FYI for any chasers that want to list in IL.
Birds near Carbondale, IL/Jackson co.
Maybe one is the Mt. Doom bird trying to make it's way back. ;-)

Good chasing,
Charlene Malone
St. Louis co.

Subject: IBET 2 swallow-tailed kites south of Carbondale, Jackson CO.
From: "Rhonda \(Monroe\) Rothrock" <woodthrusheola8 AT>
Date: Sat, 23 Aug 2008 16:25:10 -0700 (PDT)

Thanks to a lead provided by an acquaintance?of Vicki Lang's, 2 
kites?were located and observed for 2+ hours flying around and feeding on 
wing with 9 Mississippi kites this afternoon, 08/23, over New Rt. 51 just 
of Carbondale, Jackson County.?

The location is 1.3 miles south the intersection where new Rt. 51 splits off
old Rt. 51.? Take Rt. 51 south through Carbondale past?Southern
Illinois?University.? Go through the 4way intersection with Pleasant Hill 
(Huck's quickmart to the west/right)?and continue to the next intersection 
the split of old and new Rt. 51.)? Stay on New Rt. 51.? From there it was 
miles to were the mixed flock was soaring around over New Rt. 51.?

I'll send updates as they come in.? They are two beautiful birds...a life
species for me, right here in Jackson County.?? Yippee!!

Rhonda Rothrock
Pomona, Jackson County, Illinois 62975

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