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The Raptor at The Dish | by Jill Clardy
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The Raptor at The Dish

One more image of the white-tailed kite that I posted yesterday - he rested briefly between hunting trips on this barren bush. I thought the giant radio dish in the background made a nice contrast. It was a very hazy day, thus the smudged sky.

 

From the Stanford website:

In the foothills behind Stanford University sits a 150-foot (46 meters) diameter radio telescope which has come to be known simply as The Dish. Originally constructed in the 1960's to probe the scattering properties of the Earth's ionosphere, the Dish has been utilized in numerous research pursuits in its 30-plus years of existence.

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Taken on February 13, 2011