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

Sandy B.

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