Mississippi Kite continue to be observed in Joplin
besides the St. Louis area. Frankie Meyer called me
other day and I observed two adults over their
pool at 2235 Fallen Oak, east Joplin, Sunday evening,
I have not observed, and do not have any
reports of, MIKI
from the nearby towns, including Miami OK, Pittsburg
and Carthage, Neosho and Nevada MO.
We found our first nest here in Joplin back in about
Some college students monitored the nest one
through my scope and, besides grasshoppers,
and beetles, they were sure that a hummingbird was
of the prey items!
MIKI will be taking off shortly. They winter all the
in southern South America!
Good birding, Larry H. Joplin, Jasper County,