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Swallow-Tailed Kites are Back

Male Swallow-Tailed KiteEvery year we are visited by Swallow-tailed kites.  They usually spend the fall and winter in South America and return here to nest.  They are a common site in the Box R area between Apalachicola and Port St. Joe.  I saw a pair of them today.  The male was doing all sorts of acrobatics around this particular tree.  Mating KitesWhen he landed on a branch, I could see the female.  They "danced" in the branches for a while, then the female took off.

Posted by Vince Bishop - Monday, 03/26/12, 04:35 PM - Comments - Category: Wildlife

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