The White-tailed Kite is now on its 70th day here in Stratford CT! This is the the first Connecticut State record discovered by Dennis E. Varza on July 11, 2010 at Stratford Point, CT. The second New England record of a White-tailed Kite. The first record sighting was on May 15, 1910 on Martha’s Vineyard Island MA. I find it absolutely fantastic that this stunning bird is still gracing us all with jaw dropping looks. I have spent many a day observing this wonder of the world. Several of us had the chance to photograph the WTKite catching its dinner and flying off with it. You can see by the photograph below, there is a small tail dangling down of a rodent. I do hope soon that this beauty will decide its time to depart after going through its molt. It now has beautiful clean new feathers. In the meantime, IF you haven’t seen this remarkable bird, you better hurry up and come on by to 1207 Prospect Drive in Stratford before it decides to leave us. For more updated information and hours of the gate being open, check out CT Audubon and Birdingonthenet. And, of course my blog here.
White-Tailed Kite, The First Connecticut State Record discovered by Dennis E. Varza on July 11, 2010 at Stratford Point, CT. ©Mardi Welch Dickinson/KymryGroup™. All Rights Reserved.