Date: 5/28/18 7:43 am From: Timothy Healy <tph56...> Subject: [nysbirds-l] Mississippi Kite, Hempstead Lake State Park, Nassau
I just had a Mississippi Kite circling low over the treetops near Schodack Pond at Hempstead Lake SP. It was a second year individual with a banded tail. I lost the bird as it kept looping once some kingbirds flew up to harass it, it was low enough that it became obscured by the foliage. I’m currently standing where the view of the sky is more open and keeping an eye out.