Date: 5/15/18 3:06 pm
From: Wise, Jon <Wise...>
Subject: Re: [LABIRD-L] [EXTERNAL] [LABIRD-L] Mississippi Kite Question
My experience in Metairie near the lake this spring is pretty consistent with the last five years or so. We have a regular group of kites who perch on the power lines on Avron between Clearview Parkway and Transcontinental. I hear and see them every night now above my home on Purdue Drive, sometimes seeing as many as five circling above. They are not particularly shy of humans or automobiles and everyone seems to give them their space.

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> On May 15, 2018, at 4:55 PM, Nancy L Newfield <nancy...> wrote:
> This Message originated outside of Chaffe McCall's system.
> LABIRDers,
> Last week or so, there was a query about Mississippi Kites nesting in
> urban/suburban areas. I responded that they nest in my neighborhood and I
> am seeing 2 or 3 daily. However, driving around Metairie, I am not sure
> that I am seeing as many as in previous years.
> It seemed that they arrived later than usual. Maybe I am just remembering
> July and August when young are on the wing. I would like to hear other
> folks's take on this.
> Please post to the list so all can benefit from your opinions.
> Nan
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> Nancy L Newfield
> Casa Colibrí
> Metairie, Louisiana USA
> <nancy...>
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