Jerry Cartwright of Oklahoma City e-mailed me this great photo and dropped a note in response to Sunday’s story about Mississippi kites.
Cartwright is retired from the United States Navy and has two families of kites nesting in small trees near his home in southwest Oklahoma City.
Cartwright discovered a fledgling kite on his front porch Friday morning.
“I monitored the youngster for several hours while his parents flew overhead screeching encouragement, sometimes dropping on the porch, possibly to feed the baby as you suggest, he said.
“Until I read your article, I was not aware they were migratory, so I probably won’t see them next year but it has been the highlight of my morning walk, watching them circle overhead looking for small animals for their morning feeding.”
Thanks for the photo, Jerry. I would love to see more photos from bird watchers or other people who encounter interesting birds and other wildlife in our great state.
Just email them to email@example.com and I will share them with readers in my blog.