Saturday, July 28, 2007

Kite Flying!

I went back out to Lake Monticello again this week to see if the Ospreys were out again. No luck but I did but I did observe another bird I had not previously seen. It was at a distance so it took several shots and spying with the binos to identify the bird.


Mississippi Kites are similar in shape to falcons. Their length is 14" with a wingspan of 31". They have a pale gray head with a darker gray body.
They feed on cicadas, dragonflies, and other insects that are captured in the air or plucked from leaves while flying.







1 comment:

Andrew said...

Beautiful photography.keep going..



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