Wednesday, July 11, 2012
Swallow-tailed Kite on Jekyll in June
Since I don't have any pictures of the release, this a sketch I did last August of Swallow-tailed Kites feeding over a field.
Here is what Tim said: "The release went well. We found a group of about 50 Swallow-tailed Kites feeding in Brantley county. Upon release the bird flew to a tree and perched for about 1/2 hour. It was then seen circling and foraging with other kites, and was seen feeding on the wing.
We have a transmitter on it, so we will try to keep track of it to confirm it is able to feed etc..."
This is a wonderful ending for a young bird. Thanks all of you who were there to help.