adventures in nature

white-tailed kite

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white-tailed kite / Elanus leucurus
Berkeley, CA

There’s something other-worldly about these birds … an ethereal white body like an angel combined with coal-rimmed eyes of deep shining red, they float and dance in the air like a flower petal caught in the wind moving from one invisible island to the next. To get so close to one perched was exciting.

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