New Work at The Office

Toward the end of last year, a pair of Black-shouldered Kites— we named them Kitty and Kalev-the Brave— set up and successfully fledged three young.

Well, they are back!   Or so it seems.  Of course they could be completely different birds, but given their relaxed and settled manner, and the way they interact, I’d be pretty certain that we are looking at Kitty and Kalev-the Brave.

Now Bernie the Brown Falcon has a tree in the area that commands a great view across the park and the riverside.  And that is the real estate that Kitty has chosen for her nest, and as the Brown Falcons have already setup at the other end of the paddock, it seems that the Black-shouldered Kites are not only in possession, but already down to the business of house building.
And of course Kalev, is pretty busy finding mice to power her up for the weeks ahead.

For those that travel by The Office, try looking in the first large tree near the carpark entrance.  The rest should be, well, self-explanatory.

Enjoy.

Even the small details are needed to make the nest a home
Even the small details are needed to make the nest a home
The nest is right on the top of the treeline.  Impossible to see from the ground.
The nest is right on the top of the treeline. Impossible to see from the ground.
More superstructure going in.
More superstructure going in.
More to the nest.
More to the nest.
On mouse delivery duty. Our boy provides.
On mouse delivery duty. Our boy provides.
Mouse transfer in the tree tops.
Mouse transfer in the tree tops.
I think the process goes, he won't let go until she has connected, and she won't connect until he lets go.
I think the process goes, he won’t let go until she has connected, and she won’t connect until he lets go.
Kalev on a Tail-flick.
Kalev on a Tail-flick.

 

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8 thoughts on “New Work at The Office

    1. G,day AB. It is as you say a great privilege. We has a quite an interesting learning experience with them last year. Her nest site this year does not quite give us the best photography, but then she didn’t really ask for my advice!

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  1. G,day, Rob,
    Only if you tell me why I can’t ‘Reply’ on my blog to your comment!
    Actually a bit of typo. Should have been Polarscreen.
    Old habit of calling a Polarising Filter, by the name we used to use back in the olden days when it was a piece of sheet material, and didn’t come in those fancy expensive, metal rings.
    You sort of had to turn it about, get the right polarisation and then stick it on the lens with tape.

    Hope that explains.

    DJ

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    1. Indeed it does. Thanks!

      And sorry, I’ve got no idea why you can’t reply to my comment on your blog. One of those technical mysteries! And since it’s your blog, I’ll leave it to you to solve – something to occupy you now that winter’s back.

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