Spring arrived this week, and so did the Swallow-tailed Kites. These kites are large black and white birds of prey with a 4 foot  wingspan and a forked tail. They are in our area most of the year, but migrate south for the winter. Today was the first time I’ve seen a kite this year.

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These birds soar gracefully in flight–I love to watch them.

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They prey on small birds, rodents, etc., catching them in their talons and eating in flight. The kite I saw today wasn’t eating–just soaring around surveying the area.

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I’m looking forward to seeing more of these birds!

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