Date: 7/16/17 12:59 pm
From: Brush Freeman <brushfreeman...>
Subject: [texbirds] Re: Mississippi Kite - Travis County
That is great! We had a continuing MIKI, one of two,
at Webberville this AM which Ebird flags for Travis Co.
On Sun, Jul 16, 2017 at 2:42 PM Jean Martin <jeanmartin...>
wrote:

> Texbirders,
>
>
> I was surprised this morning to see an adult Mississippi Kite soaring low
> over a street in my neighborhood of NW Austin (a mile northeast of the
> Arboretum area). I feel confident about the identity of the kite, as I
> could see the dark gray trailing edges of the wings and dark undertail,
> with
> lighter gray underbody and leading edges of wings and lighter head. Also, I
> was birding in the Texas Panhandle for five days earlier this month and saw
> dozens of Mississippi Kites from various angles and distances. Since this
> isn't a species seen regularly in the county during summer, I checked the
> TOS Handbook of Texas Birds and found that Travis County is right on the
> edge of their breeding range.
>
>
>
> I checked eBird and noticed that Byron Stone reported having seen two adult
> MIKIs in the Northwest Hills area of Austin 4 days ago (7/12). The location
> where I spotted the one individual is about 3 miles NNE of the location
> Byron marked on the eBird map. So, Austin birders, keep your eyes open for
> these lovely kites.
>
>
>
> Jean Martin
>
> Austin
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