Date: 7/6/17 4:09 am From: Sandy Berger <sndbrgr...> Subject: Kites
While common east, west, and south of us, Mississippi Kites arrived in Fort Smith just a few years ago. It still thrills me to see them flying about in town or just perched on a dead branch in Oak Cemetery. Last night I went for a walk in my neighborhood. All of a sudden 15 MIKIs took off from a clump of trees in a yard, and were flying just over the tops of the trees and houses. It was a sight to see. Even my husband was impressed. A lot of birds species are in peril because of loss of habitat. Thankfully some, like MIKIs and Scissortails, can adapt and do quite well in urban settings.