Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Hook-billed Kite nest - Monday June 28, 2010

Bill Clark, Mark Conway, and Mike Miller came out to help locate the nest. Bill and Mark bushwacked into the thicket (with the permission of TNC, of course!) and after laboring for at least 3/4 mile, Mark Conway found the nest - very close to where they entered the thicket. There was one chick (1-2 is normal) and the chick was mostly grown. Here you can see it sitting in the nest facing left - only the eye is really visible.

Needless to say the Hook-billed Kite pair was not pleased with their activities, but they quickly resumed feeding after we cleared out of the area of the nest. Here's the female again.