailed Kites of Lake Hodges In early 2011 a pair of White-tailed Kites established a nest in the vicinity of...
Both of pair help in building nest
Female incubates four eggs for 30-32 days
Male brings food during incubation
Young fly 30-35 days after hatching
Parents continue to feed young for approx. one month </li></ul></ul>
Estimated Chronology White-tailed Kites of Lake Hodges, 2011
<ul>Trail Map, Lake Hodges South </ul>
<ul>Brood no. 1 (2 of 4), April 12 </ul>
<ul>Brood No. 1, April 12 </ul>
<ul>Adult, April 12 </ul>
<ul>Nest No. 2, April 22 </ul>
<ul>Nest Tree No. 2 seen from Piedras Pintadas Trail </ul>
<ul>Male delivering food, April 22 </ul>
<ul>Adult in Nest, May 4 </ul>
<ul>Male having his share, May 5 </ul>
<ul>Male delivering portion to nest, May 5 </ul>
<ul>Young in nest, May 26 </ul>
<ul>Male delivering food, May 26 </ul>
<ul>Young in nest, May 30 </ul>
<ul>First venture from nest, June 3 </ul>
<ul>First venture from nest, June 3: Looking for something to grab on to </ul>
<ul>First venture from nest, June 3: Getting lesson on the law of gravity </ul>
<ul>First venture from nest, June 3: Pulling up </ul>
<ul>First venture from nest, June 3: “ So what are you looking at?” </ul>
<ul>Food handoff, June 5 (1) </ul>
<ul>Food handoff, June 5 (2) </ul>
<ul>Food handoff, June 5 (3) </ul>
<ul>Adult, June 8 </ul>
<ul>Juvenile, June 8 </ul>
<ul>Juvenile, June 8 </ul>
Juvenile pursuing parent with prey, June 8
Juvenile grabbing prey from parent, June 8
<ul>Juvenile with gopher, June 8 </ul>
<ul>Two of four Juveniles in Brood 2, June 13 </ul>
<ul>Juvenile swallowing gopher, June 13 </ul>
<ul>Siblings fighting for dinner, June 13 Photo by Sharon Anthony </ul>
<ul>Food handoff, June 17 (1) </ul>
<ul>Food handoff, June 17 (2) </ul>
<ul>Food handoff, June 17 (3) </ul>
<ul>Food handoff, June 17 (4) </ul>
<ul>Food handoff, June 17 (5) </ul>
<ul>Food handoff, June 17 (6) </ul>
<ul>Food handoff, June 17 (7) </ul>
<ul>Juvenile, June 17 </ul>
<ul>Juvenile with gopher, June 17 (1) </ul>
<ul>Juvenile with gopher, June 17 (2) </ul>
<ul>Juvenile with gopher, June 17 (3) </ul>
<ul>Juvenile with gopher, June 17 (4) </ul>
<ul>Juvenile with gopher, June 17 (5) </ul>
<ul>Juvenile with gopher, June 17 (6) </ul>
<ul>Juvenile with gopher, June 17 (7) </ul>
<ul>Juvenile with gopher, June 17 (8) </ul>
<ul>Adult with material for Nest No. 3, June 24 </ul>
<ul>Nest 3 in top of large oak tree, July 21 </ul>
<ul>Adult delivering food to Nest 3, July 24 </ul>
<ul>Adult delivering food to Nest 3, August 6 </ul>
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White-tailed Kites at Lake Hodges

  1. 1. <ul>The White-tailed Kites of Lake Hodges Presentation by Robert Harrington Sponsored by San Deguito River Park September 17, 2011 </ul><ul>© Robert Harrington 2011 </ul>
  2. 2. <ul>Birds of Lake Hodges <li>My personal observations </li></ul>Clark's Grebe Western Grebe Pied-billed Grebe Double-crested Cormorant Great Blue Heron Green Heron Great Egret Snowy Egret Black-crowned Night Heron Mallard American Wigeon Northern Shoveler Turkey Vulture Northern Harrier White-tailed Kite Cooper's Hawk Red-tailed Hawk Golden Eagle Bald Eagle Osprey Prairie Falcon American Kestrel California Quail American Coot Gull (various) Forster's Tern Mourning Dove Anna's Hummingbird Nuttall's Woodpecker Black Phoebe Say's Phoebe Ash-throated Flycatcher Cassin's Kingbird Western Kingbird Loggerhead Shrike Western Scrub-Jay American Crow Common Raven Northern Rough-winged Swallow Tree Swallow Bushtit Bewick's Wren House Wren Wrentit Blue-gray Gnatcatcher Western Bluebird Northern Mockingbird California Thrasher American Pipit Phainopepla Yellow-rumped Warbler Common Yellowthroat Black-headed Grosbeak Blue Grosbeak California Towhee Song Sparrow White-crowned Sparrow Western Meadowlark Red-winged Blackbird Hooded Oriole House Finch Lesser Goldfinch American Goldfinch House Sparrow
  3. 3. <ul>The White-tailed Kites of Lake Hodges In early 2011 a pair of White-tailed Kites established a nest in the vicinity of the Piedras Pintadas Trail and raised 4 young. In April they built another nest (No. 2) and raised 4 more. In July they built another nest (No. 3) and raised 2 more. Reference info: </ul><ul><ul><li>Monogomous pairs are formed in December
  4. 4. Both of pair help in building nest
  5. 5. Female incubates four eggs for 30-32 days
  6. 6. Male brings food during incubation
  7. 7. Young fly 30-35 days after hatching
  8. 8. Parents continue to feed young for approx. one month </li></ul></ul>
  9. 9. Estimated Chronology White-tailed Kites of Lake Hodges, 2011
  10. 10. <ul>Trail Map, Lake Hodges South </ul>
  11. 11. <ul>Brood no. 1 (2 of 4), April 12 </ul>
  12. 12. <ul>Brood No. 1, April 12 </ul>
  13. 13. <ul>Adult, April 12 </ul>
  14. 14. <ul>Nest No. 2, April 22 </ul>
  15. 15. <ul>Nest Tree No. 2 seen from Piedras Pintadas Trail </ul>
  16. 16. <ul>Male delivering food, April 22 </ul>
  17. 17. <ul>Adult in Nest, May 4 </ul>
  18. 18. <ul>Male having his share, May 5 </ul>
  19. 19. <ul>Male delivering portion to nest, May 5 </ul>
  20. 20. <ul>Young in nest, May 26 </ul>
  21. 21. <ul>Male delivering food, May 26 </ul>
  22. 22. <ul>Young in nest, May 30 </ul>
  23. 23. <ul>First venture from nest, June 3 </ul>
  24. 24. <ul>First venture from nest, June 3: Looking for something to grab on to </ul>
  25. 25. <ul>First venture from nest, June 3: Getting lesson on the law of gravity </ul>
  26. 26. <ul>First venture from nest, June 3: Pulling up </ul>
  27. 27. <ul>First venture from nest, June 3: “ So what are you looking at?” </ul>
  28. 28. <ul>Food handoff, June 5 (1) </ul>
  29. 29. <ul>Food handoff, June 5 (2) </ul>
  30. 30. <ul>Food handoff, June 5 (3) </ul>
  31. 31. <ul>Adult, June 8 </ul>
  32. 32. <ul>Juvenile, June 8 </ul>
  33. 33. <ul>Juvenile, June 8 </ul>
  34. 34. Juvenile pursuing parent with prey, June 8
  35. 35. Juvenile grabbing prey from parent, June 8
  36. 36. <ul>Juvenile with gopher, June 8 </ul>
  37. 37. <ul>Two of four Juveniles in Brood 2, June 13 </ul>
  38. 38. <ul>Juvenile swallowing gopher, June 13 </ul>
  39. 39. <ul>Siblings fighting for dinner, June 13 Photo by Sharon Anthony </ul>
  40. 40. <ul>Food handoff, June 17 (1) </ul>
  41. 41. <ul>Food handoff, June 17 (2) </ul>
  42. 42. <ul>Food handoff, June 17 (3) </ul>
  43. 43. <ul>Food handoff, June 17 (4) </ul>
  44. 44. <ul>Food handoff, June 17 (5) </ul>
  45. 45. <ul>Food handoff, June 17 (6) </ul>
  46. 46. <ul>Food handoff, June 17 (7) </ul>
  47. 47. <ul>Juvenile, June 17 </ul>
  48. 48. <ul>Juvenile with gopher, June 17 (1) </ul>
  49. 49. <ul>Juvenile with gopher, June 17 (2) </ul>
  50. 50. <ul>Juvenile with gopher, June 17 (3) </ul>
  51. 51. <ul>Juvenile with gopher, June 17 (4) </ul>
  52. 52. <ul>Juvenile with gopher, June 17 (5) </ul>
  53. 53. <ul>Juvenile with gopher, June 17 (6) </ul>
  54. 54. <ul>Juvenile with gopher, June 17 (7) </ul>
  55. 55. <ul>Juvenile with gopher, June 17 (8) </ul>
  56. 56. <ul>Adult with material for Nest No. 3, June 24 </ul>
  57. 57. <ul>Nest 3 in top of large oak tree, July 21 </ul>
  58. 58. <ul>Adult delivering food to Nest 3, July 24 </ul>
  59. 59. <ul>Adult delivering food to Nest 3, August 6 </ul>
  60. 60. <ul>Juvenile from Nest 3, first day out of nest, August 8 </ul>
  61. 61. <ul>Second Juvenile from Nest 3, August 8 </ul>
  62. 62. <ul>Juvenile from Nest 3, August 11 </ul>
  63. 63. <ul>Juvenile from Nest 3, August 15 </ul>
  64. 64. <ul>NOTES <li>This presentation is posted here:
  65. 65. http://robert-harrington.com/photos/110820kites/
  66. 66. See also a presentation on the Grebes of Lake Hodges here:
  67. 67. http://robert-harrington.com/photos/1108617grebes/ </li></ul>

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