Sunday, August 14, 2005

Mississippi Kites in Lumberton

Recently I've become aware of a new sound in my neighborhood. At first I assumed it was the plaintive whistle of an Eastern Wood-Pewee - that's what it sounded like to my ears. Then my curiousity got the better of me and I actually tracked the bird down. Found it calling from a tree around the corner from my house. Surprise! It turned out to be a juvenile Mississippi Kite. I've been seeing kites in the neighborhood this summer, and suspect that this bird fledged somewhere nearby. So now I know that a Mississippi Kite's call is a loud pewee-like whistle, and I have evidence of local nesting.


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