Black kite
March 1 2010


Birds migration: Black kites (Milvus migrans)
Report of March 1 2010

Dear reader,

The black kites migration back to their breeding habitat is in full action. Just gorgeous! And by the migration back from Africa they make a stop at the garbage dump of Los Barrios, where we had been yesterday - in bad weather - and today with much better weather. BUT: yesterday there was a much bigger number of black kites as today. A big part of them obviously used the good weather to continue their migration. But we hope very much to meet other big troops!

At a dull grey Sunday ...

... everywhere were sitting ...

... our beloved black kites. There were hundreds and hundreds of them.

Today we met - as already mentioned - much less, but ...

... these showed us their terrific flying skills:

They are that quick, that ...

... you never can foresee their fast and extremely skillful maneuvers:

But sometimes they really do the favor and ...

... pass by, quite closely:

Yesterday a smaller white stork troop overflew the garbage dump of Los Barrios and disappeared in northern direction:

Enthralled greetings!

Birgit Kremer

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