Monday, July 31, 2006

A swallow-tailed Kite (Hawk)

After Eddie's oral surgery this morning, we got home and I was at the computer when I heard this sound I had not heard before. We went outside to make sure the puppies and chickens were alright and heard the sound again. It sounded like a, "Klee, Klee, Klee." The sound was between the call of a seagull and kildee.

We saw a bird flying around in the air and then it lit in the tallest limb of one of our pecan trees. The bird was feeding it's babies. The bird was a swallow-tail Kite or hawk, whichever you want to call it. It has a white head and body with black wings and tail. They are prevalent in the south, mostly in LA and MS, and they migrate in September to South America. I guess they are in their mating season right now before heading further south for the winter.

I can't believe it, but I got a pretty good picture of the adult bird flying towards the nest. Here it is:

1 comment:

Renee said...

I see you are back to blogging. I hope Shannon is well. Your poems are cool.