Monday, May 9, 2016

Kites in the Tree



The Mississippi Kite are a beautiful bird that migrates to Texas every spring from South America. Several pair nest  in the Post oak trees in our neighborhood. These pearly gray raptors often hunt together and nest colonially in stands of trees, from windbreaks on southern prairies to old-growth bottomlands in the Southeast and even in city parks and golf courses. They like lizards, snakes, and small rodents. Thanks to my neighbor for her identification and information.

If you love wildlife and especially love to learn more about wildlife and how creatures, big and small, interact with nature visit and join Tina and other gardeners at My Gardener Says … for May's Wildlife Wednesday.

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  1. Great shots of truly beautiful birds. I've never seen kites except in photos. How lucky you are! Thanks for sharing.

    1. Tina, thanks for visiting. I forgot to add the link but it's there now. You are lucky to have owls. I hear them periodically but have not seen them.