Date: 6/22/18 11:18 am From: Steven Liffmann - <sliffmann...> <sliffmann...> Subject: Re: [LABIRD-L] Mississippi kites
I'm seeing the same in Algiers Point along the river. Plenty of dragonflies around as of recent, also, quite a show yesterday afternoon while a lot was being bushhoged. Lots of low level maneuvering.
Best regards, Steven Liffmann 266 Abalon CourtNew Orleans, La. 70114Cell# 504.416.1615Tel# 504.368.0961 Fax# 504.368.0962 Website: www.yoursourceforstone.com ------ Original message------From: Cathy DiSalvoDate: Fri, Jun 22, 2018 1:04 PMTo: <LABIRD-L...>;Cc: 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.....