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Five Kites in one tree -- four juveniles and one adult. Kites with Voles in their grip, exchanging one in the air, and devouring others from a perch in a tree. A pair of Coyotes, hunting. Rabbits nibbling grass before dawn. A setting moon. A walk through the Chaparral, Oak Woodland, and Grassland, down Trail 9 and back up Trails 11 and 10.

For more photographs of juvenile and adult kites, perhaps at Jasper Ridge, check out Peter La Tourrette's web sites: <http://www.birdphotography.com/species/wtki.html> for Kites; <http://www.stanford.edu/~petelat1/> for many birds at Jasper Ridge; and <http://www.birdphotography.com/> for everything. For wonderful photos of Kites exchanging prey in the air, and a discussion, see <http://philseu.blogspot.com/>. This is also in the San Francisco Bay Area.

Interesting discoveries at a Messor Ant nest are in "Adventureson a Smaller Scale".
Dawn NibblesDawn Nibbles up CloseFive KitesFive KitesTwo Kites taking FlightFeed Me!Aerial Exchange (1)Aerial Exchange (2)Aerial Exchange (3)Aerial Exchange (4)A Sky full of KitesKite LandingDawn, Kites, & Mt. DiabloKite Lands at DawnLonely Oak and MoonKite and JayResplendent KiteWhite-tailed Kite (Elanus leucurus) at RestJuvenile White-tailed Kite (Elanus leucurus) in FlightTwo Juvenile Kites in Flight