Sunday, September 02, 2012

Mississippi Kites

We felt very blessed when 6 Mississippi Kites decided to take a break in our cottonwood tree, during their long migration south.   Three would be in the tree at a time, while the other 3 were soaring over head, and then they would switch off and trade places.   One bird seemed quite young, from his markings.   We watched for over an hour in awe at their beauty.    It always pays off to go outside often and see what is going on around us ! 

1 comment:

Melanie said...

I have never seen or even heard of these birds! They look quite large from the pictures. I'll have to do a google search and learn more about them. :-)

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