Last evening at sundown saw 2 cardinals chasing & harassing a MIKI on JFK at East H. They continued the very intense chase as he circled back & forth across JFK
Never saw that particular dynamic before. Karen Hart
Those of you who get eBird rare bird alerts have seen the two recent Swallow-tailed Kite submissions. One at White River NWR, the other from Russellville. The first is interesting because there hasn’t been a breeding season report from the refuge for 10 years according to eBird. The other is exceptional because there are no previous breeding season reports for the central part of the state. This should not be a hard bird to mis-ID, though that doesn’t necessarily make these sightings correct. I have reached out to both observers. In any case, keep your eyes open as this species may already be on the move; could be birds trying to find their own breeding territory.