Date: 5/5/18 3:55 pm From: Dana Campbell via CTBirds <ctbirds...> Subject: [CT Birds] Possible Kite in East Hartford
5/5/18 - East Hartford Hockanum River at Scotland Road - 6 pm possible sighting of a Mississippi Kite hunting over the river/marsh to the east of the Scotland Road bridge over the Hockanum. I was driving on a parallel street when I first saw the bird and thought from the grey and white impression it made that it would be a gull of some kind. I pulled over and got up my bins as it was going away at an angle to the NE. It was in a hunting position with its head looking down and had a small curved bill. Thin tapered wings, tail fanned looking short in relation to the body. The bird appeared in my bins as all grey to dark grey underneath and no other markings or tail bands were discerned in the overcast evening light. We will be keeping our eyes peeled to confirm this sighting!
-- The Rev. Dana L. Campbell Interim Rector, Holy Trinity Episcopal Church, Middletown CT <dana.l.campbell...>
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