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Kites

  1. 1. <ul>The White-tailed Kites of Lake Hodges Presentation by Robert Harrington <li>Sponsored by the San Deguito River Park September 17, 2011 </li></ul>© Robert Harrington 2011
  2. 2. <ul>The White-tailed Kites of Lake Hodges <li>In early 2011 a pair of White-tailed Kites established a nest in the vicinity of the Piedras Pintadas Trail and raised 4 young.
  3. 3. In April they built another nest (No. 2) and raised 4 more.
  4. 4. In July they built another nest (No. 3) and raised 2 more.
  5. 5. Reference info: </li><ul><li>Monogomous pairs are formed in December
  6. 6. Both of pair help in building nest
  7. 7. Female incubates four eggs for 30-32 days
  8. 8. Male brings food during incubation
  9. 9. Young fly 30-35 days after hatching
  10. 10. Parents continue to feed young for approx. one month </li></ul></ul>
  11. 11. <ul>Trail Map, Lake Hodges South </ul>
  12. 12. <ul>Brood no. 1 (2 of 4), April 12 </ul>
  13. 13. <ul>Brood No. 1, April 12 </ul>
  14. 14. <ul>Adult, April 12 </ul>
  15. 15. <ul>Nest No. 2, April 22 </ul>
  16. 16. <ul>Nest Tree No. 2 seen from Piedras Pintadas Trail </ul>
  17. 17. <ul>Male delivering food, April 22 </ul>
  18. 18. <ul>Adult in Nest, May 4 </ul>
  19. 19. <ul>Male having his share, May 5 </ul>
  20. 20. <ul>Male delivering portion to nest, May 5 </ul>
  21. 21. <ul>Young in nest, May 24 </ul>
  22. 22. <ul>Young in nest, May 26 </ul>
  23. 23. <ul>Male delivering food, May 26 </ul>
  24. 24. <ul>Young in nest, May 30 </ul>
  25. 25. <ul>First venture from nest, June 3 </ul>
  26. 26. <ul>First venture from nest, June 3: <li>Looking for something to grab on to </li></ul>
  27. 27. <ul>First venture from nest, June 3: <li>Getting lesson on the law of gravity </li></ul>
  28. 28. <ul>First venture from nest, June 3: <li>Pulling up </li></ul>
  29. 29. <ul>First venture from nest, June 3: <li>“ So what are you looking at?” </li></ul>
  30. 30. <ul>Food handoff, June 5 (1) </ul>
  31. 31. <ul>Food handoff, June 5 (2) </ul>
  32. 32. <ul>Food handoff, June 5 (3) </ul>
  33. 33. <ul>Adult, June 8 </ul>
  34. 34. <ul>Juvenile, June 8 </ul>
  35. 35. <ul>Juvenile, June 8 </ul>
  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>Food handoff, June 17 (1) </ul>
  40. 40. <ul>Food handoff, June 17 (2) </ul>
  41. 41. <ul>Food handoff, June 17 (3) </ul>
  42. 42. <ul>Food handoff, June 17 (4) </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>Juvenile, June 17 </ul>
  47. 47. <ul>Juvenile with gopher, June 17 </ul>
  48. 55. <ul>Adult with material for Nest No. 3, June 24 </ul>

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