Tag Archive | Swallow-Tailed Kites

The Kites Have Returned!

The Kites Have Returned!

During an early April Walk along Lake Tsala Apopka in Citrus County Florida, Anne and I spot the spring arrival of the swallow-tailed kite. This hawk-like bird circled over the grassy area and woodlands where it dove to snatch something from the ground. We were not close enough to see what it grabbed, but these […]

Swallow-tailed Kite Migration Begins

Coming from Long Island, New York, I was elated to see what looked like an exotic bird here in Florida while driving north on Route 200. At first I thought someone was flying kite in a field along the highway, but I slowed down long enough to see that it was actually a large forked-tailed […]