At 8:18 a.m., during a heavy rain, Bryant Will, retired DOW Officer called to tell me he saw a Swallow-tailed Kite near his home. After careful searching, I, with the help of Tammy Gonzales, was able to re-find the bird near Oak and 14th, 2 1/2 hours later, several blocks from Bryant's home. Local birders, Jane Stulp and Duane Nelson also saw the bird with us and Duane's brief sighting was at approximately, 12:05 p.m. This sighting was the last. We have continued to look for the bird until this posting but it has not been re-found. I will be posting Bryant's photo as the finder.
For any person wanting to see this bird, please note it is extremely erratic and I can not give specific directions to it, unfortunately. It was flying with the various flocks of Mississppii Kites on a couple of occasions. I wish to thank Bryant and Linda Will for calling me about this great find.