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.


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


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.


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