White Tailed Kite at Waterfront

Kite nest

This white tailed kite nest was spotted on a pole at the waterfront, just south of Division Street.

Thanks to Carolyn Almond who pointed it out to me. The bird was not around when I went down to look, but Carolyn and her friend, who were on their daily walk, got a good look at it. It’s gray above with black shoulders, white below with black wrist patches, according to my bird book.


  1. Hi Kathy,
    I definitely don’t want to ruffle any feathers, but I believe the bird your lady friends saw at the Division St. Port nest is an Osprey, which are very common throughout the Pacific NW. I photographed the “Sea Eagle” barely a month ago in that location. They fish Lake River and the Columbia, and nearly all northwest waters on a daily basis.

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