White-tailed Kites in flight - California

 

Just a couple of photographs oh White-tailed Kites in-flight:

Juvenile White-tailed Kite flying by - CA

Juvenile White-tailed Kite flying by - CA

“1st-fall birds have boldly scaled brownish-white upperwing coverts and backs, and a rusty/cinnamon wash on the breast that is gone by winter.” - source: HawkWatch

Adult White-tailed Kite in-flight with prey - California, USA

Adult White-tailed Kite in-flight with prey - California, USA

Here is a comparison photograph of an adult kite, and its plumage, flying in with a just caught rodent.

I photograph these beautiful birds of prey on my Spring trip to the West Coast, California.


 

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