Mississippikite Photos & Videos on Instagram

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blaze_of_elegance

... Oh go fly a kite :) . The only kite that hangs out in flocks. They feed mainly on insects and are not territorial. After rearing their chicks they fly all the way to South America for the winter. They look so beautiful in flight. . #kite #mississippikite #exciting

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jacquesnuzzo

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rgl_photography

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heidi_orcutt

Mississippi Kite Gouache on Paper

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jayne.haney

Today we released two Mississippi Kites and two Red Tail Hawks ❀️ #intothewild #southeasternraptorcenter #mississippikite

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momworks

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dave_schuttler

In the hunt. #mississippikite

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t.craigjones

Mississippi kite hunting for dragonflies as he migrated through Arkansas. Very rare to see them here.

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binkyandbell

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rudy.oblak

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c_squared_photo

This Mississippi Kite and its family were recently staying nearby where I live! It’s always so amazing to see a bird like this perched so close to you #wildlifephotography #ornithology #mississippikite #birdsofinstagram #birds #bird #birdsofprey #birding

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donniedeanjrphotography

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amazingwonderfulblessings

Some of my favorite birds showcased yesterday, at the Canon Bird Walks at Audubon Greenwich Hawk Watch Festival #gyrfalcon #caracara #baldeagle #spectacleowl #falcon #mississippikite #barredowl #blackvulture

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swampoctopus

Ready or not, here I come! #mississippikite

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rudy.oblak

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savagebiologist

Peregrine Falcon taking off. Did you know that Peregrine Falcons are similar in size to Mississippi Kites, but weigh 2-3x more? #Mississippikite #mississippi #kite #peregrinefalcon #peregrine #falcon #wildlifebiologist #wildlife #biologist #raptors #raptor #birdsofprey #bird #birds #birdsofinstagram #falconsofinstagram #raptorsofinstagram #nature

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birdz_photography

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karen_janczak_photography

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karen_janczak_photography

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aprilkholder

Mississippi kite, so much inspiration in nature.

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chasing_the_perfect_shot

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rudy.oblak

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miranda_todd

Juvenile Mississippi Kite brought into Hagerman Wildlife Refuge a couple of weeks ago. Drove him down to the raptor rescue in Allen, Tx where he was the 9th intake that day (24 kites in house total). It takes a few days for these guys to learn to fly, and right before migration they face a short learning stage. He was lethargic and underweight, possibly dealing with infection or parasites, but he’s in good hands. Hoping to hear a follow up soon. . . . . . . . . . . #mymklife #kite #mississippikite #raptor #birdsofinstagram #bird #birds #birdofprey #txwildlife #texas #texaswildlife #countrygirl #lakelife #wildliferehab #birdrescue #txgirl #laketexoma #hagerman #hagermannationalwildliferefuge

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thetruefrancine

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aimless_arrow13

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meredithwb

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sandy.with.a.story

One of the juvenile Mississippi Kites that I saw a couple of weeks ago.

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allisonzapata

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allisonzapata

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uortizphoto

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kareed10

This is Fred ~ He & his wife Ethel visit us every morning and have for the past several Years! He Love eating cicadas. @buckreed & I just love watching Fred & Ethel! . #birdwatching #mississippikite #hawks #backyard #edmond

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friendsoftexaswildlife

We’ve been caring for several juvenile Mississippi kites this summer, but this one is an adult, brought to us by U.S. Fish and Wildlife. It appears somebody shot this small raptor. He hasn’t wanted to eat, so today we made him into a β€œbirdie burrito” so we could feed him. These birds normally hunt and eat on the fly, so he’s not happy with room service. Look at his striking red eyes. UPDATE: released back into the wild 9-6-18. #wildliferehabilitation #wildlife #raptor #kite #mississippikite

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allisonzapata

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_julesphotography

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lisa_silas

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oklahoma_living

The Mississippi Kite is a summer visitor here to Oklahoma. They will start migrating south in September back to South America. They will winter there and the migrate back north towards Oklahoma and Texas for the summer. . . . #mississippikite #birding #birdnerd #birdwatching #birdphotography #backyardbirds #birdwatchers #audubon #audubonsociety #raptor #birdofprey #nature #naturephotography #wildlifephotography #wildlife #outdoors #outdoorphotography #myoklahoma #oklahomaoutdoors #outdoorok #oklahomabirds

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eagleflightfarm

You will need to enlarge this pic and look closely (some are preening and look like part of the dead tree), but early this morning we had 16 Mississippi Kites gathered in this dead tree and even more on nearby wires. They are grouping in preparation for their migration south to central South America for winter. We love seeing special wildlife gatherings or appearances on our farm and are happy to be an β€œAir B & B” just for them. πŸ˜ƒπŸ•ŠπŸ‘©πŸ»β€πŸŒΎπŸ‘¨πŸ»β€πŸŒΎ #wildlife #migration #MississippiKite #Oklahoma #homesweethome #farmlife #countrylife #homesteadlife #hiscreations #blessedwifemomgrandma #endofsummer2018

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birdz_photography

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rudy.oblak

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mattgerlach

Such a spectacular sky last night! The clouds and colors at sunset were really amazing as the storm grew over the Kansas plains. . 🌾 . #outdoorphotography #birdphotography #clouds #sunset #storm #Kansas #plains #MississippiKite #summer #sky #color #Nikon

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burrowingowlclothing

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karen.dewart

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fredhead82

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texaskid747

I sure thought I had a Bald Eagle, never having seen one in the wild before. Many, more educated than me, said it was a Mississippi Kite. I lightened up the image to reveal its true colors. #lakelewisville #llela #mississippikite #birder

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caseywithacamera

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rudy.oblak

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sandy.with.a.story

So I went back out early this morning and got shots from a different angle...I was rewarded by seeing the adult Mississippi Kites fly in several times for a drop off feeding. In this instance, Cicada was on the menu! bzzzzzowbzzzzzowbzzzzzow (and on and on and on) I also have some video, I'll have to see if I can upload it here or maybe in my story.

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donniedeanjrphotography

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kat_rob_hays

This one in the middle really shows the kite tracking the cicadas...trying no sound on this one #mississippikite #birdsofinstagram #birdvideos #raptors #birdnerds

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clarizle

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sandy.with.a.story

Here's a frame with one of the Mississippi Kite adults landing in the tree the juveniles were in - it is about to hand off the dragonfly/cicada in it's beak to the young bird.

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donniedeanjrphotography

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sandy.with.a.story

I found the kites! I found the kites! 3 juveniles and one adult Mississippi Kite were seen today, by me. I think I'm a little pumped up because I didn't search on ebird and nobody told me where to look. I tracked them down myself! 😎 Of course, if I had focused a little bit more, it might not have taken me all summer to find them, but now I know that this may well be a new nesting site for them - and next year I'll know where to go when they migrate back to here!

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donniedeanjrphotography

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m_johnson_images

Mississippi Kite flying by looking for food. (August 19, 2018) β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€” #nature #naturephotography #birdphotography #birding #photography #mississippikite #raptor #birdsofprey #oklahomaphotographer #publishedphotographer #tulsa #oklahoma #canon1200d #canonphotography

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flowerraycat

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rudy.oblak

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allyk1515

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rgl_photography

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enchantedlife2013

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jennyphanna

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jennyphanna

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jennyphanna

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jennyphanna

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allyk1515

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birdz_photography

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kat_rob_hays

Glad to see the Mississippi Kites come back. One in each of our trees. Cooling off with wings away from their bodies and on the watch for cicadas. #birds #birdsofinstagram #birdsofprey #birdvideos #mississippikite #birdnerd

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rgl_photography

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allisonzapata

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susanpetracco

Look, I have a cicada and you don't! I really wish this had been in a little better focus, but a MIKI with breakfast isn't something you see every day, even if the photography isn't perfect :) #mississippikite #raptors #kites #birding #birdinginflorida #cicada

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rgl_photography

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birdz_photography

Mississippi Kites are uncommon to find in Georgia. However there are at least 12 of them living near me. 🐦 #mississippikite #bird #elite_raptors #nuts_about_birds #birdsofprey #canonsx530hs #canonphotography

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jessyleeglasscock

Two early morning shots of the same Mississippi Kite. Good light makes all the difference. πŸ¦πŸ“ΈπŸ™‚ #mississippikite #welderwildliferefuge #wildlifephotography

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danieldkelchphotography

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oscar_diaz_2

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sethkastner

This #abirdaday has been a long time coming and goes out to @jayouthier (to whom I randomly offered the prospect of kite picture several weeks ago). How about some #MississippiKite facts? Even though they are medium-sized raptors, they almost entirely subsist on insects. Also, there's a reason why there are so many pics in this post: in recent years, Oklahoma and other relatively northern locales have had a lot more of these birbs in the summer breeding season. This is likely a result of climate change providing opportunity and incentive for then to expand their range.

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thelazybirdwatcher

Who could've guessed πŸ€·πŸΌβ€β™€οΈ that I'd have to go all the way to #Florida to find a Mississippi Kite!

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allisonzapata

So I have a bunch of kites nesting somewhere near mine new house. They’ve been flying over continuously, and one landed in our yard the other day. In short, I’m in bird nerd heaven over here. #wildlifephotography #bird_watchers_daily #naturephotography #bb_of_ig #bwhouston #birdphotography #houston #birds #canon #createexplore #justgoshoot #moodygrams #exploretocreate #beauty #birdsofinstagram #birding #SDMfeatures #artofvisuals #instagood #houston_photographers #texasfever #flight #elitephotographypage #mississippikite #birdsofprey #kite

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maxkewlbirder

Some pics of some of the things I saw on my Sunday trip of the SEAZ Birding Festival. I was on the big day trip that day. 96 species in total and here are some species species I saw that day. Part 1 of 2 post 1. #Violetcrownedhummingbird 2. Male #Rosethroatedbecard 3. #FivestripedSparrow 4. Male #Blackcappedgnatcatcher 5. #Solitarysandpiper 6. Record shot of a continuing #Mississippikite 7. #Commonblackhawk 8. #burrowingowl 9. #Americanwhitepelican 10. #Blackvulture

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enchantedlife2013

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enchantedlife2013

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jonlgraham

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