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White-tailed Kites: An essay in photos

New Here on the West Coast of the United States we only have one type of Kite that we see with any regularity- the White-tailed Kite. A small raptor with a hint of elegance about its fluid, sweeping wing beats, … Continue reading

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Anatomy of a photo #72: The White-tailed Kite’s Tongue

New I captured this photograph (it is one of many) of a White-tailed Kite (Elanus leucurus) cleaning its beak, after I had watched it devour a mouse. For eighteen minutes, I lay on the damp, almost marshy ground, unmoving while I … Continue reading

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Anatomy of a photo #66: White-tailed Kite in flight

I really like my birds of prey, so one day, as I was driving down the road and saw two White-tailed Kites flying fairly low over a field, I pulled over and found myself a good spot to try taking … Continue reading

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