We are relieved that all seven of our GPS/satellite-tracked Swallow-tailed Kites made it back to the U.S safely from their winter destinations in South America. As we have learned from previous years’ tracking, crossing the Gulf of Mexico can be a deadly endeavor for Swallow-tailed Kites.
|Locations of seven GPS/satellite-tracked Swallow-tailed Kites on 24 April 2015|
The concentrations of GPS locations suggest that all seven tagged Swallow-tailed Kites are nesting. Day is using the exact same nest tree as last year, which often happens. All the other kites are very close to where they nested in 2014.
|Nestling Swallow-tailed Kites in a typical nest made of |
cypress twigs and epiphytes. (2011)
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