“You need to bring your long lens over and get a photo of the kite.”
Every year a pair of Mississippi Kites nest in Bob and Eloise’s backyard. Each year they choose a different tree. This year the pair chose a very tall Loblolly Pine.
The pair in Bob and Eloise’s backyard enjoyed two hatchlings. Generally, Bob said, they only have one baby. A couple of weeks ago I took my Sigma 150-550 over and captured both of the youngsters. This particular baby had the darker head and kept a watchful I on me as I looked for a way to get a good shot from the ground below.
From the other side of the tree I was able to get a shot of the other baby. You can see the difference in the feathers around the head. I am not sure if the difference distinguishes gender or age or simply the variations of the Mississippi Kite.