[va-richmond-general] Mississippi Kites- Dinwiddie Co. 8/10
- From: bigadfromlb@xxxxxxxxxxx (Adam D'Onofrio)
- To: va-bird@xxxxxxxxxxxxx (Virginia Birds), va-richmond-general@xxxxxxxxxxxxx (Richmond Birds), sued@xxxxxxxxx (Sue D'Onofrio)
- Date: Sun, 10 Aug 2008 19:49:41 +0000
On our way back to my house, Tina Trice and I were surprised to see 4 MISSISSIPPI KITES hunting an open field on Duncan Rd. in Dinwiddie County, near the intersection with Smith Grove Rd., around 2:30 this afternoon. Two of the birds were putting on a pretty spectacular show as they stooped on dragonflies and ate them in mid-air at close range. This is the second time I've seen kites in this area since I moved here in 2004. The first time was 7/31-8/1/04 when 3 showed up in my yard and then as many as 5 were seen hunting a field across the street. Good birding. Adam D'Onofrio Dinwiddie Co.
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