Mississippi Kites In Orange County!

I made it out to Sterling Forest State Park in Tuxedo New York this evening to try to see the Mississippi Kites that had been seen there over the last several days. I would like to thank all the folks from the Edgar A. Mearns Bird Club who posted about the kites. I was not disappointed in the least! I was there for an hour and a half and both birds where present almost the entire time. I watched as they ate dragonflies and also got to see them mate on two separate occasions! What a great day of birding! Here’s some photos:

Male Missippi Kite at Sterling Forest State Park
Female Missippi Kite at Sterling Forest.
Sharing a dragonfly.

May 29, 2012 – Here’s a few more:

Sharing a dragonfly.
This is the best shot I got of them mating.
Dragonfly snack.

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