I regularly have Mississippi Kites nesting in my neighborhood as well, in Bissonet Plaza, right off Power Boulevard.
I happened to go by St. Rita's in Harahan yesterday and observed a large kettle of kites, over a dozen, riding the thermals above the school building.
I agree with Nancy, in that they seemed to arrive later this year. I always thought it was in March, but I could be wrong.
As Jon noted, they like to perch on the power lines, and I see them by my church, St. Philip Neri, as well as along Kawanee, from Power to Houma.
They are always tormented by the crows, who seem to run the neighborhood around here, but I am happy they are sticking it out and building their nests here once again.
From: Lana downing <lanadowning...>
To: LABIRD-L <LABIRD-L...>
Sent: Tue, May 15, 2018 5:38 pm
Subject: Re: [LABIRD-L] Mississippi Kite Question
That is, I saw a Mississippi Kite being chased by a Mockingbird over our house in Franklin.
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> On May 15, 2018, at 4:55 PM, Nancy L Newfield <nancy...> wrote:
> 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.
> Nancy L Newfield
> Casa Colibrí
> Metairie, Louisiana USA