It is ridiculous that already two years have passed since the White-tailed Kite, Connecticut's first and New England's second, showed up at Stratford Point. I took this shot on August 1, 2010, as it was hunting our coastal grasslands for what we felt at the time was a brief yet wondrous experience.
Search this blog for much more on the White-tailed Kite if you were unaware of this long-staying friend or if you're reminiscing today, too. It was a superb time for everyone involved, and I hope it is still doing well, wherever it ended up. You can also always check out the Connecticut Ornithological Association's quarterly journal, the Connecticut Warbler (Vol 31, No. 1), from January 2011 for my complete and detailed write-up on the raptor's time with us.
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