Subject: Nisqually Kite
Date: May 01 10:23:53 1995
From: "James R. Lyles, Technical Publications Editor, Tacoma, WA "<jrlyles at wrdmail.er.usgs.gov> - "James R. Lyles, Technical Publications Editor, Tacoma, WA "<jrlyles at wrdmail.er.usgs.gov>



MBEB1215 at delphi.com (4/29) wondered whether they were reasonable
in identifying a Black-shouldered Kite / White-tailed Kite at
the Nisqually NWR.

Yes, it is reasonable. I know of at least two kites there in
the past handful of years. Four years ago, I studied an adult
Black-shouldered Kite at moderately close range there. About
two (?) years ago, Thais Bock published a report (in The Tahoma
Audubon Society's periodical _The Towhee_) of another kite
at the refuge. (It may have been an immature.) Neither bird
tarried there for long.

--Cheers, Jim Lyles
jrlyles at maildwatcm.wr.usgs.gov