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.