Date: 7/31/17 1:19 pm From: Jay V Huner <jvh0660...> Subject: Re: [LABIRD-L] STKIs?
Might be on Bayou Rapides Road. Might be between LA 1200 x Bayou Rapides Road and where Bayou Rapides Road intersects LA 121 where sorghum has just been harvested. However, might be between LA 1200 and LA 1 at Boyce as there are bean fields in that direction as well.
Jay Huner // Cotile Lake
----- Original Message ----- From: "Steve Shively -FS" <steveshively...> To: "labird listserve Bulletin Board for Dissemination of Information on Louisiana Birds Bulletin Board for Dissemination of Information on Louisiana Birds <LABIRD-L...> (<LABIRD-L...>)" <LABIRD-L...> Cc: "Jay V Huner (<jvh0660...>)" <jvh0660...>, "Jay Huner \"piku\" \"piku\" <piku...> (<piku...>)" <piku...> Sent: Monday, July 31, 2017 3:02:48 PM Subject: STKIs?
Just got a report from a non-birder (lifelong hunter/outdoorsman) of 15-20 "kite-like" birds with forked tails swooping low over a bean field near Cotile Lake, Rapides Parish. He thought they may have been trying to flush up insects. When he used the word "kite" he was referring to the shape of the tails, like that of a kite, not to a specific group of raptors. When shown field guide image of Mississippi kite he looked long and said "maybe." When shown field guide image of swallow-tailed kite he immediately said "that's it." But he didn't notice contrasting black and white pattern. Said the sun was in his eyes. For what it's worth.
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Stephen H Shively Wildlife Biologist
Forest Service Kisatchie National Forest, Calcasieu Ranger District
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