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Missouri City, TX
(Zone 9a)

May 2, 2013
6:50 AM

Post #9505158

This one will really require a miracle. It was photographed around 3:30 in the afternoon a few days ago near Gonzales, Texas (map included). The bird was flying around in the sky along with a Red-tailed Hawk. It was much, much smaller, almost 1/2 the size of the hawk. It soared quite a bit. Unfortunately I didn't pay much attention to the wingbeats. I was trying to get a photo.I couldn't see it very well either since it was a silhouette in a bright, bright sky.


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United Kingdom
(Zone 9a)

May 2, 2013
3:44 PM

Post #9505799

Mississippi Kite - the last pic shows its distinctive wing structure (including the short outermost primary) well

Missouri City, TX
(Zone 9a)

May 2, 2013
6:45 PM

Post #9505985

Oh, my! Another amazing ID. Resin, you are good and very much appreciated. Thanks!


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