Kite Flying

Kite Flying

They are here, their numbers are growing. As we get warmer these birds are migrating from Central and South America. At one point when they were sighted the location would be entered into an online database to track their numbers. This year there are probably too many for that. Just the other day one dropped down and grabbed prey off my backyard arbor.

Kite Flying
Kite Flying

Native Americans considered these birds as a window to the world above and a visit from the great creator.

Kite Flying
Kite Flying
Kite Flying
Kite Flying
Kite Flying
Kite Flying

The large number of Dragonfly here in the summer looks to be enough to support both the Swallow-tailed and Mississippi Kites. Below a bird feeds on one caught in flight.

Kite Flying
Kite Flying

Kites are not small raptors and have a wing span of over 4 feet (1.2 meters). A decent size bird.

I suspect we will be seeing more before the summer is over.

2 thoughts on “Kite Flying”

    1. Thank you 😁. These Swallow-tailed Kites are still somewhat rare outside southern Florida, and here. We also have Mississippi Kites. They look like other Kites except they have a tail shaped like any hawk. Makes sense they are a raptor.

      Mississippi Kites also feed on Dragonfly’s in the air. They migrate throughout the south, and Central America, following the Dragonfly’s.

Leave a Reply