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Flying Kites


Last updated 8/14/2019 at 1:53pm

Doug Harling

If you live around Fountain, Security and Widefield, you've probably seen the Kites flying. Mississippi

Kites that is. This area of El Paso County is the migration destination for hundreds of these

beautiful birds of prey to spend the summer breeding and raising their young.

I have had a couple of readers contact me asking what these birds are. From a distance, they can

appear to be a pigeon while roosting. They are a sleek pearly gray bird about the size of a pigeon

and have the beak of a raptor. They return to this area every summer for about four to five months to

breed and raise their y...

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