Some birders are speaking of lists:
A July 3rd yard bird is a Mississippi Kite here in Joplin,
one mile north of MO. Southern.
Mark and I saw one a couple of times in June also
overhead. There have been just a
handful of other observations this June (3, 9, 10,
and 26). I would think that they are fairly
regular here in Joplin.
First nesting record was about 1988; then the early 90's,
and then a fledged young at
3rd and Joplin last year.
We enjoyed MIKI when we lived in sw Kansas long ago.
It is nice to see them here.