Monday, August 27, 2018

Rare Bird

Wisconsin Life Bird Swallow Tailed Kite. This is an awesome find! Drew and I made our way up to Neshkoro, WI Saturday morning to find this beautiful bird that was reported there for the past 3 days.
While there, we met birders Pat Ready, Charles Henrickson and others. We scoped the bird flying around until it perched in a pine tree behind a red barn. The farmer invited us over to get a closer look and WOW! It stayed perched while it preened itself for a awhile... Then it took off, flying just a few yards over our heads! Magnificent looking bird! Stayed and enjoyed its acrobatic flying styles for about an hour before Drew and I took for Horicon Marsh.


OrbsCorbs said...

Very cool looking bird. Are they non-native to Wisconsin or dying out? Thank you for sharing.

Tender Heart Bear said...

Hi Orbs! It's me-Drew.... Swallow Tailed Kites are very rare here in WI. Native to Florida and the southern coasts, an occasional wanderer will find it's way up to these parts. When one does show up, it's a major deal for birders statewide. The bird was found Thursday, Aug 23rd and as of today, it's still there.

I'm still waiting for a Roseate Spoonbill to show up....