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White-tailed Kite pair- food offering

VerneN
 

Yesterday I watched for two hours as the male attempted to present a
vole(?) to its mate. I have read that the female remains on the nest
and the male brings her food which is exchanged in mid-air. This seemed
like an unsuccessful practice session. Here she is demonstrating
interest in the offering from her perch in the pines as the male hovered
near. http://www.pbase.com/vnelson/image/122999432
<http://www.pbase.com/vnelson/image/122999432> And here is an
in-flight of the pair where a pass didn't occur.

http://www.pbase.com/vnelson/image/122998218
<http://www.pbase.com/vnelson/image/122998218> Does anyone know if
what I think I am seeing is a normal part of the mating cycle? Also,
I've not seen a nest.