This was a weekend of firsts for me down in the Great Trinity Forest. This is the first Mississippi Kite I have ever seen. I found this individual just as I was thinking about heading home. I was hot and tired. Despite this, I decided to fight my way through the underbrush for one more look at Lemmon Lake before I left. I’m glad I did.
This Mississippi was perched high in a tree overlooking the water. He was very brave and allowed me to approach as closely as I wanted. In fact, I think I became something of a curiosity to the bird as I neared—you might noticed the quizzical expression on his face in the last photograph below.
|Date||–||Jul 1, 2012|
|Time of Day||–||Afternoon|
|Temperature||–||Hot (greater than 89°F/32°C)|
|Type of Behavior||–||Surveying|
|Main Article||–||Mississippi Kite||Observation Location|