Thursday, June 02, 2011

Another Swallow-tailed Kite

Had a pleasant surprise on my drive home today. As I exited I-10 onto Highway 69 northbound I saw a Swallow-tailed Kite fly low over the lane of traffic ahead of me. It appeared to have flown up from the median strip. A Swallow-tailed Kite in the middle of Beaumont might seem unusual, but in prior years I've had several summer sightings along Highway 69 between I-10 and Highway 105. I wonder if they might be nesting somewhere nearby?

The drought continues, and Southeast Texas is starting to look more like West Texas. Grass is yellowing and plants are withering in the heat...speaking of which, Southeast Texas was the hottest region in the U.S. today. In Lumberton our high temperature reached 102°F.


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