Mississippi Kite @ Bond Park

saw a Mississippi Kite way up high above the forest canopy, perched on a snag.
I got good looks as the bird preened and sunned itself. This was a life bird for
me and an odd place for such! The bird was still there when I left after about
20 minutes of viewing.

Fortunately, I had a camera, although the photos are not great from such a
distance.

Perching:
MIKI

Preening:
MIKI

Sunning:
http://www.flickr.com/photos/45741906@N00/5734124150/in/photostream/

Eddie Owens
Cary NC

Location: Bond Park
Observation date: 5/18/11
Notes: Vim, Ed, and Charlie joined me the first two hours.
Number of species: 42

Canada Goose 18
Mallard 21
Great Blue Heron 4
Mississippi Kite 1
Red-shouldered Hawk 3
Mourning Dove 4
Chimney Swift 7
Ruby-throated Hummingbird 1
Belted Kingfisher 1
Red-bellied Woodpecker 5
Downy Woodpecker 3
Northern Flicker 3
Acadian Flycatcher 2
Great Crested Flycatcher 5
Eastern Kingbird 1
Red-eyed Vireo 3
Blue Jay 3
American Crow 13
Fish Crow 4
Carolina Chickadee 15
Tufted Titmouse 21
White-breasted Nuthatch 3
Brown-headed Nuthatch 1
Carolina Wren 14
House Wren 4
Blue-gray Gnatcatcher 3
Eastern Bluebird 6
American Robin 5
Gray Catbird 2
Northern Mockingbird 1
Brown Thrasher 3
Pine Warbler 5
Common Yellowthroat 1
Eastern Towhee 5
Chipping Sparrow 1
Song Sparrow 1
Northern Cardinal 17
Blue Grosbeak 2
Common Grackle 7
Brown-headed Cowbird 4
House Finch 6
American Goldfinch 6

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About birdingatbond

I love birding! And I live near Fred G. Bond Metro Park in Cary, NC.
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