ANNUAL GATHERING OF THE KITES PART 2

Swallow-tailed Kite Aerobatics

I went back to the grass fields in central Georgia on August 25th to see if the Swallow-tailed Kites were still flocking together and fattening up before leaving for southern Brazil. They were still there. They put on first class display of aerobatics. My first post about this special event focused on the birds and […]

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ANNUAL GATHERING OF THE KITES

Swallow-tailed Kite Eating June Bug In Midair

I admit that I have a thing for raptors. They are magnificent creatures. They all have a look, life history, and abilities that are jaw-droppingly astonishing. A perfect blend of artistry and purpose-built ‘engineering’. Kites, and especially Swallow-tailed Kites, are a top-of-the-marquee example. In my opinion. Let’s start with looks. How about I just let […]

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