Date: 7/1/18 5:06 pm
From: Leslie Peacock <lesliepeacock...>
Subject: Re: eBird: Swallow-tailed Kites
I saw a pair of swallow-tailed kites probably at least 20 years ago now at
the White River, south of Tichenor, I believe. They swooped right overhead
really low toward the water; it was thrilling. In the field west of the
river were a number of Mississippi kites -- like a kettle. Great birding
day. I was so happy I locked my keys in the car when I went to report to
friends at Merrisach Lake.

On Sun, Jul 1, 2018 at 11:38 AM, Daniel Scheiman <birddan...>

> 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.
> Dan Scheiman
> eBird Reviewer
> Little Rock, AR

*Leslie Peacock*
*Managing Editor*
*Arkansas Times*

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