Sep 13 2021
immature, outside normal range
Aylmer - This is one of the most striking raptors – a long way from its southern home. The wing markings indicate a hatch-year bird.
Sep 17

2 Replies to “Swallow-tailed Kite”

  1. Great find and capture,Brian.
    You also managed to get a closeup with the bird perched.We have seen them often in the tropics but it is really way out of it’s range!!
    Congratulations!!

  2. They get them along the Gulf Coast in the US during the breeding season and before migration so that’s where it likely came from. We got lucky with this bird that has hung around for over 10 days. It is far for me so one trip was all I could make.

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