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