. California fish and game. Fisheries -- California; Game and game-birds -- California; Fishes -- California; Animal Population Groups; Pêches; Gibier; Poissons. KITE IN CALIFORNIA 193 RESULTS Communal Night Roosting The main Goleta Valley kite roost was discovered in October 1965 in a mixed live oak-willow grove on More Mesa, an extensive grassland area at the southeast corner of the study area. This roost was occupied until mid-November 1965, when the kites moved approximately f mile northeast to a dense live oak stand. This second site was within 200 yards of a housing development and immed

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. California fish and game. Fisheries -- California; Game and game-birds -- California; Fishes -- California; Animal Population Groups; Pêches; Gibier; Poissons. KITE IN CALIFORNIA 193 RESULTS Communal Night Roosting The main Goleta Valley kite roost was discovered in October 1965 in a mixed live oak-willow grove on More Mesa, an extensive grassland area at the southeast corner of the study area. This roost was occupied until mid-November 1965, when the kites moved approximately f mile northeast to a dense live oak stand. This second site was within 200 yards of a housing development and immed
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. California fish and game. Fisheries -- California; Game and game-birds -- California; Fishes -- California; Animal Population Groups; Pêches; Gibier; Poissons. KITE IN CALIFORNIA 193 RESULTS Communal Night Roosting The main Goleta Valley kite roost was discovered in October 1965 in a mixed live oak-willow grove on More Mesa, an extensive grassland area at the southeast corner of the study area. This roost was occupied until mid-November 1965, when the kites moved approximately f mile northeast to a dense live oak stand. This second site was within 200 yards of a housing development and immediately adjacent to ranch buildings and pasture. The final move of the season occurred on De- cember 23, 1966 to a relatively small clump of eucalyptus trees 330 yards southwest of the second location. The 1966-67, 1967-68 seasons followed a similar pattern of occasional changes in roost location. Relative changes in numbers of the birds using the main roost showed similar patterns during the three years of the study. During the fall there was a gradual increase in birds utilizing the main roost to a peak population in early winter. In mid-January the birds using the main communal night roost began to dwindle because they remained in nesting territories at the onset of breeding season (Figure 4). We are confident that there was only one main roost utilized at a given time in the study area. 60 V) o o 0C I- X o 50 40 < 3 O O 30 < 20 Q 5 I0r ROOSTING. NESTING DISPERSAL OJ L. CD -O 0) .Q E o e ID O Q. (J O > o to 4) jO E o> u <v Q o C o X) o o Q. < o c 3 "3 (A < FIGURE 4. Kite use of communal roosts.. Please note that these images are extracted from scanned page images that may have been digitally enhanced for readability - coloration and appearance of these illustrations may not perfectly resemble the original work.. California. Dept. of Fish and Game; California. Fish and Game Commission; California. Division of Fish and Game. [San Francisco, etc. ] Sta
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