[TN-Bird] Re: Possible Mississippi Kite

  • From: Michael Sanders <hawk036@xxxxxxx>
  • To: csloan1973@xxxxxxxxx
  • Date: Mon, 5 Oct 2015 19:57:55 -0400


You may be right, we had two peregrines fly by at eye level and were given
great looks, this bird came through later and we were only able to get a quick
pic before it disappeared behind some trees. It could have circled around in
the area a few times. Thanks

Mike Sanders

On Oct 5, 2015, at 7:43 PM, Chris Sloan <csloan1973@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:

My thoughts echo Mike's.

On Oct 5, 2015 6:41 PM, "birder1" <birder1@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
<mailto:birder1@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>> wrote:
Just looking at my phone, at a glance quite Mississippi Kite like. But, the
outer primary is the same length, not noticeably shorter like a kite. My
impression is a Peregrine.

Mike Todd
McKenzie, TN

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-------- Original message --------
From: Michael Sanders <hawk036@xxxxxxx <mailto:hawk036@xxxxxxx>>
Date: 10/5/2015 6:08 PM (GMT-06:00)
To: tn-bird@xxxxxxxxxxxxx <mailto:tn-bird@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Subject: [TN-Bird] Possible Mississippi Kite

While coming home from a birding trip in Coastal Alabama, we stopped by
Craven House in Chattanooga, TN on 10-04-2015 we had around 100 Broad-wings
in a few kettles, a couple of peregrines, and 2 Bald Eagles fly over along
with this bird. Image was taken by Don Carrier, we believe its a Mississippi
Kite. Any comments would be welcome. Thanks PS these are the only two
images…. http://www.msandersphotography.com/kite

Mike Sanders
Bristol, VA

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