Agree with Swallow-tailed Kite. A STK has the strongly angled wings and shape of a frigatebird. Tropicbirds look like white pigeons, with shortish wings, fast wingbeats, etc.; plus they are certainly in the area now. And, a tropicbird would appear inland only during or after a tropical storm, and none have been around this year so far.
Harry LeGrand Raleigh, NC
On Sat, Jul 22, 2017 at 4:39 PM, Christopher Hill <Chill...> wrote:
> I wonder about a Swallow-tailed Kite. > > C Hill > Conway, SC > > On Jul 22, 2017, at 3:09 PM, M Howell <carolinabirds...> wrote: > > > > A friend reported to me at 2:48 pm a Whitetailed Tropicbird sighted > while riding on I95 just north of Walterboro (NE of Charleston). Described > as looking like a smaller all white Frigatebird with black tips on the > wings. > > > > Anyone else seeing this bird? > > > > Mae Howell > > Goldsboro NC > >