Mississippi Kite Resting

Mississippi Kite Resting

They sit as high up as possible, when they actually sit.

Like the Swallow-tailed Kite they hunt / eat while in flight.

Mississippi Kite Resting
Mississippi Kite Resting

Mississippi Kites have expanded their range moving further north and even west during the summers in the US. It is still a tropical bird and come fall they follow the heat and insects down to South America.

Mississippi Kite Resting
Mississippi Kite Resting

Both shots here were from a distance but I still took the photographs. I don’t think I have ever caught one not in motion.

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