Mississippikite Photos & Videos on Instagram

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enchantedlife2013

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momworks

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kjknutsenphotography

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moniqueyvette09

Found a #mississippikite in the backyard, couldn’t fly. Took little guy to the emergency vet. That storm was no joke!

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rubysuepup

It is with great sadness I’ve learned that Natchez, the Alabama Wildlife Center’s Mississippi Kite, has passed away and my heart is just shattered. I had the honor and privilege of working with Natchez for several years when I was a wildlife rehabilitator at AWC. Nats was non-releasable due to development issues from an insufficient diet when he was kept illegally as a baby. He was such an amazing ambassador and helped educate so many about the importance of wildlife and the natural world. Fly free, beautiful friend, you will live forever in my heart and memory. #mississippikite

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aimless_arrow13

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allyk1515

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chriskel

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donnamck07

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mtyner

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birdz_photography

Mississippi Kite. First encounter of this raptor. There were 8 others perched in a tree and flying 🐦 #mississippikite #kite #bird #elite_raptors #nuts_about_birds #birdsofprey #canonsx530hs #canonphotography

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jammyjenhen

My neighbor had a juvenile Mississippi Kite on her car this morning 😂 #wildlife #mississippikite

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allyk1515

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viralography

Mississippi Kite enjoying a Cicada.

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rgl_photography

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allisonzapata

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dorisdickensonphoto

Mississippi Kite... Finally a closer shot. A two year wait. They have been circling around the skies above my yard for two years now off and on. Last year three(two adults and one juvenile). This year I've only seen one so far. Always circling up high, usually back lit so light is never great for pics. It landed on my tree top the other day after I watched it go after a hummingbird. I prayed for a wing spread but it took off down the back of tree with a drop. Then went back up circling way up where it usually is. This was rare. Those red eyes 😍. My first good look at one. Stealthy birds. Dart really fast with legs extended when going after insects (bees, butterfly moths, dragonflies, etc) and apparently hummingbirds. That last fact I didn't like so much. Just glad it missed that hummer. Hope I get to see it close like this again. That was awesome. #mississippikite #backyard #backyardbirding #birdsofprey #redeyes #birder #birding #birds #ncnature #ncwildlife #wildlife #nc #northcarolina #ncbirds #northcarolina #inmyyard #animal #nature

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allyk1515

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allyk1515

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auntie_macassar

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shellyann_photography

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shellyann_photography

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allyk1515

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mistershazz

They are on the small side for a bird of prey, but Mississippi kites are a farmer's friend. They aren't looking for critters. They eat bugs, usually the flying kind. They can eat small animals, but usually don't. Raccoons and owls give them the most trouble because they invade their nests. #birds #BirdsOfInstagram #birdstagram #birdseyeview #birdsofprey #BirdsOfAFeather #birdsofig #birdseye #birdsofparadise #birdsnest #birdsong #birdsphotography #birdskull #birdslover #birdsinflight #birdselite #birdsplanet #birdsofinsta #birdslife #mississippikite #mississippikites #birdsofprey #kitebirds #birdphoto #birdpic #birdpicture #birdphotograph #birdphotography #photobird #picbird

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kevink1964

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venessa.wildlifeimages

Sharing one more pic of the Mississippi Kite. Was just so high up in that tree. This is one of the best captures I could get of it. So beautiful watching it with binoculars! Orange, Texas

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allyk1515

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chriskel

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venessa.wildlifeimages

Mississippi Kite ..... Orange, Texas

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lisad.mcdonald0907

This little guy learned to fly this week. #mississippikite #northtexasbirds #northtexasbirding #itcanfly

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kevink1964

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kevink1964

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lisa_silas

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kevink1964

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allyk1515

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allyk1515

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lovefieldwork

Argh, I knew I'd regret not packing my camera and longer lens! I'd love to be photographing all of these Mississippi kites! But here's an obligatory crappy photo from my phone #mississippikite #raptor #horriblephoto #repeatafterme #donottakephotosofbirdswithyourphone #alwayspackthebiglens #nola #neworleans #lousiana

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arc4raptors

They grow up so fast! KeeLee our Mississippi Kite is molting into her adult plumage. You can see her juvenile spotted feathers are becoming a beautiful grey.

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withlovemegan

Yesterday morning before I left for yoga training, I went to let my dogs out and there was a black bird migration happening (the video does NOT do it justice). I decided to take a video but I noticed these huge hawk-like birds swooping within the migration. Turns out these larger birds are Mississippi Kites! Their diets consist of mostly insects but they have also been known to eat small vertebrates, including birds, amphibians, reptiles, and small mammals. The Kite was at the very top of the tallest tree in these pics. #birdwatching #birding #mississippikite #nature #lifer

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aimless_arrow13

I believe this is a juvenile Mississippi kite. Note the brown coloration. Adults are usually all gray and black. They are getting ready for winter in South America. #mississippikite #raptor #bird #birds #birding #birdingphotography #jerseybirders #birdingnj #birdphotography #wildlife #wildlifephotography #naturephotography #nature #njshooterz #wildnewjersey #njnature

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georgiawphoto

I am so excited! I've seen these birds flying around my neighborhood here and there over the past couple of years but never saw them land. I thought I knew what they were but just wasn't sure. I now know that I was right all along. They are Mississippi Kites! These beautiful hawks catch large insects in mid-air and will eat them while flying. They have large pointed wings and a square tipped tail. They are an inky color of gray and lighter gray and their eyes are bright red. After they raise their chicks they fly off to winter in South America. I counted 10 of them in my yard today at one time. They were perched very high up in a tree and once in awhile, one would dive off after the cicadas they are constantly flying around. This isn't as great a shot as I would like but I'm still excited about it. Like it? Comment! Love it? Share it! Visit my website: www.georgiawalters.com or stop in and see my gallery at 42 E. Bay St. Savannah, GA. #georgiawalters #wildlifephotographer #canon #canoncamera #nature #teamcanon #naturephotographer #landscapephotographer #sigmalens #sigman150600 #savannahga #raptor #juvenile #hawk #eating #branch #mississippikite #kite #cicada #southeast #redeyes

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cerebral.pizza

Got a better view of this young #mississippikite yesterday. I finally had some decent lighting. #woodssubdivision

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reiveroutdoors

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allyk1515

Went out for a drive today. Came across not one but two Mississippi kites. What a shame that it basically poured the entire time. Sun popped out the last hour or so, it was so hard to get a clear shot 😢 however watching there behaviors in/after the rain was well worth the time spent! With @kevink1964 and @cathco09 #wildnewjersey #jerseybirders #just_newjersey #njnature #njaudubon #southjerseyadventures #elite_raptors #your_best_birds #nuts_about_birds #usa_naturehippys #ip_birds #kings_birds #bird_brilliance #animal_supershots #bns_birds #feather_perfection #birds_adored #pocket_birds #thebirdingsquad #birds_illife #world_bestanimal #birds_captures #fauna_police #ourfunnynature #total_birds #worldwide_animals_pets #nature_worldwide_birds #moon_bestanimals #rebels_nature @kevink1964 #mississippikite

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kevink1964

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photographer_ron

I'm told it's a #MississippiKite

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kpitch1973

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sagertrading

Hawkeye enjoying some mealworms and a nice white mouse. #birds #mississippikite #wildliferehabilitation

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enchantedlife2013

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trippilongstocking

One of the Mississippi Kites that’s been hanging around enjoying the calm before the storm, much like myself before the semester begins... #mississippikite #birdofprey #louisianabirds #louisianawildlife #calmbeforethestorm

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cathrynahoyt

A mouthful of dragonflies and grasshoppers instantly shuts up any teenager. But not for long. As soon as the fledgling finished, it started a plaintive cry: “I’m starving!” #mississippikite #carlsbadbeach #newmexico #newlens

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henrythethirdbird

*biking around neighborhood* *sees Mississippi Kite* *rushes home to grab camera*

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enchantedlife2013

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zennaturephotography

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cerebral.pizza

Young #mississippikite in my backyard this morning. He was being fed cicadas by one of his parents. #woodssubdivision

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jenfilipskiphotography

This morning I wandered out to see the swarms of dragonflies in my yard and when I looked up, there were 3 Mississippi Kites soaring above. Beautiful birds and a rare site for me!

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francistbn

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kingscourtcreativephoto

Today's #shotoftheday is a photo of a Mississippi Kite taken at Jimmie Austin Golf Course in Norman OK. There were several of them flying around while we were there and I managed to get a shot of this one. #Kingscourtcreativephoto #bird #raptor #kite #mississippikite #norman #jimmieaustin #ou #oklahoma #birding #grey #black #sony #a6500 #sony100400gmaster #blackrapidstrap processed in #lightroomclassiccc and #on1photo2018

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blklabmom

I do like birds but there are some birds that I really like because we don’t have them but a few months a year & they are relatively uncommon , even during those few months. They also present me with a challenge when I want to try a) locate them and b) photograph them ( notwithstanding most things are a challenge for me to photograph but that’s another story). The Mississippi Kite is one such bird. It’s graceful, fast, swoops & swirls. This grainy photo bc I was shooting with a high iso against a solid blue sky is of a kite that just caught a Dragonfly and is eating it mid-flight. The kite appeared out of nowhere in a place I wasn’t anticipating seeing one or two. So I started shooting. I have other shots I like better. This one was readily available. #mississippikite #kiteinflight #kiteeatinginflight #missouribird #missouribirding #birdmealonthefly #missourioutdoors

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illinoisdnr

A Mississippi kite comes in for a landing in a dead sycamore tree in a residential neighborhood in Springfield. A family of kites has delighted birders all summer. #outdoorillinois #mississippikite #birdingphotography

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kcaazk

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enchantedlife2013

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enchantedlife2013

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kjknutsenphotography

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shellyann_photography

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kjknutsenphotography

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shellyann_photography

Special find for me last night. . Pair of Mississippi kites in a close by neighborhood. I was cycling last night so I didn't have my camera, but they go to the same trees every night ar the same time. This one has found himself a tasty cicada (insects are the preferred prey for these raptors) before winter shows up they will migrate back to South America #mississippikite #kite #raptors #raptorsquad #elite_raptors #birdsofprey #birds_o_prey #_only_raptors #hawksofinstagram #birdselite #audubon_sc #bestbirdshots #allmightybirds #fotofanatics_nature #birdsofinstagram #wildbirds #bestbirds #pocket_birds #raw_birds #worldwide_fauna #kings_birds #birdstagramfeatures #birdextreme #birds #nature_perfection #pocket_wildlife #excellent_nature #addicted_to_nature #welovebirds #great_captures_nature

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thebirdnerd11

A Mississippi Kite stands guard near it's nest. #kite #mississippikite #raptor #birdsofprey #newhampshire

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djinnrickey

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jacquesnuzzo

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stevey_bernard61

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lovafreeman

Heron , Green Heron and Mississippi Kite at Fort Worth Nature Center. 7 31 18 #mississippikite #greenheron #heron #birds #fortworthnaturecenter #fwnaturecenter

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keithfreeburn

Hey y'all! Centreville has a visitor from the Deep South. I watched this Mississippi Kite flying circles above Cub Run Stream Valley Park Sunday morning. #mississippikite #birdsoffairfax #cubrunstreamvalleypark

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jacobdurrent

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cerebral.pizza

Mississippi Kite - not a great photo, but at least I got some sort of capture as this kite perched on a branch in our backyard. #mississippikite #kite #tylertx #woodssubdivision

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