Date: 6/30/20 12:02 am
From: Brandon Caswell <brandon.caswell83...>
Subject: [ia-bird] Re: Mississippi Kites
I should have mentioned, these shots are not altered, just overexposed a
lot. That's why the background is blown out, to get lit detail on the

Brandon Caswell

On Tuesday, June 30, 2020 at 2:00:29 AM UTC-5, Brandon Caswell wrote:
> A couple shots of the kites, a subadult (1st summer) and adult from
> Father's Day. It was right in front of Fairmeadows Elementary, my alma
> mater 3rd-6th grade. I felt like I was missing a backpack and lunch box. :)
> One thing I noticed years back at Ottumwa was the presence of the breeding
> pair of adults and a subadult. I wonder if their offspring follow them back
> north the following year?
> Best,
> Brandon Caswell
> Marion
> PS. I also included a shot with the red coming through in the flight
> feathers and tail. Too bad a tree barely threw it out of focus.
> On Monday, June 29, 2020 at 12:49:34 PM UTC-5, dnharr wrote:
>> Had to run errands to Des Moines late this morning & thought I'd look for
>> the Miss. Kites reported by Wendy VanDeWall yesterday. Luck was there just
>> before lunch, with 3 perched in high dead branches of the tallest tree
>> behind Fairmeadows Village retirement home. Best viewed from near the
>> corner of Fairlawn Dr. & 26th St.
>> (Thanks, Wendy!)
>> Doug Harr
>> Ogden

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