Date: 3/9/17 4:22 am From: Alice Horst <ahorst...> Subject: [BRDBRAIN] Swallow-tailed Kite "MIA"
I saw this report today. I am in Miami and will start watching his nest from last year.
MIA faced harsh headwinds this weekend as he attempted to cross the Gulf of Mexico - weather that could have resulted in his death. We know that Swallow-tailed Kites can endure no more than 4 days of over-water flight before becoming unable to continue. However, MIA veered east in time, with the help of a slight shift in wind direction, and found refuge on Cuba 95 miles east of Havana. The winds have calmed and shifted to southerly, providing a tailwind that will ensure an easy final leg of to Florida and an arrival close to home.
Alice Horst, Marion County FL
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