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Old November 9th, 2006, 04:16 AM   #1
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White tailed kite

Don DesJardin's combination of 3 clips shows this kite making 6 attempts to steady his head to focus within 20 seconds ... similar hunting strategy to kestrel. My first viewing of this species ... exciting and beautiful.

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Old November 9th, 2006, 08:01 AM   #2
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Great shots and a lovely bird

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Old November 11th, 2006, 11:34 PM   #3
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Don, Brendan,

A very nice piece of footage!!!
I grew up where white tailed kites were common. They were nearly wiped out by egg collectors in the earlier years before protection. I never understood that until I climbed to a nest and looked at a clutch of eggs. I saw the most beautiful purple marbled eggs you could imagine, I wanted to pick them up, but instead I took a 35 mm slide of the nest with the eggs, climbed down, placed moth balls around the base of the tree and left. they fledged 4 out of that nest. I used to have some 16mm film of them. That was 1970, a couple days ago.
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