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florida--mississippi kite?

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Old Thursday 15th January 2009, 17:18   #1
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florida--mississippi kite?

taken a few days ago at corkscrew by a friend:
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Old Thursday 15th January 2009, 17:51   #2
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Might be a Miss. Kite. Wings don't look long enough but that might be due to angle of the photo.
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Old Thursday 15th January 2009, 18:33   #3
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That picture is awfully small on my monitor. If possible, could you post a crop (I know, that may not be possible).

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Old Thursday 15th January 2009, 20:21   #4
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Wouldn't be January a bit early for such a long-range migratory species? Or are there any this early records?
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That exactly what I had in mind when looking at the photos, before reading your post.
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Old Friday 16th January 2009, 00:06   #7
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Wouldn't be January a bit early for such a long-range migratory species? Or are there any this early records?
Good point! If this was taken in January, its far more likely a Red-shouldered. A pale Red-should. was my first impression but after looking at some photos of perched Miss. Kite I couldn't discount it from the image shown. Nevertheless, if this was taken this winter, my vote is for Red-should.
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thanks! after staring at it for awhile, i'm inclined toward red-shoulder as well. it was taken with a point and shoot camera.
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I concur with Red Shouldered Hawk. In my experience the form of RS Hawk that occurs in South Florida is very light colored, particularly the head (sort of like a blond rather than a brunette) and chest. In bright light they can look very pale.
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