Date: 8/4/17 1:06 pm
From: Nate Dias (via carolinabirds Mailing List) <carolinabirds...>
Subject: Re: Swallow-tailed kites near Derby, NC
My guess is they are being attracted to the big cattle pasture there -
feeding on Grasshoppers and June Bugs if the latter are present.
That's what attracts them to the pastures and hayfields at the big
South Carolina Kite concentrations like Allendale and Millet.

Nathan Dias - Charleston SC

On Fri, Aug 4, 2017 at 9:29 AM, Fogo, Laura <laura_fogo...> wrote:
> Hello Alicia,
> Wow! That is a stretch there in xeric uplands! That intersection is on the
> Montgomery/Richmond County line! There are some farm ponds around.
> Drowning Creek, trib. of Lumber is near. Thanks for sharing, Laura
> Laura Fogo, Fish and Wildlife Biologist
> Partners for Fish and Wildlife Program
> US Fish and Wildlife Service
> Southern Pines Sub Office
> P.O. Box 119
> Southern Pines, NC 28388
> 910-695-3323 ext. 13 (0ffice)
> 910-695-3322 (fax)
> 704-695-5947 (mobile)
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> On Thu, Aug 3, 2017 at 1:46 PM, Alicia Jackson <carolinabirds...>
> wrote:
>> Hi, a friend who isn't on the listserve is currently watching several
>> swallow-tailed and Mississippi kites on Hwy. 73 at the intersection with
>> Windblow Rd. near Derby, NC. Probably Richmond Co., or western Moore?
>> That's all I know!
>> -Alicia Jackson
>> Southern Pines, NC
>> Sent from my iPhone
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