My favorite bird turned up today–a Swallow-tailed Kite. This beautiful large black and white  bird of prey has a wingspan of about 4 feet. Some noisy mockingbirds chased this kite away from the tall pine trees across the street, where it was apparently hunting. The kite flew across the street and soared over my backyard for a few minutes before leaving.

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Circling past some trees.

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Imagine a small bird or animal seeing the kite swooping in.

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Kite soaring over the yard.

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Kite departing. It tilts its tail and wings as it swoops and soars.

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