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Black-shouldered Kite: Coming in at Speed

Black-shouldered Kite, Elanus axillaris

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This is one of my 'grinningest :-)' moments with these little kites so far.

This one is coming down from high up, wings tucked in for speed, yet still able to control descent and direction.

A week ago, it could hardly fly in a straight line.

How quickly they gain the skills.

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Taken on June 14, 2020