Date: 5/9/17 8:30 pm From: 'Jim Ochsner' <jim_ochsner...> [NEBirds] <NEBirds...> Subject: [NEBirds] Mississippi Kites and more
We observed our first Mississippi Kites, five of them, this late afternoon while sitting on the deck. About the same time a frantic squawking was headed directly toward me, I ducked and they swerved just in time to miss me. “They” were a male Baltimore Oriole chasing a male Orchard Oriole, the latter slamming into the glass patio door. He fluttered on the deck dazed for a few moments and than took flight again.
Some of the more interesting backyard visitors, and regulars, in the last couple days include: