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White-tailed Kites

By VNelson
Oyster Bay Regional Park, San Leandro, CA

The male had been offering this vole to its mate on perch or in flight for over two hours. I think they haven't got the hang of it. No exchange occurred while I was there. It's necessary for her to take food in flight from the male as her nourishment while brooding and tending the young in the nest.

Tags: Wildlife and nature

Voters: LexEquine, EMJAYCEE, paulr and 25 more

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LexEquine 13 1 19 United States
29 Mar 2010 8:32PM
Wonderful capture of a moment in time in the life of these two Kites. Great work with the D300...Peter

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10 10 10 England
29 Mar 2010 8:49PM
Awesome photography.
KBan 14 512 4 United Kingdom
29 Mar 2010 9:11PM
superb capture Verne
Iain_Proudfoot 13 40 2 Ireland
29 Mar 2010 9:16PM
Wow. This is a beauty of a photograph.

Regards, Iain.
Briwooly Plus
14 454 6 England
29 Mar 2010 9:22PM
Superb Vern what a great capture

dweezil 12 1 England
29 Mar 2010 9:43PM
Stunning capture
Ingleman 12 9 4
29 Mar 2010 9:54PM
Beautiful light and a nice action shot. Well done.

accipiter 10 61 England
29 Mar 2010 10:26PM
Fabulous capture. A
Tom-Melton 11 2 United Kingdom
30 Mar 2010 7:35AM
excellent capture,a real beauty
gwood 11 2 England
30 Mar 2010 7:41AM
Excellent capture!!
30 Mar 2010 11:20AM
wow...what a image ,,just the way we call them here in India a Black shouldered kites.....Great image captured..
30 Mar 2010 6:39PM
wow, what a catch, Verne, you must have been quick to get this, superb capture,
WL_Harris 11 3 2 United States
30 Mar 2010 7:18PM
Wow this is great, not just a good picture but some good animal behavior.
Excellent info to go with the shot.
tomcat 14 6.4k 15 United Kingdom
30 Mar 2010 8:13PM
One thing Verne!
You only post now and again, but when you do, the upload is certainly worth viewing.
If this had been a British bird captured doing this, I am sure the votes & comments would have hit the roof.

It is an excellent piece of wildlife photography and one that I will remember for a very long time


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