The bird was VERY high up, just soaring, I saw very few wing flaps. The heavily barred and long tail paired with the long narrow wings was where I got stumped in IDing this bird. I thank all those from Brooklyn Bird Club who helped me in IDing this bird. This is why I love birding, on my actually walks I always run into people and we talk. And now in some of the online communities that chance to network and find assistance in birding allows for even more chances to meet and talk to some talented people. This is science! Questioning, finding answers, communicating finds with others - I LOVE IT!
I feel the need to go to another Brooklyn Park and catch another kite sighting....
|The above 2 photos are the original - taken over the Dell Water in Green-Wood Cemetery, Brooklyn NY. Sometime between 11:00am and 12:00pm.|
|Blurry when zoomed in- but that tail really threw me off, along with the wing shape...|
|A heavily cropped version of the second photo. This Mississippi Kite is a juvenile- the giveaway for this bird, is having those long narrow wings, in which the first primary feather is shorter than all others.|
Get out there, folks! Make some awesome discoveries of your own and have a fantastic time doing it! :)