Date: 7/27/20 10:21 am
From: Karl Schneck <keschneckdds...>
Subject: [obol] Re: White-tailed Kite Family - Coos
Farther south in Jackson County they have been almost non-existent this
year. I thought someone reported one north of Medford but now I don't see
anything on the eBird map.

Karl Schneck
Ashland, Oregon
"As age comes on, one source of enjoyment after another is closed, but
nature's sources never fail." John Muir
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On Mon, Jul 27, 2020 at 9:19 AM Alan Contreras <acontrer56...> wrote:

> In Lane County, the only place I have seen kite in summer in recent years
> is in the lower Siuslaw valley on the coast, and only a couple of times.
> Kites are notoriously good at hiding to breed, but I think we’d know if any
> were around Eugene.
> Alan Contreras
> <acontrer56...>
> Eugene, Oregon
> On Jul 27, 2020, at 9:14 AM, Caleb Centanni <caleb...> wrote:
> Hi Tim and all,
> I don't know of any breeding records in the mid-Valley in the last few
> years, and the wintering populations have severely declined. I think there
> were only two reported once in Polk County this winter, and they are absent
> now from most of their normal spots. I'd love to hear if there are more
> records I don't know about, though.
> Congrats to Don and Robyn on a great find!
> Good birding to all,
> Caleb
> On Mon, Jul 27, 2020 at 7:18 AM Tim Rodenkirk <timrodenkirk...>
> wrote:
>> Is this species still breeding in Polk and Yamhill Counties in the
>> Willamette Valley? Any breeding further north? I seem to remember it
>> breeding north to Clatsop County also, but not sure what its status is
>> these days up there. It seems like in general, numbers have been down the
>> past decade- during the winter and possibly also as a breeder?
>> Nice find Don and Robyn! Such a secretive breeder until suddenly the
>> adults are seen with recently fledged young.
>> Happy birding all,
>> Tim Rodenkirk
>> Coos Bay
>> On Sun, Jul 26, 2020 at 9:43 PM Don Henise <kiskadee3...> wrote:
>>> Robyn and I drive the Coquille to Bandon Road - Highway 42S - at least
>>> once a week, sometimes more often. Through the end of April we would
>>> occasionally see one or two White-tailed Kites in the Coquille River
>>> Valley to the west of Parkersburg Road. We wondered if they might nest
>>> in the area. Then we didn't see any through the month of May and only
>>> saw one once in June on the 1st. We had not seen any kites along 42S
>>> until yesterday when I spotted one on a tree. This was a little farther
>>> west right at the 5 mile marker on the highway. We found a spot to pull
>>> over and I walked back to investigate and was surprised to find a family
>>> of 6 individuals - 2 adults and 4 recently fledged young. The adults
>>> were flying around apparently hunting and perching on tree tops. The
>>> four young were sitting together in low bush making us think that they
>>> were very recently fledged.
>>> I have some very poor distant digiscoped photos in my eBird checklist:
>>> --
>>> Don Henise
>>> Myrtle Point, OR
>>> <kiskadee3...>
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