Sunday, August 18, 2013

Mississippi Kite

The time nears when the Mississippi Kites will be heading for South America. They depart in late August through late September. A few days ago, my wife and I saw a flock of 2 or 3 dozen Kites circling over a spot in town. We can only presume they are getting their flight plans in order in preparation for their migration. ;)

I don't see them as much hanging around trees in our neighborhood, but today I saw a couple soaring overhead. This one was hanging out in one of the usual trees. I have no idea if it is one of the family that occupied our tree or not. I don't think it's the little one, because I wouldn't expect him to have full adult plumage this soon - but I could be wrong.

(Mississippi Kite)

Wednesday, August 7, 2013

Mississippi Kite

The young Mississippi Kite in our tree is out learning to hunt most of the time. He hasn't been hanging out in the tree very much lately. I don't know how many more times I'll be able to watch him. I created a montage of my images for a YouTube video for you to enjoy.

(Watching Speckles grow.)