Date: 8/8/17 11:15 am From: DPratt14 <dpratt14...> Subject: Swallow-tailed Kites in York Co. SC
My cousin, Wallace Foy Pratt, emailed to say he saw 4 Swallow-tailed Kites yesterday over his farm near Smyrna, in York Co., SC (southwest of Charlotte). He is not a birder in the usual sense, but knows the common birds and I doubt he would mistake 4 SWTs. I told him to try to get a photo if they show up again today. I assume these are migrating birds that won't hang around, but you never know.
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