I didn't find the White-Tailed Kite but there were alot of great birds out
there!!!  Here they are:
  Double Crested Cormorant
Great Egret
Turkey Vulture
Black Vulture
Sharp-Shinned Hawk (2)
Red-Tailed Hawk (2 soaring together and calling)
Red-Shouldered Hawk
Bald Eagle (2- one adult, one 1st year immature)
Northern Harrier (3- all immatures)
American Kestrel (3- two males, one female)
Red-Bellied Woodpecker
Downy Woodpecker
Eastern Phoebe (many)
Blue Jay
Carolina Chickadee
Gray Catbird
Blue-Gray Gnatcatcher
Ruby-Crowned Kinglet
Yellow-Rumped Warbler
Palm Warbler (Many)
Common Yellowthroat
Rufous-Sided Towhee
Savannah Sparrow
Eastern Bluebird

A very nice day in Hernando County; thanks for the information!  If you see
the White-Tailed Kite again, please let me know!!  Thank you!

Scott Merrill
Temple Terrace, Florida
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----- Original Message -----
From: "Bev and Al Hansen" <[log in to unmask]>
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Sent: Thursday, October 26, 2000 11:11 AM
Subject: [FLORIDABIRDS-L] White-tailed Kite in Hernando County

> This morning Al and I found a White-tailed Kite in Weekiwachee Preserve in
> Hernando County.  We first located the bird when we heard it give its
> chirpy call, as it sat in the top of a tree.  When it flushed, we only saw
> its silhouette and an impression of white on the underside, as it flew
> the sun.  Fifteen minutes later we heard it again, as we walked south on
> the paved road.  This time when the bird flushed, it circled directly
> us several times, giving us great views of all its field marks.
> To reach Weekiwachee Preserve, from the intersection of US-19 and Spring
> Hill Drive (CR-574) in Spring Hill, Hernando County, turn west from the
> traffic light onto Osowaw Blvd. (CR-595), and follow the road through a
> right and left turn, then turn right to the parking lot for the Preserve
> (0.7 miles from the traffic light). Walk north on the paved road.  Our
> second sighting of the kite was on the paved road between the first and
> second trails heading to the left.  Our first sighting can be reached by
> walking the second trail to the left, and looking in the first group of
> trees and bushes on the right after a large clearing.  When the bird
> flushed from the paved road, it headed back toward this area.
> Please note new e-mail address.
> Bev Hansen
> Spring Hill, Florida
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