Mississippi Kite’s Eye – Friday Photo

“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 Oklahoman ran a piece on the nesting Mississippi Kites.

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.

Predator's Eye - Copyright 2014 Todd A Litleton

Predator’s Eye – Copyright 2014 Todd A Littleton

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.

Predator's Eye 2 - Copyright 2014 Todd A Littleton

Predator’s Eye 2 – Copyright 2014 Todd A Littleton

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Husband to Patty. Daddy to Kimberly and Tommie. Grandpa Doc to Cohen, Max, Fox, and Marlee. Pastor to Snow Hill Baptist Church. Graduate of Oklahoma Baptist University and Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary. Reading. Photography. Golf. Colorado. Jeeping. Friend. The views and opinions expressed here are my own and should not be construed as representing the corporate views of the church I pastor.