I'm woefully behind on putting up photos.
Wednesday - light to medium songbird flight in the morning. Shortly after the raptors got up, Hawk Counter Steve Kolbe spotted a Swallow-tailed Kite on the near horizon. The bird spiraled and worked its way slowly toward the lookout, eventually passing over the third field. About 10 minutes into the encounter I could still see it in the scope spiraling on the east lakeshore before being lost due to distance. An hour or so later a lake breeze kicked in and the flight moved to the South Lookout, which has a better view of the east and south horizon. I thought we might see the Kite come back but did not. I wondered if it might think "this is far enough." I suspect the current weather situation may have been at least partially responsible for it getting here. Thursday - strong SE winds but little migration. It's tempting to wonder how such a thing is possible. Link to photo of the Kite and an intergrade Flicker (and a typical Flicker): https://www.flickr.com/photos/22183060@N08/ David Wheeler N. Syracuse, NY -- Cayugabirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsWELCOME http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsRULES http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsSubscribeConfigurationLeave.htm ARCHIVES: 1) http://email@example.com/maillist.html 2) http://www.surfbirds.com/birdingmail/Group/Cayugabirds 3) http://birdingonthe.net/mailinglists/CAYU.html Please submit your observations to eBird: http://ebird.org/content/ebird/ --