Date: 5/18/20 10:12 am
From: John Connors (via carolinabirds Mailing List) <carolinabirds...>
Subject: Mississippi Kite near downtown Raleigh
Hi All.
For three days in a row a few birders in the Mordecai neighborhood just
north of downtown Raleigh have reported seeing a Mississippi Kite. Today
was my turn. The bird was seen soaring above the neighborhood, going
nowhere fast. It circled a few times, but mostly kept its nose to the wind
and just hovered and soared for a good 15 minutes before I finally lost
sight of it.
A few years back I noticed and reported on two kites that frequented our
downtown neighborhood, but don't know if they ever nested. Will keep my
eyes in the sky for this one.
John Connors
Raleigh, NC

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