Date: 7/27/20 8:32 pm From: Paul Sullivan <paultsullivan...> Subject: [obol] Re: White-tailed Kites in Yamhill county
On Jan 13, 2020, I saw a pair of White-tailed Kites sitting together in a bush in an area where they've had young in the past. That was NW of Willamina on Allen Rd. I haven't seen them in subsequent visits to the area. Maybe I should take another look.
I'll ask Linda Fink if she found them on her raptor routes in that area this past winter.
--------------------------- [obol] Re: White-tailed Kite Family - Coos • From: Tim Rodenkirk <timrodenkirk@xxxxxxxxx> • To: Don Henise <kiskadee3@xxxxxxx> • Date: Mon, 27 Jul 2020 07:17:57 -0700 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.