beautiful. On this account it has sometimes been called the Gled, or the gliding bird.
The kite is very much dreaded and disliked by those who have ducks and chickens,
because it carries them off for food. It also eats frogs and moles: it is said that more
than twenty of the latter have been found in one Kite's nest. It is a cowardly bird,
and does not attack any animal that is strong enough to defend itself. Its nest is
usually built between the forked branches of some tall tree in the thickest part of the
forest; and if you could look into one of them in the spring, you would probably see
three eggs, almost white, but a little tinged with blue.