Date: 6/22/18 11:04 am
From: Cathy DiSalvo <cedisalvo1...>
Subject: [LABIRD-L] Mississippi kites
Just saw 19 Mississippi Kites soaring loosely together in a casual circle,
(not really a kettle look,) slowly moving north. Here in a suburb of New
Orleans along the Mississippi River, with quite a few mature live oaks,
they are quite common in spring and summer. Several years ago Lizette
Wroten and myself drove around Harahan and River Ridge one early summer
morning and counted over 68 individual kites , both adult and immature,
over a 2 hour time span. They still remain a fairly common sighting in
this area daily. Sure makes the doldrums of summer birding pleasant!

What were these birds doing? Just "hanging out"? Seems early for
migration.....

Looking forward to fall
Cathy
 
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