|Swallow-tail Kite, Spring Hill Florida 03/13/13|
"No bird soars too high if he soars with his own wings." ~William Blake
These are amazing birds. Per my iBird South app they are considered the most adept and acrobatic flier of all the raptors (Audubon does not consider these birds raptors). It also says that in some nests two eggs are laid but the first chick to hatch kills the younger chick. Ornithologists refer to this as obligate siblicide. I think that is sad but I understand it's the nature of these beautiful birds. I wish I could have gotten a better photo and one of the face but it was flying high and I wasn't able to get in a good position due to trees.
Until next time...happy blogging.