Saturday, May 25, 2013


 [Above and below, two of the 7? 8? 12? Mississippi Kites gracing Cape May, NJ this morning. May plus strong northwest winds made a MIKI or two inevitable, but 7 were seen together and there were sightings of 2 to 5 separated in space and time that made it difficult to know how many were truly present. The bird above is in a steep glide into the wind, the one below is in a more normal posture. Note the short outer primary on both and overall "slim peregrine" shape.]

[Entertainment while you wait: this Indigo Bunting was in the Beanery parking lot in Cape May this morning while we waited for more kites to appear.]

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