Saturday, December 30, 2017

Mississippi Kite (Ictinia mississippiensis) - 23Jul2016

Per the Cornell Website: "The Mississippi Kite makes a streamlined silhouette as it careens through the sky on the hunt for small prey, or dive-bombs intruders that come too close to its nest tree. These sleek, pearly gray raptors often hunt together and nest colonially in stands of trees, from windbreaks on southern prairies to old-growth bottomlands in the Southeast (and even on city parks and golf courses). After rearing their chicks they fly all the way to central South America for the winter."

Here are some photos from the YMCA fields in Wilmington where I regularly see kites while my kids play soccer.

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