Nesting of Whistling Kites

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Subject: Nesting of Whistling Kites
From: Martin Butterfield <>
Date: Thu, 14 Oct 2021 13:01:11 +1100
The plot thickens.  A bird was sitting in the nest this morning and a second bird delivered a prey item to it.  I couldn't get a good look at the prey but it didn't look fish-shaped - more like a medium sized rodent.  The Uber-Eats service departed soon after delivery and after several minutes feeding the sitting bird aso flow off.

On Thu, 14 Oct 2021 at 06:53, Martin Butterfield <m("","martinflab");">> wrote:
A couple of months ago we saw a Whistling Kite carrying sticks into a copse of Angophoras next to our house,  Eventually we saw the nest, clearly visible from our deck.  The birds started sitting in it and (after a pause of about 3 days during a very gusty period) a bird occupied the nest for most of September.  Then they left the nest and after a couple of days were seen carrying sticks to a different part of the copse.  I have yet to spot the (presumed) new nest.   Yesterday a bird spent most of the day sitting in the old nest.  

Are they in fact laying eggs in this process or just practicing building a nest?

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