Exciting news about Mecklenburg County's breeding birds. The active Mississippi kite nest has been found in a residential front yard near the intersection of Alexander and Providence Roads. Though breeding has been suspected from past years, this is the first documented nest for this species from the county, and likely the westernmost site in the state. Check out the photos of the adult and chick interacting below.
|Adult Mississippi kite by Phil Fowler|
|Adult and juvenile Mississippi kite by Phil Fowler|
|Photo by Phil Fowler|
Here the adult departs the nest after delivering the dragonfly.
|Juvenile Mississippi kite by Phil Fowler|