This afternoon, I met up with Kurt Gaskill in Burke, not far from Lake Braddock, to look for Mississippi Kites recently reported on eBird in order to document them for the Breeding Bird Atlas. This is the same area where they nested in 2016. It wasn't long after the rain stopped that 2 adult Mississippi Kites flew overhead and perched nearby. One bird caught an insect and took it to the one youngster in the nest. Not long after it started to rain again, an adult flew to the nest and covered up the young bird. More details are on the eBird checklist: https://ebird.org/atlasva/checklist/S71987027 David Ledwith Falls Church, VA
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