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Based on research done in Florida (radio transmitters) , it is my 
understanding that the juveniles wander into other states after the adults 
migrate to wintering grounds.  The adults head south as soon as the young 
are independent.  The juveniles join the parents in the fall in South 
American mountains.  This is so amazing because mama and daddy don't leave 
the kid with a road map or address.

Tommie Rogers
Mound City, MO

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From: "Charlene and Jim Malone" <[log in to unmask]>
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Sent: Tuesday, August 22, 2006 12:38 PM
Subject: S-T kite 8/22 - yes/age of bird?


> The Swallow-tailed kite continues!
> Checked on the kite and Jo Ann Eldridge and her group had it at the "magic 
> gate" about 9:30 AM or so.
> Then it flew east to parts unknown by me and them at the time.
>
> If you procrastinators want to see it, better get there soon.
> "The Birds of North America Online" says that there are few individuals 
> and no communal roosts in Florida by mid-Sept.
>
> Re: age
> Initial impression was of a juvie, but let myself be swayed to think 
> adult.
> After the close-up pictures, thinking juvie again.
> Any other thoughts about age and why?
>
> Guess it's time to turn attention to passerines now and  finding the 
> no-show Buffies in Linc Co.
> (yes Scott Schuette had two Buff-breasted sandpipers earlier this month, 
> but think he was hallucinating or suffering heat stroke.)
>
> Good birding,
> Charlene Malone
> St. Louis co.
>
>
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