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.


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