Hi MO. birders,
I have had lots of Mississippi kite here in Joplin this summer. More
than ever before. Literally they outnumber all of the other raptors combined !
At least six different places that my little guy, Mark, and I have observed
MIKI just here in Jasper County. Plus the Audubon Nature Center, Newton
County. The species is nearly common in late May, June, and July now !
Our birding friend, Ronda, has listed them in Neosho, Newton County, for
As recently as 2001 I still had them listed as R here, i.e., less than five
observed per season.
I can list the places that they were observed if anyone is interested.
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