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  •  Mississippi Kite is back in the neighborhood...... (11+ / 0-)

    The Tower Grove South Neighborhood of the City of StL, MO.  I saw one yesterday afternoon and evening.  At first sight I thought I had a Bald Eagle but it was the sun reflecting off its gray feathers.

    They do not have much of  range here.  It's just a thin strip on either side of the Mississippi that runs from the bootheel to the north of StL.  

    I did some reading and found that Kites are becoming urban dwellers in increasing numbers.  City fledges have a survival rate that is double that of their country cousins.  They frequently nest in colonies so hopefully there's more around.

    Now, if only I can spot this guy from my yard!

    Cloudy, hot and muggy here.

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