For the third year in a role Mississippi Kites have nested near my home near Dallas. My home backs up to a golf course which provides excellent soaring space for the young kites. They are active much of the day and sometimes swoop by within 30-40 feet of my home. Last year I watched one chase a hummingbird which hid behind a cedar tree about 20 feet from my window.  The kite followed the hummingbird around the tree but the hummer managed to escape, that time.

Not the best photo but shot through a window in my upstairs home office.  A favorite perch about 35 yards away and next to the No. 5 tee box.  The golfers and kites get along fine, pretty much ignoring each other.

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