Thursday, May 7, 2015
Mississippi Kites are everywhere!
It is always a joy when Mississippi Kites return in the spring, and in the past week or so the initial returning vanguard has swelled to become a multitude. It seems I cannot drive anywhere in town without seeing them floating in the air!
Yesterday, at 9:30 AM, I decided to keep count during my daily routine- just for kicks. By day's end, I had tallied 28 kites! The largest groups were of 8 and 7, both during a foray to Westwego; I had them in c. 15 separate locations throughout the day.
Surely New Orleans must be among the most kite-rich cities in the range of this species.