Date: 6/4/18 5:51 pm From: Steve Seibel <sseibel999...> Subject: Re: Mississippi Kites-Wichita--incubation has likely begun-- 5/28 and 5/29
I just now happened to notice that incubation on 5/28 falls outside the timeline (one day on the early side) of MIssissippi Kite incubation noted in "Birds of Kansas" (2011). If it is of special interest I may be able to find photos or notes that pin down the incubation on that nest a little more precisely within the 5/25 to 5/28 time frame.
Steve Seibel, Wichita
On Tue, May 29, 2018 at 12:23 PM, Steve Seibel <sseibel999...> wrote:
> Another nest a short distance to the SSE, in a residential > neighborhood (the nest is visible from the park if you know where to > look) also had a kite on it this morning 5/29, and I just now > discerned that a kite was also on the nest when I snapped a > long-distance photo in the morning of 5/28 (I didn't notice the bird > at the time). I took a careful look at that nest w/ binocs in the > evening of 5/25 and it appeared to be unoccupied at the time, though I > did see some activity there on a previous day. It seems likely that > incubation began at that nest sometime between the evening of 5/25 and > the morning of 5/28.