Photo of the Week: Mississippi Kite, an Unexpected Visitor in Southeast Michigan

News spread quickly in the southeast Michigan community this week when a Mississippi Kite was sighted at a local birding hotspot.

Typically seen in south-central United States, the slender, gray raptor seems to be enjoying meals of cicadas in the nature preserve.

And attracting birdwatchers from all over the state, including me, who are traveling to view the raptor with the long pointed wings.

I’ve watched the Mississippi Kite as it perched on a snag as well as when it flew overhead, often with a Red-shouldered Hawk nearby.

Life bird for me, and a beautiful bird to see!

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Deborah Edwards-Onoro helps small businesses, consultants, nonprofits, and higher ed with creative and distinctive websites. Deborah shares her expertise with web design, user experience, and accessibility on her blog, social media, and at meetup events. As organizer of Refresh Detroit, West Metro Detroit WordPress, and Metro Detroit WordPress, she encourages members to share their knowledge and experiences. In her free time, you'll find her birding, shooting photos, reading, or watching tennis.
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