Mississippi Kite - Jackson County - Fri., May 15, 2:40pm
mseft at yahoo.com
Fri May 15 15:10:18 EDT 2009
Lathe Claflin just called to report an adult Mississippi Kite at the Phyllis Haenle Sanctuary, 6 miles NE of Jackson, MI on Seymour Road. The bird was found about 1pm by Robyn and Don Henise, and was also seen by Lathe, Gary Siegrist, and the Hoffmans. Still present at 2:40pm when Lathe called. The bird is circling over the marsh, sometimes near, sometimes far, sometimes out o' sight behind the tree line. It has been seen munching dragonflies on the wing. Wow.
Exit I-94 at Race Rd., go west at Seymour Rd., the sanctuary is on the north side of Seymour. A scope is very helpful, though the bird is sometimes close enough to ID with bins.
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