Swallow-tailed Kites Return

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Today I found three Swallow-tailed near (actually in an abandoned farm behind my church parking lot). One of them flew pretty close to me. I suppose they’re creatures of habit, since I used to see them last year roosting in a tree right where these were flying.

Swallow-tailed Kite

Swallow-tailed Kite

Swallow-tailed Kite

But these weren’t the only fun birds to be seen today. I also found a nice , and one of many Yellow-rumped Warblers there posed for a picture.

American Kestrel

Scott Simmons

Scott Simmons

, based in Florida, is a lover of nature, landscape, and wildlife photography. Scott became interested in photography in 2001 when he was given his first SLR camera. When he acquired a telephoto lens, he became progressively more interested in birds and other wildlife. Scott enjoys learning about bird habitats and behavior, striving always to take images that are both beautiful and interpretive. Scott believes photography is a great vehicle to help others to appreciate the wonder for the stuff of earth.

Scott Simmons

Scott Simmons

Scott Simmons, based in Florida, is a lover of nature, landscape, and wildlife photography. Scott became interested in photography in 2001 when he was given his first SLR camera. When he acquired a telephoto lens, he became progressively more interested in birds and other wildlife. Scott enjoys learning about bird habitats and behavior, striving always to take images that are both beautiful and interpretive. Scott believes photography is a great vehicle to help others to appreciate the wonder for the stuff of earth.

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Steven Scott

Wonderful photos Scott. I’m never quick enough to “shoot” swallowtail kites!

Steven Scott

Wonderful photos Scott. I'm never quick enough to "shoot" swallowtail kites!