Date: 3/1/18 5:34 pm
From: Andy Keister <akeister110...>
Subject: Re: MS kite, Koch property, Northampton County
They've nested in NJ. Based on eBird, this sighting is the first sighting
north of Belize in 2018.

Andy Keister

On Mar 1, 2018 7:34 PM, "Ann Pettigrew" <rook185...> wrote:

> Does anyone happen to know the farthest north Mississippi kites nest? I
> always think of them as being a southern bird but they seem to show up
> every year in PA.
> Thanks!
> Ann C. Pettigrew, V.M.D.
> York, PA
> <rook185...>
> “The greatness of a nation and its moral progress can be judged by the way
> its animals are treated.”
> ― Mahatma Gandhi
> > On Feb 28, 2018, at 1:11 PM, DAVID KOCH <davilene...> wrote:
> >
> > Knowing that today's warmth and time of year would push early raptor
> migrants north, I went outside at 10 this morning and wasn't disappointed
> in the half hour I sat looking. The subadult MS kite came off the ridge
> that runs NE through our valley and actually came in right overhead and
> relatively low. I watched it for several minutes and it eventually
> disappeared over the far eastern horizon in the direction of the Jersey
> Alpha fields. However, I don't know how many, if any, birders were over
> there this morning looking for the gyr or if anyone over there picked it
> up. Other species seen, in addition to vultures, were a kestrel, 3 Cooper's
> hawks, a sharpie, 3 red-shouldered hawks, several redtails (some were no
> doubt locals), lots of Canada geese, and a great blue heron.
> > Arlene Koch Easton, PA Northampton County <davilene...>
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