Swallow Tailed Kite

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  • GardawgGardawg Posts: 7,649 Admiral
    There are times when we get a lot of finches but I've never been able to get any sort of a decent of those feathered boxes of crayolas. 

    I do see a lot of ospreys. 

    Islamorada. 
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  • LurchyLurchy Posts: 376 Deckhand
    On a rainy day in hobe sound last year
  • surfmansurfman WC FLPosts: 4,948 Captain
    I see them all the time here in Tampa and up in Steinhatchee (Taylor County), saw 5 at one time up there once circling around. They are only here in the summer months though.
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  • 4WARD4WARD Cross Creek,FLPosts: 1,000 Officer
    Just an FYI for anyone interested.
    Saw 100's (literally) yesterday AM. West of Trenton, south of the Hart Springs area.
    Incredible thing to see. Yes 100's, boys were trying to count.
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  • surfmansurfman WC FLPosts: 4,948 Captain
    We also have Mississippi Kites flying around my place in the Hatch.
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  • ScoutboatScoutboat Posts: 1,919 Captain
    surfman said:
    We also have Mississippi Kites flying around my place in the Hatch.
    Another nice raptor.  I've only seen them in central Alabama.
  • CyclistCyclist Posts: 23,346 AG
    edited August 7 #38
    The numbers seem high this year. Near downtown Gville over my home, we had 4-5 over our house and adjacent areas for several weeks. They have moved on and now we have nesting Mississippi Kites.

    Thanks for the pics, they are excellent.

    Great site for bird info, maintained by Cornell U.

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  • JWTJWT Posts: 417 Deckhand
    normally this time of year they are pretty thick but nothing this year. seeing a lot of things in the glades that are different this year. its all about where the food is. 

    the Cornell bird site is a good source of info......thanks!
  • Reel TealReel Teal Posts: 3,204 Captain
    Cool pics. See them all the time here in sanford on the edges of the lake I live on
  • surfmansurfman WC FLPosts: 4,948 Captain
    We had 3 Mississippi Kites flying around and landing in a cypress tree on our property about a month ago, they are not as impressive as the Swallow-tail, they kind of just look like a sea gull in flight. They are kind of skiddish too it seems of humans.
    Tight Lines, Steve
    My posts are my opinion only.
  • ScoutboatScoutboat Posts: 1,919 Captain
    surfman said:
    We had 3 Mississippi Kites flying around and landing in a cypress tree on our property about a month ago, they are not as impressive as the Swallow-tail, they kind of just look like a sea gull in flight. They are kind of skiddish too it seems of humans.
    The first time that I saw a Mississippi Kite was from a shooting house in central Alabama.
    It was systematically working a wheat field.
    Impressive raptor.
  • saltyreefersaltyreefer Posts: 165 Deckhand
    See them every year in Brevard county
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