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Roadkill survivor update ….

June 29, 2011

Remember this bird …?

Black-shouldered kite Photo by Brenda Lacey-Smith

On Saturday it was released almost exactly where the accident occurred. Volunteer Sue said: “The kite was quiet until we reached the area it was to be released in and then only did it start moving about in the box. There was another kite on the telephone lines and as soon as ‘our’ bird was out of the box, the other bird came bolting over, was quite a fulfilling sight to watch the two of them ducking and diving overhead! It didn’t take too long for the two of them to fly off together.” 

 

The recovery

Photos by Sue Gijzen   Black-shouldered Kite (Elanus caeruleus)

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One Comment leave one →
  1. neilaldridge permalink
    September 7, 2011 12:59 pm

    Seeing that picture it’s hard to really believe he survived let alone recovered to be released. Think I may tweet this…

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