“What’s that?” I asked Virginia Guhin, Education Programs Coordinator of the Elkhorn Slough National Estuarine Research Reserve (ES NERR). We walked some of the trails at the reserve, and I had spotted a large bird hovering in mid-air, almost like a helicopter, just with more flapping. Peering through my binoculars, I saw a white bird with black spots on the undersides of the wings.
Guhin knew without binoculars, “White-tailed Kite,” she identified.
Life-bird for me! I had never seen this species of kite before, but Guhin explained that they often hunted in the natural acres of the reserve.
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