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Black-shouldered Kite: Waiting in the Rain

Black-shouldered Kite, Elanus axillaris

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Just after I found this young bird where it was sitting waiting for a meal, a squall caught both of us by surprise.

It had chosen this spot to watch out over the field where the adult was hunting. It would have a headstart on its siblings getting out to the adult with food.

 

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Taken on October 24, 2021