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 Kites Raising Chick

This year in early spring of 2006 we looked out of our window and saw a kite couple in one of the tall pine trees across the street. This became the beginning of an amazing opportunity to get to know what it takes to raise a kite chick.  We watched them mating, building a nest, coming home with prey, and seeing the juvenile taking its first flight to a nearby tree. Later the juvenile took off with its parents to learn to hunt. These images are just a few representing a very large collection of their life during those months. The  pictures are taken with the Nikon D200 and the Nikkor 200-400 f4 VR II lens.



  Go to kites exchanging prey where you can see true aerial acrobatics.  Go to another set of beautiful kites here.



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Last modified: July 22, 2012