Date: 7/1/18 5:10 pm From: Jay Jones <jonesjay62...> Subject: Re: eBird: Swallow-tailed Kites
Really, Leslie? You know, I did the same thing leading a bird trip at Bombay Hook a few years back. Wish I could claim excitement over a Swallow-tailed Kite! Very embarrassing for me...
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> On Jul 1, 2018, at 7:05 PM, Leslie Peacock <lesliepeacock...> wrote:
> 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...> wrote:
>> 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.
>> https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S46896382 >>
>> https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S46687449 >>
>> Dan Scheiman
>> eBird Reviewer
>> Little Rock, AR
> Leslie Peacock
> Managing Editor
> Arkansas Times