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Mississippi Kites


Last updated 7/6/2021 at 10:04am

Doug Harling

Mississippi Kites are one of my favorite summer visitors. I first learned of the Kites about five years ago. A friend of mine posted some pictures on social media and I was immediately intrigued. I sent them a message to try and see where I might find one. To my surprise, the ones he had posted were literally around the corner from my home in Fountain. It took me less than five minutes to find them. I have since come to learn that they return in large numbers every year to the Fountain, Security and Widefield area. The Mississippi Kites migrate north every year to breed and can be found in...

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