Go Fly a (Mississippi) Kite!

Mississippi Kites have invaded Rockford once again and are becoming “regular” breeders. The birds are often easy to find just hanging out at their favorite perch where they sally for cicadas and harass Chimney Swifts. Here are some photos of an early morning visit with my pup Bella.

The following were digiscoped. The quality isn’t quite as good as the ones taken with the 100-400mm lens but I could get closer AND I was able to digiscope behind a couple other photographers, thus not disturbing the bird or their shots.

Mississippi Kite

Mississippi Kite

Mississippi Kite

Mississippi Kite

Mississippi Kite

These are taken with the Canon 100-400mm lens and cropped. (Taken from a different location and angle, slightly closer.)

Mississippi Kite

Mississippi Kite

Mississippi Kite

My favorite shot, although a bit blurry.
Mississippi Kite

4 thoughts on “Go Fly a (Mississippi) Kite!

  1. LOVE the shot with that long, stretching wing! They’re beautiful birds. We have them around here too, but they’re infrequently seen & even more infrequently photographable.

  2. The Canon EOS 50D looks really like a great camera. Until now I found a lot of good reviews about it. Are there any alternatives for beginners which are a little cheaper?

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